It will vary by individual, the cost of the cabana and what is included with it. We will be one of the first off the ship at 8am and last to get back on board at 4pm. We plan on being on the Island all day hitting the slides immediately. Once the lines build we will hit the cabana and relax. When the lines dissipate we will slide again or hit the wave wave pool. The cabana will be our home base. Each cabana also has a lockable storage device, to which we can leave our camera etc in while out adventuring/wave pooling.
We purchased our cabana for approximatley $525 and it comes with 6 full day water park passes. We should be "using" our cabana for 7.5 hours of our 8 hours there. We should actually be in it for half the time. In my eyes it works out to be a decent hourly price either way especially when you read the following.
Right now for our sailing next week, a full day water park pass is approximately $95. Six full day park passes alone would be $570. A cabana like ours is still bookable/available for $1000. A Chill Island Cabana is available for almost $1,300. Oasis Lagoon ones are sold out but show the same cost of $1,300. Beach Bungalows are sold out at approx $400 as well as Beach Beds at approx $300. These are approx prices as I have exchanged them from Canadian to US Funds. None of those get passes to the water park included. As crazy as the prices are, people are booking them. It is what is justifiable too oneself. If we wanted to recoup some of our funds we could sell our extra three water park passes on the black market in Central Park. LOL. $50 each should be an easy sale. Just Kidding. That's US funds, not Canadian. 😉
Book early in my mind is the key and realisticlly consider how much time will you use it for. You can always cancel prior to your sailing date, either for a cheaper price or changing your mind.
Sorry John for the digression of your review. Have a drink on me in the SL today.