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Seven Hours In Roatan, Honduras

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The final post in a three-part series about my recent Western Caribbean cruise, I’m sharing a few highlights from our day in Roatan, Honduras. 

Roatan, Honduras

This past January my husband and I went on a Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Crown Princess. Today’s post about Roatan, Honduras is the third and final post in my three-part series.

Tulum Beach Turqoise Waters

Be sure to go back if you missed the first two where I share 7 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Healthy Lifestyle on a Cruise plus our day at the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, Mexico.

Roatan Honduras

Our visit to Roatan did not quite go as expected due to a major rainstorm which turned into a torrential downpour. While our beach excursion was canceled and the day did not quite go as planned, exploring Roatan on our own turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip.

Roatan Honduras Kids


If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, I highly recommend hiring one of the taxi drivers at the port to take you into town. In fact, they will stay with you for the entire day for just $40-45 dollars.

Roatan Fried Whole Snapper

Our first stop was a local hotspot: Paradise Restaurant. The whole fried snapper was extremely fresh, the plantain chips were crunchy and perfectly salted and the black beans and rice were cooked in a creamy coconut broth. This meal was a highlight of our visit to Roatan!

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Pro Tip: Order a cold bottle of the local beer, Salva Vida. Light, refreshing and super flavorful, enjoying these local brews was a great way to pass the time on our rainy day in Roatan.

Roatan Beach Palm Tree

After lunch, our driver took us into the center of town which includes access to this beautiful public beach. It was quiet on this rainy day but there is still something very peaceful and relaxing about being in the warm, hot air – even if it is raining.

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As we were walking around the beach it started to downpour again so there was only one reasonable option: find a local bar and enjoy a Roatan specialty: the frozen mudslide. I’m not going to lie – this was the best mudslide I’ve ever tasted. The open air bar was surrounded by rain but it was still a beautiful way to spend the afternoon.

Roatan Honduras House

Once the rain slowed down a bit, we continued to walk around a little to take in the beautiful scenery and architecture.

Roatan Palm Tree Beach Scene

While we didn’t have the quintessential Honduras beach day we had been planning on, we ended up having an entirely different experience that turned out to be one of the highlights of our entire cruise.

Roatan Boy Running

There is something to be said with spontaneity and going with the flow when you’re traveling. After all, life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.

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Disclosure: Princess Cruise Line hosted us during our recent Western Caribbean cruise. While I have been compensated to write this post, all thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. 

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11 Comments

  1. We too feel in love with Roatan on a cruise. Made it my goal to own there and this year we bought a 2 bedroom condo at infinity bay. I couldn’t be more excited to own a piece of west bay beach.

  2. This is why when we discovered Roatan on our cruise we decided to make it an annual trip to the island. We love the loacl culture and have been staying a week there for the last 10 years!

    P.S. The drink is known locally as a Monkey Lala.

      1. Roatan is one of the Caribbeans best secrets. The diving is phenomenal, the food simple, but delicious.
        Lodging can be a large range, but Los Rocas is clean and convenient

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