Whether you want to relax along Princess Cays’ white sandy beaches, ramp up your pulse on a Banana Boat ride or explore the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, there is plenty to do on this beautiful cruise ship private island. Princess Cays doesn’t have a pier, so you will need to get ashore via tender boat from your ship. Upon arrival, you’ll find beach areas to the north and south of the main dock. Most of the action is to the north, while a quieter beach area is found to the south.
Snorkeling is an excellent choice here, especially if you have your own gear (it’s not too bulky to pack). The warm waters are teeming with fish and you can see many of them right by the dock. If you are looking for more of a challenge, book a snorkeling excursion with a guide to venture deeper into the sea.
For more water fun, you can buy tickets to interact with friendly stingrays or try your hand at surf fishing. You can also rent bicycles or clear-bottom kayaks to explore the mangrove trees, coral reefs and lagoons of this stunning Caribbean spot. Kids will enjoy the playground, pint-size pirate ship and a splash zone. You can even splurge on a luxurious adults-only Sanctuary Bungalow for the day if you want to escape from the more hectic beach area.
When it’s time for lunch, there are two buffet-style restaurants with outdoor seating available: Grill Crazy BBQ and Sea Breeze Grill. You can also wet your whistle at Bahia Bar on North Beach or Coconut Bar, located over the bridge to the south shore.