Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Travelin' Tuesday: Roatan Island

Roatan is a little island off the coast of Honduras, and was the only port on our last cruise that was new to both Chris and I.  Carnival has invested in building up a pier area named Mahogany Bay which includes a beach just for cruisers.

There were no real plans for this spot other than enjoying the beach and picking up some souvenirs.  We walked through the brightly colored shops before making our way to the beach.

There was some sticking of our feet in the water before retiring to our chairs where I caught up on my reading.

We only stayed for about an hour and a half before heading back to the ship.  One of the attractions on the island is the "flying chair" which is a chair lift that will take passengers from the shops to the beach.  On the way back we spotted my aunt and cousin making their way to the beach in the flying chair.

Love, love, love that candid of my parents walking back to the boat!  Going on 35 years of marriage and still have little moments like that.

Roatan is known for it's wood work, so we picked up a couple of items including a vase, wine holder and an elephant (which surprisingly Chris picked up, not me).  We also picked up some liquor which was on average 10-25% cheaper than what it is in the states, and duty free.

I'm so glad that we made it back on the ship before the clouds opened up.

We try to mix it up on cruises with fun excursions and relaxing beach days.  Isla Roatan was a perfect, relaxing beach day!


  1. Sounds like a perfect little getaway! I bet all that booze helped when it started raining ;) I am determined to take a cruise after reading your blog!

    1. Yay! I'm sure you'll have a blast!

  2. Looks like such a nice beach! I love beach days. :)

  3. I love Roatan--that's where we went for our honeymoon :) Never made to to this part of the island though. Ugh, I want to go back NOW!

  4. Looks like yet another amazing destination. The color of the water is so beautiful!

  5. that is indeed a sweet picture of your parents! and score on the liquor!