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By Angela Ash

Roatan is one of the Bay Islands, which is part of Honduras, which is located in Central America.  This exotic island is known for many things, but primarily for the superb scuba diving and snorkeling that are offered along the reef.  The vegetation is green and lush, and the climate is mild throughout the entire year.  Sound like a perfect place to drop anchor?


The port is located in Roatan's largest city, Coxen Hole.  There are several great little shops to browse just off the gangway.  However, to really explore Roatan, you must dig a little deeper.  I would strongly suggest using the services of a reputable tour company.


Bodden Tours is a unique tour group that offers visitors to Roatan experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.  Victor Bodden was born and raised in Roatan, Honduras, and his expertise of the island is easily shown in the wonderful tours that are offered.  

The Fun N Sun Excursion is a perfect tour for the day cruise passenger.  The day will start in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, as you are driven through several areas of beautiful Roatan, stopping for photo and shopping opportunities at Panorama Hill and a fantastic center offering beautiful, mahogany crafts. 


But the fun has not even started!  The tour will then arrive at Victor's Monkey Business, where you can visit with island deer, parrots, monkeys, and other animals.  And when I say "visit", I do mean up close and personal.  The monkeys are so friendly and curious, climbing all over one minute, and then cuddles in your arms the next!  This was definitely the highlight of our Roatan visit! 


Well... I suppose that depends on how one would rate one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.  After a bit more sightseeing, you will experience West Bay Beach and the gorgeous Bananarama Beach Resort.  During this two hour stop, you will be provided with a beach chair and use of the restroom and shower facilities.  Feel free to grab lunch, snorkel, swim, or simply relax. 


The  beach is made of soft, white sand, and the water is tranquil and warm, protected by the offshore reef. The water is so clear that you can easily see the tiny fish swimming about your feet! 

Bodden Tours also offers several other touring options, including zip lining, snorkeling, and fishing.  And keep in mind that with a private tour, the possibilities are endless! 

Visit Bodden Tours and book a tour in Roatan today!