This private island in the Bahamas is surrounded by stunning and usually clear aqua marine waters. Part of the intrigue of visiting the island is it is typically only accessible via cruise ship – from Holland America Line or Carnival Cruises. The island is owned by Carnival Corporation. Other than a small area containing shops near where the tender ships come ashore much of the island remains in a natural state.
However for passengers on board one of the cruise ships that stop here there is plenty of activities to enjoy on the island. These range from renting a private cabana for the afternoon and enjoying the sun, sand and gentle surf to more adrenaline inducing activities such as speeding around the water on an Aqua Trax (like a jet ski) or horseback riding in the water and surf. There are plenty of snorkeling opportunities and a plethora of marine life.
Or if you just want to take it easy you can easily do so. The bay and beach next to where the tenders drop off passengers is spectacular – chairs are provided for guests.
The cruise ship brings food on shore via tenders (smaller boats that move between the main ship and the marine) and creates a sizable lunch for guests.
For more information visit: www.carnival.com/cruise-to/bahamas-cruises/half-moon-cay-cruises.aspx