Sunday, January 21, 2007


WHO GOES THERE: Royal Caribbean, 866-562-7625,

WHERE: Roughly 55 miles north of Nassau in the Bahamian Berry Island chain. Formerly known as Little Stirrup Cay, neighbor of Norwegian's Great Stirrup Cay.

GETTING THERE: Many of Royal Caribbean's Bahamas and Caribbean sailings. Tenders transport guests from ship to island.

PLAYING: Take a kayak tour through the Bahama Banks, play volleyball at the Powerade Volleyball Court or jump on the floating trampoline at the Aqua Park. Snorkelers can see a sunken airplane and schooner. Little islandgoers can drive mini Mustangs, Jeep Hurricanes and even a Barbie-pink Escalade at the new Fisher-Price Power Wheels track.

EATING: Beach barbecue fare served in an outdoor pavilion with picnic table seating.

SHOPPING: Have your hair braided or shop for souvenirs in the small straw market.

BONUS POINT: To avoid sunbathing with the masses, head to Wanderer's Beach, the farthest beach from the tender dock, yet still comfortably furnished with lounge chairs.

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