Mango Creek Lodge Eco Activities

Overview

Mango Creek Lodge Eco Activities

Roatan’s mountainous terrain and pristine reef make it an ideal place for eco adventures, and Mango Creek Lodge is ideally located to take advantage of both. Located on the shores of Port Royal beneath the Port Royal Wildlife Refuge on Roatan’s secluded East End, Mango Creek Lodge offers an array of outdoor activities and adventures for all its guests.

Roatan’s snorkeling is world-class. Located on the world’s second-largest barrier reef, the island offers numerous options for discovering the Western Caribbean’s amazing coral and fish species.

Kayaking is a wonderful way to explore the shores and reef of Roatan’s East End. Mango Creek Lodge offers excursions for sightseeing, snorkeling, and fishing by kayak.

Sailing has always been a strong part of the culture of Roatan and all of the Caribbean. We have many cruising sailboats anchor in our safe harbor throughout the year. As a guest of Mango Creek, you too can also enjoy sailing the beautiful bay of Port Royal.

Explore Roatan by hiking with Mango Creek Lodge. The Bay Island’s steep terrain and lush vegetation provides a wonderful environment in which to discover the Western Caribbean’s unique history, flora, and fauna.

The only way to get a true sense of Roatan’s East End culture and history is by boat. Mango Creek Lodge offers several boat tours to allow our guests to experience this unique part of Roatan.

The Mango Creek Lodge grounds contain 22 acres of beautifully landscaped private property on the shores of Roatan’s East End. Our lighted pathways allow you to explore the immediate area by day or night.

Kayaks, Sailboats & Snorkeling

Mango Creek Lodge’s eco packages include the daily usage of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and small sailboats.

Ask the Mango Creek staff for a guide to take you out to one of our many dive sites for a great morning or afternoon of reef snorkeling. The coral is amazing!

Pigeon Cays

What a wonderful way to spend a day. You will leave Mango Creek mid-morning for a tour of the mangroves, looking for local crocodiles on the way to the deserted sandy beach islet of Pigeon Cays. Our staff will pack a picnic lunch for you and will be your guide for some of the best snorkeling in the Bay Islands.

Yes, that perfect picture on the white-sand beach under a leaning palm tree is actually available for you on this daytrip. This daytrip is included with every eco packages of 5 nights or more. We also offer this daytrip for guests not staying at Mango Creek Lodge.

Relaxing in Style

Do you want to relax in a hammock on your private cabana deck or lounge on our private beach? You can enjoy a good book, sip a cold drink, or a beach front massage. Relaxing all day, everyday is also very much included in all eco packages. Come join us for a week of R & R.

Snorkeling

Snorkel the East End of Roatan

Roatan’s snorkeling is world-class. Located on the world’s second-largest barrier reef, the island offers numerous options for discovering the Western Caribbean’s amazing coral and fish species.

One of our favorite spots is only minutes from the lodge. The Cow & Calf islets are great for beginners and offer a sampling of the area’s corals & sea creatures in a shallow-water environment and are just a short kayak away from your cabana. While staying at Mango Creek, you can experience some of our farther away locations with one of our local guides to show you some of the best snorkeling on the island.

Mango Creek Lodge provides snorkels, masks, fins, and beach towels for all our snorkeling guests. If coming from another hotel, lunch and beverages will be provided on your daytrip.

Daytrips to Mango Creek Lodge at Port Royal

We offer daytrips to Port Royal for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling even if you are not staying with us. We will pick you up in Oak Ridge at 10:00am and bring you to Mango Creek Lodge to play for the day. Lunch in our restaurant will be provided. Day-use of one of our cabanas is also part of your daytrip, depending on availability. We will return you to Oak Ridge at 4:00pm.

Port Royal Snorkel Day Trip Rate (Non Guest): $75.00 + tax/per person.
Pigeon Cays Daytrips

We offer daytrips to Pigeon Cays. This daytrip will begin with a pickup in Oak Ridge at 9:00am, a short stop at Mango Creek Lodge to pickup your snorkel gear and your picnic lunch. From there you will go on a boat tour through the mangroves of the East End of the island. Once you make it past the end, you will see the small speck of land called Pigeon Cays. Here you will enjoy a white sand beach, pristine snorkeling on the reef surrounding the island, and a picnic lunch in the shade of the palm trees. We will return you to Oak Ridge by 4:00pm. These daytrips are included with all of our weeklong eco packages.

Pigeon Cay Day Trip Rate (Non Guest):

Minimum 4 people: $575.00 + tax

Additional Person: $125.00 +tax

Kayaking

Kayaks

Kayaking is a wonderful way to explore the shores and reef of Roatan’s East End. Mango Creek Lodge offers excursions for sightseeing, snorkeling, and fishing by kayak.

We use Hobie Mirage Sport and Adventure kayaks for all our kayaking excursions. Each model is equipped with traditional paddles as well as foot pedals for flexibility and comfort. They are ready for use daily, just ask and we will set you up with a water bottle and point you in the right direction.

