I would have liked to try the chair lift, but I was too afraid that my wiggle worm of a child would fall out! Over the bridge there is so much more going on. I had no idea. First we came upon the dolphin experience. Swimming and interacting with dolphins seems to be very popular these days. A couple of photo ops between the beach and restaurants! Showers. A playground! Picnic area. Beach with a walking pier. I really like that this was included, no extra charge for the use of most of these (Im sure the Dolphin things have a charge and I know the chairlift did.) It gave me the feel of a private island like Coco Cay or Great Stirrup Cay. Had the day been more sunny we would have used the beach, but it wasn't nice out so we opted to just kick back.
We went to Fat Tuesday for a snack and some Honduran Beers. As you can see, my son was pooped at this point.
On our walk back to the ship my husband and I decided to walk through the nature trail. My mom took my son in his stroller along the paved path while we explored for a little bit. it winds up and down a hill with trees and plants. There are 3-4 balcony type places to stop and sit on some benches that look out at the ships. It was rugged enough that the stroller wouldn't make it, but not too rough because we were both wearing sandals and made it out just fine.
Sailing away from Roatan was nice. We sat out on the balcony and watched the port fade away. Just before departing we saw a bunch of old mattresses left behind on the dock. I guess it was time to refresh some beds onboard. I later found out that Carnival transfers beds from a lot of their ships in Miami and drops them off in Roatan. They are then donated to local orphanages! I think that's an incredibly nice gesture on their behalf. That's the Legend off in the distance. Throughout the entire week we tagged along with them, or did they with us?? Same ports, other than Costa Maya. I believe they sailed out of Tampa whereas we came from Miami.
The next day we went stopped in Roatan. This was a new port for us. Normally we'd go on an excursion. My husband and I are very adventurous so it's difficult to ride ATVs, Water Raft, and other things like that when you have a baby with you. We opted to just hang out by the port area or spend time onboard. It was overcast all day with some drizzles here and there.
First stop was breakfast, I went to the burrito bar again and saw something familiar sitting off on the side opposite the burritos. There was no label. They had arepas! They are delicious. It's basically two cornmeal patties with melted cheese in between! I was in heaven for breakfast! They had these every day, not just today. This was the first time I had noticed them.
From what I understand, Carnival funded the Mohagany Bay pier. It's very nice. I would not mind coming back just for the port area. They did a nice job. It is new and clean!
Here we are in front of the sign.
There are some indoor shops as well as a craft market where vendors can sell their things. Every country we visit, we like to bring back a wood carved and polished trinket with the location named carved in to it. We have a turtle from Haiti, sunflower from Costa Rica, palm tree from the Bahamas, etc. So we searched the shops for something that would fit in with our collection. The search ended quickly, as my husband handed my son a wood carved toy which we could not pry from his hands! It doesn't exactly fit in with the things we have at home...
My husband bought inexpensive sunglasses because he couldn't find his regular ones. Well, let me recommend that no one buy cheap sunglasses in Roatan! He said that when he put them on he felt drunk. He went back inside and asked if they accidentally sold him prescription ones, they said no. Everything looked wobbly though them. Strangely when he wore them indoors it was fine, but outside they had that weird effect. He couldn't return them!
We were going to head back to the ship when we saw this lovely sign and bridge, so we decided to take a peek at the other side. I am so glad we did because there was a lot over the bridge! Tune in to the next post for more information about the other side of the bridge!
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