We didn't get off the ship here. We visited two years ago and spend the day at Sand Castle Beach. A fairly relaxing day, but a rocky beach. The alternative of Rainbow Beach didn't appeal to us either, and we decided to take advantage of an empty ship!
Thinking about it for next time, we would take a car to Christensted and see the other side of the island.
Rented scooters from Ride St. Kitts! So much fun! After picking up our driving permits at the fire station, we got a thorough lesson from Tim and Richard. A quick review of the map, and we were off... keeping the left turns tight, and the right turns wide! Stay to the left! This was a great way to see the island... Ending the day at the beach before returning to the ship. Extremely friendly island, and a wonderful experience.
We got our adventure on with Extreme Dominica, and a day full of canyoning. Starting with a short ride to the mountains, we suited up in wet suits and rappelling gear, and then headed higher to the canyon entrance. Rappelling, free jumping, and hiking through the canyon - all a great experience!
Liz & Richard were extremely professional and well organized. The team was great.
We headed for Grand Anse beach. Being we were the only ship in port, the beach wasn't too crowded. $15 for two chairs and an umbrella, we paid the same for a bucket (6) of beers. Don't be fooled, there's not much by way of facilities here, but rather guys walking the beach with drink and food menu's who will run for you. It gets competitive, but Frankie was great.
Magen's Bay was the destination of the day. Again, being the only ship in port had its advantages, and the $4 admission to the beach is well worth it. Clean and with complete facilities, we were extremely comfortable.