In one word....PARADISE! my favorite place on earth so far!!! Relaxing, drinks great, service excellent, clearest waters I've ever seen and sand felt like baby powder. Amazing! My happy place :-)
About Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Spend the day on your own private island, courtesy of Holland America. Sun, swim, or sail around this beautiful island as you enjoy your very own day in the sun! The fishing's great, but so is the parasailing and snorkeling so you have some decisions to make! And don't forget the Bahamas style barbecue!
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If there is a Heaven on earth we found it at Half Moon Cay!!! The most beautiful water and softest sand I’ve ever seen. Felt like corn starch! I will return!!! Only wish Carnival would extend the drink package you purchase to include it here.
Best stop on our trip. We did it right this time too. So we slept in and then went to breakfast in the MDR right before open seating end, so by the time we go off the ship there was no need to do tender tickets, no need to wait and wait, and no line at the gangeay. We just got in the ship with mostly crew from ship to shore was about 10-15min no wait, awesome! Still got there at 10:30. We rented a clam shell ($30) near the 1st cabana, the shade was great and need, we were able to stay all day with out burning all the way to the last tender. Lunch was only a 2 min walk, restroom 30 sec, and bar 1 min. Bar tenders were everywhere we found the drinks to be either really strong or weak, and expensive but hey it worth it in paradise. We snorkeled near the jetti, the have dropped several reef balls in groups around the area. There is no coral but a surprising number and variety of fish. Not the best snorkleing but still good enough considering the crowds it would be better if they add 2 or 3 time the reef balls and had some of the small sized ones to attract more types of fish. The lunch was good, mostly hamburgers (overdone), hotdogs (better than expected), and chicken (didn't try) with sides (great flavor) and desserts (good). We stay till about 4 and and walk back to the tender, since we wait till the end most had already headed back so there was no wait through security and walked right in the tender, we did wait about 20min to wait for the late comers but we we sitting instead of standing in a long line or in the security pen area. We always look forward this stop and Would love to go again.
My family loved Half Moon Cay! The beach was beautiful and the sand felt like baby powder on our feet. The water was so clear and the aquatic life was friendly and swam around us. We did the nature walk excursions and our tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. They took good care of our group. We enjoyed the treat of getting to see Stumpy The tail-less stingray. She was friendly and allowed us to observe her. The BBQ was good and much needed. It was nice to be able to relax on the beach and swim in the beautiful clear waters. We will be coming back to Half Moon Cay for sure in the near future on a future cruise! Thank you from the Fox Family!!
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