Cruise Line Private Island Getaways

True private islands include Disney's Castaway Cay, NCL's Great Stirrup Cay, Royal Caribbean's CocoCay, Holland America's Half Moon Cay, and Princess Cay.

Tropical Weather

Atlantic/Gulf Coast

All Clear for Cruisers

 

Eastern Pacific

All Clear for Cruisers

Labadee Weather

Visiting Cruise Lines

Royal Caribbean

Celebrity Cruises

Seven Neighborhoods

Buccaneer's Bay

You'll find the tour information and booking desk at Buccaneer's Bay, where you can book any remaining available spots for excursions. This is also the meeting point for watercraft and boat tours.

Dragon's Plaza

Located just outside Buccaneers' Bay. Lunch buffets are served at the Dragon's Café. Dragon's Plaza is also the start of the longest beach on Labadee. Although not suitable for swimming, it is the perfect place to soak up the sun and listen to the sounds of the ocean.

Labadee Town Square

Labadee Town Square boasts an expanded version of the popular artisan market and a festive atmosphere that comes alive with music, folkloric dancers and more.

Adrenaline Beach

Located by Labadee Town Square, Adrenaline Beach features soccer, basketball and beach volleyball games.

Columbus Cove

This family friendly spot is located in a protected cove that allows for swimming and floating on a beach mat. Trees along the sandy beach provide natural shade great for relaxation. Family activities include: climbing "icebergs," the log roll, the teeter-totter, trampolines and a new water slide.

Nellie's Beach

Home to the Kayak Adventure, floating beach mats and complimentary beach lounge chairs.

Barefoot Beach Club

Exclusively for RCI's Suite guests.

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Labadee Haiti

Labadee is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti near Cap-Haitien on the island of Hispaniola.

haiti map

The area is a private resort leased to Royal Caribbean International. RCI's exclusive Private Island is fenced off to outsiders. All excursions are supervised and organized by the Cruise Company.

Good to Know

Port of Entry

Completed in 2009, the pier at Labadee can accommodate the new Genesis class ships that carry up to 5,400 cruise passengers.

Time Zone

EST  (UTC/GMT - 5 )

Map Coordinates

19°47' N, 72°14' W

Average Temperatures

Water: 83°- Summer; 77°- Winter

Air: 85°- Summer; 78°- Winter

Hurricanes

Haiti, located on the island of Hispaniola, is situated in an area prone to hurricanes.  Rainy season is from May to November, and periodic hurricanes between June and November.

In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane alert, Shipdetective will post NWS updates and information for travelers on our Tropical Storm Update page.

Personal Safety

Visitors to the Dominican Republic, including to local resort areas, should carefully assess the potential risk of recreational activities.   

Some of the swimming areas at popular beaches around the Dominican Republic are subject to dangerous undertows. 

Many beaches lack life guards and/or warnings of unsafe conditions.

Visitors are cautioned not to swim alone, particularly at isolated beaches.  

Tap water is unsafe to drink and should be avoided.  Bottled water and beverages are safe.

Medical Services

Outside the capital, emergency services range from extremely limited to nonexistent.  Blood supplies at both public and private hospitals are often limited, and not all facilities have blood on hand even for emergencies. 

Many medical facilities throughout the country do not have staff members who speak or understand English.  

Example Guided Tours

Arawaky Snorkel Adventure

Travel up to 50 mph in this 30 ft., 450 horsepower RIB boat, seating a maximum of 12 guests.

Haitian Hydro Highlights Express

Narrated tour while riding a high-speed custom-built powerboat along the shoreline of Hispaniola. 

The Citadelle Laferrière

Or, Citadelle Henri Christophe, or simply the Citadelle, is a large mountaintop fortress located in northern Haiti, approximately 17 miles south of the city of Cap-Haïtien and five miles uphill from the town of Milot.  It is the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—along with the nearby Sans-Souci Palace.

Haitain Cultural Tour at Paradise Cove and Beach Break

Narrated water taxi ride to Paradise Cove beach area.  You'll visit Le Village, which interactively depicts life in Haiti today and yesteryear.

Sandbar Island Getaway

Catamaran ride along the mountainous coastline of Haiti.

Featured Attractions

Arawak Aqua Park

Floating playground for kids (charges apply for some equipment).

Dragon's Tail Coaster

This coaster races 680 feet up and reaches up to 30 mph on the way down.

Dragon's Lookout

Private venue for parties, weddings and other special events requested by groups. 

Labadee Nature Trails

Stroll through one of Haiti's last rain forests with miles of nature pathways that have been added to Labadee.

Village Amphitheater

Experience Haiti's rich culture and be entertained by traditional folkloric singers and dancers in Labadee's new outdoor Village Amphitheatre, located in the Labadee Town Square.

Straw Market

Here you will find more than 70 shops to choose from with beautiful and unique paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, T-shirts and much more. At the Artisan's Showcase, you can watch as local artisans craft their creations.

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