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Hap
March 14th, 2010, 09:11 AM
We are on the Freedom of the Seas next Sunday March 21. Can someone tell me if the cabana's on Labadee are first come first serve (free) or do you have to pay for them? If you have to pay for them, can you tell me how much they are?
Thanks.

MiniMom57
March 14th, 2010, 05:37 PM
They are only for passengers in Jr suites and above, and I believe they cost $150 for the day

B-52
March 15th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Did some searching, only came up with bit's and pieces.

Looking for info on Labadee's new private beach (barefoot beach) for Suite Guests only. (?) Anyone use this beach? Pictures? Review?

We will be in a GS next cruise and stopping at Labadee so info would be appreciated.

Been to Labadee before, but years ago before the improvements.

Ashland
March 15th, 2010, 09:26 PM
They are only for passengers in Jr suites and above, and I believe they cost $150 for the day
My understanding is that they are for GS and above..once again the JS's aren't "sweet" enough...:rolleyes:

SoCalBaller
March 17th, 2010, 11:28 PM
This should clear things up. Sorry its a little fuzzy, best I could do.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee51/jwesper/barefootbeachclubcabanas-001.jpg

cruisejunkie136
March 18th, 2010, 05:00 PM
We visited Labadee on the LOS two weeks ago. It was our favorite stop. The private beach is for suite guests above Junior Suite (what we had) yet if they have available unused cabanas then anyone can rent one for the day starting at $150 for the basic cabana. The ones closer to the water or bigger in size are a little more.
The price includes a "floatie", the use of the cabana and a beach chair for laying out near the water. Drinks are paid for using your sign and sail card and of course a BBQ lunch was served that was very tasty.
The water is amazing and the beach is sandy and beautiful. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
The whole resort area is well maintained and nicely structured. You can save money by visiting the other beaches which are just as nice.

cruisejunkie136
March 18th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Here is a photo from the shoreline
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd33b3127ccef9ccc655f30f00000030O02AaNnLFy2aMg e3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/
This is a view from the Cabana
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0dd33b3127ccef9cd9e21d31b00000030O02AaNnLFy2aMg e3nws/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

leeclanual
March 18th, 2010, 07:39 PM
If you are cruising on Celebrity do you have to pay a fee to just exit the ship? when do you actually get charged?

B-52
March 20th, 2010, 06:00 AM
We will be there in a few months, staying in a GS. I understand that if you want a cabana, you would reserve one with the Concierge before arriving at Labadee.
Having not seen one, you are being asked to pay $150 before.

In your opinion, is it worth it?

cruising castaway
March 23rd, 2010, 06:00 PM
Are there cabanas for rent on Columbus Family Beach. Will be going with whole family on August 8 Liberty of the Seas and that would be great. Thanks

MiniMom57
March 28th, 2010, 08:39 AM
No cabanas at Columbus Cove (they are only on the beach that is exclusively for suite passengers) -- there is plenty of shade available, though. The beach on the other side of the peninsula is a lot more crowded, and has NO shade available. They have planted baby palm trees, so there will be shade there eventually.

cb at sea
March 28th, 2010, 10:17 AM
There is no charge to leave the ship...this is part of your cruise---consider it a "sea day", but on land!

BND
March 28th, 2010, 06:39 PM
We were just in Labadee on Thursday and loved it. We were in a GS and yes the Barefoot Beach area is only for GS and above which is where the cabanas are. And you do have to arrange it through the concierge. He had a couple still available a day or two before we got to Labadee. We were in one of the cabana's with friends and it was great having that shade. Also, there are two cabanas that are not available (over the water on stilts) due to damage from the earthquake. Also the cabanas are $150 and $175 depending on size and location. We may rent one when we go back next time in Dec 2011.

Hokiefan01
April 6th, 2010, 05:42 PM
We were there in October and there was no charge, but I expected that to change as there were signs saying "suite guests" but not yet enforced. I am attaching pictures that we took that day and it was one of the best stops, cabanas helped. Not sure I would pay 150 for them but if you have the means they are the nicest spot on the island.

http://picasaweb.google.com/cboehl11/CruiseOct0902?feat=directlink#5398950904868120930

B-52
April 6th, 2010, 07:38 PM
We were there in October and there was no charge, but I expected that to change as there were signs saying "suite guests" but not yet enforced. I am attaching pictures that we took that day and it was one of the best stops, cabanas helped. Not sure I would pay 150 for them but if you have the means they are the nicest spot on the island.

http://picasaweb.google.com/cboehl11/CruiseOct0902?feat=directlink#5398950904868120930


Very Nice Indeed. I see you were there on the Grandeur. Not a very large ship. I imagine Labadee was not very crowded at all. We will be there on the Enchantment. Another small ship.

