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Set Sail to Labadee


Serious Eats is celebrating great tropical destinations this season with Royal Caribbean International by visiting some of the mesmerizing ports of call on the Quantum of the Seas itinerary. Each post we'll explore a new destination, each with unforgettable opportunities for sun, fun, and serious eats. Check out more coverage here or see how Royal Caribbean is revolutionizing cruise dining here

Soak up the Caribbean sun at Labadee, an exclusive beach destination off the coast of Haiti. Surrounded by exotic foliage, breathtaking scenery, and incredible thrills, it's the perfect destination for thrill-seekers and sunbathers alike.

Capture breathless views of the exotic island foliage and the sapphire blue waters from atop on a parasail or Dragon's Breath Flight Line, the world's largest zipline over water. Those with a penchant for speed can enjoy the views 700 ft up high while roaring through dips, curves, and waves on the Dragon Tail Coaster ride.

Those whose interests lie more towards savoring the seas can set your own pace through a variety of tours. Go underwater and explore the bright coral reefs and the local sea life with friends and family on a snorkeling tour - an essential activity for Caribbean first timers. Weave in and out of the coves and private beaches a bit faster with personal Wave Jets and feel the rush of the wind against your body. Absorb the breathtaking surroundings and learn more about the Haitian culture on a guided kayaking tour.

For all of you who want a piece of your own island oasis, ferry over to one of the many private beaches, perfect for sipping Mai Tais and finishing off the latest book on your to-read list. Those who truly want to get away from it all can rent private hillside cabanas, equipped with attendants, to feel like the king or queen of their own island. Whatever you prefer, Labadee has all the amenities to make your stay a serious vacation.

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