We love the water and beach here. We went outside of the cruise terminal and rented a golf cart from Nathan. Had the best time, however, the golf cart itself was a bit precarious, but that is half the fun. Returned the golf cart after exploring the island and went to Jack's Shack and had rum punch and then into the water.
USE BUG SPRAY HERE ! We recieved a ton of bug/insect bites!
Pulled into port, and were surrounded by 4 baseball fields and thats about it. I had read multiple concerning things about this port and decided to stay on the boat. A decision i DO NOT regret. I'm not sure why Carnival stops at this port anyway.
We docked and got off the boat while it was raining. It quit raining shortly after and we enjoyed walking around the city and purchasing local liquor and other trinkets. We watched the swinging bridge as well.
We got off the ship and through a taxi service went to Eagle Beach. We were on the beach for maybe 3 or 4 hours, really enjoyed ourselves (there were maybe 10 other people there that day) and enjoyed the water and heat ! hailed a cab back to the port and boarded the ship. PLEASE NOTE, THE CABBIES IN ARUBA CHARGE EITHER 50.00 OR 90.00 ON TOP OF YOUR CAB FARE IF YOU ARE WET OR GET THERE SEATS WET !