One of our ports of call is Mahogany Bay on the Island of Roatan in Honduras.
Mahogany Bay was specifically built for cruise ships, so we don't really see much of Roatan or Honduras. There is space for two ships, usually both from Carnival. When you first get off the ship there is a duty free shop and then a bar, a coffee shop, lots of shops and a craft market.
In the opposite direct to the shops is the beach. You can walk or take the chairlift.
The view from the chairlifts is pretty cool - you can see the ship, the ocean, the beach, the lagoon etc etc. You can watch the people on the path below or in the other chairs. The chairs move pretty slow so there is plenty of time for people watching.
I've been known to take my book and a coffee and have a nap in one of the hammocks.
But my favourite place to hang out is in the water. Not normally with a pina colada, but it was a birthday treat from Gigli. Not long after this photo I had to get out of the water because a fish decided I tasted delicious. It wouldn't stop, it didn't hurt but it was annoying.
It was too hot to sit in sun, it's always hot in Roatan. Luckily Gigli and I were able to borrow some floats from other guests...they were leaving and offered them to us. Yay! And this is how we spent the rest of the afternoon...with no fish biting me.
We returned to the ship very sandy, relaxed, happy and a little bit sunburnt.
Even the signs for the bathrooms are pretty. Of course there is a Santa's workshop in the Caribbean. It sells christmas decorations and bikinis!