Hi All; I’m trying to find a new forecast that i like better. Have looked at accuweather.com for roatan for the end of March and it doesn’t look good. I don’t know why I had my hopes raised that I would be able to pick a country and a time that would conveniently have weather that would allow me to snorkel, but hey, I guess I was alluded. If you could help by supplying me with a website that would have a better forecast I would appreciate it. I don’t even really care at this point if it is accurate. It would just be nice to think it won’t rain. Anyone?
|Hola Tigericious Here below is a link to a 10 day weather forecast for Roatan.
We were in Roatan from the 14th to the 21st of March and the weather was very sunny, extremely hot, bright blue skies and calm seas.The last full day there (Thursday), it rained very hard in the afternoon and into the next morning (Friday), when we were heading to the Airport. The skies looked very cloudy and miserable.
The rain on Thursday afternoon, did not stop Wossa and I from touring the Island and doing what we wanted to do. It rained so hard the roads were flooded and the water taxi’s could not operate due to stormy seas. All the dive ops canceled diving and moored their boats on the south side of the Island. Thankfully we had already completed all of our dives before the bad weather hit.
We had a blast in the rain shopping, site seeing and watching the huge waves crash over the reef onto the beach.
When we toured the Island Thursday morning, the sky was cloudy but fine and the sea was calm as we traveled by water taxi to the West End. We took a cab from the West End into Coxen Hole and around 2:00 p.m. the rain started. By the time we arrived back in the West End via a taxi the weather was crazy. The rain was incredible to see as it looked more like a monsoon but this did not stop the locals from carrying on with their day. The island did loose power but many of the stores had backup generators.The forecast looks terrible from now until the end of March but hey, you have to ask yourself how many days in a row it can rain that hard and steady, lol. There has to be sunny skies ahead and hopefully it will be during your vacation.I am sure you will have a fantastic vacation in Roatan as Wossa and I did.Freedom Ryder 8-)…………………
|The forecast looks terrible from now until the end of March but hey, you have to ask yourself how many days in a row it can rain that hard and steady, lol. There has to be sunny skies ahead and hopefully it will be during your vacation.
Owwww…….even now the sunny days forecast has now changed to rain according to the latest forecast…..
I am sure the weather depression in Honduras is still not as bad as the depression I am feeling for being back home…..
|"The forecast looks terrible from now until the end of March but hey, you have to ask yourself how many days in a row it can rain that hard and steady, lol. There has to be sunny skies ahead and hopefully it will be during your vacation"Hi Wossa; Thanks for your reply. I enjoyed reading some of your and FR’s postings about Roatan. I am seriously thinking posting a poll next year and letting the "masses" decide on which weeks of holidays I should take. I am not kidding when I say for the past several years it has rained and been stormy enough to cancel out most snorkeling and I have been going to sun-spots 2-3 times a season. It gets to be a bit much. We are leaving this Friday and staying at Fantasy Island. From what I understand there isn’t much but the ocean and fish at the resort (which is what we want) so I hope that we can snorkel. If we can’t snorkel it will be expensive to get me out shopping (which is my other unfortunate hobby).Hope that you go on another holiday soon so that your depression subsides. Failing that eat lots of dark chocolate and pears (anti-depressants). Cheers.
Hi All; I am back from Roatan and VERY VERY pleased to report that the weather was excellent for almost everyday. On the second last day it rained but not long enough to impede any snorkeling. Unfortunately I forget which website predicted the doom and gloom of daily rain, but they were wrong. It was windy most days but the visibility for snorkeling was still good and we weren’t tossed around.
