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    Does it have a beach?

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  1. My advice on taxis taking U$ Dollars was accurate, but ignore the comments about multiple piers on Cozumel.
  2. Rent a car, bags go in the trunk, and do what you want. Beach? Kennedy Space Center? Sea World? Outlet mall?
  3. Yes, the fares to popular tourist spots will be posted on a board near the taxi line for your pier. It never hurts to confirm the fare with the driver before you get into the cab. There are 3 piers for cruise ships on Cozumel - be sure that you return to the correct one. It can be a challenge after too many margaritas.
  4. Correct, not what I intended. What I meant to say was the Rocky Point area is more upscale than the area around the port IMHO.
  5. What. Port/airport? Both FLL & MIA have facilities to store your bags for a fee. If you are getting off at POM you can taxi to South Beach and store your bags at the Luggage Lounge.
  6. Chase Suites and other hotels in the Rocky Point area will meet your needs.
  7. Downtown in the Mary Brickell area there are several hotels and many local dining options, but if you want the beach you will need to go to Miami Beach. Hopefully a local will be able to suggest some hotels in South Beach.
  8. Welcome to the boards! 😎 We have always booked directly through their web site, paid the deposit, and then paid the balance in cash when we arrive. Great beach club!
  9. Flying into TPA? Budget? Travelling as a family, or for a honeymoon? Dates? A few more details will help the suggestions to be closer to your target. Marriott and Embassy Suites are within a couple of blocks of the port. The area near the airport (Westshore) has lots of hotels, dining options and a nearby mall. More upscale and on the bay is the Rocky Point area (Chase Suites, Hampton Inn, etc.) With several hotels offering both airport and port shuttles. Taxi to the port will be about $28, or you can use UberX or Lyft for about $16
  10. Just remember, the neon pink Hawaiian shirt that is so easy to spot at home will just blend into the crowd in Miami.
  11. If a dinosaur like me can figure out Uber and Lyft (with some help from my kids) so can you - download the app onto your smart phone, set it up with your details, credit card, photo, etc. and you are ready to ride. there are some very helpful You Tube videos that will walk you through the process.
  12. For 4 plus bags, especially if anyone in your group packs like my wife, you will need UberXL which will be about the same fare as a taxi van - $70-75+ The closer your hotel is to the beach, the more likely you will pay for parking.
  13. Taxi will be quickest - no waiting, take the first one in line, but also the most expensive - about $70-75+ Uber will take 5-10 minutes to come around, find you and load up - fare will be about $35-40 if you can squeeze into an UberX SAS will be cheapest - about $15 per person - but may take a while to load up other passengers. Your call!
  14. UberX from POM to most FLL area hotels will run about $35-40 www.sunny.org has lots of FLL area hotel and tourist info. Dates and budget and some info on who is travelling (family? honeymoon?) will help the suggestions to be closer to your target.
  15. UberX from FLL to a downtown Miami hotel, or even a hotel out near the MIA airport, will run about $35-40; taxi will be about double that cost. Post cruise, as a solo, your cheapest way to the FLL airport will be a shared shuttle for about $15. Check with SAS, QLS, Go Airport, etc. Once you get to the airport you can pay to store your bags and then head out for lunch, beach, water taxi, La s Olas, etc.
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