Barbados Beach Excursion Reviews

Enjoy a nice relaxing day on the beach surrounded by water and sand. Ideal for families, activities both on land and in water are offered throughout the day as well.
Boatyard, Houbor Lights and Lobster Alive are all on the same beach, Lobster Alive is less crowded.
Sail Date: June 2015
Boatyard, Houbor Lights and Lobster Alive are all on the same beach, Lobster Alive is less crowded.
Boatyard, Houbor Lights and Lobster Alive are all on the same beach, Lobster Alive is less crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Chairs to close together and beach was full of seaweed.
Sail Date: April 2015
Chairs to close together and beach was full of seaweed. There were spots in the water that were clean of growing seaweed but not enough to accommodate many people. No bar service on the beach. The Boatyard's beach looked much ... Read More
Chairs to close together and beach was full of seaweed. There were spots in the water that were clean of growing seaweed but not enough to accommodate many people. No bar service on the beach. The Boatyard's beach looked much cleaner. It's possible I will look at a private day at a hotel next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Went to the Boatyard......fun day!!
Sail Date: April 2015
Went to the Boatyard......fun day!! Easy to get there.....free wi-fi.....Happy Hours....clean bathrooms and changing area. Great security, helpful crew...
Went to the Boatyard......fun day!! Easy to get there.....free wi-fi.....Happy Hours....clean bathrooms and changing area. Great security, helpful crew... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went to the Boatyard and had a good day there.
Sail Date: April 2015
We went to the Boatyard and had a good day there. The beach is beautiful and our grandkids had a lot of fun. Admission included 2 chairs/umbrella, one free drink per person, and your cab ride back to the ship. The restrooms/changing ... Read More
We went to the Boatyard and had a good day there. The beach is beautiful and our grandkids had a lot of fun. Admission included 2 chairs/umbrella, one free drink per person, and your cab ride back to the ship. The restrooms/changing rooms/showers were clean and the staff is friendly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We arrange a resort for the day on our own through the Hilton resort.
Sail Date: April 2015
We arrange a resort for the day on our own through the Hilton resort. We took a cab ride that we hailed when we got off the ship. Then he picked us up at our desired time and took us on a mini tour and back to the ship.
We arrange a resort for the day on our own through the Hilton resort. We took a cab ride that we hailed when we got off the ship. Then he picked us up at our desired time and took us on a mini tour and back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great island for their beaches.
Sail Date: March 2015
Great island for their beaches. Negotiate with taxi. Walk past the Radisson Hotel where taxi rates are more acceptable.
Great island for their beaches. Negotiate with taxi. Walk past the Radisson Hotel where taxi rates are more acceptable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I chose to do a separate taxi ride to get to a beach on the south west corner of the island (the ...
Sail Date: March 2015
I chose to do a separate taxi ride to get to a beach on the south west corner of the island (the beaches south of where the ship docks are whiter (with some pink flecks) and with a bit of wave. (As a kid I loved to jump the waves). I ... Read More
I chose to do a separate taxi ride to get to a beach on the south west corner of the island (the beaches south of where the ship docks are whiter (with some pink flecks) and with a bit of wave. (As a kid I loved to jump the waves). I ended up at Rockley Beach aka Accra Beach. The beach was pretty white sand with enough surf for those with surf boards to travel maybe 20-30 feet per wave. There was a beach bar here with changing facilities. Also lounge chairs and umbrellas were available for rent. (The beaches further north of the pier are tranquil with no surf and with darker tan sand). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
$55 per person gets you full access to an A+ facility.
Sail Date: March 2015
$55 per person gets you full access to an A+ facility. Good Drive from Port, but ask you cab driver to give you a brief tour along the way. For $55 you also get mael / drink voucher for a great lunch. Mahi Mahi tacos were great! Also try ... Read More
$55 per person gets you full access to an A+ facility. Good Drive from Port, but ask you cab driver to give you a brief tour along the way. For $55 you also get mael / drink voucher for a great lunch. Mahi Mahi tacos were great! Also try the local beer- smooth. After asking about local artist, our cab driver recommended a local mahogany wood carving artist. This was a very special once in a lifetime visit to the artist home and shop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This is called the "Island Hop Beach Tour".
