On Roatan Island, the largest of the seven Bay Islands, you will find rainforest jungle, incredible coral reefs, beautiful beaches and more. There are two ports side-by-side in Roatan - Coxen Hole Port of Roatan and Carnival Corporations owned Mahogany Bay.
This is a true eco-tourism stop and will appeal to anyone who loves nature, check out our Roatan Eco Walkways, Treetop Suspension Bridges and Zip Line and Beach Break Adventure Excursion. To truly enjoy your visit, check out our excursions that will encourage you to make the most of your time in Mahogany Bay, Roatan, the epitome of an island paradise.
Although the native tongue is remarkably diverse including Spanish, Mayan, and many others, English is often used, which will help to make this visit quite pleasant for many. Also, the local currency is the Lempira, however, US dollars are often accepted, but, as a point of information, only use bills that have no flaws. US dollars with rips, pieces missing, etc. will often not be accepted. Credit cards are often accepted, but not everywhere, so bring along currency in small bills.
The island of Roatan has a long and troubled history. First populated many centuries ago, once Columbus stopped on this island made from an ancient coral reef, the Spanish came and began to use the indigenous people for slave labor. That's when European illnesses came close to eliminating the locals. Later on, this became a destination for pirates and colonists alike due to its natural harbors. Thankfully, now it is a peaceful place with an unspoiled beauty that includes beaches, mountains, rainforest, and spectacular cliffs.
In Mahogany Bay itself, you will find a beach, Fat Tuesday's, and a chairlift just in case you'd rather not walk. However, there is also much more to do such as deep sea fishing, zip-lining, snorkeling, SCUBA diving and more. Check out our
Close to the shoreline is the world's 2nd largest barrier coral reef, which continues to make this a popular site with spectacular visibility of the diverse marine life. Snorkelers and SCUBA divers continue to come here from around the world to explore the depths. But, if the jungle is more your thing, there are several thrilling adventures to be had through our excursions as well. Sightseeing is also popular here and you can just kick back and relax in air-conditioned comfort while you are entertained by local lore and information.
Whatever you choose to do, you won't regret making Mahogany Bay on Roatan Island a favorite destination, enjoy!
Fun Fact: Roatan was once popular for English, Dutch, and French pirates who all sought to raid the Spanish vessels that transported goods from the New World back to Spain.