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Half Moon Cay Bahamas

Holland America Cruise stop . We had to tender to the Island. IF only I had known how bad the ride... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patricia C
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Livingston, Montana
Great beach day

This is a private island owned by Holland America but Carnival also visits here. It is the best... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
LindasDoral
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Dania Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop on a 7 day cruise. It was great, if you just want to sunbathe there are rows of beach chairs with wait staff to bring drinks. Or if like us you want to get out of the crowd, walk on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Holland America Cruise stop . We had to tender to the Island. IF only I had known how bad the ride was on the way back to the ship- I wouldn’t have gone! The beach itself was very beautiful(owned by Holland America). The swimming was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a private island owned by Holland America but Carnival also visits here. It is the best and prettiest beach I've ever been too. If you enjoy the beach, snorkeling, or just walking, you will enjoy this islamd. There are other activities available like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our snorkel strip had been cancelled and so we we enjoyed this beach with glorious water and also nice snorkeling. You won't find the kind of fish life here you would out on a reef, but a few colorful beauties and some surprising shoals were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snorkelweeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's simple - enjoy the beach! This is the most beautiful beach I have ever been to - two miles of beautiful sand and shallow sparkling blue water. In my opinion, all the loud music at the tender port end is air pollution. Walk a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank 873kay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you wanted to see a bit of the Bahamas, see the people and life in the Bahamas, this ain't the place. This is an island owned by the cruise ship company. That being said, we had a lovely day on the beach here. This...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Andy1614
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this private island as part of our Carnival cruise, and it was the best port we visited hands down! The water is so unbelievably clear that even my wife, who is usually not to keen on swimming in the ocean, couldn't resist....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank NicolasM807
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Holland America Cruise shares this island with Carnival Cruise Line. A very relaxing day at the white sand beach. We rented an accessible cabana shared with our friends. We were spoiled with amenities that came with this and would definitely rent a cabana again. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DogwoodAussie
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Obviously I was here on a cruise stop. Sure, the beach is beautiful, which is great, but I was pretty annoyed with the whole "pay for all of your drinks" here. When we bought our unlimited (limited) drink package, we dind't know it would be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank JessieBeth
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited this beach during our Carnival Cruise Bahamas stop and it was really relaxing! The sand is soft, the water is clear and calm, and there are plenty of chairs. The island also boasts some walking trails, gorgeous flowers and landscaping, and quite a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JodieE543
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bhague2018
8 September 2018|
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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!
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bhague2018
8 September 2018|
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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.
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wantmoortravel
1 September 2018|
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Response from treetrippers | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t think there was. the cruise line owns this cay so I doubt it
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