Banana Coast Landing, Trujillo
Banana Coast Landing at Trujillo is the latest Cruiseship port development, the first cruise port for mainland Honduras. With 50,000 square feet of retail shopping leasable space on a 10-acre tract of land, the complex will include jewelry stores, duty-free outlets, designer boutiques, a restaurant and a bar.
A finger pier will accommodate two post-Panamax sized cruise vessels. By December 2011, construction of the oceanfront shopping center and transportation hub is planned to begin, with completion slated in time for the 2012-2013 cruise season.
Roatán has two existing cruise ports, Port of Roatan and Mahogany Bay. Mahogany Bay http://mahoganybaycc.com/ and Port of Roatan http://portofroatan.com/ cruise ship ports have a very busy season starting in November with 2 & 3 ships a day, Tuesday through Friday and once a month there is a ship on Saturday or Sunday.
Banana Coast Landing, “where the rain forest meets the sea”, is very different than the other Caribbean ports, with the sheer mountains backdrop, three major waterfalls and the colonial city of Trujillo, the experiences will be very different from the other ports.
OBM International, which is building the cruise-ship complex at Banana Coast, also designed Royal Caribbean’s private island in the Bahamas, CocoCay, as well as Carnival Corp.’s Grand Turk Cruise Center in the Turks and Caicos.
“This project will create a sustainable landside tourism industry, coupled with a custom-built cruise port infrastructure in a destination that combines ecotourism and soft adventure opportunities for cruise line guests,” said Randy Jorgensen, CEO of Life Vision Developments, one of Banana Coast’s joint-venture partners.
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