A year of island hopping: August

Lizard IslandThis is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended:

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  1. Meredith says:

    I have been traveled throughout Honduras and I would reccommend that if time permits to visit the Mayan ruins of Copan. I have been to many ruins and after a while the become a it like visiting Cathedrals in Europe. But Copan is nestled in a lush Jungle and is pretty spectacular. It is accessible from the island of Roatan by daily air charters that are not expensive if one needs a day of adventure.

    Also, in Roatan Anthony’s Key has an impressive fleet of Dive boats and is the only outfit I believe with Dolphin excursions where one can choose from Dolphin dives, snorkeling, or being a trainer for a day etc. I opted for diving and snorkeling with them and it was an experience you wont soon forget as unlike other dolphin dives there is a lot of interaction between you and the animals. Roatan also has some of the best diving in the world and after having been there no diving in the Caribbean impresses as much.

    It is not a glamorous destination in that Roatan is not about the might life or shopping one might find in St. Barts or St. Thomas. It is a place to truly get away and escape into nature that has not been completely discovered by tourists.

  2. It’s been a while since I was in Belize, but I’ll never forget the great time I had there. I stayed on Ambergis Caye near San Pedro at Ramoines Reef Resort, right on the beach. Our accommodations were more down to earth but had a simple luxury stlye about it. The views were beautiful & the food was delightful.

    One of my favorite things to do was go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. It’s the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. The marine life was abundant with beautifully colored tropical fish swimming along the coral & sea fans. A feast for the eyes!

  3. Vanessa says:

    It’s been a while since the last time I was there, however the Bay Islands are spectacular. I took a direct flight from Milan to Roatan, stayed at the Henry Morgan hotel, absolutely wonderful.
    Crystal clear water, snorkeling in the barrier reef and swimming with dolphins, the only thing I wanted was a longer vacation.

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