By the way, we did do the full day tour in the past, albeit with a taxi driver who was not a great guide. We found the island beautiful but it was a very, very long day and the vendors at every stop begging you to buy something, take a picture of or with something, etc. etc. was somewhat annoying.
Here's the feedback I've received from my group so far for the various options:
-Cosol - At $50, everyone wanted this. At $65, most people think it's just too costly...not to mention most don't want to spend several hours in a van but at $50 it looked like a reasonable, fun adventure.
-Serenity - Land and Sea looks not bad but again, the price is high ($90) and they seem to want a credit card to hold the reservation which our group is not comfortable doing.
-Herod's - Not enough feedback on the boards for us to be comfortable we will make it back to the ship on time.
-Marigot Bay Beach - Research reveals there are drug dealers on the beach.....no thanks!
-Other beaches close to the ship - Reportedly lots and lots of vendors trying to sell everything....which we hate.
Does anyone have a super recommendation, suggestion or advice? If you think staying on the ship might be the best option....let us know that too.
Thanks in advance to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!