Posted November 18th, 2009, 01:36 PM
We used Rose and Jim's tour/taxi service. We were just going to use a taxi and do our own thing, but it was more expensive to do that. We booked a 5 hour tour- 2 1/2 sight seeing and 2 1/2 at Cockleshell beach. Rose was our driver and we visited the town, Brimstone, the batik place and then had her take us to the beach. We paid $32 each for this tour and it was only the 4 of us. The van is clean and Rose did a good job. She waited while we were at the beach. We snorkeled and it was just fair. We should have gone down to the right (facing the beach) since we heard later that the snorkeling is better there. We did have lunch and it was good, but expensive. We had to pay extra for lounge chairs and an umbrella. I think it was $15 per couple. If you want more privacy you can walk down past Spice Mill restaurant and have the beach almost to yourselves. It was hot when we were there (11/08/09) so we stayed close to the drinks
. We had no problem with the massage girls. Matter of fact I got the free massage and booked her to come back after our lunch. I think it was $30 for back and shoulders and $25 for legs/feet. I was disappointed when she got busy with others and didn't get my massage before we left! Rose waited for us and was ready to take us back to the ship when we were ready. If anyone has questions I will be glad to answer.