I just got back from a 10-day wonderful family vacation at the Caribbean; Roatan Bay Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya and Cozumel Mexico. It was so much fun and full of excitement that I’m patting myself on the back for a job well done for taking care of all the trip arrangements.
Western Caribbean Vacation; Honduras, Belize and Mexico
“Every day was a new adventure that my family needed to do was show up and have a good time.”
I am a self-confessed “travelholic”. Planning a vacation to me is euphoria. I get this feeling of exhilaration knowing I’ll be in a foreign land… exploring, discovering and tasting something new.
With the power of internet, planning makes it easier. However, I have to admit, researching for 4 Caribbean destinations was quite overwhelming. It was information overload, and SAFETY was my top priority.
Since I did all the hard work searching for trustworthy and budget friendly tour operators might as well share them to all of you.
Roatan Bay Honduras
What a postcard picture perfect island. Its famed barrier reef which is the second largest in the world offers a world-class snorkeling and diving experience.
The water is so clear that you can see the smallest colors on the fish. I wish we had taken underwater pictures because we brought our GoPro, but our eyes were occupied capturing all the breathtaking and unbelievable marine life surrounding us that we didn’t even bother using it.
I hired a private tour from Roatan Private Trips and Tours. They offer the following activities:
- Private Island Tours, Mangrove tunnel, Sightseeing, Culture, History
- Beach, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Para-Sailing, Glass Bottom Boat
- Zip-lining, ATVs, Shopping, Local Dining and Photo stops and more
Rainforest zip lines, caves, beaches, the Mayan Ruins are just few of the must things to do when you’re in Belize.
My priority was the cave tubing, because it’s the only country that I’m aware of (Please correct me if I’m wrong.) that offers this unique experience.
I arranged a private tour with Reggie’s Tours. Other than cave tubing, they also offer Mayan Ruins tour, city tour, zip lining, etc.
Costa Maya, Mexico
It’s a small town in Quintana Roo that offers a memorable experience for everyone. You’ll enjoy their stunning beaches, mouthwatering food, the Mayan Ruins, colorful architectures and so much more.
The highlight of my stay was the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins which is the most visited ruins site in Costa Maya. I booked it through Toucan Tours.
What a beautiful island!So much to do (so little time), from tequila tasting, souvenir shopping, pristine beaches, off road adventure and more local food, I was going “loco!” Cozumel truly captivated my heart.
We rented a Jeep private tour from Cozumel Tours Excursions. They offer the best activities on the island:
- Dune Buggy & Off Road Adventure
- Atlantis Submarine
- Horseback Riding
- Wave Runners
- Parasailing, etc,
This short Caribbean vacation spoiled me with beautiful sceneries, unique experience and most of all unforgettable memories with my family. I can’t wait to go back soon!
“Vacations are your best chance in the year to get in some real living, to get out of the job-as-life box, off automatic pilot, and rediscover your passions, enthusiasms, friends, family, and the vitality of partaking in the world outside career brainlock. Social scientists have found that leisure experiences increase positive mood, act as a buffer against life’s setbacks, and open the door to the best times of our lives.“
JOHN DE GRAAF, Take Back Your Time