Carambola Gardens - Arboretum in Roatan, Honduras
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8CFH+J7W, Carambola Gardens Rd, Sandy Bay, Honduras
Rating on Google Maps4.40 (84 reviews)
- Tuesday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Wednesday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Thursday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Saturday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- Monday: 8 am to 4:30 pm
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5Trevin Pick (. 1 year agoLearned about chocolate making on a tour here. Beautiful location and nice tour guides. There's a large variety of flora in the gardens with interpretation signs.
5Lindsey Conner A. 1 year agoThe most beautiful place to view and relax. A nice walk to the best parts. Gorgeous plants and a very knowledgeable host!
5Oriol R. 1 year agoThis garden is located 10 minutes drive from West End. You can spend one or even two hours walking through the "jungle" looking area. Sometimes, it can be a rough walk through a dirt path, but it is an awesome experience. Ideal to find peace and tranquility. The view from the top of the hill is breathtaking.
5Marc's M. 7 months agoAn amazing hike through the jungle up to the viiew point. It's BEAUTIFUL! Take your time up the trail and take it all in. We didn't see any iguanas but the weather was rainy so they were hiding. The hike is slightly difficult but not very long. I would not recommend for anyone with mobility issues.
5Claire M. 4 years agoAbsolutely wonderful. After a quick (very steep) hike, there is a gorgeous view of the coral reef below the mountain. Winding pathways with informational cards and signs telling you about the various plants. We got to meet the owner, who showed us the beautiful cannonball tree. An amazing place that is very obviously maintained and built with love and care for plants.
5Baylen M. 2 years agoBeautiful gardens and a well-maintained hiking trail up the hill, ending with an overlook at Anthony's Key. Definitely worth a visit!
5Maxwell M. 1 year agoI love this place! Beautiful plants and view from the top of the property
5Chris B. 6 months agoWilliam (Bill) Parks Bradley ... the retired Peace Corp volunteer and owner for over 37+ years of Carambola Gardens has done a truly AMAZING job ... BUT Bill definitely needs to RETIRE VERY SOON... and sell the property and let the NEXT GENERATION of environmental conservationist take care of this beautiful property. Just feel like everything is stuck in the 90s. For example I send a WhatsApp message to the number as found on THEIR website. Two days after absolutely NO response I physically showed up to their property and had to have the Spanish-speaking front desk employee wake up Bill Bradley who is SLEEPING in a nearby hammock. I told Bill that I had sent a message but hadn't never received a response. Bill said ... in HIS personal words .. "I do not know how to check my WhatsApp." ... Once I helped Bill to figure out how to open up his WhatsApp there was 22 UNREAD messages. Amazing gardens, friendly employees, wonderful nature trails, spectacular panoramic overlook of the island. Please come visit this beautiful and relaxing nature preserve!!
5Gene B. 4 months agoVery interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot about spices, fruits and nuts.
4Loves T. 1 year agoWe enjoyed the educational aspects of the gardens and chocolate making process. Very hands on. The chocolate made from the group labor left something to be desired, but it was interesting nevertheless. The lunch served was basic chicken, rice and beans, and plantain chips. Simple but tasty. The lemonade served with it was unique and refreshing.
4Felx L. 4 months agoThe best hiking trail on the island? We had a great time exploring the garden at our own pace. At times, it felt more like a nature reserve than a garden. This place is huge!! Be advised that the price for the visit got bumped from $10 to $15 (the website is not up to date). We got lost at times because the map wasn't 100% up to date either (for example, we couldn't find the poinsettias, but later learned they had died). There are many trails that simply don't appear on the map, which doesn't do this place justice in our opinion since there was clearly a ton of effort put into building and maintaining these trails. Bring good shoes and watch out for ticks, explore beyond the main trail and you'll have a great time here. If you make it to the top of the mountain, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view of the Ocean and Anthony's Key!
4Rachel W. 4 months agoWe paid $10 each just for entrance to the gardens and no guided tour. Someone did walk us into the garden still and gave us a little introduction and then we were free to roam around. The garden area isn't huge but is very lush and gorgeous and there is plenty to see. We chose to hike to the top of the mountain which was under 2 miles round trip and wasn't very difficult and the view was worth the sweat. It would take most people about 45 mins to do the hike.
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