We did this cruise out of New Orleans a couple years ago. I had heard bad things about Montego Bay so we chose to go to Sunset Beach Resort. What a great day it was! 13 of us. Walked off the ship and was approached by a woman asking us where we were going. Told her and she offered transportaion for $2.00 each. We were loaded into a new van with a very nice driver. The drive was no more than a mile. He offered to pick us up and we said 2pm.
The cost at the time was $20.00 adults and $10.00 children. The cost has now doubled but they have opened a water park. The price included all food and drinks, non motorized watercrafts, snorkles, beach, beach chairs, pool, jaccuzi and waterpark. They have a great swimup bar. It was beautiful there. At 2pm we walked out of the resort and there was our van waiting. Not all chose to leave and the driver offered to return to pick up the rest.
We were warned to only take certain taxis. I beleive the red ones but if I am wrong someone will correct me. Also someone else can probably explain the reason better than I.
We encountered one problem which I did not find out until months later. Seems when my daughter and her friends returned later they left a sign and sail card in the taxi. Fearing they would not get back on the ship they were in a panick. Another cab driver, not the good ones, offered to take them to catch up with the taxi for $80.00. They got him down to $25.00 which was all they had. They only had to go a couple blocks to catch the taxi. He then tried to sell them drugs.
This is not offered through Carnival. For more information you can visit their website @ www.sunsetbeachresort.com