BND
April 6th, 2010, 07:41 PM
As I said above we were there two weeks ago and suite area is enforced and cabanas are at cost. The area is monitored and everyone is greeted by staff at the entrance. No one except GS and above can get into the area.

Kevin's girl
April 12th, 2010, 09:49 PM
We will be staying in a Royal Family suite in November. Will that be "sweet enough"? The last time we went to Labadee none of this was available. I think the cabana would be a great place for the five of us to come and go from.

BND
April 17th, 2010, 01:34 PM
We will be staying in a Royal Family suite in November. Will that be "sweet enough"? The last time we went to Labadee none of this was available. I think the cabana would be a great place for the five of us to come and go from.

GS and above, so yes you have access. If you want to rent a cabana, just talk to the concierge and arrange it. The nice thing is there's shade and padded chairs/loungers.

Kteacher
April 17th, 2010, 08:49 PM
thanks for the great pictures! We will be in a GS on the Enchantment in July, and I think we'll splurge on this :)

byebyebeemer
April 18th, 2010, 04:08 PM
So a question about Labadee- what's your favorite aspect of it? As compared to similar ports of call- what stands out as special about Labadee? Anything that you don't like about it, that is better elsewhere...?

We're trying to decide which cruise we take, and want to know what people like about Labadee to see if it fits!
thanks in advance, looking forward to hear what you like about it.

Kevin's girl
May 2nd, 2010, 11:48 AM
We were there in March 2009, so it was before the pier and other new additions were finished. I was a very nice stop then, and I can't wait to see how things are now. It was a nice beach day then. The zip line is the longest over the water zip in the Caribbean and is supposed to be a lot of fun. The BBQ was good. We went to Malfini Beach in the morning and back to Labadee for the remainder of the day. The markets there are also a good place to pick up a little souvenir.

BND
May 2nd, 2010, 07:54 PM
Labadee is just very relaxing. You can do absolutely nothing other than hang out at the beach all day (as we did) or take an excursion (there's a few), discover the area-we'll do that next trip. Everyone we talked to said the same thing-they wanted to do 2 days in Labadee and drop Samana, DR. It's just a beautiful location and a great place to just relax.

marley
May 10th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Hi, We were just in Labadee and had a cabana. It was fantastic! We loved the suite beach and cannot wait to go back. It was my favorite day of the cruise.

Kevin's girl
May 15th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Thanks Marley, this is just what I wanted to hear.

kyrie
May 26th, 2010, 10:22 PM
This should clear things up. Sorry its a little fuzzy, best I could do.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee51/jwesper/barefootbeachclubcabanas-001.jpg

SoCal, could you email this to me? Please let me know. Thanks, Kyrie.

Walt fan
June 17th, 2010, 11:08 AM
So, everyone, I am still not sold on Labadee. What if you want more than just a relaxing day at the beach? I always have a very athletic crew with me, the zip line might work, my teenagers do a monster zip line every year at camp and its kind of "same old same old" with them but what else is there to do really? I cannot rent a cabana, not "sweet" enough, so is there anywhere on the Island where there is shade to park for a while and do other things?

the plumbers wife
June 21st, 2010, 04:06 PM
We were thinking of renting one for our parents, but what about the teens that are not in suites? They would not be able to visit???? Are they far from the beach that is used by everyone? Thanks!

mysparky
June 21st, 2010, 05:10 PM
So, everyone, I am still not sold on Labadee. What if you want more than just a relaxing day at the beach? I always have a very athletic crew with me, the zip line might work, my teenagers do a monster zip line every year at camp and its kind of "same old same old" with them but what else is there to do really? I cannot rent a cabana, not "sweet" enough, so is there anywhere on the Island where there is shade to park for a while and do other things?


We have an active/athletic group of kids with us as well and we aren't doing the zipline either. I feel the charge is too high for the one ride (even though it is the longest line over water) and there's some decent waiting around for just 1 run down the line. Since your kids zipline every summer, they may feel that this line is lame (I mean, they are teens, right?)

We've been to Labadee before and we've kept busy walking around the island, snorkeling (we bring our own equipment), playing volleyball and going on the water toys. Between those activities, swimming, and eating lunch, we have felt busy and actually didn't have much time to just hang out and read. If they get bored, it's easy to get back on the ship since there is now a dock.

Not sure of your itinerary, but Labadee is our first stop and we'll be very busy at the other ports so we're looking forward to the low-key, unstructured fun that Labadee can provide.