|Hi All; I am back from Roatan and VERY VERY pleased to report that the weather was excellent for almost everyday. On the second last day it rained but not long enough to impede any snorkeling. Unfortunately I forget which website predicted the doom and gloom of daily rain, but they were wrong. It was windy most days but the visibility for snorkeling was still good and we weren’t tossed around. Hi TigericiousWelcome Back !!Fantastic the weather was awesome for you, and you managed to have good visibility snorkeling.How did you rate Fantasy Island ? We have been looking at going back to Honduras again pretty soon, and we have seen some great last minute deals. It would be great to hear what you thought of the resort, and your time on Roatan.Wossa……. ;D
Hi FR and Wossa;
|Hola Tigericious Thanks for the comparison between Fantasy Island and the Henry Morgan Resorts.We also love to get off of the resort therefore if we do head to FI we would also have to consider renting a vehicle for the week there so we can tour around to different areas.We went into the West End a couple of times and it was not really for us either. It seemed to have a load of bars which were packed full at 8:30 in the morning with people already partying. The rest of the area was strictly dive opts and a few stores. It was what we called a ‘Dust Bowl’ with dirt roads and dry dirt flying everywhere. You could feel the grime on your skin.It was a good experience but we did say ‘Been there done that’ and had no desire to head back to the area. We bought a few souvenirs there and headed into Coxen Hole from there to do more shopping.Taxis from the HM are also very expensive but we met a couple from Canada in the West End that are living on their boat there and they told us how to avoid the huge expense of a cab from the HM. Apparently as soon as they know you are staying at the Hm the prices go up drastically.Wossa and I took a water taxi from the HM to the West End early in the morning which was $3.00 per person. We then went to the local hangout bar in the West End and asked for help from someone that spoke excellent Spanish and he helped us get a cab to Coxen Hole for $2.00 each person which was an awesome deal.Once in Coxen Hole and the cruise ships had arrived every cab driver passing us stopped and asked if we needed a ride to the West End, the prices varied anywhere from $10.00 to $20.00 per person for our return to the West End.
Once we were finished touring around and shopping in Coxen Hole, we managed to get a cab back to the West End for $2.00 per person. We finally found a cab driver that was not trying to rip us off. Of course we told him we had been living on the Island for 2 months now and knew the cost of a cab ride to the West End.
Once back in the West End the weather was very stormy and all of the water taxis had stopped running due to the rough seas. Now the prices of cabs went up drastically since the cab drivers knew we had to get back to the Hm and had no way to get there.The driver wanted $10.00 to drive us there but we found another person that spoke awesome Spanish and she gave him a tongue lashing for trying to rip us off. Eventually the driver said he would bring us back to the HM for $2.50 per person which was cheaper than the water taxis, had they been running.Once back at the resort we spoke to other tourists that had paid a fortune to cover the same area as we had that day on our little tour. We had a blast and it was quite an adventure trying to get from the HM, to the West End and into Coxen Hole and back again.If we return to the HM we will once again venture out on our own and do the water taxi, cab ride adventure again just so we can experience all the things we did the first time around and also to save a load of cash.Freedom Ryder 8-)…………….
Hi FR; I think that is quite clever to pass yourself off as Roatan regulars. I had the feeling that things are quite a bit cheaper when off of the reserve, but the walk out of the reserve was too far to bother doing. We were even going to walk out to the main road and grab the locals bus (we did that in Mayan Riviera for real cheap). And re: your spanish helpers, Wouldn’t it be nice to speak spanish fluently ourselves, man the fun we could have. I’ve been trying to learn with cd’s for years and found that the Roatans really didn’t understand me (the cubans understand my spanish better). Have a great evening.
| Hi FR; I think that is quite clever to pass yourself off as Roatan regulars. I had the feeling that things are quite a bit cheaper when off of the reserve, but the walk out of the reserve was too far to bother doing. We were even going to walk out to the main road and grab the locals bus (we did that in Mayan Riviera for real cheap). And re: your Spanish helpers, Wouldn’t it be nice to speak Spanish fluently ourselves, man the fun we could have. I’ve been trying to learn with Cd’s for years and found that the Roatans really didn’t understand me (the cubans understand my spanish better). Have a great evening. It was quite funny when we started to pass ourselves off as Roatan regulars, just how much the cab drivers dropped their prices.It was Freedoms idea when the cab driver tried to rip us off for a $20 per person fare back to the West End, from Coxen Hole. Freedom says to the the driver…..Hey Buddy, we have lived in the West End for 3 months, we know how much it costs to get to the West End, we will give you $2 each……. Ohhhh the driver says, So I guess you guys know how things work around here then……we just said, Yeah man, so don’t think of ripping us off….lol. We realised it works everytime……it’s the best to scam a scammer ;D
I totally hear where your coming from regarding learning the Spanish from CD’s…..OMG, I ping the Cd’s into the car for a week before we ever go away, and I really don’t think I should bother……even Freedom said to me last time, Wossa don’t bother, your a nightmare………jejejeje. It would be so awesome to speak some Spanish, especially if your claiming to live on the Island….
si senorita, and just to let you know i pronounce jejejeje as hehehehe in my head. That was quite clever. Do you find the cubans comprende your espanol mejor than the Roatans?
|Do you find the cubans comprende your espanol mejor than the Roatans? I have come to the conclusion (helped along by FR) that the only person to comprende my Espanol is me………I have had some weird looks when in Cuba and Roatan, so I dread to think what I have actually said at times…..lol.Wossa………. ;D