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Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum

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Address: Main Road to Mudhole, 34101, Honduras
Phone Number: 214-234-9148
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Description: Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is home to Roatan’s most exotic tropical...
Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum is home to Roatan’s most exotic tropical gardens.  Featuring the only commercial hydroponic lettuce farm in the Caribbean, exotic tropical fruit trees, large orchid collection, heliconia gardens and a conservatory with an indoor waterfall surrounded by lush tropical plants.  Enjoy our pond with several varieties of aquatic birds.  Breathe deep and take in nature at Roatan's tropical Eden covering over 150 acres.   
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Lovely!

Very nice spot. We did the self guided tour. Most plants and trees are clearly marked. If you are staying on the island, be sure to buy their fresh lettuce and herbs.....yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice spot. We did the self guided tour. Most plants and trees are clearly marked. If you are staying on the island, be sure to buy their fresh lettuce and herbs.....yum!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

What a beautiful place! Excellent tour guides and spaces. A relaxing few hours spent off the cruise ship. Had the place to ourselves. Just do it! We did both the arboretum and the hydroponic garden. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I visited in Jan 2015. The tour of the property was definitely interesting. We learned about the history of the gardens, the owners, the plants and trees, etc. The best part was the freshly cut fruits and jam at the end of the tour! Highly recommended!

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We did a self-guided tour but our taxi driver walked with us. The plants are labeled with names. The greenhouse area is like Eden with a little waterfall. We also had the opportunity to see a few caged animals. The unexpected finale was a plate of different fruits to try and the miracle berry (Stevia). Very relaxing and nice way... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I made the mistake of not wearing proper shoes -- make sure you wear either hiking sandals or tennis shoes. This place was beautiful and very serene. The little gift shop/ café located outside was lovely. I actually took one of the most peaceful naps sitting at a table there while my boyfriend continued to walk around. The gardens and... More 

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Olive Branch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our tour guide from Bodden Tours brought us here and we got to wander through the arboretum and look at all the beautiful gardens. Then we got to taste some of the local tropical fruit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We are "do it yourself" people and seldom take tours. We took a taxi and just showed up. Most everyone else takes their advertised tours which is by tourist van. There were no tours that day (tours are extra $ after the entrance fee which was high in my opinion and should have included it but oh well) so we... More 

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you love tropical flora and fauna, you will love this tour. We booked round trip transportation from Mahogany Bay and tours of the arboretum online for just $60 USD. Ana promptly picked us up at the predetermined time and drove us to the site, where Orville took over the duties as tour guide. He did a fantastic job. While... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were very pleased with our experience at Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum. We have taken other tours similar to this one but were very pleased at the personal attention we received. The two most outstanding finds were the miracle berries and the whistling duck. If you are looking for a relaxing time at Roatan this is the place.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Beautifully layed out, very nice level walking paths. The entire place is absolutely spotless, all the trees and plants are clearly identified. The hydroponic houses full of many varieties of lettuce are a special treat. There is a snack and cold drink facility. Angel, our tour guide and general manager, is a wealth of information. The tropical plant pavilion, complete... More 

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