After two days of back-to-back excursions, Mal and I were exhausted, so on the day that we ported in Roatan, Honduras, we slept in. I mean, it was vacation after all, right? But, unfortunately, a slow start to our day meant that we sort of wasted our time in Roatan.
We ported at Mahagony Bay, which is basically a cruise ship terminal since a bunch of different cruise lines use this same area. (You can see a second ship in the backround of the photo below.) The cruise ships also pull up really close to the shore, so passengers can easily and quickly depart and board.
Mahagony Bay includes a shopping area.
And a beach.
Roatan was gorgeous””crystal clear water with green, lush foliage.
Looking out into the island sort of reminded me of LOST.
When Mal and I realized that Mahogany Bay was basically Carnival land, we wanted to leave and explore Roatan. Unfortunately, this area was sort of in the middle of nowhere””at least not within walking distance of beaches or the downtown area. We almost took a taxi, but it was really expensive. For example, it would have cost us $60 to go to the beach because it was $10 per person, each way + another $10 per person to get into the beach. The cruise ship departed early that day, so we would have had less than two hours to spend at the beach, so we didn’t think it was worth it and just hung out at Mohogany Bay.
Mal and I were bummed that we didn’t take full advantage of our time in Roatan, but we had some fun anyway.
If we ever make it back to Roatan, we’ll definitely have a plan of attack to see more of the island!