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We have just returned from Mariner that went to Labadee and had a beach lounger clamshell on Adrenaline Beach and enjoyed it, but my DW has knee issues getting in/out of the water. We have another cruise scheduled for the end of August which also goes back to Labadee.

It was very rocky in the water and the sand was steep and very soft going up to the beach lounger clamshells.

Are any of the other beaches on Labadee easier to get into/out of for people with knee/foot issues? Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Columbus beach is not rocky and is easy to get into the water. It is located to the left when you enter the island. I think there are also vehicles who will drive you over there because it is kind of a hike walking to that area.

So good to hear that Labadee is now open and accepting the cruise ships.

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Nellie's Beach or Columbus Cove. 

My personal preference is Columbus Cove.  Take the tram all the way past the vendor area to the end.  There's food there and a huge beach with mostly sand (very rare rock here and there) and lots of room to spread out.  Nellie's is a smaller beach and more crowded.

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On 4/11/2022 at 12:43 PM, brillohead said:

Nellie's Beach or Columbus Cove. 

My personal preference is Columbus Cove.  Take the tram all the way past the vendor area to the end.  There's food there and a huge beach with mostly sand (very rare rock here and there) and lots of room to spread out.  Nellie's is a smaller beach and more crowded.

Are there chairs and/or shady spots at Columbus Cove?

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2 hours ago, FinelyRetired said:

Are there chairs and/or shady spots at Columbus Cove?


Yes to both.  There are trees providing shade, plus many umbrellas, and chairs in sun and shade both -- all free/included.  

Pics below are from a couple weeks ago.

 

View of the ship from the beach at Columbus Cove. The jet-skis in the foreground are in storage only; the actual jet-ski excursions take off from a point closer to the ship.  

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View to the right from the center of the beach:

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View to the left from the center of the beach:

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View to the right from my chair a few rows back (my chair was under trees and umbrella for maximum shade):

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View to the left from my chair:

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The barbecue is self serve. We were just there last week and unfortunately it was the worst barbecue lunch we have ever had at Labadee. We were so disappointed and said that we would just go back to the ship to eat lunch in the future unless they make imporvements.

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On 6/1/2022 at 11:39 AM, brillohead said:


Yes to both.  There are trees providing shade, plus many umbrellas, and chairs in sun and shade both -- all free/included.  

Pics below are from a couple weeks ago.

 

View of the ship from the beach at Columbus Cove. The jet-skis in the foreground are in storage only; the actual jet-ski excursions take off from a point closer to the ship.  

IMG_20220512_154907425.thumb.jpg.4bd4e688d3347cf2cfb2e0d8e1ca5177.jpg

 


View to the right from the center of the beach:

IMG_20220512_154901091_HDR.thumb.jpg.695443c35f2cbbd7c1db6fd9b44b08f9.jpg




View to the left from the center of the beach:

IMG_20220512_154844208_HDR.thumb.jpg.3bd67f5eab90cd3c172378b9a9e88c62.jpg

 

View to the right from my chair a few rows back (my chair was under trees and umbrella for maximum shade):

IMG_20220512_105127662_HDR.thumb.jpg.6e29717435b18e058ce6823a8c30a0ca.jpg



View to the left from my chair:

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Are these chairs free?

 

 

 

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On 3/16/2023 at 7:05 PM, HUNNY BUN said:

Are these chairs free?


Yes, all the chairs and umbrellas are free.  The only thing you have to pay for would be a cabana, bungalow, beach bed, or "clamshell" shade tent, but a regular lounger is free. 

You may have a local worker "help you" find a chair and brush the sand off it with a rag, and they'll expect a small cash tip for doing so, but there's no actual charge for the loungers or umbrellas.

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