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Foxsantan: There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Well, some cruise passengers actually can – at least for a day. Each of the following cruise lines below offer passengers a day of fun in the sun on their very own private island. For many cruisers, this stop is the highlight of the trip. After all, what could be better than sitting on a white-sand beach, drinking a piña colada and soaking in the rays without crowds?
“It’s a wonderful destination, we will come back next year for sure!”
All of these islands have pristine shores, swaying palm trees, aquamarine waters and lots of ocean-side adventure. There usually are fees for shore excursions and equipment rental. Every destination offers something a little different for cruise passengers.
View of buildings on the coast of tropical island San Andres y Providencia
Even at first glance, CocoCay looks like the quintessential Caribbean hideaway. There are wide stretches of beach in quiet coves, island huts in bright Caribbean pinks and blues, and a colorful straw market offering Bahamian crafts and goods.
Many of the island buildings look brand new — and they are. In 2002, the company invested more than US$ 21 million to turn this 140-acre (0.5 km²) slip of land into a destination their passengers would never forget. Nature trails wind through the isle, which is home to wild chickens, peacocks and occasional iguanas. Those seeking solitude will enjoy the hammocks that are hung under coconut trees in quiet locations.
English Harbour, Hurricane Hole Sea lovers have plenty of activities to choose from. Hop on a jet ski (US $ 95 for 50 minutes) and speed across waters so clear that you can see orange starfish 20 feet below, or don a snorkel mask and explore life under the sea up close.
A staff of 45 people lives on CocoCay, and it’s obvious they take pride in keeping the island’s natural beauty in top condition. Their pampering service makes the island experience so pleasurable that you won’t want to leave when dusk falls all too soon.
“Disney knows children, so it’s no wonder that they feel at home on Castaway Cay”
The cruise ship docks right at the island (other cruise ships use tender boats to ferry passengers back and forth), so youngsters can head right down the ship’s ramp and out to explore Castaway Cay. There is a beach just for families, and Scuttle’s Cove is a safe and fun club for children. Parents need some time on their own, so there is Serenity Bay, a secluded beach for adults. For a little pampering, have a relaxing massage in the open-air cabanas at the seaside spa.
Street in Key West If you prefer the water, check out the Walking and Kayak Nature Adventure ($60). Participants walk with a guide through the island’s lush fauna and kayak through an ecologically sensitive mangrove environment. If paddling wears you out, just jump in for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear island waters.
Teens can get into their own adventure on The Wild Side (US$ 35), an excursion that includes snorkeling, biking and kayaking. Families who want to adventure together can try the Seahorse Catamaran Snorkel Adventure (US$ 49 adults, US$ 29 children). This easy 45-minute sail takes you out to calm waters and unspoiled coral reefs. Even younger children will enjoy floating in the turquoise Caribbean Sea with schools of colored fish.
View of the Caribbean Sea Visitors to the tiny islet of Motu Mahana (Polynesian for “sunlit island”) are greeted with the sounds of Polynesia. Les Gauguines, an eight-woman song and dance troupe, perform beguiling love songs in their Polynesian tongue while guests enjoy a scrumptious feast under the shade of thatched huts. After lunch, guests can relax in the sea or wade for yards in the shallow waters while waiters wearing bathing suits offer tropical drinks to those in need of refreshment.
Guests can take a four-wheel drive tour into the hills to tour the vanilla plantations (US$ 65) or view French Polynesia’s rare jewel, the black pearl, at the Motu Pearl Farm (US$ 64). From there, head to the lagoon for some quality time with the region’s underwater fauna.
obembet: Here we run you through the tales of players who went from riches to rags
SunSport takes a look back at the high-profile stars who blew their millions on booze, bets and.. football academies.
RONALDINHO Brazil's legendary skillster was reported to have just £5 in his bank account last month while still owing debts of up to £1.75million.
Ronaldinho was heavily fined for illegal construction in a protected area in Brazil.
