Mahogany Bay, Isle’ Roatan
From our balcony, we instantly fell in love with the island. Beautiful lush hillside dotted with small colorful houses. White clean sail boats lining small docks tucked away in protected coves. Brightly colored churches with shiny pointed steeples dominated the center of quaint villages.
We docked up to a brand new dock and villa area that Carnival has built. It was fun just watch us pull up to the docks at Mahogany Bay and see the quiet shopping area starting to come to life. Carnival has done a wonderful job in developing this private area of the island for its quests.
A nice clean walkway transversed the small hill up to the shopping village. All the normal chain shops were there with a mix of some local fare. We purchased our t-shirt/cap bundles for gift giving, found a new watch, and listened to a metal drum group play all before lunch.
The afternoon was dedicated to beach activities, so from the shopping village you can either walk to the beach area or you can spend some money and ride the chair lift over there. (Like $14) We opted for the cheap way and found the pathway over there to be easy and short. There were a lot of people camped out but still able to find a couple of lounge chairs to layout on and burn. The swim area was roped off and the refreshing water never got up to my shoulders. With music from the straw hut bars, a light breeze blowing, and the sun warming, I mean burning the white exposed skin, all conspired and lulled us into several quick naps. It doesn’t get much better than this.