Our day in Honduras was easily the most relaxing time we had on the cruise. The fine white strip of sand in Roatan was without a doubt the most beautiful, breathtaking beach I’ve ever had the pleasure of walking on. If you’re looking for adventure, the place would probably disappoint, but if you just feel like soaking up the sun and bobbing along the shore in the crystal clear water, I would highly recommend visiting in Mahogany Bay.
Arriving on Roatan Island and making our way toward Mahogany Bay.
There’s a little tourist village built by Royal Caribbean where you can shop for souvenirs.
We made our way through a well-kept garden full of exotic flowers and plants.
We chanced upon a little path that led off the main road and onto a tiny bay overlooking the main port. Apparently we weren’t the first to stray off the beaten track…
Enjoying the view from the little hidden pier.
You can also reach the beach by a cable car which goes above the garden, but you’d miss out on a really nice walk between the fragrant plants.
We could already see the water was an oddly bright blue colour, unlike any other we’d seen before. We felt very optimistic about the day ahead!
I felt giddy as I covered the last few feet to the beach in a quick jog. I couldn’t wait to kick my flip-flops off and bury my toes in that amazingly soft, dust-like sand!
I just couldn’t believe how clean the water was. So I had to dive in!
After a nice long nap in the shade we started to think about lunch…
We ate at Fat Tuesday where they served an incredibly yummy Caribbean jerk with black bean rice, plantain chips and spicy pico de gallo.
Back on the beach, there was plenty of time to just unwind any way we liked.
The relaxed atmosphere in Mahogany Bay put me in such a good mood that I spent the rest of the day just splashing about, chasing fish with my underwater camera and generally goofing around…
Back on our ship, we waved goodbye to the beautiful Roatan. It was everything we’d hoped for and more when setting out on our Caribbean holiday.
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