In September of 2016 I spent a week on the island of Roatán, which is part of Honduras, in Central America. I was working a lot at the time, about 60 hours a week, and I needed a break. I wanted white sand and blue water -- something I have never seen before from the beaches in America. After Googling places to go in Honduras, I bought my plane ticket and booked my cabana.
In this video, I cover the major stories from my trip. It's hard to cover a seven night vacation to an island, in another country, in a thirteen minute video, so obviously I left out some details. For the stories, watch the video. THIS blog, will be more about the secrets to make your stay in Roatán, the best it can possibly be.
The Cheat Codes for Roatán Island
September is a slow time of year for Roatán, so it's a pretty nice time to go.
You can use US dollars, but using Honduran Lempiras will actual be slightly more cost effective in the long run.
Don't let the island nickel and dime you out of a good time. Buy alcohol from the less expensive places. The bars and restaurants on the West End can range from $1 for a beer, to $50 for some tequila. Choose wisely, and you'll have more cash to spend on a t-shirt or something.
Going scuba diving can be expensive. Buy a mask and a snorkel from Amazon or something and you won't have to pay any more to enjoy the second largest barrier reef on Earth.
Don't drink the water. Don't rinse your toothbrush with the water. Don't let the water get in your mouth while you shower. Seriously. Fuck the water there.
Don't phone for a cab, just find one. They're everywhere, and it's cheaper that way. Ask locals what the cab prices are before you get a cab, and negotiate the price with the cab driver before you even get in the car. You don't need to tip the driver, it's not like the states, there is no meter. They tell you what it's worth, you give them what it's worth, and that's all that's necessary. They'll definitely appreciate any generosity you might have though. Usually, you can find a driver who you like, and you can typically talk to them about your plans and get rides from the same guy on multiple occasions on your vacation.
If you want drugs, there will definitely be people offering to sell you drugs. So yeah, that's always an option, I guess.
Eat seafood while you're there. The lion fish is the best. All the fish is caught right there on the water, so it's all super fresh, very healthy, and delicious.
Beleadas are the traditional Honduran dish there. It's a flour tortilla, beans, cheese, and anything from eggs to pork inside. Eat beleadas. There are amazing food stands in Honduras that sell beleadas of all different types. Like I said, eat them.
The Return to Roatán
I plan to return to Roatán Island in 2018. I will bring an action camera, probably a GoPro, and I will get canopy tour footage, as well as tons of underwater footage of the barrier reef. There will be many more adventures there, and I will reunite with some of my Honduran friends. The first time around, I didn't get much video. I was very inexperienced with video last year so the footage I did get was mostly crap, and so I focused on photos, and for the most part, it paid off. But this time around, I'm going full video. The trip will be the thoroughly documented in 4k, and presented to you, my wonderful audience.
Thanks for stopping by and, until next time, DOMINATE LIFE!