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Julie K 09-27-2005 08:53 PM

Does anyone know how far Seagrape Beach is from the cruise terminal? Does it have a place to eat/drink and bathrooms? I have heard this is a great beach, but I cannot find a lot of info on it. Does anyone have any info? I am leaving 10/2 on the Conqest!1 Thanks.

NancyN 09-28-2005 09:25 AM

Hi Julie,
I love SeaGrape Beach and definitely try to make a stop there on each of my visits to GC. You can grab a beach shuttle at the pier for $3 pp and the ride takes about 10 minutes. I am guessing it is about 5 miles from the pier. It is not far past the new Ritz-Carlton on 7 Mile Beach. For $10 you can get a beach chair, umbrella and bottled water. They have changing rooms, a clean bathroom, a great bar and casual restaurant.
Nancy

Julie K 09-28-2005 11:51 AM

Thanks Nancy for the info. Is the beach part of a hotel or is it a Beach Club? I think that is where I will be going. Any suggestions as to where I can buy rum to take back at a reasonable price?

NancyN 09-28-2005 03:05 PM

SeaGrape is a public access beach, not really a club or hotel. I never buy rum in GC, so I am not positive, but I beliee there is a duty-free liquor store right near the pier (on the same side of the street). When you are at the beach, you might want to ask one of the locals at the bar.
Nancy

Julie K 09-28-2005 03:39 PM

Thanks for all your info. I cannot wait to check out the beaches in G.C.

Larry in Miami 09-28-2005 07:14 PM

Yes, there is a duty free shop right across the street from the terminal. When you buy there though they do not give you the rum but deliver it to the ship. You get it at the end of the cruise.

Julie K 09-28-2005 08:33 PM

Hi Larry,

Is there anywhere you can go buy rum, and take it on with you? I was thinking of putting it in my beach bag!http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif Is there a limit on how many bottles you can buy? Thanks for the info.

Lynn25 09-29-2005 10:16 PM

Hey Julie, if you are planning on sneaking the rum on board, you will have to transfer it into a water bottle otherwise they will take it from you at the ship. If you don't want it to go directly to the ship, you can probably tell the store you will carry it back. Since our dollar is less in GC, you may get better prices in Belize or Hondurus. I've been to GC and typically get better deals on the other islands.

In regards to sneaking it onboard, we always bring a water bottle that has a cover/case and then put it in our bag/backpack. We have not had a problem yet, and have been on 7 Carnival cruises. When the bag goes through the xray machine, they will recogize a liquor bottle and will tell you to give it to a staff member and they will give it back to you before the end of the cruise. Good luck!!

Lynn25 09-29-2005 10:20 PM

Nancy, thanks for the info, we're cruising on 11/13 and wanted to avoid the beach that the cruise ship goes to. I found some pictures and it looks great. I'm glad to hear that you can rent an umbrella & chair for $10.
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Originally posted by NancyN:
Hi Julie,
I love SeaGrape Beach and definitely try to make a stop there on each of my visits to GC. You can grab a beach shuttle at the pier for $3 pp and the ride takes about 10 minutes. I am guessing it is about 5 miles from the pier. It is not far past the new Ritz-Carlton on 7 Mile Beach. For $10 you can get a beach chair, umbrella and bottled water. They have changing rooms, a clean bathroom, a great bar and casual restaurant.
Nancy

Julie K 09-30-2005 11:47 AM

Lynn,

Thanks for the tips! I hate the idea of buying good rum in GC, and then having to give it up when I get on the ship. I will do what you said. Thanks again.


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