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Hi all.  My folks are disinclined to do a beach day on Roatan due to the concerns over sand flees. Whether they truly are an issue or not, they're not willing to take a chance since Roatan is our first port; they don't want the trip spoiled by itching. What else is there to do in port here?  Is this a good port to do some shopping?  Is there anything to do in the port area itself?  Are there any cultural tours for like $20 a head like there are in other ports?  TIA!

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53 minutes ago, kayjaypea42 said:

Hi all.  My folks are disinclined to do a beach day on Roatan due to the concerns over sand flees. Whether they truly are an issue or not, they're not willing to take a chance since Roatan is our first port; they don't want the trip spoiled by itching. What else is there to do in port here?  Is this a good port to do some shopping?  Is there anything to do in the port area itself?  Are there any cultural tours for like $20 a head like there are in other ports?  TIA!


which port, there are two ports on Roatan?

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15 minutes ago, c-leg5 said:


which port, there are two ports on Roatan?

I believe we're in Coxen Hole. This is with NCL. They're also not wanting to do monkeys/sloths. Thanks!! 

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25 minutes ago, kayjaypea42 said:

I believe we're in Coxen Hole. This is with NCL. They're also not wanting to do monkeys/sloths. Thanks!! 


Not a lot to do in immediate area - limited port shopping. 
 

Maybe take a look here and see if anything appeals

https://roatantourismbureau.com/port-of-roatan

 

You could get a private driver for a few hours to take a tour of the island  (usually $25pp if you have more than 4 people), photos ops, Jade museum, cameo factory, chocolate factory, rum factory, shops in West End, maybe lunch at Temporary Cal’s ( recommended, but I haven’t been yet but it sits up high above the sea away from the beach and has good views). Zip lining.

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Get a cab or private driver and go to Temporary Cal’s Cantina for lunch.  Amazing fresh food and views from the top of the hill.  I don’t think they have a website but check out Trip Advisor for reviews and pictures.  IMO, it’s the best way to spend the day other than the beach.

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Any chance you can get them to reconsider?  We have been to Roatan at least once a year for 15 years.  Last year we spent 8 days at a resort on West Bay.  No sand flea bites!  I am normally the one who gets bug bites head to toe - but have had no issues in Roatan.  I didn't even use bug spray.  West Bay has some of the clearest, most beautiful water and incredible snorkeling right from the shore - shame to miss it. 

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When we were there, we did a visit to the Cameo Factory, the rum cake factory, and the chocolate factory.  The chocolate factory had quite a few steps, but my wife who has limited mobility was able to make it up and we thought the tour was very informative.  Here is a short video 

 

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i LOVED this video, Misguy...omg.  cannot wait to visit the chocolate factory!  hubby and i are growing some cacao trees from seed right now, so high interest in this topic. thanks again!

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