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Quite nice, but not a lot there

We stopped off as part of a cruise with Oceania Cruises. The company that owns them, owns the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JohnDixon
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Excellent if you do it Right

get off the ship... get away from the crowds... plenty of secluded spots to enjoy this tropical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnny R
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Milton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on N C L Gem in December of 2018. They dropped the chocolate party. They shorten the white night party. All the carving stations in the buffet was tougher than a old nurse.The weather was terrible. We couldn't get off on their private...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off as part of a cruise with Oceania Cruises. The company that owns them, owns the island I understand. There is not a lot there but sand and the sea. There is also not a lot of things to do. However, what was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnDixon
Reviewed 1 week ago

get off the ship... get away from the crowds... plenty of secluded spots to enjoy this tropical paradise. Even take a walk around the island... plenty of sea life to enjoy. snorkeling is better on the north end too.. end of day ...just relax and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were tendered from the cruise to this small island. NCL provided great service including food and drink. the beach was beautiful. With a little luck, we could spot a stingray in the shallow water!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Qun F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came as part of an NCL cruise. You get there by tenders from the boat which can be a experience all of its own when the seas are anything other than perfect calm. We had a parasailing trip booked - got up early, went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LindiLou1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here as part of a Norwegian cruise (it's their private island) the week of Thanksgiving. The weather was great the day we visited. I have heard that the tenders can run into trouble if it starts getting choppy. I can see that...the water appeared...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank hydroxero
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a 6 night Norwegian cruise, this was probably our favorite stop. Beautiful blue water, white sand, natural beauty all around. Hundreds and hundreds of comfortable chairs, plus bars and restaurants all around which accepted the drink package from the ship. Not knowing how nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank mhershey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this joke of a paradise in September 2018 with a joke of a cruise line, Norwegian. It smelled of something like kerosene or some other poison all over the island. Beach had purple flag up meaning jellyfish so good luck swimming. Water was warm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Olesya K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the island aboard Ocean's MSS Riviera as part of a Holiday cruise. Once a pirate hangout, Great Stirrup Cay is a 260-acre island that's part of the Bahama's Berry Islands Chain. Norwegian Cruise Line purchased the island in 1977 and was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
7  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Norwegian Escape stopover at this private island was worth the time. Beautiful white sand beach for snorkeling and relaxing with plenty of barbecue food cooked by cruise staff. The snorkeling equipment rental was a bit pricy so try to bring your own. The local market...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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dtttm
January 8, 2019|
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Response from Charlie W | Reviewed this property |
No need to. Umbrellas and chairs no but there are plenty of them. There should also be plenty of paddleboards. Not sure if you should reserve the wave runners but I do not think you need to.
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639kristym
January 1, 2019|
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Response from Charlie W | Reviewed this property |
I do not know but I do not think so. YOu will not need them. Not really a need for cash or valuables on the island and no one will bother your stuff. The few cash vendors on the island sell nothing unique and not worth... More
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