I’m having major vacation depression going through and sorting all the photos from my trip.
Roatan Bay Honduras was the 3rd stop during my cruise and today I’m going to share with you what I experienced there.
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I Was Eaten by Fish in Honduras
This was the highlight of my visit to Roatan Bay Honduras. For this port day, we decided it was going to be a beach day and we would chill. Therefore, we took some time to explore the port and one of the things that caught my eye was the fish pedicures.
The sign said it was relaxing, useful, and fun so I thought why not.
I had already gotten an awesome massage in Costa Maya (sorry I forgot to describe that experience in my post) and after all of the walking, we were doing each day, my feet were definitely tired.
The Benefits of Being Eaten by Fish
According to the lady offering the fish pedicures, the fish serve the purpose of eating the dead skin off your feet. However, after I had finished my 10-minute session my feet felt better than a pedicure. I’m not sure if they were immediately soft and smooth to touch as I didn’t check them instantly afterward, but my feet felt less tired and stressed and I recommend everyone gives this a try at least once.
How It Feels to Get Eaten by Fish
This is the question that people on the ship asked me after seeing by sticker and folks who saw my Instagram or Facebook post.
Another awesome vacation day. This time in #Honduras started off with fish therapy which felt better than a pedicure and now on to drinks and the beach
632 Likes, 2 Comments – Victoria | Content Creator (@msvictoriah) on Instagram: “Another awesome vacation day. This time in #Honduras started off with fish therapy which felt…”
For me, I liked it.
I wasn’t squirming or anything as it doesn’t tickle, per say, it’s more like you can just feel them on your feet. However, after the 1st minute or so you adapt.
How Sanitary is The Tank?
Another thing folks have asked me is how sanitary is the tank? Obviously, multiple people are putting their feet in and with the fish they’re not emptying them out and scrubbing the tank after each person.
However, before you can put your feet inside of the tank you have to have your feet thoroughly washed off. Therefore, for me I found it to be sanitary enough since I had the added comfort of knowing everyone was having their feet washed before dipping them in and obviously the water is very clean.
I Tried 2 New Drinks at Bananarama
While in Honduras we decided to rent a scooter for the day. If you go here, whatever you do DO NOT RENT A SCOOTER.
This was my first time being on a scooter and I must tell you it was the most unpleasant ride ever and I’ve ridden on the back of my SOs sports bike while he was going super-fast and my heart was racing, and this was worst then that. I’m not sure if it’s because of all of the curves and ups and downs that we experienced while making our way to the beach or what, but it was the ride from HELL.
Anyways, after riding through and exploring the island for a while we made our way to Bananarama.
According to the local who suggested we go to this beach it is the section of the beach that has the cheapest parking on the island (to get to the beach here you do have to enter via a resort).
I loved it here because I was able to try to new drinks – the Blue Lagoon and Kamikaze.
Plus, we were able to engage in a conversation with one of the locals who had relocated to Miami for a few years and then returned home and find out why he decided to leave the states to return and much more. It was an excellent conversation for me as I’ve been wanting to move to a new country for a while and recently put it on my long-term goals list to make it a reality. Therefore, talking to someone who left an island for the states and then returned to their homeland was just what I needed to help me understand what challenges and benefits I need to expect.
The Beach Is Amazing
In my prior two locations, I had hung at the beaches for only a limited time or didn’t visit them at all such as in the case of Belize.
Here we decided to spend some time in the water and I even had a few swimming lessons. Would you believe that I am in my twenties and don’t know how to swim?
The beach was beautiful. However, the sun was baking. It was too hot to just sit and lounge on the beach in the sand. If you weren’t in the water, you needed to be under some shade.
What to Expect While in Roatan Bay Honduras
I’ll just do a quick recap of things I thought were important when it comes to what to expect specifically for this area:
- The police walk around with military assault rifles on their belts.
- On the beach, you will be approached by people offering hair braiding services to those selling souvenirs (so if you think you may like something have cash with you)
- Upon walking off the port people will come to you left and right offering different modes of transportation (after our scooter experience I suggest ignoring all of that and finding an independent shop, so you can get something you want, which was the case in Belize)
Final Thoughts on Experiencing Roatan Bay Honduras for the First Time
Overall, I found Honduras to be a great place. As with the other two locations I visited I found the locals to be very nice and accommodating, I loved that I was able to have a strong drink on the beach, and the beach was very beautiful. It’s a place that I would love to visit again and possibly for an extended time and would highly recommend to others.
Have you ever been to Honduras before? If so, what was your experience like?