We’re going on vacation! Does it seem like we’re always going on vacation or is it that I talk about it incessantly? Our vacation schedule looks standard to me.
February – LA
March – Austin
May – NYC
July – Yosemite
March – NYC
April/May – Italy honeymoon
July – Jasper Canada
August – Burning Man
September – LA
September – NYC
November – Arizona
As you can see, we haven’t gotten our international fix this year which is why we’re going to Roatan, Honduras in a couple weeks! For those of you who know me, I LOVE Central America. I’ve been to Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Excluding Honduras, that leaves El Salvador and Panama. You’d think I speak Spanish considering all the times I’ve been, but no; I don’t have a mind for mastering languages. Probably because I’ve never lived abroad which is how you pick it up. C’est la vie.
We’ve had our hearts set on going to Greece, but the $1500 flight per person to Athens plus additional flights to get to the coast. Nah, we’ll save that for another time.
I booked round-trip flights from SFO to San Salvador which is 5.5 hours, with an hour layover, then 1.5 hours to Roatan. Easy!
After non-stop research and perusing a multitude of reviews, I settled on Barefoot Cay, a luxury resort with a 5 star dive center. Every meal is cooked to order which makes me fear we’ll never leave the resort. However there is plenty to do in Roatan. We’ll probably rent a car for a day to swim with dolphins at Anthony’s Keys and hang out at the zoo. I went to Barefoot Cay’s site and they were running a special for $99 per person per day for accommodations, 3 meals a day, airport transfers, kayaks, and snorkeling gear during Labor Day weekend!
Photos below from http://www.barefootcay.com
Here’s the cost breakdown
Flights for me and Dean $1,530
Resort for 7 nights and all meals inclusive of tax and service charges = $1,608
But wait, there is a New Yorker in SF for work, renting our apartment during this time for 6 nights through Airbnb for $946.
Grand Total $2,192