This was stop three of our 2015 annual Anniversary cruise vacation. We arrived at Mahony bay which is the port at Isla Roatan, Honduras. We had been here before and enjoyed the beach and surrounding areas. This was a very relaxing way to enjoy this port of call. After looking at brouchures we decided that this time we would plan a nice snorkel and free diving adventure. After talking with the clerk at the excursion desk we reserved our tickets to go to Tabyana Beach. It was advertised that pristine corals could be seen just a short distance from the beach. The clerk confirmed it as the do get to enjoy the attractions at the port of calls and most of them have actually been at the sites advertised. I must say, I fell in love with coral life. It was an awesome choice.
We arrived at Mahogany Bay, the area specifically made for the ship’s arrival. A few nice shops and restaurants to make you feel comfortable and entice you to open your wallet and have some fun. They really work at making you forget your busy life and enjoy your true vacation.
We went straight to take a mini bus that took us to the beach Upon arrival we were some of the first to get there. that was great. I was able to prepare and get to the free diving part.I spoke to one of the workers and asked what were the boundaries and what area was safe out of the currents. After a few suggestions I went in the water and started to snorkel my way to about 20 feet were I dove down to get some pictures of the corals.
The area was well taken care of, they even had signs in different languages to basically guide you away from the shallow areas so you would not touch the corals.I was in just 2 feet of water when this Palometa fish pass by saying HI!The corals were pristine, the area was well taken care of. It was an awesome sight and delightful free dive and snorkeling. From the beach it was not even 10 feet of water and the corals were there already.
After an hour or so I went back to the beach to join my wife for a local beer and some patties.
Once we took a break we went back in the water to continue enjoying the sights of the reef and the colorful fish. Once again I encountered more signs, this one in Spanish.From the water you can appreciate the natural contour of the Island.And then back under water we continued to appreciate what nature has to offer.Shcools of Blue, Brown, mixed in with Parrot fish and other species were the constant sights all over the reef.
It took us quiet few hour to explore and enjoy the reef. It was getting late so we decided to go back in relax and get on our way back to the ship. Below are the restaurant and shop areas of Tabyana beach.
Below is an interesting stop to get the sand of your body.
On our way to the boat we were.I snapped some picture from inside the bus. I always like to remember how things were when I visited a destination.
One last taste of the local brew and on to the ship we were.
Thansk for stopping by, our next stop would be Cayman Islands!