We had to get up at 2:45 on Friday to catch our flight to Roatan from Toronto. We spent the night at the double tree close to the airport. Needless to say we barely caught any Z's as we were like 2 kids waiting for Santa to arrive... We woke up to the news of the deadly plane crash originated from Newark. Our hearts went to all the people who lost loved ones and reminded us to always make the best out this (sometimes to short) journey called life. The flight was 5 hours. 5 LONG hours. Ever notice how time seems to play tricks on you when you're waiting for something? tic, tic... tic....... tic................tic.
We arrived at the resort before noon and the weather was 27 degree celcius (84 F) and sunny. The rooms are exactly what we expected. Very cottage like but eat on the floor kind of clean. We put on our bathing suits and were on the beach in a flash. The beach is Breathtaking!!! Beautiful fine white sand and turquoise water and almost nobody around. Roatan really is a hidden jewel! We spent the afternoon playing in the water like kids not realizing how much sea life was swimming around us.
The resort is pretty small and only has 1 restaurant - buffet style. This is very different from what we are used to in the 4-5 star resorts but the food is tasty and we are not here for the food anyways.. And the night life is.... well there is NONE. This will get boring after a few days here but with only 3 hours of sleep, we weren't too bummed about it on our first day.
Our second day started at about 8:30. We grabbed our snorkling gear and headed to the beach. We saw sea snakes, sting rays, all kinds of little fish and what we assumed were squids - God they are freaky looking!!! All this was right in front of our resort. After lunch while David had a nap under a palm tree, I went back for more snorkling and the beach get so quiet at times that I was by myself in the water for a good 45 minutes swimming along with couple dozens of fish in very shallow water. So amazing!! We then walked about 15 minutes down the beach to a coral wall where over 10 iguanas hang out at all time. The coral comes almost to the shore and the sea life is out of this world!! We went just knee deep in the water and were surrounded by about 75 fish - big flat grey ones and yellow stripped ones.
This was one of those "so happy and amazed, my heart will burst out of my chest" moment!! We're going back there today with fish food and our snorkling gear.
We then got cleaned up and went back to the beach in time for the sunset. Sunsets are incredible here.. You can see the sun go down in the water inch by inch. Add a champagne bottle to this and you have the perfect romantic Valentine's day moment. David also surprised me with a romantic dinner right on the beach. We had a beautiful table setting that was surrounded by a heart shape in the sand. It was amazing!! Roatan really is a little piece of paradise!!