Great dive every time!
We stayed at Bananarama's dive and beach resort. Every morning, we met at the dive shop to check gears, and hop on a boat in front of the resort. There are TONS of great dive spots near the beach throughout the island. It was usually a short 5-10 minutes ride to a dive spot. Most dives we did started at 25-40ft of shallow coral/sand area, and moved off to the wall, except the wreck dive, which took us down to 100+ feet. All dive spots they took us were excellent, and were much better than Mexico and Caribbean Islands, where we've been. The dive masters and boat captains were very nice and helpful. Each boat carried 5-8 people each, based on the skill level and interests, which was great.
I wish Roatan were closer and easier for us to get to. I'd dive there all the time, if I could!
- Diving and Snorkeling
3rd stop on the tour... Sherman Arch's Iguana Farm
To see the Iguana's you must pay $5 per person. You can feed them with the tree leaves they give you. Here at the farm there is about 2700 roaming free Iguana's.
Go past the huge area with Iguana's and you will see the water. Right there you might see a boy who is cutting up live fish to feed the barracudas. Barracudas are ray-finned fishes notable for their large size (up to 6 ft or more in length and up to a foot in width.) and fearsome appearance. The body is long, fairly compressed, and covered with small, smooth scales.
Like sharks, barracudas have long had a bad reputation as being dangerous to humans. However, unprovoked attacks on humans are extremely rare and millions of scuba divers, snorkelers and swimmers spend time with them in the water without any incidents.
(sorry but there is no way I am going to get near them) (got my info on them from here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barracuda )
Make sure to see all the pictures :)
Fantasy Island part 2
I had to put the Monkeys on their own page.
We went past all the other animals and went into this area with many trees. The monkeys were hiding in the trees. Our tour guide Victor had them come out by calling to them and feeding them sugar from sugar packets! Let me tell you that they are not picky at what kind of sugar they eat or not because once we ran out of the regular sugar we had Sweet N Low.
(make sure you see all the pictures ;) )
Stop two.... Fantasy Island (resort) Part 1
On a private, 15 acre island off the south shore of Roatan island, 8 miles from Roatan Airport. When we reached there, there was a armed guard who stops you before you cross the bridge to get onto the island.
After driving over the bridge and through the place we stop and park where the resort is. After walking through the forest for a few blocks, we get to the park where they have the animals.
First picture is of the sign at the bridge
Second picture is of the "Rabbits". This is what they call rabbits and they hunt and eat them!
Third picture is a Tucan
Fourth is a dear
Part two coming up.....
First stop on Island tour... Dixon Cove
The first thing we saw (once we got past Coxen Hole), was two shipwrecks that are located in Dixon Cove. Both wrecks have been decaying here since the 1970s.
The first ship got stuck in the Coral Reefs. When you get out to look at the ship and take your pictures you will notice many kids asking if you want to buy stuff for a dollar. The sad thing is that they will not leave you alone weather you pay them or not. Very uneasy feeling!!
The first ship is right off a curvy highway which is always busy. Be careful when you get back onto the highway.
The second ship caught on fire about a 100 yards away from where it was suppose to land.
But Longtime locals report that the wrecks did carry lumber; the other carried paint. Both ships caught fire and were abandoned, what remained of their cargos pillaged. During an attempt to tow the ships out to sea, they broke free and came to rest in Dixon Cove.
I guess we really wont know the truth....
We ended up at this beach that was lined with small shops such as this one. We ended up renting fins and snorkels and walked a few yards to the ocean. We practically had the entire beach to ourselves.
Paradise Computers is an Internet Cafe that can take care of your entire Internet and email needs. The cafe is located in the town of Roatan/Coxen hole. While you are surfing the web or checking your email you enjoy coffee and snacks.
Paradise Computers also offers computer repairs, computer rentals, equipment sales, copy services, laminating, graphic and web design, flyers, business cards and more so stop on in and say hello to Mitch and his crew.
- Budget Travel
- Business Travel
- Family Travel
Fantasy Island the last part
This last part of Fantasy Island I am going to show you the island look by the resort. Make sure to see all the pictures :)
Lounging on the beach
Although the sun was not out, we still had a great time at this beach and pratically had it all to ourselves.