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!
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.
Was told their electricity was out and they could not except anything but cash. i did not have cash on me only credit cards. They took a picture of my room key and said they would charge the ship. When i got home i saw my credit card had been charged so I guess the electricity came up after all or was never out to begin with!
We did the beach break for the kids and the all included drinks for us. Our excursion started at 8:30 am which was sort of hilarious given we did all inclusive drinks. But after the week we had this excursion saved the day. My husband and I were able to drink fruity drinks, served by a nice waitress, while our kids frolicked in the ocean.They had life vest available which was awesome so we didn't have to worry a lot and they were in eye shot. The beach is a bit of a rougher beach, has great sand but it isn't super clear, calm snorkel beach. But my kids didn't care, they loved it. They had a water tramp, some noodles and other things to rent. They even had a life guard keeping an eye out too. After a few hours the staff took the kids to a play area where they fed them lunch, painted faces, painted shells, and they played in the fresh water small pool. All while we finally relaxed and drank your fruity drinks. The bus drivers were nice and informative and played little games with everyone while we drove. No Freeport isn't a super attractive Caribbean paradise. It is a very industrial type port with many industries, which was actually pretty interesting. The people were nice and we had a nice time on their island. It was a good little stop. Nothing exotic but great for the kids and if your ok with just doing the beach. The excursion itself was a great relaxer finally for two parents who had a rough cruise thus far dragging kids through line after line.
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