Monday, July 31, 2017

The Splash Inn, West End Roatan-Restaurant Review

     We had friends visiting and decided to try a different restaurant, The Splash Inn in West End, so we could also be in town for the fireworks, since it was July 4th. Upon our arrival, the restaurant was very crowded but we were accommodated quickly. Two of us ordered the snapper fillet and it was delicious. It was so flavorful, topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, olives and some other vegetables. It came with plain white rice, (which I still don't understand but many restaurants here serve it that way), french fries, fried plantains, and a small green salad. It is definitely something I would order again. Another ordered the pasta Bolognese, and while not tasting like a true Bolognese, was very good. Two others ordered the pizza and it was a huge disappointment. While the sauce and cheese were tasty, the dough/crust was a horror. It tasted like the kind of pizza dough from a frozen boxed pizza. (And we know pizza, having our own wood fired pizza oven at home and living in the NY/NJ area where the pizza is almost as good as the pizza in Italy.) These pizzas just didn't live up to the reviews we had seen. The restaurant is worth keeping on our list but we will just stay away from the pizza
     While you are visiting Roatan, stay at the recently updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath Tropical Garden Villa at Palmetto Bay. It has its own private pool and is a 2 minute stroll to the beach, dock, dive shop, restaurant and bar, and community pool. 


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Roatan and the Cruise Ship Industry

An interesting article about the rise of the cruise ship industry in Honduras, and more specifically in Roatan. A cruise is a great way to get a taste of this beautiful island. Once you do, you will want to come back for a longer stay. When you do, stay at the Tropical Garden Villa, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa at the beach with a private pool, all in the gated community resort of Palmetto Bay.
https://www.vrbo.com/611087
https://www.flipkey.com/roatan-vacation-rentals/p851529/

                                                                     



https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/honduran-shores-attract-new-cruise-lines