Me and my partner stopped over during a cruise. We were told that there wasn’t anything to do etc... read more
Hi porky1porky, When we were there in January this year, we pre purchased shuttle tickets on the board the ship 2 days out (so you don't have to line up in huge queues the night before) to the beach area at $18pp. When we... More
Hi porky1porky, When we were there in January this year, we pre purchased shuttle tickets on the board the ship 2 days out (so you don't have to line up in huge queues the night before) to the beach area at $18pp. When we got off the tender boat at port, there are lots of shuttles waiting to take people to the beach and in all directions, so it would seem very likely you can do more than just travel to the beach area. The thing about this is the cost - I have heard from other passengers that the prices locals charge are not all that competitive anyway, with some being more expensive. The locals take advantage of cruise ship passengers as this no doubt is their bread winner.. The Natural Aquarium is a different direction to the beach. About a 45 minutes walk (perhaps too hot to do in the hotter months) or a 10 minute shuttle. I know people who have done this particular adventure and were very happy but the shuttle price was " overpriced ". The Vanilla Plantation I'm not really sure about but I would imagine it to be similar to the Aquarium. You an certainly hire a shuttle on the Island but I would recommend you go early, like being on one of the first tender boats off the cruise ship first thing in the morning (around 8.30am). This will give you more opportunity to hire a shuttle, and also account for you spending a bit more time sightseeing as well. You will also beat the hoards of passengers coming after you off the ship. Do your research, inquire about prices on the ship prior to leaving and google other options on the island. Look closely at their reviews if they have any as this may tell you what tour operators are preferred. Hope this help and good luck..