We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Gravel Bay, Roatan 0000, Honduras
Phone Number: +504 3298-3448

We offer a totally unprecedented opportunity to truly feel and live the...

We offer a totally unprecedented opportunity to truly feel and live the Caribbean musical experience.Within the space of one ninety-minute course any guest, regardless of previous musical experience or education, will learn to play the Trinidad steel drums and sound like a professional.We promise zero-to-music in one session!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 37 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Experience of a lifetime

I will begin by saying this was an absolute blast! I went on a cruise with a group of 6 and we booked Steel Pan Alley to learn how to play the exotic Caribbean drums. We learned... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
Matthew W
Calabasas, California
Add Photo Write a Review

37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Calabasas, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I will begin by saying this was an absolute blast! I went on a cruise with a group of 6 and we booked Steel Pan Alley to learn how to play the exotic Caribbean drums. We learned the history of the steel pans, how much effort it requires to make them, and how to play the instrument. If you are... More 

1 Thank Matthew W
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

If your the kind of person that likes to get off the usual tourists trail this is your location. You will never find this unique learning experience anywhere. Ms. Deborah, is a wonderful instructor. It was great learning the history of the steel drum, how they are made and tuned. The young men and women who assist with are lesson... More 

1 Thank Morgan M
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
2,255 reviews
433 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

What better way to feel like you are on an island, besides sand between your toes. The sound of the steel drums is great. Your kids will enjoy this, as well, especially when they see that the members of the band are kids of varying ages. I have heard them a number of times while on the island and they... More 

Thank Allen21096
Wausau, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

My family, including my 11 year old, enjoyed drumming with the "Steel Pan Alley Band" and learning from Ms. Deborah and the kids. Ms. Deborah is very knowledgeable with a huge personality. The kids are sweet and polite. Our lesson was about 1 hour and 45 minutes and was $35.00 per person. Upon entering the classroom, we were greeted with... More 

Thank catchthetrain
Boise Idaho
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

A must do experience on the island. Ms Deborah is an amazing teacher to these students and offers so much to the community. I'm not musically talented but with the help of her students and learning the history behind steel pan drums I really wanted to learn. I just love the sound they make. It's off the beaten path to... More 

Thank scubasuz2012
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Ms. Deborah and her students! The place was off the beaten path and well worth the experience. We learned three songs and had some laughs along the way. She is doing a wonderful job helping the local kids discover the art of the steel drums. After completing our musical numbers I had the opportunity... More 

Thank Phillip E
westchester, ny
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

This was on the list of activities at our hotel and I wanted to do something authentic. Our teens walked away thanking us for the experience. Definitely something different, memorable and worthwhile to do.

1 Thank SamFoodie
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

When I travel, I like to immerse myself in something authentic to the people and area where I am visiting. That is what makes travel special. Deborah and her steel pan school was exactly what my Roatan trip required. She is an exceptional teacher and made our 2-hour visit well worth the effort. The kids (her actual students) were close... More 

1 Thank Melody P
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We had an 8:30 class with Ms. Deborah. She came and picked us up at the cruise ship dock in her 31 year old truck! It was great! Ms. Deborah is an amazing teacher and kept the adults and teens interested. Side note...remember the island might be an hour off your cruise ship.

4 Thank Kirsy1
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Our group of ten included 6 teenagers and 4 adults. I had kept this activity as a "secret" from the group, not something that goes over well with teenagers, but everyone loved the experience!!! Deborah is so passionate about what she is doing it quickly rubs off on everyone! The chance to actually learn to play steel pans with young... More 

1 Thank Storktravel

Travellers who viewed Steel Pan Alley also viewed


Been to Steel Pan Alley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Steel Pan Alley and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Steel Pan Alley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?