New Beach Bungalows on Labadee

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#41
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Originally posted by iamcsm
We rented one just last week. I booked under my name only @$250 and there was space for 8 people. There were 6 of us that shared it. It was very comfortable for that many to sit there. and 2 more would not have been hard.

We could tell they were new. The cooler had 6 large bottles of Evian water. We got 2 floater mats. It was shaded sitting there. They had 2 towels there. I'm guessing you could have gotten more towels and maybe water but we had brought our own from the ship.

I think there were only 8 available to rent. There were two rows of beach chairs lined up in front of them for all of those who rented them to share. There were always lots of beach chairs available.

The only downside was the swim area was right next to a small boat dock. The boats that docked here, how shall I say it, needed a little maintenance. They spit out lots of black smoke when they were running. It left the ocean water in the area a little greasy/oily from the motors.

Oh, be sure to take the ferry or the tram over there so you don't have to walk so far!
Thank you for your review. A little disappointed about the water situation. Is it still swim-able? Also....are the bathrooms, eateries, bar nearby? Is this section of Labadee crowded? One more please.....is there a butler/cabana boy available to get your cocktails?
#42
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Originally posted by suzyluvs2cruise
In Cruise Planner for my upcoming Allure cruise it shows as $250. Thanks for posting the description.

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Can someone verify if the pricing works as the cabanas do, in that you only have to pay for one person?

Edited: Sorry - should have read through the whole thread first!
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#43
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Originally posted by DrDani226
Can someone verify if the pricing works as the cabanas do, in that you only have to pay for one person?
Yes. When you book it "on line" it will ask you how many people. (I believe it had the options of 1-8). You ONLY put 1 and the total cost will be $250. I booked it this morning. This is the option they give for ALL excursions.
#44
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Originally posted by champagne123
Me too!!! I will definitely post all about it and take tons of pics in the whole area. I don't know how to post pictures, but I have 7 weeks to figure it out. When is your cruise?

We don't cruise till April of next year


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#45
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Originally posted by champagne123
Thank you for your review. A little disappointed about the water situation. Is it still swim-able? Also....are the bathrooms, eateries, bar nearby? Is this section of Labadee crowded? One more please.....is there a butler/cabana boy available to get your cocktails?

One of the buffet area is right there according to a labadee map. It says you get a attendant to get you stuff.


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#46
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Originally posted by coops
One of the buffet area is right there according to a labadee map. It says you get a attendant to get you stuff.


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Yes, I have the map, but it is difficult to tell just how far it is. I know the website states that there is an attendant to get your drinks, but I found it strange that it was not mentioned in the above review.
#47
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Originally posted by champagne123
Thank you for your review. A little disappointed about the water situation. Is it still swim-able? Also....are the bathrooms, eateries, bar nearby? Is this section of Labadee crowded? One more please.....is there a butler/cabana boy available to get your cocktails?
Yes, it is still swimmable, I was in the water for quite a while.

Yes, the bathroom and BBQ food is very close. And you can get your food and bring it back to the bungalow to eat if you wish. There are two butler/cabana boys available to get your cocktails.

The section is as far to the end as you can go, you can see the water park, next to that is the open area, and then the bungalow area is at the end. Some of the bungalows were empty so there weren't that many people, but there are definitely people around.
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I was curios this morning as I thought they would be nice for our stop there.

Well RCI want over AUD$660 for that.... Needless to say.... Way TOO expensive for my justification.����
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Originally posted by iamcsm
Yes, it is still swimmable, I was in the water for quite a while.

Yes, the bathroom and BBQ food is very close. And you can get your food and bring it back to the bungalow to eat if you wish. There are two butler/cabana boys available to get your cocktails.

The section is as far to the end as you can go, you can see the water park, next to that is the open area, and then the bungalow area is at the end. Some of the bungalows were empty so there weren't that many people, but there are definitely people around.
Thank you so much for all of the info!!!!

Originally posted by Little Miss Fine
I was curios this morning as I thought they would be nice for our stop there.

Well RCI want over AUD$660 for that.... Needless to say.... Way TOO expensive for my justification.����
Little Miss Fine...I think you are looking at the wrong item. That is the Cabanas for AUD$660. This is a brand new item. It is on page 2 of the Labadee itineraries. It says "BUNGALOWS" and they are $250 . Check again.
#50
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Trust me Champagne123,

Definitely the bungalow and definitely $665 Australia for the two of us ������

Oh well Nachi Coccum is booked for Cozumel ������������
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Originally posted by Little Miss Fine
Trust me Champagne123,

Definitely the bungalow and definitely $665 Australia for the two of us ������

Oh well Nachi Coccum is booked for Cozumel ������������
Holy Cow!!! That is INSANE.
#52
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It certainly is

We'll try on board just incase there are any left at a better rate.

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#53
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Originally posted by Little Miss Fine
It certainly is

We'll try on board just incase there are any left at a better rate.

Cheers,
Nomes
I am curious to know how much the Cabanas are for your itinerary.
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Doesn't let me book a Cabana but they show up to Australian $652 per person to book. Will be interesting to see what price I get on board.
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#55
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Originally posted by Little Miss Fine
Doesn't let me book a Cabana but they show up to Australian $652 per person to book. Will be interesting to see what price I get on board.
Mmmmm. Not much of a price difference, so this doesn't make too much sense to me. Yes, you have to book the Cabanas as soon as you board the ship. You cannot book them "on-line". Just so you know....although it says per person...it is not. Only 1 person books it.
#56
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Saw those when we were there in early July, before they were finished, and wondered what they were. I wonder how long the price will stay at $250. Weren't the cabanas in that range originally? I know they were much less than they are now.
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#57
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Originally posted by champagne123
Mmmmm. Not much of a price difference, so this doesn't make too much sense to me. Yes, you have to book the Cabanas as soon as you board the ship. You cannot book them "on-line". Just so you know....although it says per person...it is not. Only 1 person books it.

Oh I only book for 1! Champagne123 I owe you a round!! That makes a big difference.

Thank you for letting me know. Greatly appreciate your help.

Chin chin,
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#58
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Originally posted by hapster85
Saw those when we were there in early July, before they were finished, and wondered what they were. I wonder how long the price will stay at $250. Weren't the cabanas in that range originally? I know they were much less than they are now.
Yes, the cabanas were $200 at Coco Cay and $225 to $295 at Labadee.
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Originally posted by Little Miss Fine
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Oh well Nachi Coccum is booked for Cozumel ������������
Very jealous, Nachi will be an excellent day!
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Originally posted by clarea
Very jealous, Nachi will be an excellent day!
We were thinking of going here for our 2018 cruise. We usually go to Doc Caves, but wanted to try something different. Is it as good as everyone claims?