B-52
June 21st, 2010, 05:47 PM
We have an active/athletic group of kids with us as well and we aren't doing the zipline either. I feel the charge is too high for the one ride (even though it is the longest line over water) and there's some decent waiting around for just 1 run down the line. Since your kids zipline every summer, they may feel that this line is lame (I mean, they are teens, right?)

We've been to Labadee before and we've kept busy walking around the island, snorkeling (we bring our own equipment), playing volleyball and going on the water toys. Between those activities, swimming, and eating lunch, we have felt busy and actually didn't have much time to just hang out and read. If they get bored, it's easy to get back on the ship since there is now a dock.

Not sure of your itinerary, but Labadee is our first stop and we'll be very busy at the other ports so we're looking forward to the low-key, unstructured fun that Labadee can provide.

Jet Skis are always exciting. Just be sure NOT to book a passenger. One person per jet!
I imagine they still have them there.

the plumbers wife
June 23rd, 2010, 09:11 AM
What is inside the cabana? What does it come with?

dorito6778
June 24th, 2010, 03:30 PM
We were thinking of renting one for our parents, but what about the teens that are not in suites? They would not be able to visit???? Are they far from the beach that is used by everyone? Thanks!

We had a cabana when we were on the Indy in February and my parents (staying in an interior room across the hall from us) were able to join us. The booking cabin has to be GS+, but i think each cabana can accomodate up to 6 people.

What is inside the cabana? What does it come with?
Our cabana came with 2 cushioned lounge chairs (plus however many you needed to seat your party), couches enough to seat 5-6 adults inside the cabana, a personal attendant to get us everything we wanted/needed (more towels, drinks), a cooler filled with cold bottled water when we arrived, a special buffet lunch (steak tips, BBQ chix, salads, shrimp, grilled corn) with WAY better food than the rest of the ship was eating (burgers and dogs i think), rafts, scuba gear...prob more i'm not remembering. It was WELL worth the money for the day. we will def be doing it again on the Allure next Feb.

Also, the "guards" at the entrance to the beach were very strict on who could come on. They werent letting anyone in who wasnt supposed to be. We also had a golf cart meet us at the end of the dock to shuttle my mom over to the beach (she cant walk very far) but it is not a far walk. Maybe, 1/8 mile.

I can post pics tonight if you like. Also, our cabana was S9, i think, based on that map above. We were on the sand, under a nice shady tree, about 30 feet to the waters edge. Perfect.

the plumbers wife
June 24th, 2010, 08:07 PM
dorito6778! Thanks so much for the info! I did end up booking a beach front cabana! Thats good to know that they will pick you up for my Mom!

BND
June 24th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Our buffet when we were on the suite beach had jerk chicken, full sized sirloin steaks (not tips), salad, shrimp, corn.

Kevin's girl
June 25th, 2010, 11:27 PM
We had a cabana when we were on the Indy in February and my parents (staying in an interior room across the hall from us) were able to join us. The booking cabin has to be GS+, but i think each cabana can accomodate up to 6 people.


Our cabana came with 2 cushioned lounge chairs (plus however many you needed to seat your party), couches enough to seat 5-6 adults inside the cabana, a personal attendant to get us everything we wanted/needed (more towels, drinks), a cooler filled with cold bottled water when we arrived, a special buffet lunch (steak tips, BBQ chix, salads, shrimp, grilled corn) with WAY better food than the rest of the ship was eating (burgers and dogs i think), rafts, scuba gear...prob more i'm not remembering. It was WELL worth the money for the day. we will def be doing it again on the Allure next Feb.

Also, the "guards" at the entrance to the beach were very strict on who could come on. They werent letting anyone in who wasnt supposed to be. We also had a golf cart meet us at the end of the dock to shuttle my mom over to the beach (she cant walk very far) but it is not a far walk. Maybe, 1/8 mile.

I can post pics tonight if you like. Also, our cabana was S9, i think, based on that map above. We were on the sand, under a nice shady tree, about 30 feet to the waters edge. Perfect.

Looking forward to seeing you pics. We will be there in November and I am so excited about the cabanas.

CeeAngel
July 12th, 2010, 07:58 PM
This should clear things up. Sorry its a little fuzzy, best I could do.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee51/jwesper/barefootbeachclubcabanas-001.jpg

SoCal, or anyone else that might know where I can find this map...would you please tell me where I could find this map, or e-mail it to me at leasegirl@hotmail.com. It is the best map I have seen for the cabanas, I just need to see it more clearly.

Thanks!

