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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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I understand orange is in a prime location but it is waitlisted on my cruise. What are other desirable locations?
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I understand orange is in a prime location but it is waitlisted on my cruise. What are other desirable locations?
It all depends on what you find desirable. We had the Orange one on our last cruise and now booked the Terracotta.
Why: The orange is centrally located, near bathrooms and buffet. This also means more traffic (people) around you.
Since we like a more quiet atmosphere and don't mind the walk to bathroom and/or food, we took the one furthest away.
Will we like it better? We think so, but won't be sure until after the cruise.

You can find several maps of HMC on the internet, I found one here:
http://www.bajor.nl/images/HMC-777.jpg
and decide which one you want.

Good luck choosing

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We had the orange and adored the location. For us, it was not heavily traveled in front of the cabana, or noisy. That's a great map, btw, and to my way of thinking, the turquoise, tan or blue is optimum. I liked being right by the food...... and rest room area...makes for no running
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Orange , Tourquoise , Blue and Tan are the best . close to all the amenities
easy walk to the tenders.
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I have used the orange as well and thought it was the perfect spot for convenience to food and rest room.
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The link that is posted above does not include the additional 5 cabanas - there are a total of 15 cabanas on HMC now. The one farthest down the beach is Violet and the one right before it is red. I've had the violet one and it's very quiet there, though it is a longer walk to the restrooms and the buffet.
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Hi there,
We have been to Half Moon Cay once,last Oct.,we had Grey,about 3/4 of the way down the beach.Unless you have a reason for not wanting to walk a little,none of them are out of reach,and the tram takes you to your cabana from the square when you first arrive.We have rented again for this Oct., and have reserved the same one we had last year.I hope this helps,please ask for more info and I will be happy to help if I can.
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Does anybody know how much it cost for a Cabanna
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Someone mentioned in another post the cost is now up to $299.00! Nice if you can split it with another couple, as we did back in 05..then the cost was $219.00.
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Someone mentioned in another post the cost is now up to $299.00! Nice if you can split it with another couple, as we did back in 05..then the cost was $219.00.
That's correct unfortunalty: We have one in November for 299 while we had one in Feb of 2008 which was 249
Ah well, you only live once.
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I been to the island a few times and never had the opportunity to enjoy a cabana...............silly question: what is the benefit of a cabana? Really, I was always in the water and never paid attention, but it sounds like you guys really know how to enjoy the time!
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I been to the island a few times and never had the opportunity to enjoy a cabana...............silly question: what is the benefit of a cabana? Really, I was always in the water and never paid attention, but it sounds like you guys really know how to enjoy the time!
The salespitch says: "Enjoy the ultimate in luxury during your stay on Half Moon Cay with the use of your own private cabana. Board the first tender ashore, or have priority tender use, to maximize your time by being the first guests to arrive. For your comfort, you will find your cabana outfitted with a refrigerator, ceiling fan, air conditioner, table and chairs inside, and deck chairs and a misting shower on the private terrace.
You will be provided with fresh fruit, vegetables with dip, and chips and salsa to snack on as well as an assortment of soft drinks and bottled water to quench your thirst. Beach towels, floating mats, and snorkel gear are also included for your use throughout the day.
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It's all a matter of preference. We have a cabana because we like the extra facilities it brings, see above.

Since you're in the water most of the time, it's probably not for you, since I hardly go into the water, like shadow while my wife enjoys the sun, it is something for us. Also, we believe it is worth the money while other people may believe it's not. That's the advantage of different tastes and a free country.

Compare it to people choosing different kinds of cabins. Some people are happy with an inside (because there never in the cabin anyway), others prefer a Deluxe Veranda Suite, e.g. to enjoy high tea on their balconies while in the privacy of their room.

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Thank you Boudewijn. We did book a deluxe veranda since we like the extra service, but when we are anywhere near a beach it is all fun in the sun. If my Mother was still with us I would definately try and book a cabana since she could not take the sun.

Have a great cruise in November!
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