Yesterday I was in Utila, and I made sure I stopped by the local bakery for some cinnamon rolls. So this morning, I am having a Utila flashback as I sip a cup of delightful San Rafael Coffee from Copan Ruinas, and bite on a one of the Utila cinnamon rolls, my mind takes me […]
Category: Bay Islands
I took off to find a place for breakfast. I figured it would be a good option to go the Megaplaza Mall just outside of French Harbour. The fact that the CEMESA hospital is there means that there should be people that need a good breakfast after getting their lab tests. I was happy I went with my instincts, as I found a great new breakfast spot in French Harbour!
Yes, there are two different faces to Roatan! This week I had a chance to visit the island. I spent most of the day in Roatan’s East End. I enjoyed the pristine beaches, the laid-back resorts and the tropical nature. As the day was ending, and just a bit before sunset, I made it to the eclectic West End Village. Here, I saw the other different face that Roatan has to offer!
John Dupuis / Atlantida, Bay Islands, Cangrejal River, Copan Ruinas, Destinations, La Ceiba, Lake Yojoa, Roatan, Tela, Utila / Honduras National Parks, los naranjos eco archaeological site, mesoamerican barrier reef, pulhapanzak waterfalls, The Cangrejal River / 0 Comments
The top 5 destinations in Honduras are the following. Copan Ruinas, Roatan, Utila, Atlantida and Lake Yojoa. They are the five brightest shining stars in Honduras. I hope that you can fit most of them in your travel itinerary and get to discover Honduras. Happy travels!
The most visited destination in the country is Roatan Honduras. But where is Roatan, how do you get there, and what is it that attracts visitors? Roatan Honduras is one of the Bay Islands of Honduras. This is a small archipelago that consists of 7 islands and many smaller cays.
In 1860, a group of Islanders requested the assistance of William Walker to help them resist the transfer of the Bay Islands from the UK to Honduras. They told him that the islanders would support him in resistance against becoming part of Honduras. Walker readily agreed and rounded up a group of mercenaries to accompany his new adventure.
Did you know that there was a Bay Islands flag? If you answer is no, do not worry, I did not know either! This week I was in Utila and stopped by the Buccaneer bar and grill for lunch before taking the Utila Dream ferry back to La Ceiba. There were several new items in the décor, and one stuck out. A Union Jack flag with a weird coat of arms in the middle of it.
The Buccaneer Inn is built in the perfect spot and has the perfect feel to it. It gives the community of French Harbour character and is the pride of the town. It has been reinvented and is now home to Roatan’s newest swim club. It is also home to a lovely small museum that features the history of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Enjoy at cup of coffee at the Walala Café, or your favorite beer at the Beer Bar.
To my knowledge, the oldest island house in Utila is where Munchies, the restaurant is in. This is just west of the Municipal dock. This house was once in the “Cays” and the owners brought it with them to Utila Town many years ago. The new owners renovated it a few years ago, and one of the main beams in the home had the date of 1864 written on it.
One of the greatest bars and restaurants in Utila has ceased to exist. As a matter of fact, it pretty much died when its founder, Lee Odelein passed away a few months ago. Rehab Bar came to be under the direction of Lee. He was a friendly, charismatic fellow who knew how to run a restaurant bar.