The beautiful Caribbean
Island of Roatan offers some of the world's best SCUBA diving in
the world. Locals say that it is 150 foot visibility underwater,
and I believe it...did not need
scuba! Just put your face in the water and there is a mystical
world of under water fantasy.
it is the best snorkeling in the world...
The island is surrounded by the world's second
largest coral reef, hugging most of the shore.
This provides calm, clear beaches for swimming
and snorkeling, and many varieties of sea
life. Almost every vacation rental, resort,
and other lodging is close enough to walk to beaches,
and Roatan's many dive operators assure convenient
access. Said to have more coral species
than anywhere in the world.
When I hung out on the island there were very
few resorts or hotels. Over the past decade
there have been more folks that have discovered this largest
of the Islands off the coast of
the Honduras in Central America.
is still "undiscovered."
The island has a friendly "laid back" atmosphere
and is an ideal place to get away. Further inland there are the Caramobola
Gardens, the Iguana Farm, the Butterfly Park, Tropical
you can see hundreds of exotic birds, and the Institute for Marine
at Anthony's Key.
Roatan features beautiful beaches and a lush
environment, with some great fishing as
makes for a great escape. Two meetings with Jean-Michael Cousteau, one on
Roatan Island and again at a Whole Earth Day in L.A.