Sail Date: January 2015
This is called the "Island Hop Beach Tour". It was ok,but you spent little time at any of the beaches. The 3 beaches were nice, but would have preferred 1 stop. You did need to pay for lounge chairs.
This is called the "Island Hop Beach Tour". It was ok,but you spent little time at any of the beaches. The 3 beaches were nice, but would have preferred 1 stop. You did need to pay for lounge chairs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
If you get a chance to do the Beach Hopping tour, do it!
Sail Date: December 2014
If you get a chance to do the Beach Hopping tour, do it! It was awesome! We rode in an old bus to two different beaches learning about the island along the way. Nick, our guide, was amazing. The rum punch flowed freely and the flying fish ... Read More
If you get a chance to do the Beach Hopping tour, do it! It was awesome! We rode in an old bus to two different beaches learning about the island along the way. Nick, our guide, was amazing. The rum punch flowed freely and the flying fish sandwich was the best sandwich I had the whole trip! The beaches were beautiful, the sand white and the fun non-stop. Loved this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Gorgeous little beach at Accra.
Sail Date: December 2014
Gorgeous little beach at Accra. Bartenders at the "Tiki Bar" were really very RUDE! Couldn't get service for 15 minutes while standing there. I finally had interrupt to someone and the bartender said, oh were you standing ... Read More
Gorgeous little beach at Accra. Bartenders at the "Tiki Bar" were really very RUDE! Couldn't get service for 15 minutes while standing there. I finally had interrupt to someone and the bartender said, oh were you standing here (when he looked right at me several times). They had a really bad attitude. We were told snacks would be available. Had to search for a menu, as it wasn't easy to find one. Food ordered took over an hour, for taco's and salsa. This was first shore excursion of our cruise and it was just bad to see this kind of customer service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Lots of touting for you to have their umbrellas.
Sail Date: November 2014
Lots of touting for you to have their umbrellas. Taxi Driver came back for us exactly on time as he had promised. All beaches were very clean and the water gorgeous.
Lots of touting for you to have their umbrellas. Taxi Driver came back for us exactly on time as he had promised. All beaches were very clean and the water gorgeous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Another "beach day" but the weather was overcast and drizzly again this time.
Sail Date: March 2014
Another "beach day" but the weather was overcast and drizzly again this time. Can't control the weather, at least it was warm ...
Another "beach day" but the weather was overcast and drizzly again this time. Can't control the weather, at least it was warm ... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Took a cab to the Hilton Hotel.
Sail Date: January 2014
Took a cab to the Hilton Hotel. About 10 minutes from the port. The beach was very nice but due to windy conditions the surf was up a little. We wound up using the pool. The tour also included lunch, which was very good. But we were a ... Read More
Took a cab to the Hilton Hotel. About 10 minutes from the port. The beach was very nice but due to windy conditions the surf was up a little. We wound up using the pool. The tour also included lunch, which was very good. But we were a little disappointed with the rougher surf. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice beach break.
Sail Date: January 2014
Nice beach break. Great water & soft sand. You're near the road so hawkers will come to sell their wares.
Nice beach break. Great water & soft sand. You're near the road so hawkers will come to sell their wares. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
One of my favorite islands.
Sail Date: January 2014
One of my favorite islands. We went off to a beach (Accra) for the day and enjoyed a lovely beach day. Wow I guess we sound boring reading this review but this was our 5th time to Barbados and we love the pink sand beaches- there are so ... Read More
One of my favorite islands. We went off to a beach (Accra) for the day and enjoyed a lovely beach day. Wow I guess we sound boring reading this review but this was our 5th time to Barbados and we love the pink sand beaches- there are so many of them that we just wanted an full day of beach. It was one of the highlights of our trip. For $20 RT we had a great time and a great taxi driver by the name of BArry who was there to pick us up at the appointed time. There was a constant flow of taxis anyway if he had not showed up. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We wanted something inexpensive and this Barbados Beach Break fit the bill.
