Not the prettiest port once you get past the giant store and tourist plaza. We didn't plan any excursion in this port and regretted it. We ended up taking a cab to Mr. Sanchos. It was kind of sad and run down. We went back to the ship and enjoyed that. I would suggest a excursion be planned for this port.
Tender port. The port is ugly and a bit disorganized but at least it feels real. We booked a Xunantunich Mayan ruin tour through Island Marketing and it was fantastic. The long drive to the site gave us a great view of the country. We ended up with a private tour and Edward our guide was fantastic. The driver Jason was a speeding lunatic. Every second of our port time was used, we ended up having our lunch while driving back. A real experience. I couldn't recommend this tour more highly.
We went with the resort adventure tour from Island Marketing (again). The resort itself has seen better days, but the beach was beautiful and not crowded. We had plenty of time to use the sea kayaks and snorkel gear. There were thieving monkeys :), iguanas and Roatan rabbits (harmless rodents) everywhere. They offer a unlimited buffet option. Don't bother! I suggest bringing food. This one was worth $40 if just to move from the crowds.
The port is pure tourist and the island seems a lot like St Pete beach. Unbelievable tour though! We sailed on a catamaran, snorkeled by a coral reef. Swam with the stingrays. Who knew they were cuddly? Captain Dexter was outstanding as was his over the top tall tale telling mate, Simon! The perfect ending to our cruise excursions