We booked the "exclusive beach break" at the Colonial mansion tour, which turned out to be similar to the less expensive "White House" tour. We did have drinks included (pretty early in the morning, so not the best conditions for free drinks) and we had a fabulous red snapper lunch. The beach was ok, with rocky conditions. The over-water deck was very nice.
Went to Gatsby's White House beach break. Beautiful home with extensive over water dock (tiki bar, etc.). Beach was not swimmable unless you wear beach shoes but still very pretty. Staff were very accommodating and courteous,
We did the private beach at the White House. This is small excursion (we only had 16 people) and it was great! Look on Carnival's website for details. If you want a quiet, relaxing excursion, this is for you!
You have to tender to the island once again as there is no docks for the ships. Tiki Beach is very nice and the food was great. Better than anything a Norwegian ship cook could serve. The only problem why I did not give this a 5 was because it only lasted 3 hours. There is some shopping in Cayman but it is really spread out so you don't have much time to see many things once you get back from your excursion.
Beach was beautiful but the excursion was advertised as a day at the beach. We met our fellow travelers at 9:00 to leave the ship. By the time we got to the beach it was around 10:30. We were told to head back to the ship by 1:30. That is NOT a whole day at the beach, more like a 1/2 day.
What can I say about a beach break. The beach was great. We went to Tiki Beach which while an older establishment, did have a great bar, and good food. The rental for a beach umbrella was a bit over the top, but overall we had a good time. The water was great!
great beach experience, staff would not let us leave earlier and asked us to pay extra to get us back earlier to tender boats. The excursion changed time and delayed us so people wanted to get back earlier to make last tender, thank god we paid extra to take earlier taxi to tenders if we left at 530 we would have missed the tenders back to boat as there was so much traffic.
Too many people packed onto a small beach (four ships in port that day), Drinks are really expensive and beach is sandy but the water bottom is rocky with coral. You'll need water shoes for sure. Expensive for what you get.
Great experience! Took taxi here. $2 to get into Royal Palms. $10 for a beach chair and$15 for an umbrella....but....your right on the beach. Bathrooms, outdoor shower and changing facilities are all there. You can swim in their pool as well and there is a bar and restaurant. Cheaper drinks than ship and VERY good. EXCELLENT food!!! Price was comparable to what you would pay in the states. Service, outstanding. Well worth the money to enjoy a day at the beach that is comfortable. It was busy but didn't feel crazy. They had plenty of people working to take care of everyone.
7 mile beach all inclusive we really liked it but it went by super fast.
the water was gorgeous and they had palm trees shading the beach chairs which was great. you need to bring your own beach towels. they rent snorkel equipment $10 an hour we will do that next time. it was relaxing our favorite excursion
Since we didn’t get a chance to hang out at the beach for long in Cozumel the day before, we decided to just do that in Grand Cayman. I was up early and got our tender tickets a little bit before 8:00am, even though they weren’t supposed to start handing them out until 8:30am. It didn’t matter after all because by the time we were ready to disembark, they were letting everybody go. We made it to the port around 1:00pm and found a taxi that took us to Seven Mile beach. The ride for all six of us was $20.00 (while the ride back on a bus was only $15.00). We ended up in a public beach along Seven Mile that was called Sea Turtle, I believe, and it was great. We rented an umbrella for $10.00 (and they gave us a chair for free) just to have a little bit of shade for the girls and to keep our stuff cool. The sand was fine and the water was warm and very calm. Unfortunately, a little bit before 3:00pm some clouds were starting to roll in so we had to cut short our day (afternoon, really) at the beach. Looking back, we’re glad we did because by the time we got to the port, it started pouring! The line to get on a tender back to the ship was pretty long, it took us about 30 to 40 minutes, but luckily the rain stopped after a few minutes and it was sunny again. In summary, this was a pretty inexpensive “day” at the beach, since we had a good breakfast before disembarking and grabbed something immediately after getting back on the ship. Finally, even though we had thought about going to a beach club with a swimming pool, we’re glad we didn’t since according to several taxi drivers, those swimming pools are “adults only”.
Nice beach, good service from staff, water was beautiful. Only con was that cruise informed me that umbrellas were included and we got all the rum punch we wanted. Umbrellas were extra and we only got one rum punch. But there was plenty of space to sit in the shade if you wanted to.
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