Belize City - Belize
Shallow waters means ships must anchor offshore and tender passengers in a 15 to 20 minute trip.You arrive at a multimillion dollar pier called fort st tourism village with restaurants,tourist information and shops specializing in local souvinirs such as mahogony bowels, jewellery, clothes, assorted carvings ans artwoirk.The historic harbour district around the pier is small and quaint. You will find a few restaurants here and the baron bliss kighthouse and park is a short stroll away.
Lamanai is one of the largest ceremonial centers in belize, its name means submerged crocadile, there are more than 700 structures , most of them still buried in the ground. you can climb some of the temples for a view above the thick jungle.
Riverboat heading up the new river en route to lamanai
Lookout for crocadiles basking in the sun as well as other wildlife along the river.
Roatan - Honduras
Mahogany Bay Cruise Center encompasses 20 acres of waterfront property and includes a two-berth cruise terminal that can accommodate up to 8000 passengers daily. It is a joint project of Carnival and Roatan's businessman Jerry Hynds. There are two theme bars, a restaurant and several shops. At the transportation hub you will find taxis, rental cars tour buses, and shore excursion tours. Unique to Mahogany Bay is the "Magical Flying Beach Chair" lift system that takes cruise ship guests from the welcome center to Mahogany Beach, a 10-acre, private island featuring an 825-foot-long, white-sand beach with a beach volleyball court and water sports.
West End is the most popular village on the island with restaurants, bars, shopping and proximity to west bay. The single lane dirt road has a variety of shops selling honduran made goods, including lenca pottery that is unique to the country.
West Bay is one of Roatan's best beaches; it has everything a tropical beach should offer. It is one and half kilometres of shimmering white sand, with palm trees scattered along the beach, and clean turquoise waters. At the far end of the beach, the coral reef makes contact with the open sea and makes it a great place to snorkel and experience swimming with the local marine life. The waters are calm, and ideal for swimming or snorkelling. West Bay is located 4km south of the popular town of West End, and is easily accessible from this town by walking or by boat
Gumbalimba is a good place to come if you have just 1 day in Roatán and want to experience as much as you can. There's a zip-line section, a large stretch of beach with clear kayaks, SNUBA, snorkel gear, and a pool, and even a small cave with cheesy replica pirates and exhibits that describe their historical relationship with the Bay Islands. Their main attraction, though, is their nature trail that runs through an area of very dense jungle and is filled with rare tropical plants and flowers native to the region, as well as a hanging rope bridge over a small lake, cages of macaws and other parrots, and a small island that's home to a few monkeys.
Roatan Island is the jewel of Honduras. The largest and most popular of the Bay Islands, Roatan Honduras is surrounded by a vibrant living reef, part of the large Meso-American Barrier Reef, the second longest reed on earth. Each year, thousands of people take a Roatan vacation to experience the great diving, white sand beaches, and easy-going Bay Island way of life.
Because Roatan Honduras was formerly part of the British Empire, English is much more widely spoken here than on the mainland. More Spanish-speaking Hondurans have relocated here in recent years to work at the resorts or in construction, but if you can pick up on the strong Anglo-Caribbean accent, you will have no language difficulties in Roatan.
Roatan diving is simply magnificent: coral reefs, shipwrecks, and calm Caribbean waters. You would be hard pressed to find better, more varied, or more reasonably priced dives anywhere in the world, and most sites are just a few minutes' boat ride from the shore. West end alone is full of dive shops offering packages for Roatan diving, either individually, by the day, or for ten dives. Prices are pretty uniform, so it is best to ask around and go with a Roatan diving company that is well reviewed locally.
Roatan Honduras is a true island paradise. Development has changed part of the coast line, but heavy efforts to preserve Roatan diving spots and the beautiful beaches ensures that this will be a vacation hotspot for years to come. No Honduras vacation is complete without a trip to Roatan.
The Costa Maya cruise port can hold up to 3 cruise ships and approximately 6,000 tourists dock at the port every day. Chairs and hammocks lined the port’s beach where you can relax with friends and family.
Most of the shops are located within the port. A shopping village is nearby, located directly to the left of the port near the base of the pier. You can buy jewelry, Mexican souvenirs, wine, leather goods and rugs
Costa Maya, recently added two new attractions -- Dolphin Discovery, which offers dolphin encounters, and Señor Frog’s Restaurant and Bar. Costa Maya’s Dolphin Discovery is the first dolphinarium facility to be located within a cruise terminal and offers both “dolphin encounter” and “dolphin swim” tour options to visitors
Georgetown - Grand Cayman
Typically up to nine cruise ships can anchor off georgetown and ferry passengers to a pier at the cruise terminal on harbour drive, right in the midst of george towns shopping district
Board a 48 passenger sub and descend to 100 feet through coral canyons, while anj automatic fish feeder draws swarms of colourful marine creatures.
