Adventures In All Sizes

Adventure awaits at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private island.
Adventure awaits at Labadee, Royal Caribbean’s private island.

Nestled on the northern coast of Haiti, amidst lush mountain slopes, crystal-clear blue waters and white sand beaches, sits Labadee—Royal Caribbean’s private destination. From exhilarating activities to serene waterfront cabanas, the cruise line voted “Best in the Caribbean” for the past 12 years by Travel Weekly readers has pulled out all the stops, making its exclusive port exciting to travelers of all sorts.

Thrill seekers have an appealing choice of activities that will get their adrenaline pumping. Starting with a 2,600-ft.-long zipline known as the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line—the world’s longest zipline over water. For a thrill ride the whole family can enjoy, there’s the Dragon’s Tail Coaster, offering breathtaking views as guests coast along at speeds up to 30 mph. For some wet and wild excitement, guests of all ages can take the plunge on the Dragon’s Splash Waterslide, 300 feet of twists and turns that end in the splash zone at Columbus Cove. And both the young and the young-at-heart alike rave over the fun-filled Arawak Aqua Park, where beachgoers enjoy assorted floating trampolines, water slides, a rolling log and more.

For the best view of Labadee, guests can soar some 400 feet above the peninsula on a thrilling parasail ride. Or they can choose to immerse themselves in the scenery on a kayaking tour where they’ll learn a bit about Haitian culture while taking in the sights. And for those who prefer their watersports with a little more horsepower, Labadee offers Wave Jet personal watercraft tours.

Because adventure can mean many different things, there are less high-energy activities as well—but not less exciting. Nellie’s Beach offers luxury cabana rentals where guests can claim their own private slice of paradise. Native Haitian culture and charm are well within reach as well, with handicrafts for purchase from local artisans at the marketplace. And of course, there are several open-air dining venues where pit masters prepare BBQ chicken, fall-off-the-bone tender ribs and an assortment of grilled meats, plus a sprawling buffet that serves up endless variety, with fresh cut fruit and salads, decadent desserts and much more.

So whether it’s full-on exhilaration, family fun in the sun or much-needed R&R, whatever thrills your clients, Royal Caribbean’s breathtaking Labadee has adventures for everyone. To see which Royal Caribbean ships sail to Labadee, and to learn all about other incredible sailings, visit