We booked The White House beach break. We chose the less expensive ($99) excursion. There was a more expensive one ($239) that included all of your food and drink, but we didn't think the extra cost made sense as neither of us could eat or drink $140 worth each in the 3 hours that we were there. The venue is a former private residence that has been turned into a site for parties, weddings etc. We were taken there by an air conditioned bus and had a nice 30 minute, narrated tour of Grand Cayman on the way. When we arrived we were given wrist bands, and were allowed to pick our own lounge chairs. We chose chairs with an umbrella on the GIGANIC wooden deck that juts out into the water. There is a bar on the deck, and you can order food. We did get one beer and one ginger ale ($24!) There are steps from the deck right into the crystal clear water but be warned! Rocks, rocks and more rocks. Some huge rocks! I had read some reviews beforehand and had my water shoes, but others did not and were complaining loudly. The current is also strong and it was hard to stand upright. My husband snorkeled and saw a few fish. I would not go on this excursion again.
Beautiful beach by restaurants and bars. Lots of bar service on the beach. Servers very friendly. Lunch was good. Very relaxing, very clean. Be prepared for chickens running around. One did drink another women's drink!
We went to The Westin on Seven mile beach. Beautiful resort. They gave us a room for the day and we had access to all the resort had to offer. We had beach chairs,umbrella and table set up for us. The rafts in the water gave us the ability to view stingrays and beautiful fish.
Beautiful private beach with blue water, very nice bar. We had fun watching a mother hen with baby chicks and spotting an iguana in a tree. The free drink, pink punch, that comes with this tour is non-alcoholic and does not come from the main bar. The tour bus was very clean and fancy, but the tour guide was a bit curt and bossy, and be sure to get back on before the appointed time or she will raise her voice at you. All in all, many of us felt the Cayman tour guides were not as friendly and some said they were rude. Also, be aware that we were led by foot several blocks through the town square to our tour buses, without warning or explanation in the heat, which could have been hard on older people and young children. All in all, not our favorite port.
Was a great excursion. There is a reef just feet from the shore which was great for snorkeling. I saw a small barracuda while snorkeling. The water is pretty rocky when you just get in to take a dip but it is manageable. The food was good. There were roosters and hens around the perimeter of the place which was cool. We also saw large iguanas. Was a fun day. Would definitely do it again.
We booked the "exclusive beach break" at the Colonial mansion tour, which turned out to be similar to the less expensive "White House" tour. We did have drinks included (pretty early in the morning, so not the best conditions for free drinks) and we had a fabulous red snapper lunch. The beach was ok, with rocky conditions. The over-water deck was very nice.
Went to Gatsby's White House beach break. Beautiful home with extensive over water dock (tiki bar, etc.). Beach was not swimmable unless you wear beach shoes but still very pretty. Staff were very accommodating and courteous,
We did the private beach at the White House. This is small excursion (we only had 16 people) and it was great! Look on Carnival's website for details. If you want a quiet, relaxing excursion, this is for you!
You have to tender to the island once again as there is no docks for the ships. Tiki Beach is very nice and the food was great. Better than anything a Norwegian ship cook could serve. The only problem why I did not give this a 5 was because it only lasted 3 hours. There is some shopping in Cayman but it is really spread out so you don't have much time to see many things once you get back from your excursion.
Beach was beautiful but the excursion was advertised as a day at the beach. We met our fellow travelers at 9:00 to leave the ship. By the time we got to the beach it was around 10:30. We were told to head back to the ship by 1:30. That is NOT a whole day at the beach, more like a 1/2 day.
What can I say about a beach break. The beach was great. We went to Tiki Beach which while an older establishment, did have a great bar, and good food. The rental for a beach umbrella was a bit over the top, but overall we had a good time. The water was great!
great beach experience, staff would not let us leave earlier and asked us to pay extra to get us back earlier to tender boats. The excursion changed time and delayed us so people wanted to get back earlier to make last tender, thank god we paid extra to take earlier taxi to tenders if we left at 530 we would have missed the tenders back to boat as there was so much traffic.
Too many people packed onto a small beach (four ships in port that day), Drinks are really expensive and beach is sandy but the water bottom is rocky with coral. You'll need water shoes for sure. Expensive for what you get.
Great experience! Took taxi here. $2 to get into Royal Palms. $10 for a beach chair and$15 for an umbrella....but....your right on the beach. Bathrooms, outdoor shower and changing facilities are all there. You can swim in their pool as well and there is a bar and restaurant. Cheaper drinks than ship and VERY good. EXCELLENT food!!! Price was comparable to what you would pay in the states. Service, outstanding. Well worth the money to enjoy a day at the beach that is comfortable. It was busy but didn't feel crazy. They had plenty of people working to take care of everyone.
7 mile beach all inclusive we really liked it but it went by super fast.
the water was gorgeous and they had palm trees shading the beach chairs which was great. you need to bring your own beach towels. they rent snorkel equipment $10 an hour we will do that next time. it was relaxing our favorite excursion
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