Originally Posted by Slidell
Have 9 year old son and trying to decide which he would enjoy more.
How far is Taxi ride to Playa Mia and are the people there frendly? What are the free drinks availabe, and do they have good food/snacks?
Appreciate any helpful information.
Our feeling is that the 9 y/o would have more fun at Playa Mia.
If you get the Deluxe pkg thru the ship, while it might be more costly than if you did it on your own, it is worth it for the peace of mind.
The Deluxe pkg via the ship includes transportation.
On your own the taxi is about $6 and about 10 minutes. If you go on your own the prices are broken down by what you get per level. Lowest (cheapest) is merely access to the site and a chair. Highest is all food/drink etc. It can get as high as $60 per person for the max.
The food is a basic fare of chips, salad, chopped chicken fajita like plate-serve your self buffet.
The restrooms are a slight walk back from the beach and appreciate a $ tip.
The alcoholic drinks are handed out 1 at a time per person if you go up to the bar huts. If your server comes to you at the beach chairs, just tip him/her a few and they can bring multiples.
They have volleyball and other games.
They have hammocks in the shade, too ! 8)
There are people that come around and hawk pictures with the lizard/bird and hair braiding.
Going into the water can be tricky. Sliperry rocks in places. Maybe wear water shoes. When we were there we saw alot of very tiny baby jelly fish.
We have a few pics of Playa Mia at
Hope this helps.
Phil & Liz