While Roatan, the largest of the Bay islands, is world renowned for its spectacular diving and breathtaking, underwater scenery, it is also complemented with the natural beauty, tropical foliage and diverse indigenous species that populate the landscape. From hiking and horseback riding at ground level, to soaring above the tree canopy on a zip line, local companies are dedicated to providing safe and enjoyable ways for you to explore this island paradise.
We have an onsite tour kiosk located in front of our reception area, where you can get all the information needed to enjoy activities either onsite, across the island, or even a day trip to mainland Honduras.
Meander on horseback along the slopes of Bonacca Ridge, feasting your eyes on panoramic vistas, then walk down to the beach and gallop along the coastline. You’ll amble through a tropical rainforest atop a well-trained, gentle steed and pass by our vegetable farm project. The ride is ideal for first time rider, mature riders looking to get back in the saddle, but regardless of your experience, you’ve never seen scenery like this on horseback!
Discover the flora and fauna of our little piece of paradise at Turquoise Bay Resort. Walk around our resort and through the “forest” at the base of Bonacca Ridge. You’ll be astonished at the diversity of species that live in such a small area. You’ll also visit our own crops where we harvest items that we use in our kitchen. A “Land to the Plate” sustainable agriculture experience right on site.
MASSAGES / SPA
The finishing touch to a perfect day lounging, touring or diving is enjoying one of our spa services. Imagine a soothing massage on the beach under the shade of a palm tree with the Caribbean Sea gently lapping to shore. We can arrange a service for you at our front desk.
Looking for a little excitement? How about soaring above the tree tops discovering the natural wonders of Roatan. This fascinating trip on the canopy rainforest offers the opportunity to see the natural flora and wildlife that exist on the island. You’ll have the opportunity to ride above the trees experiencing a unique ecological adventure.
LIITLE FRENCH KEY
Little French Key is a private Island Resort with various fun activities for day visitors only, and includes horseback swimming (yes, swimming), several white sand beaches, numerous bars (including a swim-up bar in the clear Caribbean Sea), three restaurants (two on the water and one on the white sand beach) two Jump platform for your enjoyment; all created with utmost respect for the environment and the wildlife that is part of this amazing place.
Created by world famous golf course architect Pete Dye, Roatan’s Black Pearl is an 18 hole, par 72, 72,000 yard championship golf course, and 14 of the 18 holes offer spectacular views of both the Caribbean and the world’s second largest barrier reef.
Located in West Bay, this beachfront park offers not only the water activities and leisure of the beach and ocean, but also diverse attractions in over 20 lush acres. There’s an animal preserve with jump-on-your-shoulders monkeys, free-flying exotic birds and other native animals, as well as botanical gardens with over 200 colorful plant and tree species, numerous waterfalls and fountains, a picturesque hanging bridge over the fishing pond and a zip line tour.
BLUE HARBOR TROPICAL ARBORETUM
Roatan’s working “Tropical Eden” covering over 160 eco-friendly acres. Here you will find unique and spectacular tropical gardens, seasonal fruit and nut orchards, and the only tropical botanical “Conservatory” on Roatan as well as a 12 ft. waterfall into the Caribbean. This is also a working farm where you’ll see over 70,000 heads of lettuce and assorted herbs being grown using modern hydroponics.
CARAMBOLA BOTANICAL GARDENS
The 100 per cent natural 40 acres of these gardens and their many jungle trails offer a perfect place for hiking, wildlife and scenic photography, eco tours, bird watching, nature studies, and of course, relaxation. So “take a walk on the wild side” and watch playful Monkey La Las as you enjoy flowering plants, orchids, medicinal plants, exotic species, fruit and nut trees, including the popular “Chocolate Tree” and the world famous Honduras mahogany tree.
Visit to West End and Coxen Hole souvenir shops and during cruise ship season visit the terminals’ plazas, where you’ll also find local artisans and duty free stores.
WEST SIDE TOUR
Visit the island’s tourist area and wander through the well-known West Bay Beach or just go bar hopping through the island’s iconic West End village. West Bay Beach has been named one of the Best Beaches of the World, and this is where all-inclusive resorts, rental condos and beach bars line a stunning white sand beach. Great snorkeling or just enjoy the beach.
OVER-NIGHT COPAN RUINS
Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Copán, one of the most elaborate cities of the Mayan Empire, on this full-day trip. Enjoy a relaxing drive across Honduras by comfortable coach and then explore the ruins on foot with an expert guide. You’ll be amazed as you learn about this ancient civilization via the archeological discovery of its many temples, hieroglyphic writing system and elaborate stone monuments.
CANGREJAL RIVER ADVENTURE
An exhilarating tour of the Rio Cangrejal! Raft through the spectacular Nombre de Dios Mountains and a virgin rainforest, ride a mountain bike, go horseback riding or go the Cacao Lagoon to watch the monkeys. Guides will explain river geology, rain forest ecology, and the local campesino culture. Egrets, toucans, kingfishers and parakeets are frequently seen.
PICO BONITO NATIONAL PARK HIKING TRAIL
Explore Pico Bonito National Park, one of Central America’s most pristine jungles with over 270,000 acres of unexplored rainforest. Seven different ecosystems surround Pico Bonito and it is home to over 420 species of birds as well as jaguars, tapirs, deer, puma, white-faced and spider monkeys.