So as you probably already know, my husband and I are missionaries for Jesus on the island of Roatan, Honduras. We love the island and the wonderful people here. There are so many fun and exciting things to do here. These are my top 5 Roatan Excursions. They are (mostly) kid friendly (we have an almost 3 year old). If you are headed to Roatan, check out one of these fun things to do. Enjoy the island!
West Bay Beach -Clear blue water and white sand beaches… this is the Caribbean at it’s finest. You could spend a whole day here just soaking up the rays, snorkeling, building sand castles, and enjoying the “Aqua Glide” – a huge floating inflatable with a full size trampoline, obstacle course, and giant slide.
Plaza Mar in Coxen Hole – Shopping and a view. Local market set on a hill with a view of Coxen hole. Wonderful photo op. Make sure to pick up a huge bottle of vanilla extra for about $2.50, local coffee for about $5, and the fresh baked bread isle. Yum!source
Glass Bottom Boat @ Foster’s West Bay – This is a super fun ride. About 45 minutes of underwater fun without getting wet (or sunburned.) Keep an eye out for Parrot Fish and Sea Turtles.
This is Little Girl and her bestie experiencing it the other day. They loved it, obviously!
Gumbalimba Park – zipline from the road right down to the beach, then take a tour of the exotic animals. Macaws, monkeys, iguanas, oh my! Awesome adventure!
My family at the park in July 2011
Rent a Scooter @ Captain Vans (West Bay or West End) – This is super fun! You can rent a scooter for about $30 for the whole day and explore the island. Wear your sunscreen (especially on the front of your thighs, people usually forget to do that.)
****Here’s a freebie: See local art! Check out any of our amazing local artists. Rusty Fish, Britteny Bennett, Stitches of Love… if you love art and want to support Roatan, then please consider buying from local artists.*****
I heart Roatan and I hope you enjoy our beautiful island!