Mare Beach Excursion Reviews

In the South Pacific port of Mare, the beach is absolute pristine and a wonderful place to enjoy some true R&R, without the commotion that abounds in many popular cruise ports. Wade in the crystal-clear waters, take a stroll along the shore and make friends with the locals at the beach.
We did the Jedjele Beach along with everyone else on the ship.
We did the Jedjele Beach along with everyone else on the ship. Its a big beach though and didn't feel crowded at any point. Its a great beach for swimming and snorkelling. Great for kids. Doesn't get very deep and plenty of ... Read More
We did the Jedjele Beach along with everyone else on the ship. Its a big beach though and didn't feel crowded at any point. Its a great beach for swimming and snorkelling. Great for kids. Doesn't get very deep and plenty of corals/fish to see (highlights were lionfish and titan triggerfish). There wasn't as much food or souvenirs on offer as other islands which reflects the fact that Mare is less inhabited (or at least that part of Mare). Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful beach, big enough to enjoy despite the 2000 fellow passengers.
Beautiful beach, big enough to enjoy despite the 2000 fellow passengers. Only way to get there is by local shuttles, worth paying for these on the ship as price is fairly standard. Local food/drinks available at lean-to stalls, be careful ... Read More
Beautiful beach, big enough to enjoy despite the 2000 fellow passengers. Only way to get there is by local shuttles, worth paying for these on the ship as price is fairly standard. Local food/drinks available at lean-to stalls, be careful as some have meats such as chicken sitting cooked waiting to be bought. Aussie dollars accepted Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful location.
Beautiful location. Stay as long as you want.
Beautiful location. Stay as long as you want. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Tour was great but couldn't swim due to jellyfish.
Tour was great but couldn't swim due to jellyfish. Obviously an uncontrollable natural event.
Tour was great but couldn't swim due to jellyfish. Obviously an uncontrollable natural event. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
Maré requires the use of a bus to get to the beach.
Maré requires the use of a bus to get to the beach. It's a little chaotic and some of the drivers are pretty crazy in terms of driving on the poorly-maintained roads.
Maré requires the use of a bus to get to the beach. It's a little chaotic and some of the drivers are pretty crazy in terms of driving on the poorly-maintained roads. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
There was no alternative but to pay for this trip via the cruise line about $24pp but Mare was the ...
There was no alternative but to pay for this trip via the cruise line about $24pp but Mare was the best beach for swimming and relaxing for the day out of all the islands with some great snorkelling right off the beach. The water was ... Read More
There was no alternative but to pay for this trip via the cruise line about $24pp but Mare was the best beach for swimming and relaxing for the day out of all the islands with some great snorkelling right off the beach. The water was crystal clear and great swimming for kids. The food they sold at the markets in the street was fantastic too, we had chicken and rice and for something sweet try their banana donuts..delicious. We had a great day out at MARE. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A long bus ride over rough roads to a nice beach - but not a great beach.
A long bus ride over rough roads to a nice beach - but not a great beach. It was windy cloudy and the water was cold. There was a strong rip.
A long bus ride over rough roads to a nice beach - but not a great beach. It was windy cloudy and the water was cold. There was a strong rip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
We did some snorkelling at Mare after taking the coach to the other side of the island and it was ...
We did some snorkelling at Mare after taking the coach to the other side of the island and it was absolutely gorgeous - well worth it and only $10 pp each way.
We did some snorkelling at Mare after taking the coach to the other side of the island and it was absolutely gorgeous - well worth it and only $10 pp each way. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
After shelling out $60 USD to go to the beach at Mare for four of us, we got there only to find the ...
After shelling out $60 USD to go to the beach at Mare for four of us, we got there only to find the beach was closed and had to wait an hour to swim. We got about 45 mins in the water before it became too rough then we got out of the ... Read More
After shelling out $60 USD to go to the beach at Mare for four of us, we got there only to find the beach was closed and had to wait an hour to swim. We got about 45 mins in the water before it became too rough then we got out of the water, just before massive waves came high up on the beach and washed the visitors belongings out to sea. Beach was closed again! Stay on the ship not worth the approx $90 NZD for the trip there. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
South Pacific beach, but you had to pay $15usd for the pleasure as beach is 29mins away.
South Pacific beach, but you had to pay $15usd for the pleasure as beach is 29mins away.
South Pacific beach, but you had to pay $15usd for the pleasure as beach is 29mins away. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Extremely expensive transfer $15USD per person and given the impression by the cruise ship that ...
