Land and Sea excursion through Celebrity. Great trip, fantastic guide, a really great way to see some of the island. After a two hour bus ride and visit to the Diamond Falls botanical gardens, we had lunch at a plantation house. In Soufriere we boarded a catamaran for the trip back to port, stopping on the way for a swim and snorkel. Very generous with the rum punch after the swim break - hic!
Took excursion from the boat to Swim with the Stingrays. Really enjoyable experience although not long enough with the fishies. Great shopping, ships dock right at the foot of the town allowing for great access, great clothing market.
Took taxi ride to Maho Beach, $9.00 each way, just had to see the planes coming in!! When we were not standing on the sand directly under the approaching aircraft, we were drinking beer on the Sunset Bar patio (6 Red Stripe/ $18.00). The burgers there are amazing.($11.00) The beach was really busy, probably because of the four ships in port. Strike one from the bucket list!!!
Took taxi to Coco Beach on recommendation of great snorkeling from the driver, $18.00 return/person, no matter how many squeeze in. Although the beach was packed and there seemed to be a small dispute between the two business on the beach over deckchairs, food etc, the time spent there was enjoyable - and the snorkeling was probably the best we have encountered. Shops were readily accessable right off the boat.