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About Roatan

Roatan is one of the three beautiful Bay islands located off the north coast of Honduras. Set on a coral reef and beholding scenic reserves, botanical gardens and some of the finest beaches in Latin America and the Caribbean, the eco-tourism sector here is blossoming.

Within the islands lush tropical landscape you will find jungles, forests, mangrove canals and mountain peaks. Visit Carambola Botanical Reserve and the Roatan Butterfly Gardens or take a canopy tour to appreciate its natural charms. Off land scubadivers can enjoy calm turquoise waters filled with volcanic mazes, underwater caverns and colourful and exotic marine life.

Roatans quaint seaside villages and resorts are a great place to soak up some culture and shop for unusual and attractive Central American arts and crafts.

 

Shore excursions in Roatan

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Snapshot of Roatan

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Duration: 4¼ hours

Combine some of the main highlights of Roatan with a boat cruise and time at the beach.

Begin your tour with a photo stop at a viewpoint offering a wonderful panoramic view of the coastline and surrounding hills. Afterwards you’ll visit one of the island’s most beloved attractions; the Iguana Hideaway, to see the giant iguanas moving freely around you, some of which are more than 3 feet long. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the Reserve’s small ocean enclosure with its resident tarpons.

Continue to Dixon Cove, Las Palmas where you’ll board an island-style boat for a 20 minute cruise through the historic waterways. Sit back and relax as you travel along the mangrove-lined waterways and past 2 of the biggest semi-submerged shipwrecks on the island.

Disembark your boat back in Las Palmas where you’ll be treated to a musical show performed by the Garifunas; direct descendants of the islands Carib Indians who settled here in 1797. During the performance, they’ll share with you some of their most important dances. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Outdoor Museum, to see reproductions of the Garifunas huts and sample freshly prepared yuka bread. A soft drink refreshment will also be served.

Round off your tour at Las Palmas Beach, where you’ll have around 1 hour of free time to spend relaxing in the sun, enjoying a swim in the sea or browsing the local souvenir stores.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. There is one step to negotiate to board the boat. You are reminded to wear sunscreen and to take swimwear and a towel if wishing to use the beach. Showers and changing facilities are available. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer water sports, these are provided by parties unconnected to P&O Cruises.

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