Labadee - Quiet - Amiga Island?

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#82
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Originally posted by disneynan
I didn't know if that would be allowed, and I still don't. I did put one small shell in my bag and brought it home.
I don't think this is allowed .. Imagine if half of each ship just took one little shell. There would be no beach
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Originally posted by Lessa123
So, I found a bunch of videos of Amiga Island on youtube!!! It looks AMAZING! Check these out

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...a+island+haiti
Thanks much for the Heads Up Debbie We leave in a week and we will be in Labadee and we are going to do the Zip Line. We were there last year and we could not find anyone to make a video so I am going to find someone this year or I just might do it myself. Thanks again
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#86
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Seriously this was the most overpriced excursion I have ever been on!
$69 to go to a boring island with no fish and tons of plastic & beer bottles in the water.
No food...one drink with no liquor..the entire stop was awful!
Compare this with excursions like Woodwind/Bonaire where you get a full day on a Cat with food & drinks!
Huge ripoff!...
Never again..
#87
MetroWest Boston, MA
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We just did this a week ago. Yes, it may be a little overpriced, but when you consider how much it costs to do other "excursions" (activities) on Labadee, it wasn't that bad. We had a great time -- it was a getaway to a little paradise island. I will agree with the above that there isn't food, and you only get one included-drink out of it... and yes, the island could use a bit of a quick clean up.... but it was a fun 20-minute boat ride from the pier to the island; the island itself looked like a mini Gilligan's island -- tons of sand and water to swim in; we didn't partake in the bar beyond the included drink, but you could if you really want. We just relished in how serene and quiet it was (especially compared with the rest of Labadee, where we couldn't even find a spec of beach to put our towels and bags). We didn't try to snorkel around there -- it didn't seem like there was much around to see, but it was just a nice peaceful place to get away from the mobs of people.

We walked the entire little island. Again, yes, it could stand to have someone go around and clean up sadly discarded trash (whether it was left there by past visitors or washed ashore)... but there was lots of great shells, sand and water to walk around.

We had a great 2 hours.
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#88
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We went on Indy in Dec of 2013 and did the private sandbar excursion. It stopped at an island that looks just like Amiga. However, there were no chairs, hammocks, no bar, and no "outhouse" type bathroom. My question is...is Amiga what use to be the sandbar private island stop? We enjoyed that excursion even though only 1 HR on the island. We are going back this Dec. and have booked Amiga mainly because it has the hammocks and chairs and shade...plus hoping for the 2 hrs Versus the 1 Hr we had before.


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#89
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Amiga is a separate excursion from Sandbar getaway. At Amiga, you have use of the whole island, including the chairs and shade, and facilities. The people on the Sandbar getaway moored offshore and just used a small portion of the beach that I seem to recall was roped off. We were very happy we chose Amiga as our excursion on our Jan. 2016 cruise as we had the whole island to explore. It was very new at that time.
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Are you able to use the purchased beverage package on the island?
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#92
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No, you cannot use the beverage package on Amiga island. There is a cash bar for some rum drinks. Very limited but awesome service! The waiters walk right out into the water to take your empties and bring you drinks.
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#93
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Joined Mar 2017
Originally posted by azzy
Seriously this was the most overpriced excursion I have ever been on!
$69 to go to a boring island with no fish and tons of plastic & beer bottles in the water.
No food...one drink with no liquor..the entire stop was awful!
Compare this with excursions like Woodwind/Bonaire where you get a full day on a Cat with food & drinks!
Huge ripoff!...
Never again..
So... With all the hype I'm reading through all the pages, and then I come across this one. What?! So is the island dirty - plastic & bear bottles in the water. Nothing truly exciting about this excursion? Has it become run down since over the years since people first began posting, or is it still a good option?
#94
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Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by cruzingduo
Can you bring back a few sand dollars & shells? Could you bring them on the ship?
Living near the beach as a child, I learned that when collecting shells, make sure there are no critters in them or once they die, the shell wreaks! BTW, I have brought back shells from all over the world. In fact, that is how I used to abbreviate my time in customs by heading to lines where you had to declare something. (Always shorter than the others). When I showed the agents my shells, they just laughed and waved me on through.
#96
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Joined Jul 2017
Has anybody been on this excursion recently? I am going on the Allure in Sept. 2017 and wanted to make sure the island still looked like in the pictures. Is it still clean and calm, or full of trash? Also, I read that the Columbus Cove beach on Labadee is nice as well. Is it just as nice as Amiga Island? I have a limited budget for excursions so I don't want to book Amiga if I would get a similar water and beach experience at Columbus Cove.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!
#97
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Originally posted by IslandFamilyTime
Has anybody been on this excursion recently? I am going on the Allure in Sept. 2017 and wanted to make sure the island still looked like in the pictures. Is it still clean and calm, or full of trash? Also, I read that the Columbus Cove beach on Labadee is nice as well. Is it just as nice as Amiga Island? I have a limited budget for excursions so I don't want to book Amiga if I would get a similar water and beach experience at Columbus Cove.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!
I was just on Labadee this past Thursday, and while I cannot tell you anything about Amiga Island, I would say "save your money" because Columbus Cove beach is beautiful. I found no reason whatsoever to spend additional money on Labadee. There are so many places to go, and things to do, on Labadee. And Columbus Cove, while a bit crowded, met every expectation. You won't be disappointed.
#98
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Originally posted by IslandFamilyTime
Has anybody been on this excursion recently? I am going on the Allure in Sept. 2017 and wanted to make sure the island still looked like in the pictures. Is it still clean and calm, or full of trash? Also, I read that the Columbus Cove beach on Labadee is nice as well. Is it just as nice as Amiga Island? I have a limited budget for excursions so I don't want to book Amiga if I would get a similar water and beach experience at Columbus Cove.

Thanks so much for any help you can provide!
I just got back from a cruise on Anthem of the Seas. We took the excursion to Amiga island. It was wonderful. The island is nice and shaded and lots of lounge furniture. The boat takes you right up to the island. There is no dock so you have to step in the water. They help you. The staff is so nice. The water is so calm and so clear. All the shells that wash up are whole shells not in broken pieces.
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I just got back from a cruise on Anthem of the Seas. We took the excursion to Amiga island. It was wonderful. The island is nice and shaded and lots of lounge furniture. The boat takes you right up to the island. There is no dock so you have to step in the water. They help you. The staff is so nice. The water is so calm and so clear. All the shells that wash up are whole shells not in broken pieces.
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We've just reserved this excursion for our new year cruise. Looking forward to it!
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