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Old October 19th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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Default What is Princess Cays Like?

We spend Christmas on Princess Cays. We love to snorkel......Is there good snorkeling? Anything else recommended or to stay away from?
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Old October 19th, 2004, 07:10 PM
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The Cays are fantastic! They tender you over in a nice transport, they have a buffet around noon. The snorkeling is great, lots of fish...At least in May there were. It got hit pretty hard by Frances, but hopefully it'll be back to normal at Xmas. Have a great trip!!
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Old October 20th, 2004, 08:31 AM
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If they re-build it to what it was,its a great time. Very neat, very clean, the kids loved going on the banana boat ride, while the parents just relaxed. There was beach volleyball, they have a life-sized chess/checkerboard which was fun. There even was a pool table set-up. The snorkeling is good. The buffet was very good. There was an observation tower that you could climb for a great view. Its a beach party day!
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Old October 20th, 2004, 02:26 PM
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Princess Cays is great, because you only have to bring your cruise card and a towel. The buffet is great, expecially the beef ribs. Lots of fresh fruit and other salads, too.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 12:11 PM
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Thank you so very much for your help and advice. Already booked the banana boat ride for our daughter.
How bad were the Islands damaged? Will it be open for Christmas? That is when we will be at Cay's.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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When you get off the tender go to the right over a small bridge. Most people will turn left to the large side of the beach. The other side is less crowded and has everything you need. If you are on a grand class ship the buffett is open on both sides and you will have everything you need. If on a sun class you may have to walk back over the bridge to eat but no big deal. The snorkeling is great all around the break water reef. Last year in April we found lobster, a large eel, and tons of fish. I just hope it is all rebuilt by Christmas for you and your family. We are returning in Febuary.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 11:54 AM
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I agree with the last post: The right side of the island is less crowded and better for swimming and sunning, but the snorkeling is best on the left side near the breakwater (if it's still there after the hurricanes). So, head to the right, get your snorkel gear and a lounge chair or two, and then walk over to the left side and see the beautiful fish!!

TIP: For best snorkeling, try to get on the FIRST tender out to the island (8:00 am or thereabouts). There are fewer people there first thing in the morning and you should be able to get in an hour or so of snorkeling before the crowds arrive. When it's crowded the silt gets stirred up and visibility is not as good. Also you get kick a lot by nearby snorkelers.
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Old November 9th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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Great Advice!
Thanks Again,
Daley
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Old November 16th, 2004, 05:23 PM
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To celebrate Christmas on Princess Cays would be a dream come true. We have been twice and it is our favorite place. The idea of people running around in the sand to bring me drinks while I soak up the sun is the absoute highlite of the week. Have a wonderful day.

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