Posts Tagged ‘Beaches’

postheadericon Cruising to Honduras {Roatan/Mahogany Bay}

The breathtakingly beautiful Island of Roatan, Honduras


Arriving at the port of Roatan, Honduras in the wee hours of morning made way for beautiful pictures of the uninhabited and unspoiled port…that is before the gobs of cruise passengers filled it to the max ūüėČ

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postheadericon { Kamaole Beach Park II } Wordless Wednesday


Kamaole Beach Park

Kamaole Beach Park Maui

Hawaiian Trees at Kamaole Beach Park Maui

Maui Beaches Kamaole

Kamaole Beach Park Sign

postheadericon Top 5 Free Things to Do on Anna Maria Island


We just got back from¬†one¬†of our favorite spots in Florida where the sand is like sugar and the emerald water¬†is calm and warm!¬† This little slice of paradise is Anna Maria Island which is located¬†on the¬†west coast about¬†90 minutes southwest of¬†Tampa International Airport and about 40 minutes north of Sarasota.¬† It’s a laid back, charming little beach town free of big resorts and high rise hotel chains.¬† It is only 7 1/2 miles long and less than a mile wide and it is surrounded by the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, and the Intracoastal Waterway!


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postheadericon Roatan, Honduras


Our third port of the cruise was to Carnival’s private island; Mahogany Bay.¬† Mahogany Bay is on the island of Roatan, one of the Honduras Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea.¬† The port has duty free shopping, bars, restaurants, excursion options, and ofcourse a private beach.

For this port we booked a private tour of the entire island.¬† We wanted to get the true feeling of this country rather than just staying at Carnival’s little Disneyland!¬† In fact, independent tour operators are not even allowed into the terminal area to pick up passengers.¬† You need to walk up a big hill and exit the security gate if you’ve booked privately….and so we did!¬† After leaving the cruise port terminal the island definitely boasts a more rustic feel, especially in comparison to the other ports on this journey.¬† There is a lot of elevation and the island has very lush jungles!¬† There is one main road that takes you from end to end with all of the side roads off of that.

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