Sail Date: November 2013
We wanted something inexpensive and this Barbados Beach Break fit the bill. Once arriving at the beach, we were given a choice of lounges/umbrellas and a free drink. There were servers who walked the beach asking if anyone wanted food or ... Read More
We wanted something inexpensive and this Barbados Beach Break fit the bill. Once arriving at the beach, we were given a choice of lounges/umbrellas and a free drink. There were servers who walked the beach asking if anyone wanted food or beverages. It was a nice time and a good value. A couple of cautions about Barbados – DON’T wear camouflage clothing or smoke in public. I’m not sure why, but the CD and other ship’s people gave that warning multiple times. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent beach, facilities, 2 loungers and large parasol for $15 including 3 half price drink ...
Sail Date: March 2013
Excellent beach, facilities, 2 loungers and large parasol for $15 including 3 half price drink vouchers. 2nd visit wasn't so good as too many touts on beach. There was another cruise ship in loaded with Americans.
Excellent beach, facilities, 2 loungers and large parasol for $15 including 3 half price drink vouchers. 2nd visit wasn't so good as too many touts on beach. There was another cruise ship in loaded with Americans. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We got dropped off at Carlisle Bay.
Sail Date: March 2013
We got dropped off at Carlisle Bay. It was beautiful. We had loungers and a drink included. There was a beach bar with food available for purchase. We enjoyed the day very much.
We got dropped off at Carlisle Bay. It was beautiful. We had loungers and a drink included. There was a beach bar with food available for purchase. We enjoyed the day very much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Beach break at Carlisle Bay after Harrison's Cave Tour.
Sail Date: March 2013
Beach break at Carlisle Bay after Harrison's Cave Tour. Dropped at Copacabana. Beautiful beach.
Beach break at Carlisle Bay after Harrison's Cave Tour. Dropped at Copacabana. Beautiful beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We caught a taxi ($7 round trip per person) to spend a fabulous day at the 5 star Hilton resort.
Sail Date: February 2013
We caught a taxi ($7 round trip per person) to spend a fabulous day at the 5 star Hilton resort. We were able to use everything...just as the regular guests...even wifi. All I can say is go to their website and you'll understand why ... Read More
We caught a taxi ($7 round trip per person) to spend a fabulous day at the 5 star Hilton resort. We were able to use everything...just as the regular guests...even wifi. All I can say is go to their website and you'll understand why it was such a treat. Finally a beach that you have always wanted to see in the Caribbean! The lunch, towels, plush beach chairs and umbrellas were all included. Snorkeling was impossible due to the waves. Was it worth $55? ABSOLUTELY!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful beach but a bit rocky.
Sail Date: February 2013
Beautiful beach but a bit rocky. Plenty of services available at the beach for food, drinks and rentals. The sea was a bit rough the day we were there but it still was a relaxing experience. The port is a blend of colonial color and ... Read More
Beautiful beach but a bit rocky. Plenty of services available at the beach for food, drinks and rentals. The sea was a bit rough the day we were there but it still was a relaxing experience. The port is a blend of colonial color and tourist development. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Boatyard Beach is always wonderful
Sail Date: February 2013
Boatyard Beach is always wonderful
Boatyard Beach is always wonderful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Just a stop on the jeep ride, but our tour guide was excellent and the beach was so beautiful.
Sail Date: February 2013
Just a stop on the jeep ride, but our tour guide was excellent and the beach was so beautiful.
Just a stop on the jeep ride, but our tour guide was excellent and the beach was so beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Copacabana - was ok.
Sail Date: January 2013
Copacabana - was ok. Would go to Boatyard the next time.
Copacabana - was ok. Would go to Boatyard the next time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line