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Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails

Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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Interesting walk

It you like botanical gardens, check it out. It is not full of flashy flower beds but it is... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Denver, Colorado
Short walk

Very small--walked around in about 15-20 minutes on a self guided tour. $10 Admission, $20 if you... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Umeko V
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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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Across From Anthony's Key Resort, Sandy Bay, Roatan IB3107, Honduras
+504 2445-3117
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

It you like botanical gardens, check it out. It is not full of flashy flower beds but it is interesting to see the variety of plants and trees native to the part of the world.

Thank cofloater
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Very small--walked around in about 15-20 minutes on a self guided tour. $10 Admission, $20 if you want a guide. We didn't walk the mountain trail--very steep and slippery.

Thank Umeko V
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great visit to Carambola botanical gardens. It is located across the street from Anthony Key resort. Dozens of special trees -- cannoball tree, mahogany, palm trees, coffee, cocoa, carambola (star fruit). It takes 60-90 mins to visit the gardens but you could...More

1  Thank Ioana T
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We love to visit botanical gardens. While Carambola Botanical Gardens was pretty, the visit wasn't worth the time or the admission fee ($10 per person, I believe). The "map" was useless and very few of the plants were identified.

1  Thank Julie N
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We walked up on a Sunday from our hotel not sure if it would be open. Mr Brady, the owner and a very passionate environmentalist, welcomed us to come on in, providing education on the birds, foliage, and insects in the gardens. With a map...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A nice collection of the many different plants, trees, and wildlife that can be found on the island. If you're looking to break a sweat on a scenic hike, then I recommend the Carambola Botanical Gardens & Trails.

Thank tjb_cle
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and paths through the jungle. Great half day expedition if you're looking for hiking trails.

Thank Hanna B
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I spent an enjoyable three hours walking the intricate network of trails in this superb patch of lowland tropical forest. My purpose was bird watching and also reacquainting myself with tropical forest vegetation I had not seen in several years. I made sure that I...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Carambola Gardens did not disappoint! Going there was part of a day long tour I booked while staying in Roatan. I was very fortunate to have the owner; Bill Brady, as my tour guide. Bill has created a true mini complete eco system here. It...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Carambola gardens were beautiful! The hike to the top view is worth it and not very difficult at all. Get a guided tour apparently you learn way more and the guides point out some wonderful foliage that you may miss on your own.

Thank manswe
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Bobbie W
20 April 2017|
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Response from WJP89 | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer you need - however, your aunt COULD visit the gardens if she was content to stay in the lower part near the entrance building. There are places to sit and the trails are pretty easy to navigate... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Bob E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how many times you stop to read about the plants, anywhere from an hour to two. If it sprinkles like it did when we were there, maybe a bit longer.
Michael D
3 January 2017|
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Response from shelbywan | Reviewed this property |
It is not a paved trail. You could still enjoy the first part of the garden including sitting to watch the hummingbirds. I would still go!