Taino Beach! The cabby recommended Taino Beach, it was great! (March 2017)
Pretty sand, a few lunch spots, some water sports rentals and chair rentals. Just $3 per person to get in. For lunch, there is a woman in something like a cargo container (?) selling pizza. That's your best bet for lunch. Also, dude selling rum punch out of coconuts. $30 for unlimited. Recommend splitting that with someone, they are actually pretty strong!
Paid $80 per person, expecting all the food and alcoholic drinks we wanted for free. Ha! No alcohol in the drinks, no matter what they say. I had 30 of them, my belly making sloshing noises as I walked that everyone around could hear...still no buzz! Also, they ran out of adirondack chairs (no chaise lounges even offered), and the food was limited and only available for a 30 minute window. Do NOT book this trip!
We enjoyed our time on the beach. We chose the all inclusive. The bar service was a little slow, and the food was okay. We enjoyed the beach and food on Carnival's private island more than our excursion.
Getting to the beach was a haul but once there the staff was very attentive and you got your drinks & food pretty quickly. The beach was nice but the water was too cold to get in for my taste. We didn't rent any of the equipment to snorkel or jet ski it was not included in the price.
Our bus ride was great our driver was awesome he told us about Bahamas it was a great start made the ride go fast... We had a great time on beach and in the water the food was amazing...
Only complaint was the the bar tenders on the island seemed annoyed too serve people and we weren't the only ones that thought the same....
We got a day pass to the resort which cost $25 for adult and $15 for children. They only accept cash FYI. It was very nice for how inexpensive it was. The sand was very soft and it wasn't too busy either. No extras were included though but drinks were reasonably priced. I believe my mixed drinks were under $7. They had jetskis, kayaks and paddleboards there for additional charges as well.
The beach was gorgeous, very nice people, had umbrellas and chairs everywhere for everyone! It did come with unlimited alcohol drinks and a buffet- but we had to wait like 2 hours for the food and it was almost gone in minutes and it wasnt very good
We were dropped off at the Grand Lucayan Resort. We were able to access the beach from this point. We also went shopping across the street. We had lunch included for $12 which consisted of a buffet of hot dogs, burgers, pizza, noodles, salad, dessert, lemonade/tea. The lunch was worth the $12 compared to prices at local venues.
Did the all-inclusive beach tour and it was good but other people in our party took a taxi on their own to Port Lucaya and it sounded like they had an awesome time. Contrary to what I have read, there is some shopping right where the ship docks but we didn't have time to check it out when when we got back from our excursion.
I'm not sure if you can book this excursion online but we booked it at the shore excursion desk. It is a nice relaxing beach/pool day at a beautiful resort. The lunch is mediocre at best, but it is still worth the money. I advise you to bring money with you because there is a swim up bar in the pool.
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