Cayman's premier attraction featuring the world-famous Cayman Turtle Farm as well as a one of a kind marine park which features 23 acres of exciting adventure
Seven Mile Beach (SMB) is a long crescent of coral-sand beach on the western shore of Grand Cayman island. The beach is world renowned for its beauty,Seven Mile Beach is public property, and it is possible to walk the full length past many hotels and villas. There are restaurants open to the public at most of the resorts, and several public beach bars.
Grand Cayman is the largest island in the Cayman Islands, and it is also the busiest. On the western shore, the capital of Georgetown opens onto the waters of the Caribbean Sea, its hundreds of banks being responsible for the island's prolific offshore banking reputation. Most tourists aren't interested in the banking side of things on a Grand Cayman vacation, however. Instead, they come for the world-class diving, the spectacular beaches, and the satisfying mix of shops and restaurants.
Georgetown, and the town of West Bay lies to the immediate north. Between the cruise ship facilities, the shopping plazas, and the decent selection of restaurants, Georgetown caters to tourists as much as it does bankers and business people. For Cayman Islands visitors who are interested in government and politics, the city is also home to the offices of the government. Up in West Bay, the list of things to do includes visiting Boatswain's Beach Turtle Farm and dropping in on the small town of Hell.
Boatswain's Beach Cayman Turtle Farm has been one of the top tourist attractions on Grand Cayman Island for some time now, and visitors to this fascinating farm and marine park can do more than learn about turtles. Snorkeling and diving in the lagoon is also possible, and those who want to enjoy an adventurous dining experience can sample some turtle meat. The nearby town of Hell can be a fun place to hang out for a short while. Most visitors check out the town's craggy limestone formations and take the opportunity to get a piece of mail postmarked with the town's unique name.
One of the other top tourist attractions on Grand Cayman Island is the Pedro St. James National Historic Site. The stone structure at this site is where Cayman Islands democracy was born, so it is of specific interest. The Pedro St. James National Historic site can be found near Bodden Town on the relatively quiet south coast. Travelers who are looking for interesting things to do on Grand Cayman Island can also explore a small cave system on a trip to Bodden Town or go snorkeling at the area beaches.
Much like West Bay and the resort destination of Cayman Kai, Bodden Town is a fantastic place to escape to when breaks from Seven Mile Beach and Georgetown are in order. The extremely quiet eastern side is always worth keeping in mind. At 76 square miles, Grand Cayman isn't exactly a large island. The drive from Georgetown to Cayman Kai or the eastern shores only takes about 45 minutes, and it takes even less time to get to West Bay or Bodden Town. Taking an island tour that highlights all of the main destinations is one of the top things to do on Grand Cayman Island, and while most of these tours involve staying on the ground, visitors can also enjoy an overhead view of things from the seat of a helicopter.
Up to nine cruise ships can anchor off George Town and ferry their passengers to a pier at the new cruise terminal on Harbour Drive, right in the midst of George Town's shopping district. Some tour and dive operators have their own water-shuttles that come out to greet the ship and take booked passengers directly to their activity, eliminating the tender ride to shore.
Sunset Celebration is a nightly arts festival at Mallory Square Dock in Key West, Florida. The participants of this Key West attraction consist of arts and crafts exhibitors, street performers, food carts, psychics and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show
The conch tour train is a narrated 90 minute tour with commentary on 100 local sites, departing every 30 minutes. (1 stop only). For more flexability try the old town trolley , where you can hop on and off the trains to explore on your qwn.
Duval Street is the heart of downtown Key West's commercial area. This is the center of the island's bar, restaurant, hotel and tourism industry.Key attractions for many visitors on Duval Street include Sloppy Joe's, Hog's Breath, Margaritaville, Irish Kevin's.
Ocho Rios - Jamaica
Most ships dock at the ocho rios cruise terminal near dunnes river falls and adjacent to island village.Island village is a 4 acre shopping and entertainment complex, attractions include museums, casino, indoor theatre, beach with watersports, shops and rstaurants.
At Dolphin Cove guests may swim, play with, touch or perhaps get a foot push or a dorsal pull around the natural cove from amazing dolphins. Enjoy Jamaican hospitality while listening to the rhythm of the steel band and join in the dancing.View other exciting animals and reptiles on the Jungle Trail, or simply relax on the white sand beach.
The best known and most popular tourist attraction in Ocho Rios is Dunns river falls. Dunn's River Falls & Park
Visitors can make the 600 feet climb from the base of the falls, hand-in-hand like a human daisy chain, guided by competent staff.
Located on Jamaica's northeastern coast, James Bond Beach is spectacular, surrounded by crystal-clear water on three sides with an amazing backdrop of the lush mountains of St Mary .James Bond Beach is known for the fresh fish and seafood served at the two-storey Moonraker Jamaican Bar & Grill. The Beach is 20 minutes' drive from Ocho Rios.
