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helensobol

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    RCL, NCL
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    Aruba

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  1. Can you tell me whereabouts this is? I see a rico's on the beach near Alleynes Bay. This the place?
  2. I'm curious if people have or do try to bring on soda, water, wine on the 2nd departure port. I know we can bring the allowed amounts in San Juan but I'm wondering if someone was able to grab more soda when we dock in Barbados. I normally bring juice boxes for my daughter and it would be a nice option to replenish if I could.
  3. Good Info about the coral. That might be a no go for us. I didn't have a set time to get off. We normally get off fairly early unless my daughter is exhausted. I aim to be off before 9am. I'm never a fan of not having an agenda getting off the ship and we leave next week. I have read so many different reviews on Barbados and can't decide on the best thing for us. I was debating the Boatyard and Copacabana but then I recently read awful reviews of Copa on trip advisor.
  4. Do you feel this beach and location would be good for kids? There will be 4 boats in port when I there and I don't want to go to a place and find no beach chairs/shade... (my worry about going to the boatyard)
  5. That's incorrect. On their website they clearly offer rentals - https://www.caribbeanpaddling.com/weekly-rental Some require 2 days but they do offer rentals to local places.
  6. Hmmm.. how much patience does your child have for sitting in a van and stopping at cultural stops? I ask because some kids love it and some just aren't ready for it. And the last thing you want is a bored kid. My daughter at 10 is hit or miss with tours. Bernard and Joyce Prince offer great tours but they can be a little cultural heavy depending on your selected tour. A possible suggestion, go to the butterfly farm and then the beach. If you haven't been to Maho, a small kid would definitely find the planes flying overhead very interested. Other options: Rhino boat, Pinel beach by ferry or kayak (a small kid can sit in middle of 2 adults), Loterie Farm. Hope that helps!
  7. Look into Caribbean Paddling. They rent kayaks and paddleboards to venture to Pinel Island. They also offer snorkel equipment for use. Pinel Island has a lot to offer including hiking over to the smaller islands. One Note: Research the ziplines because at 65 lbs, I have seen people get stuck. My daughter got stuck in Belize so I always do extensive research if it involves zip lining.
  8. Can someone recommend a restaurant in St Thomas for lunch? Preferably local food with a nice view. We have a car rented so there is no worry about getting to the location. 🙂 TIA
  9. You might be able to get that price but if you keep watching and set up travel alerts. I would say 450-600 is the average price especially if it spans a holiday.
  10. The 2 tour companies you hear about the most are Cosol or Spencer Ambrose. They both have a variety of tour options. I would suggested looking at those to start.
  11. Caribbean paddling rents out kayaks and SUP. They might be a good place to start.
  12. Yes, it is the boat with the slide and jumping platforms. It belongs to the Copa and they charge $15 a person for all day access. You do swim out to it to use.
  13. Have you looked at Copacabana? I have been considering this place given they have a Tarzan boat as an additional option for kids.
  14. Thanks so much for this review. It was nicely written and informative.
  15. For what is and isn't open. Use this site: http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/el-yunque-post-maria/
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