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Treasure Islands

As the temperature drops in the Northern Hemisphere, a certain flight impulse takes hold in travelers' hearts. So, to help facilitate your escape, we offer a dozen of the world's best island destinations—from tropical to temperate, and classic to unexpected.

ROATAN, HONDURAS

The largest and most developed of Honduras’ Bay Islands, Roatán is renowned as a scuba destination—it’s located just off the continental shelf, along the world’s second longest barrier reef, and rays and sea turtles are impressively abundant—but there’s plenty more. With its casual vibe, sandy streets and low prices, the West End is ideal for travelers looking for a Jimmy Buffett-esque experience, while the more upscale West Bay area offers luxury accommodations, haute cuisine and Roatán’s world-famous powdery, alabaster sand beaches. If non-marine creatures are more your thing, Roatán also has a popular iguana farm and a tropical butterfly garden, at which you can learn, among other things, that the “common owl” is more common than it is owl. (And is, in fact, a butterfly.)

4 Responses to “Treasure Islands”

  1. Alberto Says:
    February 6th, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you for share some news about this paradise.. In fact we must say that in this small island there are many incredible attractions, not only the 3 amazing falls or the volcano hot springs , but for the sea lovers incredible many fish sanctuary and the world’s biggest Giant Clams Sanctuary.. All the island is a great untouched natural park.. and life here is very cheap and confortable..
    I really love this place..
    Quite everybody speak english (better of me) Alberto from Italy

  2. Philip H Sykes Says:
    May 26th, 2013 at 4:03 am

    With a circumference of 64 Kim the island has 10 major sites to visit. There are several more interesting sites in the mountains and steep valleys well worth the effort hidden waterfalls and cool pools.
    The wonderful Mantigue Island 20 minutes off shore offers a true Robinson Crusoe experience, with the greeting ” hi friend” a nice touch by all the local kids.
    New flights from Cebu (Pacific) every MWF offer an easier route however for me the ferry ride arriving from Balingoan or Fast Cat from CDO always give the best view and excite the new visitor.

  3. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Very Nice…

  4. Dan Mercurio Says:
    May 27th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Awsome…

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