With thousands of islands located in the Caribbean Sea and the vast majority of them being small and uninhabited, there is certainly much to discover. Interestingly, many of the islands belonging to Central and South American countries are not on many of the Caribbean travelers' radars. In fact, they are not often included in travel and vacation website lists of Caribbean islands. For this and other reasons, these islands—such as Roatan, Honduras—are not yet commercialized or spoiled. Plus they can provide fantastic value in a tropical island vacation.
Jun 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Jun 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Authentic Caribbean vacations are all about experiencing the region the way it used to be before the cruise ships, direct flights and millions of annual tourists changed popular vacation hotspots. While they may lack in convenience or modern comfort, they are a true traveler's paradise.
Jun 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Lionfish were originally native to the Indo-Pacific region, but sometime in the early 1900s they were accidentally introduced to the eastern Atlantic, likely on the Florida coast. With no natural predators, plentiful food and access to warmer waters, the lionfish population has grown unchecked for two decades, and they are now found everywhere from the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to the Caribbean waters of Belize and Roatan.
Jun 16, 2015 9:00:00 AM
One of the most appealing aspects of a Roatan vacation rental is the gourmet kitchen—whether you have a passion for whipping up a family-style dinner or you're looking forward to saving money and not eating out every meal, there's no denying the appeal of an open kitchen. In fact, according to the MMGY Global/Harrison Group 2012 Portrait of American Travelers, more than 80 percent of respondents listed access to full-kitchen facilities as the reason why they choose vacation rentals over traditional hotels or resorts. This is most likely because having access to a kitchen—especially when you're vacationing with friends or family—provides you with an opportunity to save a significant amount of money.
Jun 15, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Roatan boasts opportunities for captivating guests of all ages and groups of all sizes—but when it comes time to schedule the details of your trip, where do you book your stay? With the wide range of hotels, private villas and resorts—plus the price point of each option—there's much to consider before you leave for vacation.
Jun 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM
May 2015 will see the third annual Caribbean Cup, a free-diving competition that takes place along the scenic shores of Roatan. Once a recreational activity, free diving has become a competitive sport in which participants vie to determine the maximum depth they can attain from a single breath. The current world records were set at distances of more than 200 feet! The Cup is a fabulous opportunity to come to Roatan and witness the masters as they plunge into clear waters.
Jun 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM
So you're thinking about Roatan for your Caribbean vacation, and you've determined that West End is the where you want to stay. The only thing left to decide is what type of lodging you'd like to choose. You're in luck, because West End has a wide range of accommodations that will fit almost any taste and any budget.
Jun 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM
You've probably had at least one dream where you own a home in the Caribbean. No doubt, you woke up with a hint of longing, knowing that it probably isn't in the cards. Think about it, though: Do you really want to be paying for the cost of ownership of an island villa year-round? Luckily there's an easy option that lets you relive that dream without having to pay bills throughout the year, and that solution is in rentals.
Jun 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Work. Kids. Parents. There often aren't enough hours in the day to find time to connect with friends new and old. That's why sometimes you have to remove yourself from the daily grind and set aside time to visit some of the people you cherish most. And rather than visit their homes, why not take the opportunity to plan a Caribbean vacation in the process?
May 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM
One of the inherent beauties of any Caribbean vacation is the chance to eschew the hours spent plugged-in, playing video games, watching television or staring at a computer screen. On Roatan, the huge number of available activities—and when we say "activities" we're also including chances to enjoy life's simple pleasures—can make a screen seem a bit foreign when you return home after your vacation.