Super Grandma
July 13th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Could you e-mail me the map as well or advise where it can be found? We are leaving Sunday on the Liberty. Than
tmatuschak@neo.rr.com

the plumbers wife
July 13th, 2010, 07:51 PM
We rented a beach cabana the week of 6/26 and I can tell you that is well worth the $$! It was the best, my parents enjoyed it so much! So did we! Nice beach area, cooler filled with water, bar/food close by! :D

krhnbt
July 20th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Does anyone know if we have a GS, but the party we are traveling with have a JS, will they be able to be with us at the cabana??

Karen

the plumbers wife
July 20th, 2010, 08:54 PM
HI, If you rent it being in the GS, you are allowed six people total if memory serves me right. You would give the names of the six people.
When you enter the gate they check off your names and give you a bracelet. We rented a "beach cabana" it was right on the beach! The standard ones are set back from the beach (closer to the food, less privacy) and the hill top cabanas are up higher in the trees, we could see them from ours. They would be more private but you would have a longer walk to the beach and food. As shown in the picture they also have cabanas that are right over the water!!! Hope this helps!!

krhnbt
July 21st, 2010, 09:03 AM
Thanks for the information, that helps me alot! And the other couple traveling with us will be thrilled.

Kaen

Sabiney
July 22nd, 2010, 10:51 PM
HI, If you rent it being in the GS, you are allowed six people total if memory serves me right. You would give the names of the six people.
When you enter the gate they check off your names and give you a bracelet. We rented a "beach cabana" it was right on the beach! The standard ones are set back from the beach (closer to the food, less privacy) and the hill top cabanas are up higher in the trees, we could see them from ours. They would be more private but you would have a longer walk to the beach and food. As shown in the picture they also have cabanas that are right over the water!!! Hope this helps!!

Thanks for the information. I've been trying to get this question answered for awhile. :cool:

Pat

rosey1946
September 22nd, 2010, 03:34 PM
We are sailing on the Enchantment in Feb but not in a suite. Who and where is this conciege to order a cabana from? I'd really appreciate the information as I have a 77 year old with us and would love a Cabana for her.
Thank you.
Linda

Host Kewlguy
September 22nd, 2010, 03:58 PM
You would need to be staying in a Grand Suite or above or a Diamond Plus member to have access to the Concierge.

snausman
September 22nd, 2010, 06:40 PM
Thanks everyone for all the infomation. We will be sailing on Liberty next week and have decide to rent a cabana (we will be in a RFS).

Laura

suite
September 30th, 2010, 07:49 PM
I have a GS on the freedom,can my kids use the cabana if they are not in a suite?

snausman
September 30th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I have a GS on the freedom,can my kids use the cabana if they are not in a suite?


From what I understand is yes they can. You can have upto 6 people in the cabana.

Laura

ATG
October 22nd, 2010, 01:03 PM
For those who have reserved cabanas, which one did you have and what were the pros and cons of it. I was thinking about one of the over-water ones, but would like some reviews and comments.

Also, did you tip the cabana attendent and if so, about how much.

snausman
October 22nd, 2010, 03:55 PM
For those who have reserved cabanas, which one did you have and what were the pros and cons of it. I was thinking about one of the over-water ones, but would like some reviews and comments.

Also, did you tip the cabana attendant and if so, about how much.


We had one of the over the water cabana's, W3. We loved it. Pros is you are right there on the water. Con is you are a little ways from the bathrooms. We would love to have this cabana again when we go the next time. Yes we did tip the attendents I think we tipped them each $20.00. They were wonderful.

Laura

CeeAngel
October 31st, 2010, 07:58 PM
For those who have reserved cabanas, which one did you have and what were the pros and cons of it. I was thinking about one of the over-water ones, but would like some reviews and comments.

Also, did you tip the cabana attendent and if so, about how much.


Just back and we had S4, because we wanted shade. After being in the water/sun it was really nice to go back to a shaded cabana. We had a clear view to the water, and were probably about 40' or 50' from the water. And, if you need to go anywhere, like shopping or to see other sights, just have your attendant call for a limo (like a seven person golf cart), and you only have to walk to the entrance.

Kevin's girl
November 3rd, 2010, 07:03 PM
Shirley, thanks for posting. We are planning to book a cabana when we are there on the 1st of December. Can you post a few pics? I'm trying to get myself through the next month and need to live through other's vacations until then.

willing292
November 13th, 2010, 09:37 PM
are towels provided with the cabanas? thanks.

snausman
November 13th, 2010, 10:51 PM
are towels provided with the cabanas? thanks.

Yes, they are.

