is impressive. This Caribbean island is famous for its diving sites, adventures for every taste, delicious cuisine, and lovely beaches. All this makes Roatan a popular stop for cruise ships exploring the Caribbean.
Today we invite you to check the TOP 10 Roatan attractions by CruiseBe. Let's go!
1. Little French Key
Little French Key is a private island resort with romantic beaches, various dining options, numerous things to do, and breathtaking nature. Enjoy a relaxing beach day, try different watersports, taste local cuisine, go shopping, visit Animal Rescue Center, and take fantastic pictures.
It takes just 20 minutes to get to the island from the Coxen Hole and Mahogany Bay cruise ports.
2. Gumbalimba Park
Gumbalimba Park is about history, pristine nature, and exciting extreme adventures. Learn more about Roatan, its flora and fauna. Visit a museum. Meet macaws, iguanas, monkeys, and more. Enjoy walking tours, canopy tours, scuba diving, kayaking, etc.
3. West Bay
This part of the island is deservedly considered one of the best locations for a beach day throughout Honduras. A well-maintained white sand beach with beautiful views, crystal clear water, various watersports, and charming cafes and restaurants is a perfect location for sunbathing and swimming. Besides, this is a popular site for snorkeling and diving. After all, the world's second-longest reef system is just off the coast.
4. Maya Key
It is a small piece of paradise not far from a cruise pier. Maya Key is a private island retreat with a lovely beach, a resort-style pool, lush gardens, an animal rescue center, and lots of history of the Maya civilization. The place is beautiful and peaceful.
5. Mahogany Bay
Mahogany Bay is a Carnival Cruise Line's cruise port and a place to enjoy swimming, dining, shopping, ziplining, and many other activities. The beach resort is situated within walking distance from the cruise ship.
6. Carambola Botanical Gardens
It's time to merge with the beautiful pristine nature of the island. Enjoy hiking, sightseeing, birdwatching, learn more about Honduran vegetation. Carambola Botanical Gardens is a must-visit place for all nature lovers.
7. Half Moon Bay
The beach is well-maintained, and the water is crystal clear. It is a great snorkeling and diving location with abundant marine life. There are lots of various dining venues nearby.
8. Manawakie Park
Have you already got a selfie with a sloth? No? Well, you can take many cool selfies with monkeys, parrots, sloths, and more in Manawakie Eco Nature Park. Besides, you can learn a lot about the history and traditions of Roatan here, as well as enjoy various activities.
9. Tabyana Beach
Tabyana Beach is deservedly considered one of the best beaches in the Western Caribbean. It is perfect for sightseeing, sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling – and enjoying the moment. The beach offers excellent facilities and mind-blowing views.
10. Anthony's Key Resort
It is a private resort situated on a small cay off Roatan and a place to try snorkeling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and more. And did we mention a Dolphin Encounter? Yes, you can swim, snorkel, dance, take pictures and have fun with dolphins at Anthony's Key Resort.
Have you already visited this welcoming sunny cruise port of call? What are your favorite things to do in Roatan? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
By the way, cruise ships that stop at Roatan often have Cozumel, Mexico on their itinerary, so we offer you to check the list of the most exciting things to do in Cozumel via this link.