Planning to take a Royal Caribbean cruise soon? Well, if Labadee, Haiti is one of the stops, then you’re in for a real treat.
Labadee, Haiti is a really beautiful island broken into about six different individual sections. There is Dragon’s Plaza, Buccaneer’s Bay, Barefoot Beach club, Town Square, Adrenaline Beach, & Columbus Cove. Each section is geared towards different cruisers depending on what you want to do. You can do an island excursions such as zip lining, sun bathing, and more.
During dinner, the night before arriving in Labadee, our server recommended that we go to section of the island that is furthest from the ship known as Columbus Cove. We took her advice and it turned out to be some of the best advice that we received on the entire cruise. Columbus Cove is located at the very end of the island, and is one of the sections that is furthest from the boat. It’s not far at all, but you may have to walk a bit to get there. They also have people driving carts that can take you right over there with no problem. Once you get there, it’s well worth it as the water there is so beautiful, calm, and clear.
The beach chairs on the entire island are complimentary so we had our chairs setup close to the water under a nice shade tree. Although, we got off the ship early enough to pick a wonderful spot, Columbus Cove did not get as crowded because many people did not know about this section and settled at one of the first beaches that they came too. The sand at Columbus Cove was great as the other beach sections were very rocky. So if you decide to settle at those other beach sections, be sure to bring some water shoes as those beaches are really rocky.
They also have water inflatables for kids in this area for those cruising with children. Even with the kids around it was still peaceful. Royal Caribbean also provided a complimentary barbecue styled lunch in the different areas. We had burgers, ribs, coleslaw, corn on the cob, fruits, desserts, & juice. The only thing that you had to pay for were alcoholic beverages and any excursion activities.
All in all, it was a wonderful beach day in Labadee. On the way back to the ship, we did walk through Artisian Market where the locals sold merchandise. They are very persistent and aggressive, but it’s expected since this is how they make a living. Great time, great experience. Can’t wait to visit again.