Hola! I made it to Honduras! After a brutal 3 am wake up for a 5 am flight, I finally made it to paradise early this afternoon. I had no idea what to expect of Roatan, one of the popular, touristy Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras. But wow I’m surprised. It is absolutely beautiful and nothing like I imagined. In fact, it is hard to believe I’m even in Central America. It has a very Caribbean feel with loads of tourists to boot. I have read that the Bay Islands, which host the second largest barrier reef in the world, are nothing like mainland Honduras. The dichotomy between reality and fantasy is going to be very interesting.
Tomorrow I’m taking the ferry over to the mainland where I will begin my volunteer work in La Ceiba, a port town. I’m sure it will be interesting.
In the meantime, here are a few photos from the sunset in Roatan. I took many more which I will share later but wanted to let you know that everything is great!
Gorgeous. Looks like just the paradise you need after such a long day of travel. Sleep well, can’t wait to hear more later!
how great that you made it, and that you carved out some time to make this post! i’m impressed!
i once traveled from san pedro sula honduras to guatemala to punta gorda belize and finally long caye/belize near the lighthouse reef atoll., i know exactly what you’re talking about with the amazing difference between the islands and the mainland. have fun! lisa/z
Wow Lisa! Is any of these stories on your blog? I bet it was quite the experience. I’m back now but so tired. I need a few days to unwind and really sort through this experience! It was quite the adventure and I can’t wait to start writing about it!
i’ve been away from the house all week and am back home. yes, you have a lot to reconcile from warm to cold, poverty to the land of plenty, and of course there\s your beautiful family waiting your attention!
no i haven’t written yet about that adventure.. one of these years i’ll have a boring week and will catch up!!!
I have friends that have a boat in Roatan – they sail back and forth to Cayman every once in a while. Lucky ducks! Have a great time.
Darn….it was amazing! I know you would love Roatan!!!!
Last year Guatemala. This year Honduras. Really awesome, Nicole! It’s just a matter of time for you to explore the entire Central American countries! 🙂 Have a great time in Honduras!
Thanks! It was amazing!!! more soon…
That is paradise. I know that unexplainable feeling to wake up close to the sea, watching the sunrise, the Earth still and quiet and all you hear is your heartbeat so taken away by the beauty and peace around you. A piece of heaven. Have a fun and safe travel.
Bienvenida a Honduras Nicole! Buena suerte con todo!!!
Safe travels and have a wonderful time. This is a country Terry and I would love to visit someday. Looking forward to hearing more. 🙂
Welcome to Roatan. Welcome to West Bay. Don’t miss Java Vine for good coffee and feedback will locals and Banana Rama Sunday live music and fire dance
Thanks for the feedback. I did make it to Banana Rama and it was great!
Oh lovely for you!!! I am SO excited for you to have a vacation!!! Hope to see some photos soon!!! Show us SNOW BOUND folks what we are missing!!!
🙂 Posts coming soon!
Beautiful, Nicole!! So glad you’re there, and can’t wait to read more! Jen 🙂