Going ashore off just about any cruise ship in the Caribbean can be done a number of ways. Some choose to just walk off the ship and explore on their own, with or without plans for what to see and do. Others go on a shore excursion, reserved and paid for in advance, to see specific iconic attractions. An option that has been around for a long time, but not talked about all that much is a day pass to a popular island resort.
A sketchy worldwide economy has hotels, restaurants, cruise lines and more looking for additional sources of revenue. Island resorts have taken a double hit with airfare prices, a huge factor in a travelers decision on where to go and when, rising at the same time. Once seen as a sideline that few used, a day pass to any number of hotels or resorts offers more than a nice place to sit on the beach. Let’s take a look at one resort, currently going after cruise passengers with some great offers, typical of other Caribbean island resorts.
The family-friendly Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino is making every vacationer feel welcome this summer, with affordable day passes available to cruisers and Bahamian locals alike. The port of Nassau is the largest port-of-call in the Caribbean – making the Day Pass ideal for cruisers looking to escape the crowds and enjoy resort accommodations and amenities, picturesque white-sand beaches, water sports and gracious Bahamian hospitality.
For $99*, the resort’s room-inclusive Day Pass grants cruisers and locals access to the following resort amenities:
- Day-use room for two
- 1,000-foot stretch of white-sand beach
- Three freshwater pools
- Non-motorized water sports
- On-site restaurants and lounges
For those looking to just enjoy the resort amenities for the day – not a room at the resort – cruisers and locals can book a standard Day Pass, which grants guests access to the beach, pools, restaurants, towels and non-motorized water sports for $25* per person. Both day passes include access to kayaks, snorkeling equipment, water bikes and rafts.
Food may or may not be included with a resort day pass.
While visiting Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, day pass guests may choose to experience exquisite cuisine at the six signature restaurants and lounges ranging from casual to fine-dining, which offer up a variety of island and international specialties. Savor delicious Italian cuisine at Amici, A Trattoria, sip on a tropical drink at Edgewater Bar or sample traditional Caribbean fare at Dolphin Grill.
Don’t pass up that r0om for a day at the resort too quickly
Perfect for cruisers who need a vacation from their vacation, the room-inclusive Day Pass grants access to high-speed Internet, LCD flat-screen televisions and the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed – a multi-layered creation adorned with down pillows, luxurious sheets, a signature blanket and duvet, which is ideal for cruisers looking to relax and get away from it all.
Some island resorts are kind of like a cruise ship but on land
The resort is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate in the warm, tropical paradise of Nassau. The property features seven acres of spectacular waterscape, including three freshwater pools with flowing waterfalls, oversized whirlpools, and a swim-up bar. Families – and kids, specifically – will enjoy the resort’s Sheraton Adventure Club, which offers an endless variety of daily and evening activities as well as hands-on educational programs that will keep the kids entertained while parents enjoy the adjoining 35,000-square-foot, Vegas-style Crystal Palace Casino, which features over 400 slot machines and 25 table games including Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Roulette and more.
For more information on Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, please visit www.sheratonnassau.com. To book a day pass at the resort, please call 242-327-6000.
Another benefit of trying a resort day pass at least once? Get a really good idea of what an all-inclusive land vacation might be like.
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