Private Islands: Princess
Located on the southern tip of
Island in the Bahamas,
Princess Cays is a
40-acre haven of serenity. Not quite an uninhabited island,
nevertheless it offers a wide ribbon of beach, which is long enough
for passengers to splash in the surf, relax in a hammock, or limbo
to the beat of local music and never feel crowded. A children’s play
area insures fun for kids and families.
Three bars and live
music compliment the authentic Bahamian barbeque on the beach.
In a similar fashion to booking shore
excursions, water sports equipment can be reserved ahead of time,
either on board the ship or online through the Princess website.
Also available to rent for parties of up to six persons are private
bungalows. Nestled in picturesque palm groves near the beach, they feature
air conditioning, ceiling fans, and a deck for lounging.
Permanent facilities include
small shops that feature island crafts and trinkets, but if you head
around the back and through the fence, independent vendors sell
similar goods for lower prices.
What to do there: Scuba
dive, snorkel, kayak, parasail, sail, hike; ride paddleboats or
water bikes; play basketball or volleyball; participate in organized