Discover Island History While In Your Roatan Vacation Homes

While selecting the perfect Roatan vacation homes may be the focus of people traveling to Roatan today the History of the Bay Islands is an intricate mosaic composed of a wide variety of ethnic heritages over long years. This post gives a quick overview of some of the ethnicities involved in Roatan’s long history. The …

What To Pack For Your Roatan Vacation

So you’ve finally booked your Roatan vacation!  Congratulations!  You can’t be blamed if you already have visions of warm breezes, stunning sunsets and world class beaches.  Whether you’ve booked yourself a cozy bed and breakfast on the eastern coast or are searching for luxury West Bay Roatan vacation rentals, before you get there, you’ll need …

Honduran Independence Day

September is  Honduran Independence Month. The culmination of Independence  celebration is September 15th. Ever wonder how Honduras gained her independence and from whom?  The following is a brief overview of what Hondurans celebrate on the 15th of September.   It is probably hard to retain exactly how Honduras became independent because it was largely a matter …

Mangrove Tour, Roatan Honduras

If you are looking for a cool way to learn about Roatan’s eco system with a little history thrown in, then the mangrove tour is a must.  Mangroves are a collection of salt tolerant trees.  Their roots shelter many species of animals that benefit the coral reef. They also prevent erosion and protect coastal inhabitants …

A Day At L’Alizé Vacation Rental

Kayaking Roatan’s point from the South Shore My kids and their friends made this video while staying at L’Alizé. The images depict L’Alizé’s rooms and exterior but primarily features  a Kayak trip they took from the private Keyhole beach,  near L’Alizé,  to West Bay Beach.  They snorkeled and jumped from the iron shore and the …

Biting Bugs on Roatan

  Don’t let them Bug you Biting bugs give Roatan beaches a bad rap.  But with a little foreknowledge and preparation, they don’t need to ruin your vacation.  The most common pests found on the island beaches, are locally called “jejenes”. In Scotland they are called biting midges, in the USA, no-see-ums or sand flies, …

5 Roatan Activities for Your Stay at L’Alizé

Snorkeling & Diving– This is a perfect activity for anyone who is comfortable in the ocean. Grab your own snorkeling gear and explore the underwater beauty. While you are snorkeling, look for the shipwreck at the mouth of the keyhole. There is a short walk from L’Alize to 2 private keyhole beaches. If you are …

Popular Vacation Home Amenities

Here is a quick list of our most popular amenities. Unless stated these are included in our rates. Local Attractions 1 mile from West Bay beach Quiet private setting, with a lush array of flora and fauna and breathtaking views Excellent restaurants nearby Private keyhole beach that is clean and breezy and offers excellent snorkeling (a …

Tourist Asks About Zika in Honduras

I am headed to Roatan for a week vacation, how concerned should I be about the Zika Virus? The Zika virus business is a little hard to sort through the hype to get to any incontrovertible data. Here is a link to a relatively recent position statement of the US Center for Disease Control. Zika …

L’Alizé Roatan | The name explained

A Roatan vacation rental nestled above a private cove beach (locally called a “keyhole”) on the South shore of the tropical island of Roatan, this large luxury home, enjoys both a constant sea breeze and a dramatic view of the Caribbean.   L’Alizé derives its name from the French word for African trade winds, (alizés) which …