Your hosts at Blue Rock Vacations - John and Debbie Malthouse - are both seasoned sailors who first debarked on their journey from
Ontario Canada in July 2007 aboard their 42-foot sailing ketch
Sweet Surrender, navigating the US Eastern seaboard and the Inter
Coastal Waterways. Bahamas and the Caribbean chain of Islands
Since then, as full time live-a-boards the two sailors - John a former
mechanical engineer and Debbie a horticulturalist and utility employee
- have cruised the Caribbean. They Returned occasionally to the US and
Canada to visit family and friends. Perhaps unknowingly, in their
travels John and Debbie have been searching for the ideal location to
drop anchor and settle down.
They found their ideal location on the island of Roatán.
With its pristine beaches and safe harbours, Roatán is protected on all sides by the world's second largest barrier reef. After 14 years together all of which were spent on or near water or aboard Sweet Surrender, John and Debbie tied the knot during a quiet ceremony with family and friends of the boating community of Stuart Florida.
While in Florida and having more than completed a mandatory 720 days
of off-shore boating. John received his United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License, graduating at the top of his class.
With a beautiful house and a gorgeous sailboat, John and Debbie have
decided to open their doors to vacationers, fellow captains and crew
to share their little bit of paradise.