Roatan, a small island located 37 miles off the north coast of Honduras, is one of the hidden gems in this world. Most people have never even heard of it because it’s not advertised too often. Cruise ships occasionally stop at this island for a day though, and a friend had been there and told me that was her favorite place the cruise visited. I began looking into it when Joe and I were looking for a tropical New Years getaway for the end of our 2014 and beginning of 2015, and came across just a few other friends who had traveled to Roatan before. We heard nothing but rave reviews from these friends and other online forums so decided to go for it. Below you'll find more info about our adventure and a quick video of our favorite clips from the trip!
This random, tiny island ended up being one of the coolest places I’ve been. The locals are an amazing melting pot of cultures. We met tons of other people throughout our week in Roatan, and found that most of them traveled here to snorkel and ended up loving it so much that they decided to return permanently. I think that says a lot about the culture of the place. Most people that live on the island are transplants, which I think says a lot about the place. It means that something about this Honduran island made them want to pick up and leave everything to move across the world to be there, and that is truly special.