Roatan Honduras

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1. Posted by stoney1946 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Never been to Roatan; is it a safe place to take long walks?

2. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1063 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

You shouldn't encounter any problems on Roatan if you're aware and alert to your surroundings. Myself, I prefer the quiet beauty of uncrowded Guanaja island, where many people still leave their doors open, even at night. I was there earlier this month. My friend enjoyed snorkeling the beautiful reefs there. We stayed at a guest house on Guanaja and enjoyed the many hummingbirds that were there. There's only a short road on the island, so most people travel around in boats. It's the primary way of getting around, even from the airport.

3. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Roatan is a great place to take long walks. There is a village at the other end of the island from where I imagine you'll stay. It is very poor, and so I can imagine it would be stupid to walk around being ostentatiously a (relattively) rich person, but the island is pretty mellow and worthwhile.

While Berner likes Guanaja, I prefer Utila. I've been on all the islands. There are lovely walks on Utila as well. Any choice is good. I think you'll like those islands. Have fun.