When Mary and I purchased our Roatan vacation rental home in 2012, we knew we were going to have to put some money into it. It was clear from the home inspection that the villa had been very heavily used over the previous few years and needed just a little TLC (and a lot of upgrades, updates and improvements). What follows are the steps we took to give Coral Vista 1 an Extreme Makeover.
Apr 14, 2013 1:39:00 PM
Apr 11, 2013 10:52:00 AM
I was driving to our West End Roatan vacation rental house a few weeks ago when I suddenly noticed how quiet it was. So I decided to try the radio in my rental car, and much to my surprise, I was greeted by crystal clear sound and some great tunes. The station was 101.1 FM, Roatan Radio.
Apr 3, 2013 11:16:00 AM
A Pristine Bay Roatan Resort Vacation is Not For You If...
1. You Want Crowds
Pristine Bay Roatan Resort is beautiful... and new... and not quite finished. As a result, there aren't a ton of people there... yet. So, if you want to enjoy a week of peace and solitude while living in luxurious surroundings, check it out. If, on the other hand, you enjoy meeting new people sitting on the beach side by side in a long row of beach chairs, Pristine Bay may not be for you.
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 30, 2013 11:00:00 AM
I never stopped to think much about the fact that Easter Sunday comes on very different dates each year... until I became the owner of a Roatan vacation rental.
Mar 28, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Two years ago this month, I visited Roatan with my wife and four kids for the very first time. Like many first-time visitors, our main reason for coming was scuba diving. And like an increasing number of new visitors, we found out about Roatan from an episode of HGTV's Househunters International.
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 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.
Mar 13, 2013 11:00:00 AM
Quick: What's more popular, a Roatan vacation rental or a brand new iPad?
I know - what a weird question. How do you begin to compare a vacation rental with a tablet computer? Well, on one level you obviously cannot. One is a piece of technology that you buy and use potentially every day for a long period of time. The other is an accommodation that you call home for a week and then leave. But even though they are so different, there is a way to get a broadly comparative sense of your satisfaction with each.