Review: Day Pass at Margaritaville Beach Resort in Nassau

A mere 50 percent mile from wherever the cruise ships dock in Nassau, Bahamas, Margaritaville opened its latest resort in July 2021. 

The resort features working day passes that cruise travellers can purchase to knowledge some of the resorts facilities. 

What does a Margaritaville Beach front Vacation resort day go involve, and how is the practical experience? Marcy visited the vacation resort on a December 2021 cruise to look at it out.

What is incorporated?

The day go contains:

  • The “Fins Up” Water Park admission
  • $25 foodstuff and beverage credit
  • Personal beach front entry (chairs first arrive, initial provide)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Expense and Cancellation policy

The present cost for the working day pass is $115 for each grownup, $45 for young children 3-12 and below 3 many years previous is cost-free.

You can cancel your move up right up until 11:59 p.m. the working day before your arrival on their web page, having said that, you can cancel by e mail up until 10 a.m. the day of your arrival. 

That is good adaptability if the climate happens to be poor.

My experience

I booked the day pass on the internet by way of the 3rd-occasion web page 

When Margaritaville does not give an correct quantity, it is stated on their web page that they will limit the range of passes bought per day.  I received my confirmation e-mail that said I experienced to look at in at the entrance desk with a valid photo ID.

We went to the vacation resort on Sunday, December 19th whilst our Royal Caribbean cruise ship was docked in port for the day.

We made the decision to do the 50 % mile stroll from the ship to the vacation resort, which took fifteen minutes (6 of which was just obtaining out of the port). The walk in between the ship and Margaritaville is relatively flat.

We arrived at the vacation resort and headed within to examine in.  We were stopped and informed the plan experienced modified and ended up directed close to the corner to the drinking water parks ticket booth.  We provided our names and were being offered a wristband and our $25 for each individual food items and/or consume coupons.

The Fins Up Drinking water Park

The water park opened at 10 am, and we have been there appropriate at opening.

The initial point I seen was how thoroughly clean it was. The park functions one particular pool, a lazy river, a little ones slide, 3 greater slides for all ages, 1 very hot tub and a flow rider form ride that is a scaled down model of the kinds on Royal Caribbean’s ships. 

There is also a ledge 10 feet up that you can bounce off of into the 11 ft. deep pool.  That was a little something I had under no circumstances observed just before at a water park.

The swimming pools are not heated, so getting December, it was a little bit chilly. Even so, it was a sunny working day so the water felt great. 

There is a rock climbing wall nevertheless, it was not staffed nor did we see any one climbing it.

Lounge chairs and seashore towels are complimentary. There have been also lockers situated around the restroom & shifting rooms. I required to get a single so my husband and I could retail outlet our valuables and appreciate the lazy river together but we were being informed they have been just mounted and were not in use as of still.

The complimentary WIFI was effortless to obtain.  After signing in, a pop up information said the WIFI would only be lively for a a single hour window.  Ours ended up doing work the complete 4 several hours we were there so I’m not seriously confident what the actual rule is.

The general atmosphere was satisfying.  There have been jumbo screens on the hotel alone that performed each individual genre of audio you can imagine of. 

We heard every thing from Bruno Mars to U2, place tunes, 1960’s blues, 1980’s typical rock, Xmas music from the Monkees to Mariah Carey and of program lots of Jimmy Buffet.  The volume of the tunes was ideal.  It was lifted but not loud to the issue in which you could not maintain a dialogue.

Food stuff and drinks

This is the spot that requires the most help, in particular if you want to enjoy some cocktails, or any beverage at all. 

There are two parts to get beverages although visiting. The just one by the food stuff window was shut, so there was only the primary bar that had one particular bartender the full time we have been there.

It is obvious they have a bit of a staffing problem.  In fact, on their site, they point out that they provide poolside food stuff and beverage support which we did not knowledge.  

Make certain to carry your wallet mainly because the food items is high-priced, and this is coming from a person that frequents Walt Disney Planet ,so I’m utilized to overpriced food items.

We purchased a hen wrap and a burger (both involved fries) and two drinks with alcoholic beverages that totaled $85.  Remember we did have two $25 foods credits so that introduced it down to $35 but that just appeared incredibly overpriced to me. 

Gratuity and VAT taxes ended up automatically included.  They only approved credit playing cards, no money. 

I really did get pleasure from my chicken wrap.  It was created to get so even although it took about 15 minutes to get the foodstuff, it was clean and delightful.  My partner wasn’t impressed with his burger while.  It was overcooked and bland.  The drinks were being quite superior. 

Ultimate feelings

Total, I actually relished the day. It wasn’t crowded, I assume mainly because not numerous people today are aware of the day move offer you.

I enjoy a lazy river so I could have just floated all over in there all day.  My husband’s favorite action was the ten foot leap, he said it was the ideal factor there.   

Would I do it once more?  Perhaps. It was a excellent working day but the way I glance at it, I could get a full day at CocoCay’s h2o park, which gives far more actions for a more affordable price tag that also involves meals.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for anything new to do in Nassau, or you are a fan of Jimmy Buffet and the Margaritaville brand, then the working day pass is undoubtedly for you.