Loved that we pulled up to a dock. made debarkation/embarkation quick and flexible. Shopping village was decent. We took a cab to the Harley Davidson store and then downtown. Downtown jewelry sales people are worse than the timeshare sales people in Waikiki.
Tenders carrying passengers from ship to shore were slow. Ship is a long way out from the dock. We did not have time to shop here. Took a shore excursion -cave tubing through carnival. Transportation to the tour site took alot out of us. There was alot of waiting, driving and a tour guide who didn't know when to stop talking. The cave tubing was terrific. Guide was knowledgeable, tubing was relaxing and fun, lunch was some of the most tasteful food on the entire trip.
Loved the shopping village - they put alot of money into this place and it shows. The ship pulled up to the dock which is an added bonus. We booked a zip and dip tour from Pirates of the Caribbean. I can't say enough about what a class act this place is. fun, fun, fun. They met us on time, they have a very nice van for transportation, staff is professional and friendly. After zip-lining, they delivered us to a private beach resort. Service was fabulous, beach was beautiful. They picked us up on time as arranged and took us back to the port. Best day.
Nice port village, Dock is right downtown. Ship tenders here, but it's a short trip and there were plenty of boats ferrying passengers. We took a $4 taxi ride to 7 mile beach. Beach was very beautiful, not too crowded and you could easily walk to a quiet section if you were interested.