Most people that arrive on the island are looking to get away from the big cities. I don’t blame them. Most cities are overcrowded and not everyone is looking in that direction anymore. Yes, cities have its advantage, but most Caribbean Islands do too.
What attracts many to Roatan is how generous the islanders are, diving in the deep blue sea, island cuisine, the Garifuna culture and much more. I know that’s what sets us somewhat apart from the rest of the world. We are family oriented and even though we might disagree at times when it comes to helping our neighbor, we are there for them. I’m sure small towns outside of island life are similar. Some people refer to us as pirates. I guess it’s because we have learned to survive from little. That isn’t so bad after all.
If you are here or are planning a trip to Roatan, anytime soon. You should get outside your comfort zone and rent a vehicle and drive around the island. Explore the different neighborhoods and communities. Talk to the islanders and get to know them for who they are. You’ll see that we aren’t so bad after all. And don’t forget to explore diving in the deep blue sea just off our barrier reef. It’s mesmerizing when you interact with the under-water world. I know first-hand that’s when your body, soul and mind just shut off from everything. It’s you, your dive buddies and everything the ocean offers. Until next time!