I would highly recommend going to Stingray City though, regardless of any fears.
I wasn't sure what to expect, I just knew I needed to hold one of these babies. Took me a while but I got there. As soon as I got to hold Victoria (yes, they all have names) I looked her in the eyes and realized how sweet she was.
Many years ago, fisherman would come to this spot and dump the excess fish. This would bring in many stingrays to come eat the fish that was left behind. Fast forward to now, the stingray still come to this spot for food. All of these stingrays are very used to people by now, so they are calm and really interactive with people. They don't ever feel threatened, so there is no need for them to be hostel.
Some even like to play bumper cars with you, by that I mean they will run into you.
They don't care.
I wasn't expecting them to be so slimy feeling on the bottom and rough on the top. I have no idea why they are like that, it was just a weird feeling.
Yes, some of them still have their stinger and some don't. I thought all stingrays had the stinger at the end of the tail, but it's actually on the top of their tail. Honestly, I have no idea how Mr. Steve Irwin was stung after seeing were there stingers actually were. Talk about a freak accident.
Once they use the stinger it could grow back or not depends on the age.
Whether you're scared or not, I still think this place needs to be added to the bucket list. The views and the water are worth it alone.
Thank you too Kimpton's new addition, The Seafire Resort and Spa for organizing this trip.
They have the best concierge staff to help with planning these excursions.
The hotel organized the shuttle and everything else so it was easy to just get up and go!
I always recommend using a concierge when traveling, they honestly make life so easy.