We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Our favorite piece of paradise!

In all of my traveling experiences, This island is the most beautiful place of all thus far. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naomi H
Spring Lake, North Carolina
via mobile
Picture Postcard Tropical Beach

The water is amazingly clear and the sandy bottom extends way out. I did not see any seaweed at... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Hagerstown, Maryland
Read all 516 reviews
All photos (773)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“holland america”(40 reviews)
“carnival cruise”(61 reviews)
“private island”(59 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay)
Reviews (516)
Filter reviews
467 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsholland americacarnival cruiseprivate islandhorseback ridingcrystal clear waterwhite sandfishfirst stoplounge chairsan excursionswimming areafree buffethot dogsprivate cabanalunch buffetgreat lunchsnorkel gear
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 467 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In all of my traveling experiences, This island is the most beautiful place of all thus far. The island is full of different birds and breathtaking views of the most beautiful beaches in the world! We have come to visit three times and plan to...More

1  Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The water is amazingly clear and the sandy bottom extends way out. I did not see any seaweed at all. The beach sand itself is powder soft. You can snorkel along the rocks where there are some fish. Schools of 8-12 inch silver fish swim...More

3  Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic and relaxing beach. I wouldn't want to spend a week on the island but stopped for 5 hours while cruising on Carnival Conquest and had a great time. Access to drinks and facilities was easy, lunch was OK but the beach and water was...More

1  Thank Dave V
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Carnival Cruise lines takes you here one day on their Bahamas cruises. The water is absolutely gorgeous, like a crystal clear pool. The sand is powdery white. If there were any negatives it was that there were so many people. But the swimming area was...More

Thank skb49
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Words cannot describe how lovely this island is!!! I could have jisy waded in the crystal clear water all day long! We cruised through Carnival and the fed us lunch on the island.... AMAZING💜

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Wish I could stay here forever!! Turquoise water , sand like baby powder! Wear water shoes . Can’t wait to go back . It’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen !

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Pretty standard stuff. Couple hundred lounges packed into a section of the beach for all those who don't choose to pay extra. Tons of cruisers and cruisers' kids with expected noise and commotion. Lots of people in swim suits who you wish were wearing more....More

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Be VERY leary. DO NOT GO. I have the CDC Vessel Sanitazion Program (CDC) on this one. Disgusting, filthy toilets and “sanitation”. I walked into my cabin when it was announced that cabins were clean and ready, and I went into my bathroom and the...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We rented a cabana for the day since we brought our young son on the cruise and it was a wonderful experience. The cabana had A/C, fridge, misting fan and a shower. We were able to get off of the ship early and take amazing...More

Thank Sammie999
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We were told that it would be the most beautiful beach and water that we had ever seen. And that's not a lie (even though I think Hawaiian beaches are prettier). The sand was white, fine and very soft. The water was clear, blue and...More

Thank Hollee E
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Shannas Cove Resort
321 reviews
23.15 km away
Tail Winds Resort
115 reviews
23.28 km away
Orange Creek Inn
47 reviews
24.01 km away
Pigeon Cay Beach Club
183 reviews
35.62 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all restaurants
Shannas Cove Resort Restaurant
123 reviews
23.16 km away
North End Take Away
5 reviews
25.14 km away
Frigate's Bar & Grill
77 reviews
38.53 km away
21 reviews
48.81 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 attractions in Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay)
Ocean Hole
188 reviews
37.54 km away
The Hermitage
201 reviews
63.77 km away
Thunderball Grotto
338 reviews
67.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 September 2018|
Response from Inspiration116422 |
Very safe. Just stick with the established tours and other guests leaving the ship. Don't go wondering off on your own!
8 September 2018|
Response from Colo01 | Reviewed this property |
Drops you off about a five minute walk to the beach. No need to book excursion I recommend that you walk all of the way pass the wooden ship and enjoy. Believe me this was the best beach I have ever been too.
1 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from treetrippers | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t think there was. the cruise line owns this cay so I doubt it