Despite remortgaging his property, the former Barcelona star was still unable to cover the debts which saw a judge order for Ronaldinho's passport to be seized.
DAVID JAMES Despite earning an estimated £20million from his career, the former England No1 declared himself bankrupt in 2014.
As well as a lucrative career at Prem clubs like Liverpool and Man City, James had modelled for Armani and owned multiple properties.
But a costly divorce in 2005 saw debts start racking up and courts instructed James to sell off his sports memorabilia, DJ equipment and a Vauxhall Astra van.
DIEGO MARADONA He was named FIFA's Player of the Century and then went bust.
Argentina icon Maradona twice broke the world record for transfers but in 2009 had to file for bankruptcy.
The Italian Tax Authority demanded he pay back £42million worth of unpaid taxes from his time playing for Napoli in the 1980s.
PAUL MERSON Gambling, booze and drugs saw the Arsenal legend blow a staggering £7million fortune.
The former midfielder has recovered and works as a regular pundit for Sky Sports, but he once considered breaking his fingers to prevent him from phoning the bookies.
Merson went broke after cashing in on his £800,000 pension to allow him to go on a betting frenzy.
JOHN ARNE RIISE Two years after winning the Champions League with Liverpool, the defender was listed as bankrupt.
Norwegian left-back Riise was just 26 at the time and was believed to be earning £50,000-a-week at Anfield.
But an unpaid debt of around £100,000 was reportedly linked to an alleged £3m fraud investigation in Norway and Riise was declared bankrupt.
ERIC DJEMBA-DJEMBA Having played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs at Man United, Djemba-Djemba was declared bankrupt four years after moving to Aston Villa.
The Cameroonian midfielder spent time at St Mirren and in the Indian Super League to recover funds.
Djemba-Djemba is now playing in front of 88 fans in the Swiss fifth tier.
BRAD FRIEDEL Ambitious plans to build a football academy in the United States blew up in the American's face.
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa goalkeeper Friedel reportedly owed £5million and repossession proceedings began on his £260,000 house.
This was despite the current head coach of MLS team New England Revolution then earning £50,000-a-week at Villa Park.
LEE HENDRIE Depression and a gambling addiction saw one-cap England player Hendrie go broke.
Despite earning in excess of £30,000-a-week while at Aston Villa, the former midfielder was declared bankrupt in January 2012 as he faced huge debts and repossessions.
Hendrie has revealed he tried to take his own life "five or six times" after going bankrupt and now works as an ambassador for mental health organisation Young Minds.
KEITH GILLESPIE An addiction to gambling saw Man United product Keith Gillespie blow more than £7.2million.
After a career that saw him take Newcastle United to the Champions League and play 80 times for Northern Ireland, the midfielder was declared broke in 2010 at the age of 35.
In an interview with the Guardian, he said: "I lost an awful lot of money through gambling over the years, but I also lost money on property and got involved in a film scheme like a lot of footballers did."
PAUL GASCOIGNE Gazza managed to avoid bankruptcy in 2016 despite facing a £42,000 bill of unpaid taxes to HMRC.
But the England hero went through a troubled patch which saw him reportedly in debts of up to £200,000.
Gascoigne has struggled with depression and substance abuse.
Paul Gascoigne in court - Ex-England, Newcastle United and Spurs footballer pleads not guilty to sexual assault after incident on train
CELESTINE BABAYARO Babayaro was the popular left-back at Chelsea and Newcastle United.
Marauding up and down the left wing at Stamford Bridge and St. James' Park in the noughties, the Nigerian picked up a healthy pay packet.
But by January 2011 the defender was declared bankrupt on the public record of the London Gazette.
ASAMOAH GYAN The former Sunderland striker used to drive around in a Rolls-Royce but was recently claimed to have just £600 in his bank account whilst being unable to provide for his family.
Gyan who was reportedly earning £227,000-a-week at Shanghai SIPG, bizarrely seems to have lost all his money amid a fallout with his family.