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Roatan Honduras A Port of Call for Some Cruise Ships

Roatan is a port of call we visited on the Western Caribbean itinerary of the Norwegian Jewel. Years ago my parents enjoyed a week of SCUBA diving on Roatan, so when I saw that the NCL Jewel was going to call in there I was intrigued.


Roatan Honduras
Roatan from the NCL Jewel

Royal Caribbean International built the dock in the largest town on the island, Coxen Hole. And just recently Carnival Cruise Lines built Mahogany Bay about 10 minutes from Coxen Hole for Carnival and Princess cruise passengers.


On our NCL Jewel cruise, we decided to spend our time in Roatan Zip Lining, one of our favorite activities! Here is a video of our experience with South Shore Canopy Tours in Roatan.



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Cruise Ship Activities on Roatan

There are many things to do or not to do on Roatan island while in Port. I have listed some excellent ideas for your day there.

  • Hang out at the Beach

West Bay Beach - Roatan, Honduras
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  • Zip Lining, lunch and a stop at the beach
  • Have lunch at the Bananarama Dive Beach Resort
  • Take an island tour
  • Hang out on Little French Key a Private Island Retreat (#1 Tripadvisor rated attraction in Roatan!)
  • Go Scuba diving
  • Go snorkeling
  • Visit an iguana farm
  • Go fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Rent a scooter and tour the island on your own
  • Learn to play the steel drums
  • Have a dolphin encounter
  • Check out the butterfly and Carambola gardens
  • Spend the day on a catamaran
  • Check out the Bay Islands Underwater Museum
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Go kayaking around the island
  • Spend the day at one of the islands Spa's
  • Learn to Windsurf
  • Try Snuba diving at Tabyana Beach
  • Try horseback riding at Full Moon or on the beach
  • Check out Rony's Monkey Trail Canopy Park - the monkeys jump on your shoulders!
  • Visit a Cameo Factory


Have You Been to Roatan Honduras - Share Your Story

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How did you spend your day on Roatan? Did you enjoy it? What didn't you like about it?

Would you go back? What would you have done differently?


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