Anyone been to Vigie Beach lately?

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#1
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Hi, has anyone been to Vigie beach lately? Did you like it and did you feel safe?.
We are going in May aboard Freedom.
We have been to Reduitt beach, but it was far too crowded for us.
We have also done an island tour.
I know we are the only ship in port that day, so the beach won't be crowded.
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Originally posted by pamela27
Hi, has anyone been to Vigie beach lately? Did you like it and did you feel safe?.
We are going in May aboard Freedom.
We have been to Reduitt beach, but it was far too crowded for us.
We have also done an island tour.
I know we are the only ship in port that day, so the beach won't be crowded.
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show...423026&page=10
Lots of recent comments from recent visitors there..
It's a lovely beach, long, long uncrowded beach. Minimal vendors. No watersports. Boardwalk with local food and drinks...
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Originally posted by reedprincess
https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show...423026&page=10
Lots of recent comments from recent visitors there..
It's a lovely beach, long, long uncrowded beach. Minimal vendors. No watersports. Boardwalk with local food and drinks...
Thank you reedprincess
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Originally posted by 19pamela68
Did you go to Vigie beach? How much was a taxi there? Chairs?
As in the thread above in many if the comments, Vigie Beach is around a 20-30 minute walk, or $10 one way 5-10 minute cab ride.
Chairs run $5 or so.
I've been many a time, given that I live here, most recently two weeks ago when picking up a friend off Royal Princess. Great lunch, cheap drinks, and good beachfront..
#6
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Will be there in May 2018, is this the closest beach to the cruise port? Looking for somewhere close so husband and son can join us after their fishing trip for a drink or two.
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Originally posted by cruiserinlove
Will be there in May 2018, is this the closest beach to the cruise port? Looking for somewhere close so husband and son can join us after their fishing trip for a drink or two.
Yes, this is the absolute closest beach to the port. 20-30 minute walk or 5-10 cab ride..
#8
East Longmeadow, MA
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Originally posted by pamela27
Hi, has anyone been to Vigie beach lately? Did you like it and did you feel safe?.
We are going in May aboard Freedom.
We have been to Reduitt beach, but it was far too crowded for us.
We have also done an island tour.
I know we are the only ship in port that day, so the beach won't be crowded.

Pamela227, please let us know if you in fact did go to Vigie Beach. We are looking for a beach for our Oct Freedom cruise. We have heard that the Island tours are way too touristy and crowded for us. Just looking for a nice relaxing beach day with a bar, some chairs, restrooms and food.
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Originally posted by MA cruisers
Pamela227, please let us know if you in fact did go to Vigie Beach. We are looking for a beach for our Oct Freedom cruise. We have heard that the Island tours are way too touristy and crowded for us. Just looking for a nice relaxing beach day with a bar, some chairs, restrooms and food.
Sounds like Vigie is the place to go.
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#12
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Reedprincess - Could you tell me if this beach has a dropoff making it difficult getting in/out? I am looking for a beach with beach chairs/umbrella, lunch or snacks and wifi for hubby. We will be there in November but I like to plan . Thank you for your thoughts or suggestions.
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Originally posted by bbfgator
Reedprincess - Could you tell me if this beach has a dropoff making it difficult getting in/out? I am looking for a beach with beach chairs/umbrella, lunch or snacks and wifi for hubby. We will be there in November but I like to plan . Thank you for your thoughts or suggestions.
Do you mean a drop-off / steep entry or exit from the water? If so, nope. It's a pretty gentle slope/entry..
If you mean for the cab drop-off, nope - it's quite easy, flat, short ride and open drop off area.
Enjoy.
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I went to Vigie Beach in March. I was solo as my DH was scuba diving. It was a very nice beach and I felt completely safe. Hope to go back one day.
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Originally posted by 2PinaColadas
I went to Vigie Beach in March. I was solo as my DH was scuba diving. It was a very nice beach and I felt completely safe. Hope to go back one day.
I might end up doing the same thing if my husband decides to scuba dive. It's our first time on the island. Can you tell me who your husband used for the dive and what he thought about diving there?

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