No watches required in paradise
Trip Start Apr 18, 2012
4Trip End Apr 22, 2012
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I can't say enough about this location that we picked to stay in Roatan. The hotel is so charming and the people are so nice, it has a great vibe. It's actually mostly divers and backpackers who stay here. A lot of divers come to Roatan to get certified, since its one of the cheapest places to take the diving course and to dive off the beautiful waters surrounding the island with even a few ship wreaks to do some exploring
We spent the afternoon snorkeling off a beautiful white sand beach that we basically had to ourselves. We noticed some construction on this side of the island as well, which seemed to be at a halt. or just moving very slowly. I'm sure this beautiful locations has been attracting some people for some time who would like to come down and retire or possibly timeshare in this area.
The feel of this island can be best described as a toss between Mexico and the Caribbean. The feel is very rustic, but the colors and vibe are very Caribbean with a toss of a little Pirate. Any where that there is a beach, and some warm weather, you are always going to get the few Expats who come down on vacation, and never leave. They usually can be found at the bar in the afternoon, or even morning right when the bar opens. They sit at the bar shirtless and have stories to tell, and don't have a place to be or a care in the world. You can't blame them really, isnt that what we all dream about? Running away to island to live and never coming back to so called reality? Well, they made a movie about just that called the "Beach" and for those of you who saw it, know how that reality turned out. So Paradise sometimes is better visited and appreciated for the dream and hope for all that it is. Visiting it once in a while keeps that vision alive.