3. Roatan Island, Honduras
“The media doesn’t typically paint Honduras as the most tourist-friendly destination in the world, but I thought Roatan Island was welcoming. My accommodation, Posada Las Orquídeas, was about $30 per night, and was a budget-friendly paradise with giant waterfront balconies showcasing tables and hammocks.
My friends and I occupied a bunch of rooms in a row, so we essentially had one connected mega balcony. There’s also so much to do on the island: helping the environment through your palate by eating invasive lionfish at Cannibal Cafe,
going snorkeling or diving (Roatan has over 150 sites), dancing at El Bosque West End, and chilling out on West Bay Beach. One awesome find on the beach: the Mayan Princess Beach Resort, which has $6 frozen margaritas and free cabanas (though they’re less than squeaky clean, but still fun). So awesome for a girls’ getaway!” —Jessie Festa, Jessie On A Journey
More info on Roatan Island here.