The other day I gave you 75 Reasons to Book Your First Cruise and today I’m giving you another reason to book not only your first cruise, but your first Caribbean cruise. The excursion is where it’s at on a cruise vacation. How else are you going to get a taste of each Caribbean island?
My last cruise was on board the Carnival Freedom and one of the ports of call was the Dominican Republic. The family and I decided on the Bayahibe Beach Break excursion which would take us on an air conditioned motor coach to the all inclusive Be Live Canoa Resort in La Romana for three glorious hours of Caribbean bliss.
Once at the resort we were greeted with complementary mimosas and were given beach towels and armbands which entitled us to a domestic open bar.
The walk from the resort entrance to the beach gave us the chance to explore the hotel grounds.
This cruise excursion gave us the opportunity to use both the lagoon style pool as well as the private beach fit with palapas. I loved having this option.
The walk through the resort to the pool area was pleasant, albeit a little long. I was happy to see how well maintained everything was at Be Live.
Once our group reached the edge of the beach each of us was offered a fresh coconut plucked right from one of the resort’s palm trees…with or without rum.
Being the pirate that I am I opted for the adult version.
It was nice to get an authentic taste of the small fishing town of Bayahibe. Did I mention that all excursion guests have access to an open bar while at Be Live Canoa? True story. They even had non-alcoholic versions of their signature pina colada for my teenager.
Yep…this view will do just fine.
We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather on that day. The beach was absolutely stunning!
A few notes on the Bayahibe Beach Break excursion: Sun bed, beach towel and domestic open bar are included. Food is available for purchase. Transfer to the resort is approximately 30 minutes each way. Guests must be over 21 years old to consume alcoholic drinks.
Have I convinced you yet? Stop wonering what you’re missing out on and get out there on the open water. Let this year be the year that you cruise to the Caribbean!
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Carnival. As always, all of the opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.