This was a beach break with a buffet meal. The ship docked at 2 PM and we had to take a bus to the beach at 2:30. We were on Bus #14 which had no air-conditioning and the bus would not leave until every seat was occupied. We did not arrive at the beach until 3:15 so we headed to the beach to get loungers in the shade and go for a swim. My husband went off snorkelling. By the time I headed to the buffet it was 3:50 PM and I found out that it closed at 4 PM. I basically got leftovers and no desert. I would not recommend this excursion. The beach was nearly all rocks and coral. It would be very easy to fall or twist your ankle getting into the water.
This excursion takes you to De Palm island to the Seaquarium on Cabana Beach. We really enjoyed this. Lots of loungers with shade, the water was mostly all sand and clear. Changing rooms, bar and restaurant. One free soda was included. Manmade breakwater makes it calm and the snorkelling is very, very good.