The time advertised is different from what you actually get. We only got to enjoy two hours on the island. The VIP adult only section had so many rocks on the beach, that we were unable to enjoy the water without hurting our feet.
Anytime we cruise to Nassau, we catch the ferry to Blue Lagoon Island. Did the dolphin swim years ago, so now go for the beach alone. Although we met on the pier at 9:45 as instructed, our ferry left at 10:30 and we got to the beach at 11am. Based on our ship's schedule in port, we had to leave on the 2pm ferry to get back. We were disappointed with such a short time on the island, but it was worth it to enjoy the beach. The shallow, protected water was warmer than Coco Cay. Lunch is simple but decent (burger, dog, chicken, etc.), rest rooms were clean.
Loved the Blue Lagoon Island beach day. Had read negative reviews, but booked anyway. We went to the end of the beach to avoid the crowds. The water was beautiful. Enjoyed being able to swim in calm waters. You could go the the back of the island and swim in the ocean if you wanted, but it was a little rocky. You could also snorkel there if you wanted. Lunch was pretty good, had the chicken and there was a salad bar.
No directions on the pier from the tour operators or NCL staff. Hordes of passengers lined up in the sun going nowhere! By the time we got to Blue Lagoon (after making a stop to pick up random people from near Atlantis) and ate our 'lunch', it was time to get back on one of their ferries and head back. Waste of time and money. Pick something else.
The island was absolutely beautiful. My 5 and 7 year old snorkeled in crystal clear water which they both could stand in and saw lots of tropical fish. There were up charges for using the aqua-park and for beach umbrellas or clam shells.
Getting to the island was a nightmare. Hundreds of people were herded together to sit in the blistering sun for almost an hour before getting on the boat. Then it's competitive try to rent an umbrella time. 45 minute wait there, to be told "we sold out".
This place is the hidden Gem to get away from that ship. Awesome time here. Food is okay but it's quick. The Cove is like a 200 yards wide 2 feet deep bath tub of crystal clear water. I'd go back to the Bahama's just for this place. Perfect excursion for kids.
Highly recommend, They tell you you only have 4 hours there but you have longer. The boat to Blue Laggon leaves right from the ship Terminal at about 11:45. They have 3 boats going out with tons of people, but the Isalnd can handle it. They have several boats schedules tyo take you back at 2PM, 3PM and 4 PM. We went back on the 3PM and did some shopping at the straw market. The excision included lunch. We upgradded to the "Clam shell package" on the Island for $40 per person which was a steal. It includes a shaded clam shell canopy for 2, so you have shade... a free huge alcoholic drink of your choice and towels which you get to take back for free. otherwise you should take towels from the ship. Its a
Loved Blue Lagoon Island! Excursion icluded a nice lunch, I added a clam shell setup which included souvenir beach towel and tall drinks! We even snuck off to explore a part of the island that is rocky and no one went to. My girls loved walking on the rocks, finding island treasures and taking scenic pictures!
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