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Dune Buggy Tour was a great time!

Came in on a cruise. The beach was nice but packed with lots of people. They had a section of a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
359charlesg
Lovely beaches and good fun

Great amenities, plenty of space, lovely beaches, take reef shoes if you go to the snorkel beaches... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a wonderful time. The water was just the right temperature and princess provided a great BBQ, no charge.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann V
Reviewed yesterday

There isn't anything on the island yet but it is beautiful and peaceful. Make sure you wear water shoes as the the sand is rocky as you enter the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amandamartin1454
Reviewed 6 days ago

Came in on a cruise. The beach was nice but packed with lots of people. They had a section of a nice beach that they would not let us swim or hang out in because they were launching water paddle boats, kayaks and float tubes....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 359charlesg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn’t one of the best places to get off the ship for an afternoon in the sun. There wasn’t anything unique about the place. There was hardly any staff onsite. The lunch buffet and the bar were shut down long before we expected without...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 54MikeM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Island Have a nice sea,the beach isn’t nothing special.Is good stay here just few hours.There are so many beaches much better than this one for my opinion.The Souvenirs on the Island are Very Very expensive,better don’t throw money for useless things.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lucianop3107
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Princess Cays as part of a family cruise. Overall, we had 18 people in the group, which included five people from our family (three kids under the age of six). While the private island is relaxing and accommodating to the ship's passengers,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gljohnson2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from the Xmas cruise and wanted to share our experience. We had been to many of the other cruise lines' "private islands" and so were looking forward to seeing Princess Cays. Like the other islands, we had to tender in, which is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank texas200963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great amenities, plenty of space, lovely beaches, take reef shoes if you go to the snorkel beaches. Water was clear and perfect temp. There is also volley ball and basket ball courts with balls available. Can use ship card for most purchases but will need...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 200annettey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bicycling tour was not worth the $. They have you choose a bicycle and within 50 ft you make your first stop. After an explanation of tides, you ride your bicycle for another very short distance for the second stop. After learning about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beth S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this stop and took part in eh dune buggy tour. Unfortunately we had to tender on small boats to the island from the cruise ship, so that’s a lot of hassle and time. The beach is clean and nice. There’s not much...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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mattm611
January 12, 2019|
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Response from 418harryf | Reviewed this property |
I agree. It's best to book your shore excursions with Carnival, either by calling them or by booking it right on their web site. I always do mine on their website, Depending on where you are going, Carnival has quite a few... More
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Cindy B
December 17, 2018|
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Response from blackwidowinsc | Reviewed this property |
We always get off the boat as soon as it anchors and take the tender which is about a 10 minute ride. When you get off the boat, you are directed to the private beach area and once you pass what I call the trinket store... More
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HedesundaDixie
December 10, 2018|
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Bennybdf
Salem, Massachusetts
princess cays drink prices (1 Replies)
How are the prices for drinks on Princess Cays? Which is the best bar to get drinks?
November 29, 2015|
Response fromDave A|
Princess Cays is a private beach compound operated by the cruise line. Most folks on this forum have never been inside the fence there. You might have better luck getting answers on the Princess Cays forum.
SiMOAN
Santee, California
Eastern Caribbean cruise need recommendations for exursions! (0 Replies)
Has anyone gone on excursions offered by cruise lines (Princess or other line) for stops in: Princess Cays, St Maarten, St. Thomas, Grand Turk. Boyfriend who can't swim so snorkling and water sports are out! Land tours of historic places, shopping, beaches, tasting local cuisine and beverages are all welcome! Can you rent bikes or mopends and get around? We want to experience culture! Thanks!!
May 08, 2010|
AshleyCHS18
Charleston, South Carolina
Best way to spend day during Cruise stop (3 Replies)
We are stopping at Princess Cays on a cruise. We will be there from 8 am - 5 pm and would love to see more of the local culture than the resort beach. Any advice on a local (non tourist trap) restaurant for lunch plus any must see sights would be greatly appreciated!
June 10, 2018|
Response fromsas58|
Check out eleutheratours.com