Extremely expensive transfer $15USD per person and given the impression by the cruise ship that they had the market cornered. Found out from other families they had paid some operators independently and scored much better prices. The beach ... Read More
Extremely expensive transfer $15USD per person and given the impression by the cruise ship that they had the market cornered. Found out from other families they had paid some operators independently and scored much better prices. The beach however was lovely and well worth the trip regardless of how you got there. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was a rainy day but we still did coach trip to Yejele Beach, it is probably the most beautiful ...
It was a rainy day but we still did coach trip to Yejele Beach, it is probably the most beautiful beach I have seen, we didn’t get in the water but if had been a sunny day I thi nk the experience would have been fantastic. The locals ... Read More
It was a rainy day but we still did coach trip to Yejele Beach, it is probably the most beautiful beach I have seen, we didn’t get in the water but if had been a sunny day I thi nk the experience would have been fantastic. The locals provided a lot for the tourists, quite a beautiful place. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice beach - be very very careful as there are many many jelly-fish that stung several people in ...
Nice beach - be very very careful as there are many many jelly-fish that stung several people in the face. The lifeguard are prepared with vinegar to spray on the area - thats it for treatment. In the two hours we were there, 5 people got ... Read More
Nice beach - be very very careful as there are many many jelly-fish that stung several people in the face. The lifeguard are prepared with vinegar to spray on the area - thats it for treatment. In the two hours we were there, 5 people got stung Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
weather was against us but the view from the beach was fantastic - markets on the beach were better ...
weather was against us but the view from the beach was fantastic - markets on the beach were better than at dock.
weather was against us but the view from the beach was fantastic - markets on the beach were better than at dock. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Stunning water and sand.
Stunning water and sand. Lots of blue bottle jellyfish in early December, so could not swim.
Stunning water and sand. Lots of blue bottle jellyfish in early December, so could not swim. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Another great hidden gem.
Another great hidden gem. The beach is a fair distance and it not recommend you try and walk it. You can get a bus ticket on the ship and the bus will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches. Bus ride is about 15 - 20 min each way. ... Read More
Another great hidden gem. The beach is a fair distance and it not recommend you try and walk it. You can get a bus ticket on the ship and the bus will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches. Bus ride is about 15 - 20 min each way. But well worth it. Great snorkelling. Or just float around. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Relatively quite relaxing section of the beach.
Relatively quite relaxing section of the beach. Plenty of food opportunities form local stalls.
Relatively quite relaxing section of the beach. Plenty of food opportunities form local stalls. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Mare beach beautiful.
Mare beach beautiful. Bus ride was almost white knuckle narrow rode and fast drivers. Yedjele Beach was awesome. Rated one of top 5 beaches in the world.
Mare beach beautiful. Bus ride was almost white knuckle narrow rode and fast drivers. Yedjele Beach was awesome. Rated one of top 5 beaches in the world. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The best use of $20 ever on a cruise ship.
The best use of $20 ever on a cruise ship. Go to Yejele Beach. Nothing more to say!
The best use of $20 ever on a cruise ship. Go to Yejele Beach. Nothing more to say! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Definitely booked the Yejele beach transfer.
Definitely booked the Yejele beach transfer. Lovely beach with plenty of food and drink available.
Definitely booked the Yejele beach transfer. Lovely beach with plenty of food and drink available. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved Mare.
Loved Mare. Beautiful beach, sand, views, grass and shady areas. Very relaxing. Lovely island people very friendly.
Loved Mare. Beautiful beach, sand, views, grass and shady areas. Very relaxing. Lovely island people very friendly. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The best $15 value on any cruise is to take the bus to Yejele Beach.
The best $15 value on any cruise is to take the bus to Yejele Beach. Spectacular and great snorkelling
The best $15 value on any cruise is to take the bus to Yejele Beach. Spectacular and great snorkelling Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Beautiful beach.
Beautiful beach. Worth the $15 return bus fare. If you don't plan on visiting the beach I wouldn't bother getting off the ship
Beautiful beach. Worth the $15 return bus fare. If you don't plan on visiting the beach I wouldn't bother getting off the ship Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Gorgeous beach.
Gorgeous beach. Very pleased we did this excursion.
Gorgeous beach. Very pleased we did this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Yejele Beach - specifically go to this beach!!!
Yejele Beach - specifically go to this beach!!! It is the best. Loved it. Paradise. (Although Isle of Pines has softer sand - but this beach is breathtaking. The water is gorgeous) Locals great. Nice food and relaxing day. I didn't ... Read More
Yejele Beach - specifically go to this beach!!! It is the best. Loved it. Paradise. (Although Isle of Pines has softer sand - but this beach is breathtaking. The water is gorgeous) Locals great. Nice food and relaxing day. I didn't want to leave!!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line