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Explore Roatán: A Day of Adventure & Spontaneity

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Ziplining, swimming, and Fat Tuesdays: three things to describe our one day on the island of Roatán.

 

Hello Roatán 👋🏽

Did you know… Roatán sits 30-miles from Honduras in the Caribbean bay and holds the second largest reef in the world?

 

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

We arrived at the island early in the morning and watched this land mass covered in lush green trees get larger and larger and larger.

It felt like a Jurassic Park movie.

 

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Since no words can explain how vast and beautiful it was, look at the photos above for proof! I kid you not, the photos was taken with my iPhone. In fact, all the photos on this blog post are taken with my iPhone, so brace yourself for nature being its beauteous-self.

 

No Hurry, No Stress

Our Princess Cruise ship docked next to other ships including Carnival and Royal Caribbean and right away I could tell there were hundreds of people flooding onto the beaches 😅 Luckily, the parents got off the ship earlier than us so we wouldn’t stress about the crowd, and the “youngins” (aka my sister and my cousins) got off when we were done with our late breakfast.

 

Celebrating His Birthday in Honduras

Before I share more photos of the island, a big shoutout to Lordan.

Happy Birthday Brother! 

I love that you’re in a different country for your birthday every year, and I hope you enjoyed this year in Honduras #birthdaygoals

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

What I Did at Roatán, Honduras in One Day

1. Got drinks at two different Fat Tuesdays

There are so many Fat Tuesday franchises in the Caribbean! We got our first round of drinks at the Fat Tuesday closest to the port entry (where there is a “Mahogany Bay” sign). And our second round happened after ziplining.

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras
My sister Bridget wearing Fat Tuesday’s staple photo attraction shoes.

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

2. Spontaneously booked an extreme ziplining excursion

As Helen Keller says, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” I resonated with this quote when we were given the choice to get the standard zip lining package or the EEEXXXTREEEMEEE! zip lining package, and Ashley, Adrianna, and I chose extreme.

— Click here to view full photo blog of the zipline adventure —

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” –Helen Keller

 

3. Rented a cabana to chill in

My sister and Lordan rented a beach cabana and (like a typical Filipino sister) I mooched off of them and hung out in the cabana too 😋

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

⇢ Related Links: Blog Archives | Western Caribbean Cruise 2018

 

4. Ate a platter of food at (a different) Fat Tuesday

This was our second time at Fat Tuesday, and we had to fill our bellies.

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

5. Swam at the beach

It was raging hot. The weather was supposedly 90 degrees, but it felt like 110. I’m glad we went swimming at the beach to cool off. My niece Jenelle would not get out of the water. LOL, she made her dad (Lordan) stay out in the water the entire time until I went in the water with her.

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

 

6. Thought about jumping on a sky lift to get back to our ship

We thought about it, but ended up not doing it.

Instead, we walked back to the ship and found nice places to stop and take photos.

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

7. Found a hammock

On our way back to the ship, we found a hammock and casually had a mini-photoshoot 😝

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

Rachel Torrelino in Roatan Honduras

 

⇢ Related Blog: Explore Cayman Islands: Seven Mile Beach

 

Travel Tip: Go with the flow.

When I’m on vacation, I am the type of person who goes with the flow.

I love planning and preparing when it comes to flights, itineraries, and transportation, but in the end I loosely follow my itinerary for the best possible adventure. The best stories begin with no plan and spontaneous decisions (just like the ones we made and didn’t make in Honduras). I hope this inspires you to go with the flow on your next adventure!

 

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lots of virtual hugs from somewhere,
RACHEL TORRELINO

📍 Location: Island of Roatán (Roatán, Honduras)

 

 

basic details

Location » Roatán, Honduras
Season/Month » Summer/August 2018
Weather » 90°F / 32°C
Activities » Extreme Ziplining, Food and Drinks, Swimming, Shopping

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