IBAGARI

Ibagari is our kind of paradise. The Boutique Hotel is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Roatán, surrounded by both vegetation and white sand beaches. The restautant is the best on the island, and if you do not stay at the hotel you will need to make a reservation or you will not get a table.

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What is so appealing about Ibagari, is the architecture. Everything is so open and inviting. There is no front door, the whole structure is completely open, the only doors is to the 8 rooms, the kitchen or the restrooms.

It is all about relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, standup paddeling, eating, and sleeping. There are other activities you can do, such as exploring the 2 nearest villages: West Bay or West End. Ibagari also have yoga twice a week, painting, and their own diving club. Our last evening there was a bonfire on the beach, with a local dance company.

We stayed a week, and you get into your own rhythm very fast. Everyday at sunset we would enjoy an aperitif and watch the beautiful sunset.

Roatan

Roatán is one of Honduras’s Caribbean Bay Islands. Part of the huge Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, it’s known for its beaches, dive sites and marine life. In the southwest is busy West Bay Beach, with a coral reef near the shore, which is number 2 diving/snorkeling after Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We had looked forward to a week of snorkeling among tropical fish and corals. Unfortunately just before we arrived, a big storm had come by Roatan, and do to that the visibility in the water was bad. We did have one good snorkeling day, and it was quite spectacular, and defiantly something to come back for. One of the first day at the island, we walked about 1 mile down the beach to West Bay, where these next photos are from.

west bay beach

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adventure

If you are not into diving or snorkeling, or if you like us had bad visibility issues, Roatan have many other things for you to do. We went zip-lining, swimming with dolphins, and visited an animal park with iguanas, parrots, monkeys, and turtles. 

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The hotel we stayed in was fabulous. Ibagari Hotel is small, 8 rooms, located on the beach, and so amazing. It's only 1 year old, and to quote their website "We want our guests to live an experience through art, gastronomy and nature in a space that celebrates life", and that is what Ibagari is all about. At first there was one other family staying there, but at the end we had the whole place to our self. This ment we got the royal treatment, everyone was so nice, helpful, and just wanted us to feel at home. We all did, and didn't want to leave, but all holiday's comes to and end. 

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I end this blog post from Roatan with a sunset, and maybe we will revisit this beautiful place again someday.