We had been told by the cruise line and a few of the guests on our cruise that there is nothing to see in port Tadine at Mare. The only option was to take a bus ($15USD for adults and $12USD for kids) to Yejele beach. I believe them when they say beach is beautiful but I come from Albany and our beaches are too so I thought I would probably just stay on the ship.
The first thing I did in the morning was go up to the top deck to have a look at the island and discovered there was a little townsite where we are dropped by the tender (5 minute ride). So how could there be nothing to see? We got off the boat and where pleasantly surprised.
The first thing we came across was a swimming hole in the rock pools . Then we walked to the left for about 5 minutes and looked at the local buildings and where greater with bonjour! Or waves from cars from the friendly locals. This is also where we came across a public toilet. We then walked back the other way past some Markets selling sarongs and craft things. Nothing that looked like it was manufactured on Mare. But why not have a look? We where in no rush.
There is a roundabout with with a memorial where I turned and headed inland and came across a local supermarket . I was dissapointed I didn’t bring any money with me so I could buy a drink and sit in the outdoor area and just watch the locals.
After I had wandered around I went back to the shore and went swimming in another rock pool that wasn’t crowded with people from the ship as it wasn’t as obvious (next to the roundabout). The water was a refreshing relief after my short walk around and the water filled with tropical fish. After I had my swim I got back on the tender and was back on the ship for lunch. I was off the ship for 1.5 hrs and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.