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Old January 22nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
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just came back from serenade of the seas trip jan 8th to 15th and stopped at sandcastle beach. what a great beach and friendly people. when you go ask for bruno--he serves the drinks and food on the beach and make sure you get a passionfruit colada--it was the best !!!! the taxi ride was fast and cheap too. can't wait to go back. they also rent snorkel gear for $5 for the day.
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Thanks for the update. We are leaving tomorrow and were thinking about going there. I can't wait to get out of this cold.
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just came back from serenade of the seas trip jan 8th to 15th and stopped at sandcastle beach. what a great beach and friendly people. when you go ask for bruno--he serves the drinks and food on the beach and make sure you get a passionfruit colada--it was the best !!!! the taxi ride was fast and cheap too. can't wait to go back. they also rent snorkel gear for $5 for the day.
Do you recall the taxi cost? Cost for chairs/umbrella? How far away from the pier? Thanks.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Do you recall the taxi cost? Cost for chairs/umbrella? How far away from the pier? Thanks.
hi puffinater--when you get to end of pier there is a taxi stand and just tell them your going to sandcastle beach. it was $6 per person round trip. we did the rum punch package--2 chairs, 1 umbrella and 2 rum punches for $25- friends of ours rented 2 chairs for $5 each. the taxi ride was about 15 minutes.
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We are planning to head to Sand Castle Beach after hearing about Fort Fredrik beach being damage from a storm.

Can you confirm this.

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hi --not sure about the fort frederik beach damage-we didn't hear anything about it while we were there. sorry.
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hi puffinater--when you get to end of pier there is a taxi stand and just tell them your going to sandcastle beach. it was $6 per person round trip. we did the rum punch package--2 chairs, 1 umbrella and 2 rum punches for $25- friends of ours rented 2 chairs for $5 each. the taxi ride was about 15 minutes.
Thanks for taking the time to answers. Good info.
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hi --not sure about the fort frederik beach damage-we didn't hear anything about it while we were there. sorry.
Oh, ok. Thanks anyway.
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I went to Sandcastle in Jan 2010 and will be going there again week
after next
It really is a nice resort...relaxing, good staff, great way to spend
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Ft. Frederick beach was being used during our 1/3 cruise. I did not go there so I'm not sure what condition it was in but it was not closed.

We did go to Sandcastle beach and enjoyed the snorkeling. It's not spectacular but there were quite a few fish around the rocks and coral areas and the water was very clear and calm.
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Ft. Frederick beach was being used during our 1/3 cruise. I did not go there so I'm not sure what condition it was in but it was not closed.

We did go to Sandcastle beach and enjoyed the snorkeling. It's not spectacular but there were quite a few fish around the rocks and coral areas and the water was very clear and calm.
This is great to know.
DH & I are avid snorkelers.
We have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and are always on the hunt to find a good beach to hang out too.
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i will agree with mcmarya that the snorkeling is not spectacular but i did get the opportunity to see an octopus which really made my day.

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hi puffinater--when you get to end of pier there is a taxi stand and just tell them your going to sandcastle beach. it was $6 per person round trip. we did the rum punch package--2 chairs, 1 umbrella and 2 rum punches for $25- friends of ours rented 2 chairs for $5 each. the taxi ride was about 15 minutes.
Alright:
2 Chairs - check!
1 Umbrella - Check!
2 Rum punches (for me) - Check!
My Wife will definitely go for the passion fruit colada.
We'll be there next week. Thanks.
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We were there last week. Our DH's were golfing so we decided to go to Sandcastle Beach for the day. Took a taxi from the end of the pier. I think it was $6. What a great beach!! Nice beach bar too!! It was the most beautiful beach we were on the entire cruise. 2 chairs, umbrella and 2 rum punches for $25. Great view of the ship too.
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We were there last week. Our DH's were golfing so we decided to go to Sandcastle Beach for the day. Took a taxi from the end of the pier. I think it was $6. What a great beach!! Nice beach bar too!! It was the most beautiful beach we were on the entire cruise. 2 chairs, umbrella and 2 rum punches for $25. Great view of the ship too.
I will be there on Sunday too. It really is a great spot
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I'm jealous. I wish we were going back. Enjoy!!!
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If you want to get a little exercise, you can walk to Sandcastle beach quite easily. It's not more than a mile and you walk next to the shore. I walk every day and found it more enjoyable to walk to the beach than walking on the ship.
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The shuttle van is less than $10 both ways.
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Great day at Sandcastle last week. Rum punch was gooood! Next time we will walk there a back.
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We had such an awesome time. Best beach and rum punches. We took the shuttle, next time we'll walk too.
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