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A Vacation on Roatan May Not Be For You If…

Posted on August 22, 2013 by Christine Larose in Roatan Travel tips

I’ve frequently written about the numerous reasons to visit our spectacular island. For most people it is the ultimate paradise, but as with many things in life, it may not be for everyone – you’d be hard pressed to find one ideal holiday destination anywhere on earth that is perfect for every person.

You don’t want to leave the glamorous look behind

If you want to spend your entire vacation dressed to the nines and can’t imagine going without makeup, perfect hair and high heels, Roatan may not be for you.  Our island is about leaving all of that behind; there are other destinations where you can worry about looking perfect 24/7 if you choose, but that’s not Roatan.

Your makeup will melt off as soon as you step outside – and the wind, humidity and salt air will make it impossible to hold any kind of style. High heels? Forget about it! They just aren’t practical for walking across sand or the unpaved roads on the island.

This is a place to let loose and enjoy the freedom of not having to worry about all of that!

You’ve got to have your Starbucks

There is no Starbucks on Roatan – or any other popular chain. No McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, or Walmart. If surviving without your Iced Caramel Macchiato or Vanilla Soy Latte for a week sounds like the vacation for hell, Roatan may not be for you.

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that they can’t head to a mega store at any time of the day to pick up whatever they need, and that’s okay, but if that’s you, you may not like it here. The island is still fairly undeveloped and you won’t recognize the names of the establishments here.

Of course that doesn’t mean you won’t have access to many amazing things here. We have fabulous Honduran coffee, including heavenly lattes! And while we may not have a “superstore,” there are plenty of grocery markets that are well supplied with items from the states.

You’ve got to be connected

If you don’t plan to leave your work behind on vacation, or for whatever reason must have your high speed internet at all times of the day, keep in mind that while you’ll find high speed Wi-Fi access throughout the island, the download speed from international servers can be excruciatingly slow. Outages occur fairly regularly too – and the power also goes out now and again.

For most, this is not an issue, but if you absolutely can’t be without electricity or internet for any period of time, it could be a problem.

If you can see it instead as an opportunity to disconnect from all of those high-tech gadgets, Roatan may be just what you need to feel recharged and refreshed when it’s time to return home and take care of everyday responsibilities.

So, shall we start planning your trip?



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