Roatan Journals

Roatan Island, Christmas 2004

A December 2004 trip to Roatan by swylie17

Quote: My parents took our family to Roatan for Christmas. The main attraction is scuba diving. December is rainy season in Roatan, and unfortunately, it rained EVERY DAY while there. The locals said that that was unusual, even for rainy season. That being said, I still had fun and want to go back.

Roatan Island, Christmas 2004

Overview

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Scuba diving would have to be the best reason to visit Roatan. Unfortunately, for our trip we had rainy weather and cloudy skies most of the week, which limited the number of times we went diving. The dives we did go on were nice, and the dive outfit we were with, Coconut Tree Divers, was very fun and accommodating. We also did something called canopy tours. Basically, you hooked yourself up to a zip line that went through the forest down to the beach. There were 11 different lines in all. Surprisingly, it wasn't scary at all but very scenic and fun. Quick Tips: We stayed at a cabana with a full kitchen, so we found a grocery store and bought some food for the week. Some night...Read More
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Coconut Tree is owned by Mr. Bush. We met him the second day of our trip, and he couldn't have been anymore accommodating. They have cabanas in the West End and West Bay. We rented two cabanas (nos. 7 and 8) that shared a wraparound deck. It was perfect for our set-up (six people). Our cabanas were the closest to the water, about 10 steps from the waves! I would not recommend renting either of these individually. They are set-up to be rented together. There was nothing fancy about the cabanas, but they were clean and comfortable. Everyday maids came to change the sheets, give fresh towels, and mop the floors. The biggest attraction about this place would be the hospitality fro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2005

Coconut Tree II - West Bay
West Bay
Roatan, Honduras

Foster's West Bay Restaurant

Restaurant | "Foster's"

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This restaurant was conveniently next door to our cabana. It is an open-air restaurant. The menu could have been from any restaurant in the U.S., including hamburgers, steak, buffalo wings, etc. The food was okay but nothing too exciting. The service was slow, but I think that is just part of the island, because the service was slow everywhere!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 24, 2005

Foster's West Bay Restaurant
West Bay
Roatan, Honduras
(971) 223-2058

Gio's

Restaurant

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I selected the fine dining category because I think this is about as fine of a dining experience you'll get on Roatan. The food was excellent! I had the typical honurdan plate and my wife had the seafood platter. Both were superb. The service was slow, but I am pretty sure that is just part of Roatan, and no matter where you go, the service will not be as quick as in the U.S.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2005

Gio's
French Harbor
Roatan, Honduras

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Story/Tip

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Like I said in the overview, it rained, A LOT. We literally had a total of 6 hours of sunshine - for the entire week! The rest of the trip was cloudy and rainy. We knew it was rainy season, but give me a break! The locals confirmed that it was raining more than usual, and to make it worse, the three days before we got there and the day we left were gorgeous. Oh well, that just reconfirms that I really want to go back, just not during rainy season! This island has one paved road, no stoplights, and no streetlights. While there were some bigger houses, most of the island seemed to be poor. We arrived after dark, and I must admit, we were really worried about what we had gotten into. T...Read More