Cruises often include a popular day at the beach on a private island. Carnival Corp. now has a private beach on a public island, Roatan, off the Caribbean coast of Honduras.
At Mahogany Bay, cruise passengers can walk off the ship, shop at a private village, then choose a boating excursion or head to Mahogany Beach. The beach is a 10-acre private enclave with lounge chairs, cabanas for rent, floats, a beach volleyball court and watersports.
You can walk to the beach -- it is less than a 10-minute stroll on new pavement -- or, for $10 for the day, take a ride on what Carnival calls the Magical Flying Beach Chair.