Port of Call Roatán, Honduras
Norwegian Sun docked at Coxen Hole, Roatan, Honduras. The island of Roatan is blessed with numerous fabulous beaches, offering superb snorkeling on the extensive reef. NCL and Royal Caribbean ships dock at Coxen Hole near Roatan town, Carnival ships dock at their new Mahogany Bay facility.
Roatán Shore Excursions
Half Moon Bay Beach
At the beginning of of the West End area lies half Half Moon Beach, a lovely beach set in a bay shaped like a crescent moon. There’s great snorkeling on the reef. West End is a popular spot with a good choice of shops, bars and restaurants. The beach is a 5 mile mini-bus ride from Roatan town.
West Bay Beach
At the very western tip of Roatan, about a mile past West End, lies West Bay Beach, a long curve of fine white sand. The beach has amazing coral reefs just 30 yards offshore for fantastic snorkeling. Alternatively try out water sports such as sea kayaking, scuba-diving and sailing. There's a small selection of restaurants and bars. Be prepared for large crowds on cruise ship days.
Mahogany Bay Beach
About two miles west of Roatan town lies Mahogany Bay, a purpose-built cruise resort (Carnival ships dock here). A chair-lift whisks you from the cruise terminal area to nearby Mahogany Bay Beach (or you can walk in about 10 minutes). The beach makes a great place to chill out for the day. If you want to venture further, access to public transport requires a walk out of the resort area up to the top of the hill to reach the impromptu taxi rank.
Exquisite butterflies from around 20 species flit around in an enclosed part of the Butterfly Garden. This is also home to stunning hummingbirds, parrots and toucans. A short 5 minute walk from the main entrance to West End Village.
Gumbalimba Park is an exciting mixture of animal preserve, botanical garden and beach.
Play with parrots and monkeys, ride a zip-line through the jungle, kayak the stunning reef, eat at a pool-side bbq, or relax at a lounger on the beach. Gumbalimba Park is located near West Bay.
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