Labadee Newbie Questions

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#1
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Joined Nov 2007
Hi Y'all, we have never sailed to Labadee and for that matter never sailed RCCL either. Can someone please tell me what are the best activities? If you have the Deluxe Beverage Package can you drink for free? Is there specific bars you must go to? Once you disembark the ship where should you go to the nicest beach, best shopping, snorkeling? Thank you.
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#3
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Joined Oct 2007
As far as snorkeling goes, the area is over fished by the locals as their food source.

You will see some small fishies, and eels on occasion, but mostly snorkeling is just splashing around in the water.

Try going to Columbus beach for a nice place to camp out for the day, BBQ close by.

Everything really is close by.

Vendors on the hill are very aggressive

We usually buy souviniers in the buildings on the way to the dragons coaster.

Avoid paying for the water slide, waste of money.

Enjoy Labadee we do.
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#4
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Joined May 2001
The shopping isn't much...there are 2 areas....one has RCI "local" vendors...they don't harass you like the true "local" vendors can...most folks steer clear of the non-RCI area. They can be pretty aggressive...not dangerous, but they don't take "no" for an answer! There really isn't much that I've seen that I would consider a "must have".
Consider this a beach day...there is little reason to spend money on "activities" on Labadee (or Coco Cay, RCI's other private beach!)