Snorkeling by Kayak

The Cow & Calf islands are just a short kayak to the East from your cabana. Here you can tie up your kayak to the mooring ball and jump in the crystal clear water to snorkel this amazing treasure trove of coral and fish.

Each Kayak model is equipped with traditional paddles as well as foot pedals for flexibility and comfort.

Daytrips to Mango Creek Lodge at Port Royal

We also offer daytrips to Port Royal for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling even if you are not staying with us. We will pick you up in Oak Ridge at 10:00am and bring you to Mango Creek Lodge to play for the day. Lunch in our restaurant will be provided. Day-use of one of our cabanas is also part of your daytrip, depending on availability. We will return you to Oak Ridge at 4:00pm.

Sailing

Sailboats

Sailing has always been a strong part of the culture of Roatan and all of the Caribbean. We have many cruising sailboats anchor in our safe harbor throughout the year. As a guest of Mango Creek, you too can also enjoy sailing the beautiful bay of Port Royal. We have an easy-to-use Hobie Bravo. And for our more experienced sailing guests we also have a 14′ Hobie Catamaran. If you have never sailed before, no problems. We at Mango Creek would be happy to teach you the basics of sailing and show you the ropes.

Daytrips to Mango Creek Lodge at Port Royal

We also offer daytrips to Port Royal for kayaking, sailing, and snorkeling even if you are not staying with us. We will pick you up in Oak Ridge at 10:00am and bring you to Mango Creek Lodge to play for the day. Lunch in our restaurant will be provided. Day-use of one of our cabanas is also part of your daytrip, depending on availability. We will return you to Oak Ridge at 4:00pm.

Hiking

Hiking at Mango Creek Lodge

Explore Roatan by hiking with Mango Creek Lodge. The Bay Island’s steep terrain and lush vegetation provides a wonderful environment in which to discover the Western Caribbean’s unique history, flora, and fauna. At Mango Creek Lodge, you can explore our tropical grounds or wander further afield for a day of adventure. We have approx. 2 miles of paved trails and many additional areas to explore on our 22 acres of property in the jungle and gardens.

Learn more about Roatan’s unique species by reading our flora and fauna guide before your trip.

Nature Reserve and Virgin Beach Excursion

Explore the Port Royal Nature Reserve and Camp Bay beach. Your tour begins with a walk along the ancient pathways left by the Payan Indians. Arrive at a viewing deck at the height of the trail, where you will enjoy dramatic narration of the island’s little-known history. Get a glimpse into Roatan’s past while overlooking the most historical site on the island from an elevation of 200 meters. Your journey continues to Camp Bay beach where you can swim in the turquoise waters and enjoy miles of virgin beach while you end the tour with a typical local-style picnic lunch. This has an additional charge of $49/person.

Boat Tours

The only way to get a true sense of Roatan’s East End culture and history is by boat. Mango Creek Lodge offers several boat tours to allow our guests to experience this unique part of Roatan.

On a Mango Creek Lodge boat tour, you can discover Roatan’s culture, history, mangroves, and Pigeon Cays.

Roatan Culture

On Roatan’s East End, nearly all transportation is accomplished by boat. Many homes and businesses are built over the water on stilts for easy access, and man-made channels and mangrove canals connect the few villages. On this tour, you will visit the local villages Oak Ridge and Helene to learn more about daily life on the island’s East End.

Roatan History

Roatan has a rich and interesting history. On this tour, you will boat around the East End to learn more about Roatan’s Paya Indians and pirates.

Roatan’s Mangrove Canals

Roatan’s mangrove canals provide a safe passage for boats travelling from the East End toward the western side of the island. These canals also provide a great opportunity to get an inside view of the mangrove’s unique flora and fauna.

Pigeon Cays

The Pigeon Cays are a pair of postcard-perfect tropical islands off the eastern tip of Roatan. On this tour, you’ll picnic on the sandy beach of an uninhabited isle and then snorkel the reef just beyond the sand. Along the way, you’ll see the islands of Morat and Barbaret.

Flora and Fauna

The Mango Creek Lodge grounds contain 22 acres of beautifully landscaped private property on the shores of Roatan’s East End. Our lighted pathways allow you to explore the immediate area by day or night.

Mango Creek Lodge’s lower grounds are landscaped with dozens of varieties of tropical flowers, palms, trees, and plants. Our full-time groundskeepers work year-round to maintain the Caribbean beauty of the existing landscaping while continually adding new plants and features.

A Mango Creek Lodge grounds path

The lower grounds contains our nursery and vegetable gardens. Here, the gardening staff grows produce—such as sweet peppers, mutton peppers, basil, mint, green beans, corn, pumpkins, limes, papaya, passion fruit, and mangos—for the Mango Creek Lodge restaurant as well as decorative trees and plants for our landscaping. 

Mango Creek Lodge’s upper grounds contain two-thirds of our overall property. This area has been preserved in its natural state to provide a buffer between our development and the Port Royal Wildlife Refuge, which borders the back of the grounds.

For more information about the plants and animals found at Mango Creek Lodge,

download our flora and fauna guide (Adobe® PDF)...