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Old April 22nd, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Many cruise lines offer visits to their own private islands. Which is your all time favorite and why? Are there any particular island features that draw you in over others?
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I know RCI offers amusemnent park fun on Labadee, but give me Half Moon Cay...literally a slice of paradise. Nice amenities if you choose to pay extra, but, just sitting on the sandy shore can make you smile.

With all that Labadee offers, if nothing interests you, you can just beach it, but, although, I have not seen it since they redid it, my mind goes to a chaotic setting, vs the calm I know of HMC...
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For me it has to be Labadee .
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The zipline at Labadee is certainly an experience, one of the highest and longest in the world (not at the top of the list, but was at one time, I believe).
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Well, I am NOT a sand and surf type. And I sunburn very easily. So Private Islands are not high on my list of places to go.

However, even I will make an exception for the private cabanas on Half Moon Cay. True, I have to walk through the sand to get to the cabana. But after that I can relax in the shade, nibble the snacks, watch the beautiful water and enjoy my day while the others in our party, including my DW, do the sunbathing and wading thing!



The glass bottom boat is not bad. The BBQ is passable. Other than that, Private Islands do not turn me on.

And Paul -- do I look like the kind of guy who gets on a zipline??

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We had the orange cabana at HMC..loved it, we split it, with another couple and it made sense, and, that was when it was $219.00. Now, I believe it is 399.00? Some things just out price your pocketbook,.
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We had the orange cabana at HMC..loved it, we split it, with another couple and it made sense, and, that was when it was $219.00. Now, I believe it is 399.00? Some things just out price your pocketbook,.
Law of Supply and Demand. At $219 the cabanas were selling out 6 months before the cruise.

Considering that a helicopter ride for one person can run over $400, and many simple half day shore excursions are $89 pp or more, all day pleasure for 4 is a bargain at that price!
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The one I had found didn't involve clothing so I think I'll post someplace else
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