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This Norwegian Crusie Island is a small paradise. Iguanas all over the place. Tons of super tiny hermit crabs all over the place too. Lots to explore. We went to the far side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Norwegian Crusie Island is a small paradise. Iguanas all over the place. Tons of super tiny hermit crabs all over the place too. Lots to explore. We went to the far side of the beach and found a lagoon beach that was empty with a bar and restaurant and bathrooms right near by. We tanned all morning, dipped in... More 

Thank TheSchu's
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tendered to the island from the cruise ship. Great beach!! Can't say enough about it. It's in a bay so is protected from larger waves. Kids and adults seemed to enjoy it immensely. The area is owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines so if you have the unlimited beverage package, all of your drinks on shore are complimentary which is nice.... More 

3 Thank MinnesotaTucker
Delaware, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For my 1st cruise experience I have to say I was very happy over all. I was on the 4 day from port Miami, FL to Freeport,Nassau,Grand Stirp. The staff on the ship was great very friendly, accommodating. Food was great we only ate at the buffet at breakfast and tons of choices. Our beds were made everyday more then... More 

1 Thank nancy m
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small paradises island owned by Norwegian cruise. All well organized and made for relaxed time on the beach. A bit too organized tough !!

Thank Philippevanh
Merritt Island, Florida
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was horrible when we were there in Nov 2015- but it was still enjoyable. We were on a NCL cruise and this was there first time at this port, sop things were a bit unorganized. We did not stay for the lunch buffet, but enjoyed a few cocktails on the beach. We were able to find a nice... More 

1 Thank christina f
Bemidji, Minnesota
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176 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is owned by the cruise line and is about as lame as it gets. Its a beach basically and they have the food out while you're there. Thats about it.

Thank petey3
Ft Worth
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126 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Norwegian Cruise Line's private Island. Visited on a cruise on the Sky. The island is very clean, lots of beach chairs are available but it's over crowded on the main beach. You can find less crowded spots walking a short distance. The sting ray excursion was fun. The handlers were very friendly and made sure everyone held and... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is truly paradise. The water is amazing the nature is beatiful. The lines for food could get crowded at times and if you want a chair with shade or a clamshell make sure to be on the first tender because it fills up fast.

Thank Tara L
Shelton, Washington
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223 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken here from our NCL cruise in three landing craft that takes about 200 people at a time. Great spot to sunbathe and swim. Really long waits at the three bars and restaurant. You are better off bringing your own lunch. Lots of loungers and chairs. Has a "straw" market onsite.

Thank Buzzsaw22
Donnellson, Iowa, United States
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67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the stop. The island is beautiful and the water is accessible to all. You can walk further to get quieter beach chairs but it does get one farther from the beach bar. We moved away from the main beach by the dock which became crowded later. It was cloudy so I think many stayed on the ship which... More 

2 Thank Theresa N

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