Wanted a day to relax so found a Day Pass on the website, Caribbean Day Pass, which was less expensive than booking with the Hilton directly. The pass gives you access to their pools, which there was two, an infinity pool and a larger pool as well as a 1 foot baby pool, a hot tub and their beach whch had chairs, umbrellas and hammocks. Lunch is also included. The poll water was chilly and the water at the beach was rough that day and a little windy. We found two lounge chairs in a quiet spot and spent the day relaxing. You need to take a taxi to the Hilton but it was a 10-15 minute cab ride.
Barbados is one of our favorite islands!! A few years back we discovered a part of Carlisle Bay (called Daiquiri Beach) which is a hidden gem!! Ask your driver to drop you off between the Radisson and Hilton resorts.This stretch of white sand and calm beach is away from the "party" area of Carlisle Bay. There is also an AMAZING food stand called Cuzz on this beach. Highly recommend! They serve $3 fish sandwiches and $1.50 Banks beer. You can grab chairs and an umbrella for $15.
Carlisle Beach is a nice beach with lots of great snorkeling to do. A decent lunch & chairs came with this tour. I would advise to watch out for snatch & grab thieves. We didn't see any but have heard it's a problem. Take only enough money for food & snorkel rental.
Beach Break was at Harbour Lights beach & bar. Very Very Very nice. What was surprising was that the ship offered an excursion to snorkel & swim with turtles & ship wreck and go to beach, for $$$$$. Harbour Lights offered it for only $10.
This was my least favorite of the ports we went to but overall the beach day was nice. The trip was well organized but the bus was uncomfortable and forget about going to Bridgetown for shopping as it was kind of depressing. Nice people though!
Beach was overbooked(6 boats in port) so we were taken to another "beach" . Called for bus to take us back as unacceptable. Refund and fututre cruise credit quickly offered by Celebrity after discussion with Hotel Mgr.
This was a relaxing way to enjoy Barbados. The open air bus was comfortable and free beer and rum punch and even soda was available to consume at both beaches we went to and on the bus. The two beaches we went to were lovely. You can rent beach chairs and umbrellas for about $10 each at either beach, but there was enough space to lay out our towels under some trees for some natural shade for no additional charge. I just wish there were more food options at the second beach because we were hungry and ready to head back to the ship to eat by the time we arrived at that beach around 11am.
We absolutely loved this tour. It was a lot of fun. You need to be prepared to pay 20.00 for two beach chairs at each beach but it was so much fun and the rum punch was great too. Beaches were amazing.
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