Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 3 Labadee, Haiti

We arrived at Labadee, our first port-of-call, around 8:30 in the morning of December 7. Labadee is a beautiful coastal area located in the northern part of Haiti. It is privately owned and developed by Royal Caribbean exclusively for their guests. Although there is an ongoing epidemic of cholera in Haiti, Labadee is in a fairly remote location and not easily accessible from the rest of the island. All the food and drinks we had there were brought in from the ship so cholera was not even a topic of discussion. 
Cruisers were starting to come out to explore what fun things they can do onshore.

Jet ski anyone? 


Those dots in the sky are zip line riders! Labadee has one of the longest, if not the longest zip line in the world.

It would be nice to explore the inland area with one of this. I am, of course,  referring to the battey powered vehicle!

That's an odd-looking bottle of Corona beer! I had a few of them before going to a lunch of  lobster, barbecued spare ribs and other goodies at the beach.

  Souvenir shops

I got myself a lounge chair, parked it in the shade and took a long nap.  I left swimming, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, diving, coaster riding and whatever else is available out there, for the young ones.

It's time for me to return to the ship.

The waiters performed a song and dance routine for our entertainment at dinner time.