Beach is beautiful though water shoes might be a good idea as there are rocks in the water. The beach is actually part of the Sandals resort so bring lots of $$ if you plan to buy anything there. For instance, a bottle of water is $5 and a souvenier plastic sand bucket with a little shovel is $30. However, it is a beautiful beach. Again the worst part is the HOUR it took MSC to get us started so the 4 hour beach break after we started and rode the ferry for 35 mins each way was very limited and you will have NO shopping time in port.
We just did the Balmoral Island excursion alone. We did not do the sting ray experience. The beach was beautiful and the water was delightful. However, as good as the experience was, the cost was too high.
Awesome, I am a beach girl by nature, so this was an important part of my birthday experience and RC didn't disappoint. Our ship docked first (of 4 ships) which means we go to Balmoral first and had first pick of the chair selection at the beach.Simply amazing!
Balmoral island was my favorite. Again it took an hour to loadup after meeting time. Food a bit expensive. But the conch fritters were outstanding. Glad we found something to do in Nassau. Btw they have a proper swim I g beach with no rocks or coral
We went to the public beach located near Atlantis. The tide was so powerful it was dangerous to get in the water. We walked into the Atlantis hotel and I really wasn't impressed. It smelled of mildew and the interior hotel fragrance could not conceal that.
Took the tour to Pearl Island. It was excellent. Although the seas were a bit choppy for snorkeling that day, we enjoyed sunning ourselves and splashing in the beautiful water. Lunch was provided and it was delicious.
Nassau – booked a Private Island Beach excursion, which was nice but quieter. The beach is lovely but the provided lunch is sparse. Shops near the ship are commercial but the ship’s shopping director gives you a shopping map at both ports to help you find recommended stores. Bought Tortuga rum cakes at a shop in port that specializes in this product for a reasonable price, then found that the ship sold them onboard in one of the stores for much cheaper! Prices are good onboard, don’t miss the opportunity.
It took a long time to get to the island but it was very nice once we were there. Directions were not very clear when you got off the boat about where to go. Again I think they overcharge for excursions.
We did the Balmoral Island beach break and lunch. It was also a nice stopover, but the weather didn't allow for us to enjoy it to the fullest. Staff here was also very nice and helpful. They transported us back to Nassau early since it was drizzling, so we went shopping in Nassau. It was very nice to walk around and shop.
Short walk from the port. Clean and modern. Nice private beach with a large pool and plenty of seating. There was a cafe and bar available by the pool and the resort credits covered the lunch and drinks for all of us. A relaxed day over all. The only suggestion would be to open to cafe/bar earlier than 11.
We paid to go to a private resort for a day which included all the amenities of that resort, which was about a 15-20 minute cab ride ($35 for 4 of us to get there, $21 on the way back...hmmm) It included a lunch buffet, all you could drink pool bar, beach, pool, hot tub, towels, beach chairs. Lovely.
-We paid $50 for the excursion to the "private beach day" with no lunch which was a wise choice judging by some of the food others received. It is actually a nice beach shared with Sandals. The transport there was slow (30 minutes) and the transport back was about the same but instead without warning they dropped us off at the end of the pier (not where they picked us up) and we had to wade through vehicle traffic as well as vendors. That was annoying but expected. Unless you want to go to Atlantis, Nassau isn't worth it in my opinion.
Island Time Tours! Cannot say enough about this trip! Eugene, Brent and PJ are wonderful! Boat trip for 15 of us to private island. We snorkeled, swam, paddle boarded and even spear fished. LOVED them! Brent is incredibly knowledgeable about the area. I learned a lot. Scenery was GORGEOUS! Eugene pointed out several areas of interest while on the ride out. BEST PART OF THE ENTIRE TRIP!!
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