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great island for the kids and adults

We walked a short bit from the hotel and picked up the boat at the dock. A fun 7-10 minute boat ride that the kids loved later and we were docked on the island. To the right are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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West Falls, New York
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West Falls, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We walked a short bit from the hotel and picked up the boat at the dock. A fun 7-10 minute boat ride that the kids loved later and we were docked on the island. To the right are the flamingos (which the kids loved to see) with adult only beach and to the left is the family beach and papagayo... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've stayed at the Renaissance Marina hotel (adults only, Ocean suites has family accommodations) for 9 consecutive years, and always use our Marriott points. Don't pay the rack rate, always looks for deals. The pro's inlcude a nice downtown location with private island beach via the boat shuttle that picks you up inside the mall below the hotel lobby that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Sun, sand, floating on the turquoise water, island cocktails and excellent service from Vivian, Nathallia, Silvano and Joenne. You made our day, thank you!

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're a guest at the Renaissance, there is a free shuttle boat that takes you to this private island (7-7). The island is free for guests at the hotel.There are two sides, one for adults and one for families, and a nature trail. We went to the adult side for the quiet. We were able to get a palapa... More 

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jersey city
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great island and the boat ride to the island was great. You swim with too many fish, but it is an island so what can you say. You will find many iguanas and flamingos there. The restaurant wasn't that good but you have no other option.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wonderful island with great access to private beach. Beach Bar was great, had the same consistent service the entire trip. Our waiter Gladys was very great, highly recommend.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

A great value for a cruise visitor. A$99 day pass included a picturesque boat trip, lunch at a clean beachside cafe with a giant pizza oven and good food, a drink and towels and lounge chairs. The beaches are spotless and the staff super friendly! The beach is protected and the waters are calm. We rented a floaty for $5.... More 

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Lima, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Departing from the boat, the left side of the island is family oriented and has a great restaurant and bar, the right side is adults so a bit quieter. The flamingo's are on the adult side and will come up to you if you have food for them. The couple massage is fantastic facing the ocean.

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Laguna Beach-sarasota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On everyone's must do list. Once is enough. Staying at Renaissance Ocean Suites for 3 weeks over holidays Other reviewers have it right. Fun place to go but hardly relaxing. Weekend flight schedule makes noise unbearable, island is next to runway.. Separate island, families v adults only, not enforced....see mngrs response at Marriott/Renaissance . Skiffs with trained Captains whisk you... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If your staying at one of the Renaissance properties you get free boat access to private island. The island has two beaches and a lunch spot. The flamingo beach is adults and other is for children. There are real flamingos which is awesome but adult beach is very Shelly and rocky. The other side beach is much nicer soft sand... More 

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