The holiday gives guests the opportunity to uncover a niche destination, which is quietly upgrading its infrastructure and slowly revealing its charms. The holiday begins with an overnight stop in San Pedro Sula before travelling to the quaint colonial town of Copán Ruinas near the Guatemalan border the next day. Over the next two days guests will explore the forest-shrouded Mayan temples at Copán and enjoy a guided visit to a coffee plantation. They will then travel overland to Pico Bonito, a first-class lodge set in coastal rainforest, with a stop en route at Lancetilla Botanical Gardens, home to one of the largest collections of plantains in the world.
Once at the world-famous Pico Bonito Lodge and Spa, guests will have time to explore the area: they will enjoy a guided excursion to Cayos Cochinos, an unpopulated archipelago of coral islets ringed by white-sand beaches. This visit includes a cruise among the islets and a visit to a Garifuna fishing community* as well as time for sunbathing and snorkelling. Guests will then have a day at leisure at Pico Bonito where there are a number of eco-friendly activities available from the lodge, including white-water rafting and visits to Mayan ruins.
The final three days are spent on the Caribbean island of Roatán, which is situated 50km off the coast of Honduras and was once a hideaway for pirates – the infamous Henry Morgan made it his lair. Guests will stay at an intimate beachfront hotel where there are opportunities for adventure activities, exploring the coral reef, or just relaxing by the pool.