Labadee - Quiet - Amiga Island?

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#21
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Originally posted by nyc2011
I am planning on booking this tour in May. Is it easy to get to the bathroom on the island? I am travelling with my mom who is in her 80s.
Very easy to get to the washroom. It is only 30 feet or so from the bar. There was a woman and her elderly mother on our excursion and both seemed to have enjoyed the tour immensely.
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Originally posted by purplegrapefruit
Very easy to get to the washroom. It is only 30 feet or so from the bar. There was a woman and her elderly mother on our excursion and both seemed to have enjoyed the tour immensely.

Thanks for sharing, we've been trying to decide whether to do this or not. Could you tell us how long the boat ride was from the ship and was it really only 3 hours?
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#23
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The island is only a 15 minute boat ride from the ship, so you really get the full three hours on the island to relax.

Here are a few photos to give you an idea:

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#24
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Thanks for the photos....looks like paradise!
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judging by those photos and the instagram pictures, i think my mind is made up!
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#26
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Originally posted by CruisingTheWaves
judging by those photos and the instagram pictures, i think my mind is made up!
You won't regret it. Actually we ended up choosing Amiga at the last minute as Malfini cancelled on us at the last minute, with less than 24 hours notice. We literally came back from our Jamaica excursion to find a note on our bed that Malfini cancelled on us. We were so angry at the time, but so happy with what we ended up getting at Amiga island that it more than made up for it.
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Originally posted by purplegrapefruit
You won't regret it. Actually we ended up choosing Amiga at the last minute as Malfini cancelled on us at the last minute, with less than 24 hours notice. We literally came back from our Jamaica excursion to find a note on our bed that Malfini cancelled on us. We were so angry at the time, but so happy with what we ended up getting at Amiga island that it more than made up for it.
Was your Malfini excursion cancelled due to weather???
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#28
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Originally posted by MattyKarma
Was your Malfini excursion cancelled due to weather???
No, it was a beautiful day as you can see from the pictures I posted. Apparently they didn't have enough people. Another couple we ended up on the Amiga island tour had the same thing happen to them.
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Originally posted by purplegrapefruit
No, it was a beautiful day as you can see from the pictures I posted. Apparently they didn't have enough people. Another couple we ended up on the Amiga island tour had the same thing happen to them.
Oh Man! I got the impression when I booked this excursion a few weeks ago that we were the only ones currently booked although the CM would not confirm that........I dearly hope we don't get cancelled!
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Originally posted by disneynan
Oh Man! I got the impression when I booked this excursion a few weeks ago that we were the only ones currently booked although the CM would not confirm that........I dearly hope we don't get cancelled!

it seems relatively new so that would be a concern for me as well! i always hope for less people, but at least enough to get us there!
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Originally posted by CruisingTheWaves
it seems relatively new so that would be a concern for me as well! i always hope for less people, but at least enough to get us there!
I agree! I will try to convince the other family travelling with us to sign up. I think I will mention it on our roll call site too.
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There are two times available for the excursion...either 9:45am or 1pm on my sailing. Which one would you recommend? The pics I have seen are breathtaking and my mind is made up!
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I read that the island is surrounded by coral reefs and we do plan to snorkel. Would you recommend water shoes?

Our excursion is from 10-1 and we will be missing out on the buffet at Labadee (confirmed this with RCCL). I would recommend taking the later option so you can grab lunch first. But, I have not been yet, so that is just my uninformed opinion.
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#35
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Originally posted by purplegrapefruit
We just got back from a visit to Amiga Island, and I can honestly say it was complete paradise. The crew is friendly and accommodating, and they provide as much or as little attention as you want. The island is breathtaking; white sand beach surrounded by crystal clear blue water, and reefs. Bring your own snorkel gear; the main guide eagerly took those of us who had gear out, and showed us sea urchins, artificial reefs, sunken cannons and sea life. There are many types of coral and tropical fish to be seen just off shore. If you want to relax you can float away on a floating mat, relax in a hammock or lounge chair or sun on the provided reed mats. Walking around the island you'll find conch shells and crabs. Note it is a cash bar except for the welcome cocktail, but the experience was so relaxing and beautiful, it is a small price to pay. There is a washroom on the island. I would hands down recommend it to anyone, we were all sad when it was time to leave.
Can we rent snore gear on labadee before leaving?
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We ordered mask sets from Amazon and are bringing with us.
http://www.amazon.com/Seavenger-Adul...A25HY0DCUX4AC0
I will let you know how they work out when we return at the end of April. 14 days until we are on Amiga Island!
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Originally posted by purplegrapefruit
The island is only a 15 minute boat ride from the ship, so you really get the full three hours on the island to relax.

Here are a few photos to give you an idea:

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Thanks for sharing the pics. It looks beautiful, almost like a motu in Tahiti.
We're beach slugs and not crazy about crowds. DH is excited about the snorkeling so we went ahead and booked it.
May I ask what kind of boat takes you there?
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#39
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I would love to go to Amiga but the Allure is not offering this excursion. It shows it on the list but it is greyed out so it is either not offered at all or booked. Does anyone know if you can request a boat ride over there once on Labadee or does it have to be arranged through the ship excursion? Thanks!
#40
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We were there on Wed and it was fabulous! Will post pics when I get home. There was a family on the island that was not with our group, but IDK how they got there. Our excursion was fully booked with 30-35 folks.
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