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If you are even minor Star Wars fans, be sure to...
If you are even minor Star Wars fans, be sure to visit the Yoda Guy Movie exhibit in Philipsburg. It is one-of-a-kind and very enjoyable. The owner and his wife are usually there and they have a...
It sounds like it is a similar experience in...
It sounds like it is a similar experience in Labadee. The are on Adrenaline Beach and the immediate area is restricted to only those who have rented the clam shells. My understanding is that they...
This beach (called Great Bay Beach) is mostly...
This beach (called Great Bay Beach) is mostly sand - no rocks or reef - which means that there are few, if any, fish. Snorkeling there is not any good.
There are two areas that you can shop in Labadee...
There are two areas that you can shop in Labadee - The Artisan's Market, which is inside a building and all the prices are clearly marked. There is no haggling. And the Artisan's Village, which are...
The beach beds are on the opposite end of the...
The beach beds are on the opposite end of the peninsula from the jet ski excursion, but the are located directly under the zip line. There will be a fair amount of back and forth if those are your...
Most flights arrive in the early afternoon (noon...
Most flights arrive in the early afternoon (noon - 3:00) and then take off 2-3 hours later. Use this web site to see what nonstop flights are scheduled from the US and Europe on the Saturday you...
The spots that go quickly on Columbus Cove are...
The spots that go quickly on Columbus Cove are the ones that have shade right next to the water. Cb at sea is right - there are plenty of sun and shade spots to be found.
The best time at Maho is in the early afternoon. ...
The best time at Maho is in the early afternoon. That is when the big planes arrive and depart, although the numbers are significantly down from before the hurricane. You could easily combine...
The one toddler I saw on the bus did not have a...
The one toddler I saw on the bus did not have a car seat and just sat on his mom's lap. I'm not sure if they used their seat belt or not. I have no idea what the actual laws are for young children...
No good snorkeling on any of the beaches. To...
No good snorkeling on any of the beaches. To snorkel you should take an excursion and even then it is on so-so from what I understand. No waitstaff taking drink orders unless you pay for a cabana...
You will not have any problem finding a taxi. ...
You will not have any problem finding a taxi. Drivers will start to petition you as soon as you get off the ship and clear the port area. You can get one right at the cruise terminal or get one in...
Three-year-olds are welcome on the bus. As...
Three-year-olds are welcome on the bus. As already mentioned, the beach is still gorgeous and is pretty much the same as pre-hurricane. The only difference is that Rosy's Shack is gone, but she is...
The beach beds are on the east end of Adrenaline...
The beach beds are on the east end of Adrenaline Beach right by the coaster and right under the zip-line - which is a bit further away from the pier. Walking distance is probably about 1/3 of a...
Adrenaline Beach is the closest beach to the...
Adrenaline Beach is the closest beach to the pier, so it is easy to walk to it. It is a long beach so if you want to go to the far end, you might consider taking one of the free trams. However,...
Yes, all ship's beverage packages are honored on...
Yes, all ship's beverage packages are honored on Labadee.
I can't answer your question about safely leaving...
I can't answer your question about safely leaving your scooter somewhere, but getting to Maho with a cane would depend on where you wanted to get to. If you are OK going to Sunset Bar and watching...
The most often quoted price I have seen on these...
The most often quoted price I have seen on these boards is $8 per person each way via taxi, $2 per person each way via bus/van. I don't think it is a government regulated price however, so you may...
I know for sure the buses will drop passengers...
I know for sure the buses will drop passengers off there - the placard in the front window will often say Mullet Bay (instead of Maho). As for picking them up, I can only say we were offered, and...
The bus drops passengers off in the Mullet Bay...
The bus drops passengers off in the Mullet Bay parking lot and then makes the return trip to Philipsburg, via Maho. You can catch the bus in the parking lot and, in our case, negotiate with the...
Yes, if they are available. They typically don't...
Yes, if they are available. They typically don't sit and wait for passengers, but if you can catch one dropping someone off, I am sure they would be happy to take you to Maho. The bus is also an...
There are no Tenders at Labadee anymore. All of...
There are no Tenders at Labadee anymore. All of the ships dock at the pier and people can come and go as they please. They do have a small boat that will take people from the pier to Columbus Cove....
Interesting how the same places can be such a...
Interesting how the same places can be such a different experience for different people. St Maarten was by far our favorite stop on our last cruise - we did the Mullet Bay / Maho Beach thing and had...
Taxis are generally $8 per person each way. ...
Taxis are generally $8 per person each way. There is a public bus - more like a 15-passenger van - that goes to Mullet Bay / Maho on a regular basis. Just head to Back Street that runs parallel to...
Glad it was a good day for you. Thank you for...
Glad it was a good day for you. Thank you for reporting back.
My son got one for $30. He loves it :-)
My son got one for $30. He loves it :-)