Maya Island is an 11-acre stretch of Mayan ruins, tropical rainforests and exotic wildlife – and it’s all just a short boat ride away from Roatan Pier. You’ll head out over the waves to explore this compact wonderland, starting with a visit to the life-size replica of the Copan ruins. It’s a set-up that was once so civilised it’s been nicknamed the ‘Paris of ancient Mayan cities’. Later on, there’ll be a chance to learn a little about day-to-day life on the island at the Maya Interpretation Centre and meet the exotic residents of the local Animal Sanctuary. Jaguars, monkeys and a colourful mix of birds call this place home. After that, it’s time to wind down on a Crusoe-style beach. There’ll be a snorkelling trip at the barrier reef for those who fancy seeing some of the marine life here, too.
Snorkelling gear rental is $25 and includes a mask, fins, snorkel and snorkelling vest. Lounge chairs around the pool and on the beach are included.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity. • Great choice for families.