Jamaica is an iconic vacation destination. Few, if any, original things can be said about Jamaica, but what can be said is all complimentary—Easily the most popular destination in all of the Caribbean with a wide variety of Jamaica hotels, the vibrant and unique culture makes the island a wondrous place, a location of great history and a collection of contradictions - both stereotypically laid-back and bustling with activity, white sand beaches littered amongst urban sprawl, a population both wildly enthusiastic and tempered by widespread poverty, exacerbated by the numerous all-inclusive resorts that both celebrate and divorce themselves from Jamaican culture in equal measures.
The third largest and most populated island in the Caribbean, a Jamaica vacation is significantly different depending on which part of the island you decide to stay on. The ubiquities of reggae music, jerk chicken and excellent resort beaches follow you wherever you go. But despite the massive development that is found on most stretches of the island, transportation is almost invariably a headache. Not to mention that some local drivers seem as mentally deranged as those found in the busiest cities in France or Italy. But, in the end, it's the popularity of all-inclusive Jamaica resorts that plays the largest part in segmenting the country - since so many of them have everything you could possibly want on hand, what incentive is there to leave? Each resort has it"s own stretch of Jamaica beach attached, and many of the resorts are catered to specific types of people: couples, families, singles - those looking to party, those looking to relax, those looking for adventure and those looking to fit in.
Most cruise ships dock at the Ocho Rios Cruise Terminal, near Dunn's River Falls. The normal docking area has space for three ships; mega-ships occasionally use the adjacent industrial pier which is a short walk from the terminal. Additional vessels must anchor and tender passengers for the short 15- to 20-minute trip to the terminal.
San Miguel - Cozumel
Wall to wall shops along the waterfront in san miguel, starting across the street from the punta langosta pier sell the usual tourist goods , mexican crafts especially silver jewellery, which is big business here.
Chichen-Itza is the most impressive of all the Mayan ruins. Find out for yourself why the Mayan culture was the most advance in the world. "El Castillo" pyramid has 91 steps x 4 sides and the one on top for a total of 365. Visit the "ball court" for the game where the winners only had a one game winning streak, as they where then beheaded. The first known calendar, more accurate than the one we use today was, you guessed it, made by the Mayans.
Chankenhaab park includes a beach, restaurant, bar, changing rooms, walking trails, and a lagoon with a large iguana population. Activities include snorkeling & diving, swimming with the dolphins, snuba, and Seatrek
San Francisco Beach is a 5Km. or 3 miles long beach of white and gold sand! It is one of the best and most popular beaches on Cozumel for tourists and locals alike.
Cozumel is one of the world's most popular destinations. Located about 40 miles off the shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, the island of Cozumel Mexico has a variety of intriguing activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, golfing and a host of tours. Long before the Spanish began colonizing the island, the ancient Mayans inhabited Cozumel Mexico. The Mayans believed that the island held special powers to aid in fertility and childbirth. Women from all parts of Mayan civilization came to Cozumel Mexico to worship. Like the ancient Mayans, today many cruise ship passengers and tourists still flock to Cozumel Mexico each year.
Cruises are one of the more popular ways to visit Cozumel. Cozumel travel often involves a cruise ship tour of Cozumel and other spots along the Yucatan. The island also has its own airport, which makes Cozumel travel quite convenient. Depending on the location of your hotel and your specific Cozumel travel plans, you may want to rent a car at the airport. If not, there will be plenty of taxis waiting to take you wherever you need to go.
A typical Cozumel Mexico vacation can include anything from lying on the beach, to touring the jungle. Ancient Mayan civilizations still exist in their primitive form and tours of the ruins are readily available. Note that most tour companies do not operate on national holidays, so you may want to book your tour in advance to be sure you'll have a spot. Another popular tour takes place in the water. Dolphin Discovery Cozumel gives guest the chance to swim with dolphins. For a moderate fee, guests will be allowed to swim amongst, touch, and play with, dolphins. Although there are age requirements, the dolphin swim program is also an excellent choice for Cozumel family travel.
To take advantage of the best rates, a Cozumel Mexico vacation may also be booked as a package. Cozumel package travel allows guests to book hotels, flights and various activities all at once. Check online or with your travel agent to find promotional offers. Also, note that travel during the summer months tends to be less expensive.
If you would like to include shopping on your Cozumel Mexico vacation, you'll find a wide jewelry market near the shore. Since Cozumel is a popular stop on most cruise line journeys, the most boisterous markets are to be found at the cruise ports. An incredible stock of Cuban cigars, inexpensive liquor, and unique Mexican arts and crafts are displayed daily at the markets. For the best restaurants, travelers will be best off heading toward town, where a nice range of locally prepared foods can be found.
Cozumel Mexico is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations for a reason. Whether you make plans to stay near the beach during your Cozumel travel, or venture inland to tour ancient Mayan ruins, there is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy in Cozumel Mexico.
At San Miguel's centrally located Punta Langosta cruise pier Up to four mega ships can dock and there are a further 2 docks 2 or 3 miles away..