Cruise Addicts was aboard the Carnival Sunshine when she began sailing 5,7 and 8 night sailings year-round from Port Canaveral. This was only a two-night cruise and our one port of call was Freeport. A first for me, what the day would bring was unknown but the hope was for a relaxing day at the beach. Taking a Carnival Beach Getaway shore excursion we got that and a whole lot more.
Disembarking Carnival Sunshine, tour operators were on hand to greet guests and send them in the right direction; in our case an air conditioned tour bus. During the 30-minute ride, our driver did a running commentary all about what we were seeing along the way. At the site, we found many activities to choose from including volleyball, badminton, paddle ball, basketball courts and nice facilities for children making the Beach Break a great choice for families.
Walking up to the beach my first thought was this was a piece of paradise with picture perfect white sand beaches and turquoise water. It has comfortable blue loungers with padded head rests and very friendly staff. As I explored the beach I noticed that on the far end of the beach, you could even rent Jet Ski’s nearby. Going into the water the centerpiece is one of the largest water trampolines in Freeport “Fat Boy”. You can climb up it and jump up and down or sun bathe on it. If the water is high enough, you can jump off it.
Before long our group started getting hungry and we tried the famous Conch Salad. Everyone shared Conch Salad, Conch Fritters and Chicken Wings. The Conch Salad was the best I ever had. It was so fresh and flavorful with a hint of heat. Be sure to order yours early because they are known to run out.
In my quest for a relaxing beach day, I was successful. Maybe I’m just getting older, but having waves at my feet and a cool drink in my hand can sometimes be all the entertainment I need. This is a beautiful destination with more than enough food choices and amenities, I highly recommend it.
Choose Your Level of Amenities
What makes this shore excursion extra special is you have three different choices of what Beach Getaway experience you want to enjoy.
1. All Inclusive – Take in the views from the beach bar where you can eat your fill of a delicious buffet including assorted salads, Bahamian style peas and rice, steamed vegetables, chicken and beef, skewers, BBQ ribs, and a variety of homemade desserts and Open Bar which includes domestic beverages and cocktails with domestic white rum, vodka, gin, tequila, juices and sodas. – Cost – $69.99 Adult. $59.99 Kids. – Click Here to Reserve
2. Open Bar – Open Bar includes domestic beverages and cocktails with domestic white rum, vodka, gin, tequila, juices and sodas. Cost – $49.99 Adult. $39.99 Kids. – Click Here to Reserve
3. Beach Getaway – Food and Beverages can be purchased from the bar menu. Cost – Adults and Kids are both $34.99. Click Here to Reserve
This excursion has offers you 3.5 hours at the beach with 30 minutes of travel time to and from the location. The excursion is a total of 4.5 hours. Lockers are available, but be sure to pack your Carnival Beach Towel, sun screen. Cash is recommended.
Take a listen to my interviews with Cory and Cesar Ochoa of the Bahamas Adventure Beach Club and learn more about this great new Beach Getaway shore excursion.