The lodge was higher in price than my backpacking budget boundaries, but I reaaaaaally wanted someplace comfortable for my last handful of nights. For $40 USD, I started in their one small air-conditioned room, but then moved into an apartment unit (they have five) as soon as it became available. It was perfect: about 100 meters from the main street and beach, hot water showers, three cats, a dog, hammocks, breezy porches, and lots of lizards. I stocked my fridge with beer, milk, and Jamaica flower-flavored Tang (does Jamaica have Honduras-flavored Tang?) and I was content. Here’s to flopping out for a week!
Lizzie Lau says
I lived on Roatan for nearly five years 2004-2008. Underwater was my favorite place to be. Friends who still live there complain that it’s a lot more dangerous than it was when I was there. I carried a glock 9mm with a 32 round magazine in my purse (with a carry permit) while I lived there! I hope you had a good time!
Laura Zera says
Wow, Lizzie, it sounds so “mismatched” to think of needing to carry a weapon on a tiny Caribbean island! But I can imagine that as a resident who was traveling in between the towns all the time, the danger was much higher than what a tourist might encounter in the West End. The owner of the guest house I stayed at told me that almost everyone has a link to the drug trade somehow. That’s scary stuff. However, I had a swell time! And the snorkeling was amazing. Thank you for stopping by; it’s nice to meet you here. 🙂