Enjoying a Relaxing Day in Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan

By Shannon Gurnee
In Caribbean
March 24, 2017
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One of the many things I love about my husband is his shared love for cruising and traveling. While we don’t travel as often as some bloggers out there, we do enjoy our yearly getaway (usually lasting about a week or so). Last year, we took a cruise via the Carnival Conquest to the Western Caribbean. Usually we don’t book excursions, but for this cruise, we did and it was pretty great! While some were definitely better than other, our “excursion” in Mahogany Bay was awesome and so relaxing!!! In fact, I really didn’t want to leave! Our cruise included stops at Cozumel, Mexico; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Grand Cayman Islands; and Belize. There were a number of different excursions that other cruisers went on, such as ziplining, snorkeling and horseback riding, but the one we loved was the Cabana Beach Rental. It was so relaxing and the staff was super friendly!

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When we got off the ship at the port, we were greeted by a variety of shops and local musicians providing free entertainment. They were so sweet and some of them even tried to interact with the crowds by dancing with them. They had a tip box set out, which is probably the main way they earn their money.

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After listening to the music for a few minutes, we headed over to the beach area. In order to get to the private beach, you can either walk for a little ways in the hot sun or you can take a 5-minute chairlift ride on the Magical Flying Beach Chair. With the Cabana Rental, we received complimentary chairlift tickets. Honestly, we would have taken the chairlift even if they weren’t free.

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Frank was relaxed on the chairlift, however, I was a little anxious. Heights make me nervous (maybe someday I’ll get over this) and I was worried about dropping one of my flip flops or losing my hat or my purse falling or something. I was definitely more relaxed on our way back into town. Funny how that works, right?

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After the 5-minute chairlift ride, we were pretty much right at the beach. And there were so many beach chairs!!! Some had umbrella like covers and others were open completely to the sun. It was a little bit of a walk, but you could definitely tell that the beach was where a lot of the cruisers and tourists headed.

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We entered the private beach area where our cabana was at and a staff member walked us through the beach chairs in through a gate and to our Beach Cabana Rental. Our cabana was actually the furthest one away and had a cute sign on the front of it Welcoming the Gurnee Family.

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Upon arriving at the Cabana, they unlocked and opened the door and brought us a menu. Inside the cabana was a ceiling fan, mini refrigerator, a television, two couches and a coffee table. As I mentioned earlier, the staff was very friendly and really made it an enjoyable and relaxing experience. In the mini fridge were some bottles of water and soda and I believe fruit. On top of the fridge was a bag of chips.

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Many of the other cabanas had a lounger or hammock with a mist spraying over them, however, ours was broken, so they provided us with a lounger in the water. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much use out of it because I burn really easily and didn’t even wanna mess with it. It would have been awesome to have the hammock with the mist though!

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Our server was Johnny (he was really sweet and funny) and our beach security guard was Ray Charles (yep, like the singer). They were both very attentive and friendly and we could tell their overall goal was for us to have an amazing day. 

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After getting our stuff organized and settling in, it was time to order some beers and food and start relaxing. You could either order individual mixed drinks or beers or a bucket of beers (that’s what we went with). We also ordered Loaded Nachos, which were super yummy and went really fast! Ha ha!

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One of the benefits of our cabana being on the end was that we weren’t too far away from the bathrooms. We walked behind the cabana and hopped over the rope and there were the bathrooms (clean and fully stocked with toilet paper). Next to the bathrooms was a bar with live music and games, such as horseshoes.

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If we ever visited Mahogany Bay at Isla Roatan again, we would both sign up for this excursion in a heartbeat. I’m pretty sure this one went pretty quickly too! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to relax and who wants their own private space with a beautiful ocean view and great service!

Have you been to Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan before?
If so, what did you do there?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

28 Responses to “Enjoying a Relaxing Day in Mahogany Bay on Isla Roatan”

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  2. Sapana V says:

    I have never been on a cruise. But, I guess it would be fun to have a vacation on a cruise. Good pics

  3. ellen beck says:

    Lovely pictures. It makes me dream of summer. I havent been on a cruise but it is on my bucket list. This looks so enjoyable and exciting.

  4. robin Rue says:

    That sounds like such a fun day! I totally want to go there.

  5. That looks like so much fun! I would love a getaway here with my husband. We totally deserve a day away like this.

  6. Bill Sweeney says:

    Roatan is a gorgeous place. My wife and I have been there a few times, and it’s always a great experience.

  7. Vera Sweeney says:

    My husband and I have stayed in Roatan before, and we love Mahogany Bay. It’s so beautiful there.

  8. Mandee says:

    Wow! It looks like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed your time!

  9. Liz Mays says:

    Now that sounded like a really relaxing time. The cabana must have been really nice to hang out in and it’s cool that you can head out to the bar at any time.

  10. Marcie W. says:

    We have traveled to numerous places throughout the Caribbean, but never to Roatan. Love the idea of a private cabana and that misting system is a great touch as well.

  11. What an amazing looking get away. Ok I need to book a trip there right now

  12. Pam says:

    Those hammocks in the mist look amazing. Your cabana seems like my kind of excursion.

  13. Felicia says:

    You guys are adorable. It looks like you had an amazing time!

  14. What a gorgeous place to have a vacation! I’ve been wanting to get to a body of water the soonest. So tired of all this cold weather. Let me talk this over with my hubby. Maybe we can squeeze in a few days to experience Mahogany Bay too.

  15. our family world says:

    I think that it will be just wonderful enough to be in the presense of such a nice place. Thank you for your help.

  16. These are great info! Would love to visit here and have a relaxing vacation this summer!

  17. Amazing photos! I’m so bummed we missed Mahogany Bay on our cruise. A man on our ship had a heart attack and needed medical attention so our ship was forced to skip it.

  18. Rachelle says:

    A private cabana on a beautiful beach!? Sign me up, that sounds amazing. I would love to do something like that!

  19. Amanda Love says:

    I’m pretty sure you had a wonderful time there! This is awesome. I love that you got to spend a day in Mahogany Bay, it looks like a fun place to spend the afternoon in!

  20. Kiwi says:

    I love Carnival! I cant wait to go on my third Carnival Cruise this year you all look like you had such a romantic time at Mahongany Bay!

  21. Dana says:

    Awesome pictures! Makes me think about how long it’s been since my last beach vacation. We’ve never been to Mahogany Bay but it’s definitely entering my list now!

  22. This looks like such a fun spot for couples. My husband and I love traveling without the kids sometimes because they don’t enjoy some of the places we do haha

  23. This looks like a great time! Very cultural too.

  24. Crystal says:

    Cruising is one of my favorite ways to travel. You can do as much or as little as you want. We don’t always do the excursions either.

  25. brianne says:

    Wow! This place looks like a ton of fun! I will have to check it out!

  26. katrina gehman says:

    looks like you guys had a blast! i need to go on a vacation and just relax. in the meantime, i’ll enjoy your pics 🙂

  27. What a great trip for you and your husband. I love the view from the lift. So pretty.

  28. Julie Wood says:

    This looks like so much fun! I want to go on a trip where it is warm and the drinks and food looks so good!

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