If we hadn’t had the chance to go to Roatan on this trip, it is very likely that none of us would have ever heard of the damn place. Roatan is an island off the coast of Honduras, and it is a part of “The Bay Islands” of the country, being the largest one. It is primarily a resort destination for cruise ships and scuba divers. It is home to the second largest coral reef on the planet.
Game plan for Roatan: Relax. And I succeeded greatly. I checked into my hotel with Jimmy, Farrah, and Alex: The Bananarama Dive Resort located on West Bay. Our room was located on the beach, about a hop skip and a jump away from the water front, and only a hop away from the restaurant. We started the day off with drinks, falling in love with the “Monkeylala”, a blended drink of kahlua, coconut cream, and other delicious things. There were a bunch of other SAS people there, students and faculty alike. We enjoyed bacon cheese fries (!!!) and the rest of our drinks before heading into the water, which was warm and inviting. We chicken fought the field office team and photographer, splashed around, and enjoyed the weather. Until it got cold and started raining. At that point, I walked around with Alden, Boulder, and Bryan, jumping off of piers and running into drunk SAS kids. It was a blast, actually. We got more food and more drinks and just basically spent the entire day doing that. At night we hopped around a few bars, played kings cup, and I walked 2.5 (ish) miles to the West End with Alden and Bryan, climbing over rock walls and really strange bridges. I danced the night away in my bathing suit and met this really cool Irish dude who’s working on becoming a dive master. We made it back around 1 AM and passed out.
The next day was more of the same, except the weather was worse so we did less. We tried to shop along the beach, but most vendors were closed because of the weather. I desperately tried to go on a tour that involved seeing whale sharks, but the weather prevented it :’(. We left our resort around 11 and headed back to the ship, then shopped around there and ate a small lunch before calling it a day and getting on the ship. It was kind of a bummer that the weather was so cruddy, but worse things can happen in life.
I for sure want to come back to Roatan when the weather is nicer, it’s a beautiful island that was SO relaxing and just straight up awesome. roatan excursions
A year ago I posted this and I don’t really remember posting it… I went this July! I didn’t plan it lol. roatan tours
Day forty eight!
I had planned on taking Tucker out and making a video (heel training and all that stuff), and then it started pouring outside and I didn’t think it would be smart to take my camera out. So if it’s clear tomorrow I can hopefully take Tucker for a walk and work with him a… roatan tours