Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Greetings from Roatan - Part 1

Brian and I have just returned from Roatan.  If you haven't heard of it, it's a beautiful island off the coast of Honduras, the largest of the three "Bay Islands."  More importantly, at least for us, it is very close to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the Caribbean and the 2nd largest reef in the world.  Although it is known as a scuba diving destination, we had heard that the snorkeling was great as well.  And indeed it was!

We rented a house, L'Alize, on the south shore of the island, just a few miles from West Bay.  It was a beautiful place, perched on a hill above the shore.
L'Alize seen from the East
It was very private, isolated really, nestled into the jungle above the "iron coast," a jagged basaltic cliff. We had terrific views of the Caribbean, and a constant, comfortable breeze.
Our view from the third floor deck
Down on the coast in front of the house was a keyhole bay with a lovely sandy beach.  Totally private and very beautiful.  We spent a lot of time there.  We even launched kayaks from the shore when the sea was calm enough.
Keyhole bay
In my next post, I'll tell you about the snorkeling...


3177 said...

You were on the South shore. Just saying. Your blog says "north".

Heather P said...

You are right! Thanks for the correction.

Sharon Robinson said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful! We've stayed on all three islands, as well as the mainland several times, I really have a weak spot in my heart for Honduras. So glad you had a great time there!

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