As the largest of the Bay Islands, Roatan offers a variety of fun and adventurous day trips on land. You can rent a car, scooter or motorcycle to learn your way around and explore isolated beaches, nature parks, and picturesque Caribbean towns located along and over the water. On your way you can stop for lunch at one of the many island eateries or drop into a resort restaurant and try one of their specialties.
Sherman Archs Iguana Farm, French Key. Dont miss the chance to see, pet and feed dozens of iguanas at the same time! The prehistoric creatures roam freely about the farm and provide a unique opportunity to interact with them and other native island species including parrots, macaws, and sea turtles. Sherman started his Iguana Farm about 20 years ago to preserve the islands iguanas. His efforts were successful and the operation grew into a full-time family run operation. Admission is $5 per person. Open daily 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Marble Hill Farms on the northeast shore is an organic fruit farm established by Brian and Lisa in 1984. This is one of the best places to stop for a natural fruit drink or some refreshing homemade ice cream, which you can enjoy from their porch with an ocean view. You can also buy a jar or two of tropical jam, jelly, sauce or chutney produced with exotic tropical ingredients including hibiscus flowers, mangos, pineapples, guavas, and mutton peppers.
Carambola Gardens, Sandy Bay, across the street from Anthonys Key Resort, offers well-maintained trails through a small valley sporting a collection of flowering plants, ferns, spices, fruit trees, hardwood trees and orchids. The trail leads past the iguana wall-where iguanas and parrots breed–up a hill from where there is a great view of the ocean. Entrance fee is $6
Pirates of the Caribbean, located east of French Harbour at Plan Grande with 16 platforms, swing bridges and a climbing wall. When you arrive you’ll be outfitted with harness and safety equipment and led on a guided tour that ranges from 40 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on the size of the group. You should wear comfortable clothing that allows the use of the harnesses and shoes that tie or have straps so they will not fall off. Age for the tour is 4 years old and up and the child must be able to fit into the harness securely. Tours cost $45 per person and $65 for extreme zipline, they are open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
South Shore Canopy, on the road between West End and West Bay offers an exciting zip line ride with amazing views of the ocean and shore south of the island. $45 for adults and $40 for children under 10.
Keifitos Plantation Retreat, West Bay offers guided horse rides for $25 an hour.
El Rancho Barrio Dorcas, on the highway to West End, opposite The Tropico Italiano, provides beach, jungle, mangrove and iron shore rides from $30 to $40 per person.
Explore Roatan in a fun and educational way, you wont want to miss out!