A common view from the Roatan shoreline is a group of paddlers who appear to be on a surfboard. At first you may think its some crazy water-borne conga line, but it will most likely turn out to be a group of paddlers enjoying one of the the fastest growing recreational water sports in North America: stand-up paddleboarding, aka SUP.
Mar 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM
From a distance, your vacation looks unforgettable. You daydream about white-sand beaches, turquoise tides and platefuls of local fare. You envision spotting a monkey, exploring a coral reef and spending a day on a boat. But suddenly, your departure date is upon you and you realize—between busy work and family schedules—you haven't had time to plan the details. We've assembled some suggestions of specific adventure offerings to help you in your research.
Mar 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM
Roatan diving is world famous - and rightly so. From (relatively) frequent whale shark sightings to the Cordelia Banks to the world's second largest barrier reef just minutes off shore, diving off Roatan is truly amazing. Not surprisingly, world-class diving coupled with a growing number of annual visitors has given rise to a dizzying number of Roatan dive shops. As a result, we're often asked where to go for Roatan diving. There are two ways to answer this question: who to dive with, and what sites to visit. Let's take each one in order.
May 21, 2013 11:00:00 AM
No, this post is not about limbo dancing...
It's not about how close you can get to the ground without falling. It's about how far you can go below the ground (or in this case the sea) without dieing.
Apr 1, 2013 5:20:00 PM
We dream about them. We plan them, and then we anticipate them. We take them, and when we return from them, nine times out of ten, we feel like we need a vacation from our vacation.
Mar 26, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Looking for a Kids' Activity on Your Roatan Vacation?
It's the tropical analog to ski school: what to do with the little ones while mom and dad go diving every day for a week... except it far surpasses anything a ski school could offer.
Mar 24, 2013 11:00:00 AM
A common site from the patios of our Coral Vista Roatan vacation rentals these days is someone paddling by on what appears to be a surfboard. Sometimes, in fact, there's a whole group of these paddlers. They come from the beach over by Sundowners and head out of Half Moon Bay around the point to the West.
Mar 21, 2013 11:00:00 AM
My last post on the state of Roatan health care and the incredible work being done by the people of Clinica Esperanza was a heavy topic, so let's follow it up with a deep and meaningful discussion of... what else - beer!
Mar 18, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Well... you did it!
You grew up, got a job, built a career, got married, had kids, raised a family, got them off into the world successfully, they had kids and here you are.
It's time for a vacation - a vacation together!
Mar 14, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Pterois volitans... aka the Red Lionfish
The story is pretty well documented at this point. These beautiful creatures are native to the Indo-Pacific, but sometime in the early 1990s they were accidentally introduced to the Eastern Atlantic, likely around Florida. With no natural predators, plentiful food and warmer waters, their population has grown unchecked for two decades, and they are now found from the Atlantic coast off North Carolina to the Caribbean waters of Belize and Roatan.