Welcome to the Caribbean Island of Roatan!
It’s no wonder Roatan is becoming increasingly popular as a stopover for cruise ships. The pristine white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and lush tropical foliage have made this a day tripper’s paradise.
Because of its remote location, Roatan has maintained the laid-back, small scale island atmosphere while offering all the services and amenities for an ideal Caribbean vacation. Roatan shore excursions provide cruise ship daytrippers with many ways to see the island.
Roatan cruise ship passengers can experience some of the best diving in the Caribbean and if you are not ot a diver? No problem. The reef protected waters are ideal for snorkelling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and a myriad of other water activities. Roatan is also known for its deep sea fishing charters and is host to an international big game deep-sea fishing derby in September. Roatan tours include a variety of itineraries to enjoy many of these water activities.
Roatan’s lush jungle and mountainous terrain is unique among the bay islands and offers breathtaking zip-lining and canopy tour adventures. Secluded beaches and tropical trails are ideal for exploring by foot, or for the slightly more adventurous by horseback. And if you are a nature buff, botanical gardens, parks and wildlife experiences await.
The island’s history and culture are not to be overlooked and are easily experienced during your stay on Roatan. Visit Punta Gorda or Pollytilly both examples of traditional Garifuna village’s where you can truly experience what Roatan is all about. Visit one of the many museums or take a guided tour to Oak Ridge or Port Royal and discover the stories of Henry Morgan and the pirates that once called this island home. These experiences are best had by getting off of the beaten track and a number of excellent local independent Roatan tour operators offer a number of unique day trip experiences.
Try traditional Roatan Island cuisine like baleadas, pastilles, conch and other seafood specialities, not to mention Honduran coffee, some of the finest in the world or fresh local fruit smoothies and local gelato flavours. There are many excellent "cafeterias" (cafes) and "restaurantes" run by local islanders, for local islanders that should be explored. They offer amazing value with and an experience not to be found in the more touristy parts of the island. How about sipping a Monkey La La, having an ice cold Berena or a tall Caribbean Rum and Coke under a palapa at one of several patio pubs found all across the island.
Meet some of the locals, they are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet!
Roatan shopping can keep you busy for at least part of your day trip! Shop for Honduran mahogany, island jewellery, t-shirts and souvenirs. Visit art galleries and local craft stores for unique one-of-a-kind items. Shopping tours can take you to all the hotspots.
Most Roatan day trips have been designed with the cruise ship passenger schedule in mind. Transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal ensures quick and easy access to the island’s best activities.
So welcome to paradise and get out there, explore the real Roatan! See Roatan tours and shore excursions.