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Denver to Roatan: My Best Trip Ever. $854 including 7 nights

First off – Roatan is never cheap to get to. Flights alone are usually over $800 (Trust me- I’ve been watching for years.)

Years ago, I had a “buddy pass” from a very generous pilot friend & decided to head out of town when my kids were on vacation with their Mom.  Since I had to fly standby, I pretty much took a carry-on backpack & my laptop (so I didn’t have to count it as “vacation” 😉

  • My 7am choice: Rio de Janiero. Could have gone, but flights back were over-sold. Didn’t want to get stranded there.
  • 8:30 – Belize. Damn… Missed it by 2 passengers.
  • I’m now sprinting the other side of the airport to the Honduras gate to see if I’d make it onto a 9am flight… Bingo. I’m going to Roatan Island, Honduras.  Having done minimal research – I had no idea what I’d do so I posted a quick FB post saying I needed suggestions for where I was going and had a dozen tips from friends by the time I landed (and an introduction to a local who met me for happy hour & showed me around.)

I ended up staying in West Bay, and decided to get SCUBA certified. Best. Trip. Ever.

I took my family back a year later & Michelle & the kids did one of their open water certification dives with the same Dive Company (See photo below).  It was like a family reunion.

If you EVER have a chance to get to Roatan, I can’t recommend it enough. (I also can’t recommend Roatan Divers enough. Friendly, extremely safe, and they gave us the VIP treatment from the second our ship landed in Roatan – to when we left. Ask for Karl or Saaya, and request Alejandro as your instructor.

I could go on for pages, but enough sentimental blabbering… Here you go.

PS – Fellow Roatan fans – please add your comments below!
Denver to Coxen Hole, Honduras
Nights: 7
Departure: Mon, Jun 12
Return: Mon, Jun 19

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Round Trip flight: $693     (Compare historical fares)
Flight plus basic hotel: $854
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One years later:

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