The Allure of the Seas made it to Coxen Hole, Roatan, Honduras today. So those of you that heard otherwise, the rumors are false. The Allure does stop in Roatan! You can see the damage to the pier, but is at the end of the pier. We were able to dock with no problems. Exciting events, the president of Honduras (or so the rumor went) visited the ship while we were in port. I actually saw him as he walked past my table at the Wipe Out Cafe. Lots of security and press. So I assume the rumors were true. Did some shopping at the port. It was a beautiful day and a lot of passengers seemed to be headed out on the many excursions. We decided to relax and hang out on the ship. Tip: You definitely need to do breakfast in the dining room. They offer both a buffet and ala carte service. We sat at a big table with other cruisers and had a very nice breakfast. I did the ala carte and was able to get the omelette I’ve been wanting! Today, we hit the Wipeout Cafe for lunch. Important note: it didn’t open until 12:30 so be sure to check the hours of operations before heading to a venue! Lucky for us it was 12:15 and we only had to wait 15 minutes. The plus to waiting was that the food was HOT and Fresh! Dinner was in the dining room tonight and was good. Hit the casino and the casino hit me back, in my wallet. But had fun playing and people watching. Everyone is having a good time which makes for a great experience! Oh, forgot to add... last night I did the movies under the stars. It was The Commuter. The movie was good and it was nice sitting outside with a breeze! Another fun and successful day!
Favorite place! Walked 2 blocks to a green roofed building and played with monkeys, lemurs, parrots, and a sloth for only $10 a person. Best kept secret!
Visited: Jul 08, 2018
We went to Little French Key and did the VIP level which allowed us to swim with a Jaguar. Yes, we all swam with and got pictures with a full size jaguar. I will not try to describe the experience any further but it is worth 2-3 times what we paid for it. The money raised is used to benefit the jaguars directly and they really enjoy being hugged. Besides the cats the VIP level included perfect tropical drinks, decent food, a private dining and beach area and access to horseback riding in the ocean and also massages for everyone all included. If you want to do something you never thought possible and in a place that is stunning beyond belief, you have got to consider this. The port is typical and the people are friendly. When we left the port to find the Little French Key rep, all of the other sales reps were kind and genuine. The atmosphere felt rushed but safe. This was the favorite stop of most of our group.
Honduras is my favorite port I have ever been to. I love the culture and the people are so nice and want to make your experience perfect. So, if you are looking for a relaxing excursion try, the Little French Key. This is different from the French Key through NCL. However they are very close neighboring island. I have been to the Little French Key 3 times and every time it gets better. There is an animal refuge, horse back riding, a spa, food, snorkling, a rope swing, swings, swim up bar, and so many more things are included in the package. If you go there I promise you won’t be disappointed it is absolutely breathe taking and the staff is incredible! It is also much cheaper then then the French Key, and from what I heard from the cruisers from that Island it was not as accommodating to individuals of all ages. I enjoyed it so much I am planning to take a vacation next year for a week to just stay in the Little French Key🏝❤️🤙
My wife and I booked the monkey and sloth excursion through 2k's adventures tours. It was amazing. Not only did we go to the sanctuary, but Joshua our guide (and owner of the company) took us to the chocolate factory, the rum company and took us on a nice tour of the island. We highly recommend 2k's.
go to west bay beach.....it is sooooo beautiful!!....it is so tropical and the water is calm and clear .....there are restaurants and bars along the beach.......there are vendors (better known has beggers) that try to sell u their products but remember the natives there are poor and there is no support system in their country like the USA......so if they don't peddle ...they don't eat
One of my favorite islands and excursions as I have been on 8 cruises. Have never snorkled before and went to Tabyana beach and purchased a snorkel and were able to join a group and went around the reef. The weather was absolutely perfect, the water was very nice and very clear (you could so 90 feet down to the bottom off the drop off). Not to mention the amount of marine life was incredible. Will truly never forget this.
I anxiously awaited this Maya Key Private Island Retreat excursion by NCL and it did not disappoint. Because of pier and docked ships we had to take a tender boat to disembark from the Dawn and then another boat to Maya Key....no big deal except the confusion waiting at the pier (once tendered) for the excursion boat itself. Could have been handled better. I had read a review somewhere about the monkey animal encounter on this excursion (no additional charge) where you actaully enter an encaged monkey area with the monkeys. The staff take pictures with your camera of you while the monkeys jump and play all over you and around you. When you exit the cage they give you a long branch and have birds sit on your shoulder and end of branch while they take pictures with your camera. No charge to take pictures either. Donations are welcomed and needed for all rescued animals/birds on thie island. The small island with beach is pretty and with a lot of rescued animals to enjoy. I loved loved loved this excursion.
Visited: Feb 25, 2018
Roatán's nature is absolutely beautiful. Definitely try to find an excursion for this port so you can really enjoy it rather than just shop their limited amount of stores. My boyfriend and I did RCL's extreme adventure zipline tour. (South shore zipline). It was beyond amazing and fun. It's the most bang for your buck, has great staff, and it's an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended!