I live outside of Boston. Perhaps you've heard the classic New England saying: "You can't get there from here" or, more accurately, "You can't get they-ah from hee-yah." Well, that used to be the problem with Roatan.
You really had to want to take a Roatan vacation
The typical vacation on Roatan required you to take an airline or two you never heard of, stay overnight on the way, bounce off the Honduran mainland, etc. It was truly planes, trains and automobiles (plus ferries).
Now, it's comparatively simple. American, Delta and United all fly directly to the island from one of their US hubs, and there are seasonal charters from Canada. BUT, it still takes some planning as schedules vary by airline and time of year, and fares can literally vary by 100% depending on the month.
So what's the best way to find a good flight? Kayak!
If you're not familiar with the website kayak.com, you need to be. It's essentially a search engine for travel, combing the web's travel sites and organizing what it finds in one, easy to use interface. And one of Kayak's cool features is the ability to set up airfare price alerts for trips that interest you and have them sent to your inbox or smart phone every day or every week. It's really easy to do, and it can save a group lots of money.
The following video shows you how to set up a Roatan airfare price alert in Kayak in under five minutes (actually, under three and a half!)
So there you have it, a quick and easy way to keep your eye out for those special, discounted fares that might just make your next Roatan vacation possible. If you have any tips, tricks or tools for improving your vacation travel, please share them below.