Barefoot Beach Club at Labadee is a private beach enclave for those staying in a suite or those who pay their way in. Barefoot Beach is available to guests staying in a suite onboard their Royal Caribbean cruise. Once inside the walled off area, suite guests may use chairs and water toys included with the beach.
Barefoot Beach also features private cabanas you can rent for the day that include a number of amenities such as
- bottled water
- Snorkel gear
- Water floating mats
- Beach chairs
- Private buffet access
- Golf cart service to anywhere on Labadee
The cost of a cabana is $150 and is good for up to 6 people per cabana. Suite guests receive first chance to book the cabanas but anyone may book a cabana by simply showing up to the Barefoot Beach entrance and inquiring about availability.
While the name of the beach infers a nice sandy beach, the sand in the water is just as rocky as the rest of the beaches in Labadee and water shoes are a good investment. The secluded nature of the beach makes up for it and it's nice to not worry about a crowded water area.
Barefoot Beach also swaps out the regular stream of Royal Caribbean waiters trying to sell you alcoholic drinks, chairs or other goods in favor of attendants who can provide you with whatever you need upon request. While it was nice to not hear the regular calls for drinks, the staff were sure to remind us they work on tips each time we purchased a drink.
In terms of value, it's a bit more expensive than other excursions where you can book a cabana on other islands, especially when you consider alcohol is not included in the cost. There are definitely better deals on cabanas on other islands, so if your budget calls for only one extravagant beach day, Barefoot Beach probably isnt the best choice. However, if cost isn't the only factor then the cabanas at Barefoot Beach can be a nice choice.
If you want to pamper yourself and escape the crowds, a cabana is a great investment. For two people, the price is a little steep but if you have 4-6 people in your group, the cost makes more sense, especially for those who were planning on snorkeling or renting a mat to float on. At the end of the day, the cabanas at Barefoot Beach are a perk that is a great choice if you have the money to spare.