TRAVELER TO ROATAN, HONDURAS BEWARE
On Jan 2nd, 2014, MY HUSBAND, MYSELF AND THREE CHILDREN WERE SHOT AT AND ROBBED AT GUN POINT WHILE RETURNING FROM A BEACH RECOMMENDED TO US BY ONE OF THE RENTAL COMPANIES LOCATED INSIDE THE PORT, MAHOGANY BAY.
While on Carnival Conquest, we stopped in Roatan, one of the ports. We rented a car and followed the recommendation of the rental agent on where to go.
We were returning from the beach and were on the access road to from the main road to this beach.
Out of the woods comes this criminal and points his semi-automatic weapon at us while standing in the middle of the road. He immediately begins to shoot at our car as we're driving up this hill.
My husband having nowhere to turn, puts the car in reverse to try and get away. He crashes the car on the side of the hill and we are stuck. The gunman runs toward us with his gun. My husband gets out of the car. When the gunman reaches my husband, he gets whatever cash he finds in my husband's pocket, $40, and demands more.
He looks in the car and sees my IPhone 5. I was trying to call for help. He demanded my phone, camera, and my daughter's iPhone. We gave it to him. I was actually relieved because I really thought we were going to be kidnapped or killed. Valuables he took can be replaced.
After he got those items he ran off.
Please be careful when traveling there.