Boasting the world’s second largest barrier reef, Roatan, Honduras is known for its exquisite marine life and water activities. While the many luxurious Roatan resorts can certainly be tempting to book, you ought to consider spending your hard earned cash on once in a lifetime experiences instead, like fishing for huge marlins or hugging a rescued sloth at a wildlife reserve.
Like many tropical destinations, Roatan’s slower season falls at the end of summer when temperatures peak. You can typically find discounts on Roatan resorts and rentals from July to October. Lodging sites will often post which months they consider to be “off season”, so if you have a spot in mind, be sure to review their website thoroughly.
Once you’ve decided when you’re travelling, you can start narrowing down the “where”. If you want a peaceful postcard-esque beach to lay on for days on end, you’ll want to check out cabins on the island’s East End. This quieter side of the island has fewer options to choose from, but can offer you unprecedented privacy at shockingly low rates compared to similar destinations.
Most of Roatan’s habitation and activities lie on the Western side of the island, making it more popular for tourists and resorts. The West End area is central to much of Roatan’s most popular attractions, and also budget-friendly.
Many Affordable Options
When it comes to finding cheap lodging, reliable websites like AirBnB and Homeaway are your best friend! Searches in this particular area will yield many options, from beachfront resorts under $100 a night to entire rental homes for around $50 a night. You may even find single rooms for rent under $20! Many of these rentals are within walking distance of restaurants, bars, beaches, shops and of course, Blue Cool Running’s famous Roatan deep sea fishing excursions.
Keep in mind, however, that Roatan’s public transportation generally is cheap and plentiful, so you don’t necessarily need to hold out for something extremely central. Your options include good ol’ fashioned walking, taxis, colectivos (rideshares), or buses. Trips around the West End part of town can be as low as $1 per person. It’s wise to check with your host before counting on these methods, as mountainous terrain and narrow roads may make some trips trickier than they appear on Google maps!
Ask for Low Season Rates on Roatan Deep Sea Fishing Excursions & Other Activities
To continue getting the most bang for your buck, be sure to check for package deals. We always offer low season rates on our Roatan deep sea fishing excursions and other tours from July to November. There’s lot of other activities like zip lining, horseback riding, SCUBA diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, and historical sightseeing included in the long list of options, so be sure to research rates before choosing!
While it may seem a little tedious to search for dirt cheap rentals, it will pay off. This island’s unique culture, history, and one-of-a-kind marine life will keep you too busy to worry about your room anyway! Take the extra time to plan so that you can live like royalty during your visit to Roatan. Remember, you can sit by a pool anywhere!