The lazy river is just amazing!! It took us 45 mins to go around the whole thing. There was a section with a wave machine that spit out giant waves every 30 seconds or so, hurling you and your tube 10 to 15 ft. above your buddies then back down. Then we didn't even leave our tubes or the water and made a turn onto a conveyor belt and up to the water slide tower with 3 slides. We rode those for another hour and came back to the tower to ride the body slides. The abyss was amazing!! A pitch black hole in the ground with water pouring into it. We all actually left the slide for a second before splashing down into an aquarium cave. You have to see it to believe it!!
The other slides went through the shark tank. I was a tad disappointed in them because it was way too foggy inside the tube to see much. They were still fun though.
At the top of the water slide tower you can see this amazing beach and it was tempting us all day. We spent the last hour there and saw a crazy beautiful Indian wedding ceremony with everyone in bright colorful clothes. We forgot our snorkeling equipment so we just swam on our backs and chilled out in the ocean.
We caught a taxi ($4pp) back on our own after we missed our bus but we got back to the ship in plenty of time.
We were hungry and sat at the restaurant behind us. It was a French place and the menu was ridiculously expensive. The price was in Euros which means it cost more in Dollars. There was nothing on the menu we would pay for so we left. We had Ice teas while reading the menus and the waitress never came back with our change and we we had to go to the manager to get it. We walked a short distance to the next snack shack which had acceptable food. I had a cheeseburger and by buddie had a hamburger the price for the 2 was nearly $40. We has pre-arraigned with our taxi driver to pick us up at 2pm.
We wanted to go to Maho beach with the airplanes but with Carnival in full effect the roads were closed at 3pm. So we went back to the ship, got freshened up and went back out. We took a water taxi for $8pp round trip to Great Bay Beach just across the bay from the cruise ships. The beach there was beautiful too. We only stayed an hour or so before we had to get back on the ship.
We had a kinda difficult time getting a taxi. When we did it was $6pp to the ferry in Red Hook. From there we got on the ferry to St John at $12 round trip. Another "taxi" for $6pp got us from Cruz Bay to Trunk Bay. Admission to the beach was only $4 and it wasn't very crowded. Trunk Bay is rated a top 5 beach in the world for good reason. There was a snorkeling trail out by the island with lots of different colorful fishes and other sea life. We brought inflatable noodles from home and they were a hit. You lay on them like a lounge chair and drift in the surf. We left after a few hours and had to repeat the taxi and ferry rides back to the ship. For $40pp we got a once in a lifetime experience at one of the best beaches in the world.