If you ever get to go to Belize City you would appreciate Harvest Caye Island....I feel safe and it has the perfect tropical Island vibe......not to mention the beautiful pool and beach area for fun in the sun all day long!
Gorgeous island!! We booked an excursion to Goff’s Caye & Snorkeling through ShoreExcursioneer. I’m torn on this excursion. If I had a do-over I’d prefer to stay at port, have some food & drinks, & socialize with other cruisers & locals. Or try another excursion. 1st we take a tender boat for a 15 Minute ride to the port. Then another boat to Goff’s Caye for a 45 Minute ride. We got about 10-15 minutes to prepare to go snorkeling or u could choose to stay on island (I would have enjoyed staying on island versus the snorkeling). We took a 2 Minute ride to snorkel which ended in seeing VERY little sea life.....more like coral/plant life. Snorkeling in Cozumel is 100% better. Then we rode back to island & enjoyed some good lobster for $12. Very good! After time to relax & take some pics we rode back to port for 45 minutes. Then another 15 minutes on tender boat back to ship. Just too much boat riding for my liking. However, if u don’t mind the boat rides Goff’s Caye is absolutely beautiful. I just would not do the snorkeling. To me, it was a waste of my day. I wish I’d have had more time to just enjoy the water & locals.
At Harvest Caye, I definitely would recommend that you get off the ship and enjoy NCL's private island. It has a big pool that you can enjoy. You just have to find a spot with the umbrella because it's hot and you want to relax after. It was first come per serve basis so we were lucky when we found someone leaving their spot earlier.
Great new facility with lounges and beach. Zip line available at $89. Food and shops are outside sources, not NCL. Ship docked...no tender.
Visited: Mar 10, 2019
In Harvest Caye I booked a Spice Farm and Mayan Ruin excursion. We had to take a ferry to the mainland and that takes about a half hour. Then another 45 minute bus ride to the spice farm where you take a tractor ride through all the different spices and plants they grow there. Then you spend a little time in the shop where you can purchase spices or food. We then take the bus ride to the Ruins and portions of the ride should not be for busses but ATVs but we made it. We took an hour tour of the Nim Li Punit Ruins which are still being discovered and we got to speak to one of the archeologists there. I would recommend this excursion if you are looking for a tour that explores Belize as you do a lot of driving and hear some history and there is not a ton of walking.
Visited: May 27, 2018
This I'd a nice island beach stop but be expected to pay top dollar for everything. The drinks were good at the swim up bar and the pool is amazing. Also has lots to walk around and look at from animals to plants to shopping.
Just like the Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian's private island is immaculate! The lounge chairs on the beach were plentiful and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. The pool was warm, refreshing and gorgeous and we enjoyed exploring the island. Our three young adult boys were thrilled that Norwegian had just opened the zip lines the day we arrived after months of maintenance, further indication of Norwegian's commitment to the safety of their customers and the quality of their experience.
Visited: Aug 04, 2019
Beautiful pool, nice beach. Not a lot for us to do there. Kids enjoyed the pool. It wasted crowded because it’s huge. :) They have zip lining and ropes course for an additional charge. We spent a half day there, then enjoyed an empty pool on the the ship in the afternoon.
Good for those looking for a beach day and to sit in the sun. Be sure to bring sunscreen as I saw a lot of individuals come back a little burnt from the Belizean sun.
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