We went to Playa Mia but did not book the excursion, we took a taxi there and just paid the entrance fee. The beach was o.k., they had long lines of those terribly uncomfortable plastic molded lounge chairs set up right next to each other and after the crowds came, it was a challenge to navigate around them to get to the water. We had to roll out of those chairs onto our knees to stand up. The water was clear and clean when we were there, they have a Tiki bar on the beach and a small fresh water pool. I believe there was an extra charge for an umbrella and we had to turn in our Sail & Sign card until we returned the umbrella (didn't like this at all). The dining pavilion is very large and lots of people were enjoying the buffet, BUT, you can also order off their menu. I don't eat off the ship anywhere but my grandson ordered some chicken fingers.