Laura

shooter87
January 5th, 2011, 10:20 AM
not sure if this has been said, I remember reading a post on here a few weeks back (I think it was on this thread can't be bothered to read three pages of responses) that stated you cannot reserve cabana pre-cruise, you can a week in advance assuming you can stay in email contact with your ships concierge

snausman
January 5th, 2011, 10:51 AM
not sure if this has been said, I remember reading a post on here a few weeks back (I think it was on this thread can't be bothered to read three pages of responses) that stated you cannot reserve cabana pre-cruise, you can a week in advance assuming you can stay in email contact with your ships concierge

Yes, the concierge will get ahold of you a week before the cruise and at that time you can reserve a cabana.

Laura

Kevin's girl
February 14th, 2011, 07:03 PM
I though I would post a few pics from our cabana and those around us

http://i56.tinypic.com/29475nb.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/vijihy.jpg

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I remember there had been questions about electric outlets in the cabana so I took a pic

http://i54.tinypic.com/r8z23n.jpg

Kevin's girl
February 14th, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Kevin's girl
February 14th, 2011, 07:14 PM
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timriley
March 4th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Here's another question about the cabana rentals I couldn't find elsewhere... does anyone know if a couple in a GrandSuite would be permitted to rent TWO cabanas? We are travelling with about 10 other friends, but the 2 of us (in the same GSuite) are the only ones that are GS+ so we will be the only ones that will be able to book early. Anyone know if the 2 of us would be able to book 2 cabanas (which could then accomodate all 12 of us)? - or is it limited to one cabana reservation per GS+ stateroom?
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Juinta
March 5th, 2011, 09:06 AM
I just got back from Labadee. The cabanas and beach chairs are free. Mats for the water is $12.00 We were on the beach early so the guys set us right up. It gets crowded fast. They EXPECT tips for everything which I was really put out on. One guy was really put out bc my friend gave him a tip and he pressured her into more! He said that he would take care of her for the whole day. That was a crock... The only thing that he did was give her a thimbs up as he walked by!!! PLEASE wear watershoes into the water because there were several people that had stepped on urchines and it wrecked the whole day for them! The snorkeling was cool.

MrZoey
March 5th, 2011, 10:38 AM
I just got back from Labadee. The cabanas and beach chairs are free. Mats for the water is $12.00 We were on the beach early so the guys set us right up. It gets crowded fast. They EXPECT tips for everything which I was really put out on. One guy was really put out bc my friend gave him a tip and he pressured her into more! He said that he would take care of her for the whole day. That was a crock... The only thing that he did was give her a thimbs up as he walked by!!! PLEASE wear watershoes into the water because there were several people that had stepped on urchines and it wrecked the whole day for them! The snorkeling was cool.
The "clamshells" are free, not the cabanas. The cabanas are located in Barefoot Beach which is only open to suite guests (even they have to pay for the cabana). Floating mats and snorkle gear are part of the fee when you rent a cabana. Also, I second the watershoe advice!

uncleah
March 5th, 2011, 07:27 PM
I'd suggest the watershoes even if you are on Barefoot Beach. You need to be at least in a GS to get into barefoot but if you rent a cabana, you can have as many as six people.

When we were there in Jan they had a few empty cabanas so you might be able to rent two if them if they are available. They run from 150-200 depending on location.

We thought they were great and would do it again. We contacted the concierge about 2 weeks before the cruise and had no problem reserving one.

Good luck.

southt00
March 19th, 2011, 08:55 PM
This might help everyone:

http://travel.southpol.ca/2010/07/labadee-cabana-info.html

http://travel.southpol.ca/2010/09/labadee-hilltop-cabana-info.html

Tracey

CruiseJunkie33x
August 6th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have booked our group of 24 cabins (mostly E2 Balconies) on the Jan. 30, 2012 Liberty of the Seas 5 Night cruise. We will be visiting Labadee, and I REALLY want to rent one of the Over Water cabanas. I know that the Suite guests get first chance at them, but what I was wondering if anyone had had success reserving one of these while not being a Suite guest? My plan is to race to the Concierge Desk as soon as I board the ship with my SeaPass in hand!

Best,
~Mark

BND
August 7th, 2011, 07:22 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have booked our group of 24 cabins (mostly E2 Balconies) on the Jan. 30, 2012 Liberty of the Seas 5 Night cruise. We will be visiting Labadee, and I REALLY want to rent one of the Over Water cabanas. I know that the Suite guests get first chance at them, but what I was wondering if anyone had had success reserving one of these while not being a Suite guest? My plan is to race to the Concierge Desk as soon as I board the ship with my SeaPass in hand!

Best,
~Mark

Suite guests get first priority and since they don't do preboarding reservations (except if suite guets want to email to let the concierge know they want one), rushing might get you on a wait list, but it won't get you a cabana. But, D+ have the next priority, so odds aren't with you.