Any of the private islands, such as Half Moon Cay and Great Stirrup Cay. Incredibly clear blue water, tons of colorful fishies if you snorkel, and great sand beaches....sigh. I am so ready to go.
I like the beach in Costa Maya. Not that it is the best beach in the world, but it is very quaint and comfortable. We loved this port for two cruises in a row and really enjoyed going to the beach and staying at Pez Quadro.
#1....Orient Beach in St. Maarten, beautiful sand, water, water sports, facilities, restaurants, lounge rentals w/umbrellas
#2....Tabyana Beach in Isla Roatan, good snorkeling right off the beach, powdery white sand, crystal clear water, massages on the beach, tiki bar, buffet lunch, fresh water showers, live entertainment, clean restrooms
#3....Prickly Pear Island in Antigua...secluded, snorkeling, rum punch, gorgeous water, friendly people
We loved Trunk Bay-St. John
A beautiful beach, great snorkeling, and super clear water. We could have stayed forever! This is our overall favorite! Kids loved it!
Also enjoyed-Tabyana Beach-Roatan, Honduras-fantastic snorkeling right off shore-
Great Stirrup Caye and CoCo Cay Private Islands in the Bahamas-both had good snorkeling-had to swim further off shore, but overall a beautiful snorkeling day at a beautiful beach. Saw huge grouper, and beautiful trunk fish! 8)
Wow, I feel like a dunce. Clearwater Beach and others around here really are spectacular. I live here, can take a bus to the beach, but once I get my head in cruise mode, I forget about anything here. Having a "DUH" moment.
doctors cave beach - cheap to get to by taxi from the dock, secure pay to enter beach, cheap to rent umbrella and lounger. Great food, great beer (red stripe), wonderful beach and you can see the ship.
we loved all of our carnival Conquest experiences in feb 08 but this place kept a piece of our hearts. Even the ganga seller was discrete and polite!