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Maya Key

Roatan Cruise Pier, IB3100, Honduras
+504 9995-9589
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Roatan
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: 11.5 acre private island conveniently located just three minutes across the bay from the Roatan cruise pier and 15 minutes away from Mahogany Bay Cruise Pier. This pristine island features two secluded beaches, excellent snorkeling from a scenic pier, a 70,000 gallon swimming pool, 5,000 square foot lounge deck, lush garden paths bursting with indigenous flora and most recently an animal rescue center, artisan plaza and Roatan's finest cultural attraction, The Bay Island's Interpretation Center and Ethnic Honduran Art Exhibit Center.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I spent the day here with my 5 & 6 yr. old grandkids while the rest of the family went fishing. It's a very nice place. The snorkeling was awful the day we were there but it was still fun. Until the kids both got stung by jellyfish, that is. Lunch is a buffet but they don't tell you you... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Everything they said it would be. Great snorkeling, pretty beach animals to look at and the fries fish and banana chips for lunch were awsome. When we arrived one of the workers heard me talking about how I had wasted a snorkel day at passion island so they arranged for us to go back to our cruise ship late so... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Beautiful, well informed by local guide on the short boat ride from ship to Maya Key Dock...great buffet, pool, private beach, with lounge chairs and a long dock to the coral for great snorkeling...Great staff, informed by knowledgeable folks at the rescue zoo, a mayan ruin...showers, all facilities... VERY relaxing...a must do

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We did this excursion on the Vision of the Seas port stop. Excursion details said nothing of swamps and stagnant water - I was eaten alive by Mosquitos. So bring your bug spray. Lots to see here. Numerous animals that appear to be well cared for. Nice little beach. Nice lunch. Just a stone's throw from where we docked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We took the Maya Key private beach excursion as part of our cruise. The island is beautiful, and the tour guide knowledgeable about the animals in the rescue. Perfect place to relax in the water, and on the white sand beach.

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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We visited here in April and had a totally different experience than this time. I will say the snorkeling is the very best I have ever experienced and was the highlight of the trip. We staked out some loungers and tried to get a little sun before lunch was to be served. It really is a beautiful place but there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our day didn't start out so well as our ship (Carnival Glory) was late pulling into port...it was a little cloudy too. They had so many scheduled for this excursion that we couldn't all fit on the ferry over to the island so another wait....but once we got there it was FANTASTIC!!! The sun started to shine and the snorkeling... More

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Farrar, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Nice quiet secluded little island, with beautiful clear water. Was greeted by friendly staff and was told a little bit about the Island. My son and his girlfriend loved snorkeling off the wooden pier, they even seen a baby octopus! My husband, daughter and I enjoyed sitting on the uncrowded beach in the shade under the beautiful palm trees. We... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A short trip from the RCL ship's dock to this little key. It wasn't a cheap excursion, but then I guess you are paying for a bit of peace and quiet and a safe and secure environment. Snorkeling was excellent (although the gear was pricey to hire - top tip - a family of four can rent 2 sets and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The only complaint I have about this destination is that we had to leave after just 6 hours. It was beautiful, relaxing, fantastic snorkeling, friendly staff, everything. It is also an animal rescue shelter so there are a lot of very interesting animals...parrots, alligators, monkeys, toucan, etc. It also has a replica Mayan area that I thought would be lame,... More

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