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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

across from Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Honduras
504 24453117
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Sandy Bay
Type: Gardens
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Seguin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Loved it. wished the Iguana wall trail was in service when we were there. The rest was great. The owner met us and gave us a personal little tour and explained the map. We saw lots of lizards, plants and birds. I have been twice since I started going to Roatan in 2004,. Wear comfortable clothing and good shoes. It... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Owned and operated by a Peace Corp volunteer who went to Roatan in the 1980s and never got around to coming home. There are some nice plants, and some nice sitting spots, but the air is pretty still unless you take the half-hour hike up the trail to the top, where, I am told, the view is rewarding.

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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife, 15 y.o. twins and myself had a great time here. The garden is beautiful, thoughtfully laid out and well kept. We saw leaf cutter ants marching in line bringing their "little leaf" like sails back to their nest to be fermented for food, very cool, just like the National Geographic. There is also a mountain path to the... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is Bill Brady's labor of love since 1985. He guided three of us. Very informative and it was such a quiet, welcome break from the bustle of West Bay. I always like to find out about local flora wherever I visit, and Carambola was great.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We spent about an hour and a half here, doing a leisurely pace up to the lookout on Carambola mountain which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and Anthony's Key Resort. We could also spot the dolphins jumping out of the water during their show at the dolphin reserve which was pretty cool. On our way down we checked out the leafcutter... More

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Saucier, Mississippi
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a nice place to visit. We took the unguided tour, which may have been a mistake because some of the paths weren't clearly marked so we weren't sure if we were going in the right direction. We had a map but it didn't help much. Also, rain caused the ground to be a little slippery in a few... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I don't have time to write all the things that I love about this place. I will post several pictures. I highly recommend taking the guided walking tour. It is just long enough, and it will give you a much better understanding of their culture. This is a gorgeous garden...Honduran Mahogany Trees, Chocolate Trees, Orchids, exotic spices, fruit and nut... More

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Mountains of NC
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not as "professional" as most Botanical Gardens but a nice walk thru to see the "collection " of the local plants and flowers. Worth it if visiting

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While diving at Anthony's Key Resort, my husband and I took time to spend an afternoon across the street from the resort at the Carambola Botanical Gardens. The owner and curator, Bill Brady, was there to greet us and gave us an overview of the property and its history. The gardens are supported mainly by entry fees ($10 per person... More

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Moody, Alabama
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16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a cruise excursion off the Carnival Conquest for Isla Roatan Honduras. We chose this tour that also had an island sightseeing feature. Our guide and driver, John and Fordie, took very good care of us. You are transported from Mahogany Bay (port) to the gardens and the west end of the island by 15 passenger bus. Very comfortable!... More

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