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We visited Half Moon Cay for 1 day on a cruise.
Half Moon Cay, also known as Little San Salvador Island, is located about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Nassau about half the way between Eleuthera and Cat Island. It is a private island in the Bahamas archipelago and owned by Holland America Line since 1996. Before that, Norwegian Cruise Line owned it. Holland America’s parent, Carnival Corp., uses it as a port-of-call for their cruise ships in the Caribbean.
About 2% of the 2,400 acre (9.7 sqkm) island are developed.
Half Moon Cay does not have a deep water port, so cruise ship passengers take a tender to get on the island.
The island is known for its long white sand beach and turquoise water. There is some snorkeling, but as there is very little sea grass and there are no rocks where fish can hide, snorkeling is not something that Half Moon Cay is known for.
The gentle slope of in the water and low waves make swimming and enjoying water activities fun, even for non-swimmers. There is only one word that I can think of when I am asked to describe Half Moon Cay and that word is “Paradise”. This is where we need to be. Making Memorable Moments in paradise on Half Moon Cay.
Check out my reviews of other Caribbean islands.