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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

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Address: across from Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan, Honduras
Phone Number: 504 24453117
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The 100% natural 40 acres of the Carambola Botanical Gardens and their many...

The 100% natural 40 acres of the Carambola Botanical Gardens and their many jungle trails offer a perfect place for hiking, wildlife and scenic photography, eco tours, bird watching, nature studies, and of course, relaxation. So, "take a walk on the wild side" and watch the playful Monkey La La scurry along jungle trails as you enjoy flowering plants, orchids, medicinal plants, exotic spices, fruit and nut trees, including the very popular "Chocolate Tree" and the world famous Honduran mahogany tree.

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Best excursion on Roatan

Took this excursion while on a Carnival cruise. Great place with wonderful guides. learned about the Islands history and saw beautiful and interesting vegetation .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Forest Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this excursion while on a Carnival cruise. Great place with wonderful guides. learned about the Islands history and saw beautiful and interesting vegetation .

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the mountain trail to see the view...definitely worth it. There are signs along the way to keep you pointed in the right direction; at times the trail split and there wasn't a sign so it wasn't clear which way we were supposed to go, but I imagine it doesn't actually matter and the trails end in the same... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous botanical gardens located across the road from Anthony's Keys. It offers a wide variety of flora with lovely walking paths throughout. A very knowledge guide discussed a wide array of local edibles on display. I decided to hike the Carambola Mountain trail to the top. Well worth the views of the keys and ocean below! Don't... More 

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Maidenhead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Whilst these gardens were not large, they are well set out and it you are patient then you will see wildlife. We virtually had the gardens to ourselves which meant we could take our time and savour the visit. As well as the flora we also saw Geckos, Monkey Lalas and humming birds. Well worth a visit during you stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

If you love plants and trees, you will really enjoy this place. But pay a little extra for a guide. Totally worth it! Bill Brady, owner and guide, is extremely knowledgable. He is rightly proud of his creation, demonstrating obvious pride and pleasure as he guided us through these natural settings.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the garden on the last day of our week in Roatan. It was nice to be cool in the shade after developing a sunburn the previous days. You receive a map with trails marked out and there are little gazebos in each area where you can rest on a swing or hammock. There is a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I expected much more. There were a few trees that were interesting like the chocolate tree. However, the trails were overgrown. I expected some flowers and there were none. Just wasn't very much value for my dollar. The funny thing was that I have been to the island twice. Both times my travel guide has tried to persuade me to... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Booked from Royal Carribean. Saw the cocoa beans growing on the trees in various stages of ripeness. Tour of tropical plants before making chocolate, coffee trees, orchids, mahogany, teak and more seen from crushed rock paths. Saw rare hummingbird, butterflies and woodpeckers. Outdoor raised wooden platform hosts the chocolate making. Raw beans are cooked, shelled, ground and prepared to chocolate.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I went Carambola Gardens as an excursion on a Carnival cruise. While I love outdoor activities, I haven't really visited a lot of botanical gardens. I tend to lean more toward historical structures, landmarks, etc. when given the option. I was impressed. My two complaints, were the excursion was too structured (meaning I had to be part of a group)... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We visited this garden on a cruise ship trip from Coxen Hole. Compared with many other gardens in the Caribbean , Carimbola was very disappointing. The forest trail was interesting and views from the top were average, some of the paths are steep and could be quite skippy if there's been some rain. The Botanical garden near the entrance had... More 

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