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Carnival Cruise.... What to do for the day

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Carnival Cruise.... What to do for the day

What's the best beach and is it easy to get to from the port? What else should we check out for the day? Shopping, lunch, bar, ect. Thanks!

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1. Re: Carnival Cruise.... What to do for the day

Junkanoo beach is a short 10 minute walk from the port. It's not the best beach, but probably the most popular and the easiest to get to and there are plenty of amenities (rest rooms, food & drink, etc.). There are better beaches (Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach), but you will need to take a land or water taxi, or bus, and there will be fewer amenities there. Alternatively, you can book a day pass at one of the hotels and have access to their amenities as well as the beach.

There is plenty of shopping and restaurants along Bay Street near the cruise port. (If you want something nice, try Cafe Matisse on Bank Street).

Hope this has helped somewhat.

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2. Re: Carnival Cruise.... What to do for the day

Very helpful! Thank You!

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3. Re: Carnival Cruise.... What to do for the day

It' won't be hard to find lots of places to sightsee, eat, beach etc.

Once you leave the port area, turn right down the main street area. You will have everything from the straw market, to souviever shops, bars.

You'll also see some places like Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds and Burger King. There are some great bars like Senor Frogs as well with food and drinks right on the water.

The Junkanoo beach is just a little futher down. Walking distance. No cost to use it. A few bars/huts with some live music, cheap drinks/shots and a nice view of the water.

No problem at all to wander around and kill the day on your own. Lots to see and do!

Edited: 13 November 2013, 13:56
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The best beach without going on a boat trip (see below :) is Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island, and it's easy to get to. Grab a cab and choose busier or quieter locations, and they're connected - it's about a 10 min. walk along the sea between the 2 spots.

Busier part of Cabbage - go to the beach access by the RIU Hotel, there's Viola's restaurant right there (ask cab driver to point it out as you turn the corner) and many vendors on the beach for drinks, jet skis, banana boats, parasailing, massages, souvenirs…. There are cabs readily available, right outside up until 5 or 6pm.

Quieter part of Cabbage - have the cab take you to the beach access by the Paradise Island Beach Club, there's a mini-mart in the beach club (a timeshare resort) and non-guests are welcome to their happy hour. On the beach there are fewer vendors, if any. Returning to the ship there are not always cabs outside, so pre-arrange with your initial driver to come back for you, or walk down to the RIU access area.

For a really beautiful beach take a boat trip out to Rose Island - Sandy Toes, Barefoot Sailing Cruises & Flying Cloud all do trips, with varying schedules so email them in advance to book. The advantage to this is they have food, drink, restrooms, and also snorkeling, and you get to see the islands & scenery.

Have a Great Trip!

Edited: 19 November 2013, 18:36
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