Tagged by: West End Roatan

Roatan Insider Tips: Street Food

Date Posted: June 22, 2015
Posted in: All About Roatan

In case you’ve missed them, I’ve offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical bugs, Extreme Roatan, local radio, and the best dive sites.


 

People are often hesitant to eat street food, and I can understand why. Nobody wants to spend an entire vacation writhing in pain because of a bad burrito. But if you know where to go then you can enjoy some of the best and cheapest food available without worry. Here are my favorite recommendations for eating safe street food in West End and West Bay, Roatan.

In case you've missed them, I've offered a few other Roatan Insider Tips before on local beer, transportation, tropical...

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Dress Code? On an Island?! Oh, Carnival Cruise Lines…

Date Posted: May 30, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

Carnival Cruise Lines dress code

In case you don’t already know, I manage a shop called Ocean Connections Water Sports in West End, Roatan. We are a scuba diving shop primarily, but we also offer the BOSS Underwater Scooter Tour. Yes, underwater scooters. It’s as hilarious as it sounds – both for the participant and for my crew. While driving an underwater scooter, your body looks larger (magnification factor underwater) but your head looks shrunken (bubble effect – we don’t actually shrink heads. Yet.). People make the funniest faces while driving a scooter underwater with their heads inside bubbles. They laugh hysterically, they smile endlessly, and they try to communicate ineffectively. My crew is constantly entertained by this.

In case you don't already know, I manage a shop called Ocean Connections Water Sports in West End, Roatan. We are a scub...

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The Roatan island dress code. Fashionistas be warned!

Date Posted: February 10, 2014
Posted in: All About Roatan

So you’re planning a trip to Roatan? Awesome! Now you want to know what to pack? No problemo, I’ve got you covered. Just promise me you’ll pay attention and heed my words…

Don’t pack. Packing involves stuffing stuff into a bag that can barely contain the amount of stuff you’ve stuffed into it. Stop packing stuff.

So you're planning a trip to Roatan? Awesome! Now you want to know what to pack? No problemo, I've got you covered. Just...

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The Sad Part of Island Living

Date Posted: August 20, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

While we are SO excited about our upcoming 6-week trip, there is a major downside. By the time we get back to our little island paradise, many of our friends here will be gone. That’s the way it is in Roatan – people come and people go in a constant rotation. Six weeks is such a long time that there will be many others who come and go in the meantime and we will never even meet them!

While we are SO excited about our upcoming 6-week trip, there is a major downside. By the time we get back to our little...

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How much does it cost to live in Roatan?

Date Posted: June 25, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

Roatan expat Amanda Walkins

I get this question a lot from tourists, especially those who are considering giving in to the vortex and staying here forever. People assume that because Roatan is part of Honduras the cost of living should be super cheap. But it’s still an island and it costs money to import necessities. So how does it actually break down? I’ll try to help you out a bit with that…Here is how much it cost to live in Roatan for 2013. (You can find more information on how much it cost to live in Roatan in 2014 here.)

I get this question a lot from tourists, especially those who are considering giving in to the vortex and staying here f...

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All you need to know about West End Roatan

Date Posted: May 7, 2013
Posted in: All About Roatan

After several visitors and living here for a few months, I think I’m officially qualified to give recommendations on where to eat, what to do, and how to be in West End Roatan. No, I’m not getting paid to talk about these places and, no, this list is not exhaustive. There are travel websites and books completely devoted to giving you a wide range of info. I’m just telling you about my friends.

After several visitors and living here for a few months, I think I'm officially qualified to give recommendations on whe...

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