Cruise Stop 4: Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan

The 4th and final stop of our cruise, and definitely my second favorite was Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan (a small island off of Honduras). The beach and everything around it was beautiful.

Evan and I did go zip lining through the jungle when we first got off the boat. I quickly realized how scared of heights I was! I was seriously such a chicken. I went through all of them, but my heart was pounding through my chest the entire time. We even had this 8 year old little boy in our group that handled it way better than I did. We don’t have any pictures, because well, it would be impossible to take pictures while going across the lines. I was holding on for my life instead.

After my near-death experience (ha, just kidding – but that’s how I acted), we met up with everyone else on the beach. Yes, It was a man-made beach. But it was still gorgeous.


It was also a particularly hot day (high 80’s I think) so I couldn’t stand to lay out at our chairs for very long. I have ADD (like really bad) so sitting on a beach chair for longer than 5 minutes just doesn’t work for me. I don’t know how people do it. So I made Evan go on a walk with me around the island to check everything out.

I found a really cool piece of coral that I brought home. But by the time I got it back home to Chicago it smelled so bad that I had to throw it out. I even tried to Febreze it a few times, but it did nothing. Fishy smell = not good.

We weren’t on the island very long though, only until about 2:00pm. After exploring a bit, hanging out in the water it was pretty much time to head back on the boat. They did have these cable lift things that people could pay a ridiculous amount to ride. I think like $15 for unlimited rides. It was only about a quarter mile walk to the beach, so definitely not worth it if you ask me. But they must make a lot of money because a lot of people were doing it. There are lots of other things I could buy for $15.

All in all it was a fantastic trip! I would love to go on another cruise soon, but next year I’m thinking a week in Costa Rica or Brazil would be awesome.

  • Gina

    Amazing!