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One of Carnival's BEST

Half Moon Cay is a place you come to and just stand in awe when you see it for the first time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fastpitchten
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Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Christmas Cruise

Get there early for best spots! Water was a bit chilly but was Clear and we got to snorkel and see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stacylynn0906
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
via mobile
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“holland america” (39 reviews)
“carnival cruise” (59 reviews)
“private island” (55 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Half Moon Cay is a place you come to and just stand in awe when you see it for the first time. Beach is incredibly white and sandy and the water is beautiful and clear. I have been here twice now over the past 2...More

Thank fastpitchten
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early for best spots! Water was a bit chilly but was Clear and we got to snorkel and see fish! Relaxed on the lounge chairs all day and enjoy the sun. The drink are crazy priced, so pack whatever food, snacks or water...More

Thank stacylynn0906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

HMC is so serene I can't even describe it. We had such an amazing time. Food was excellent. I'd recommend HMC to anyone. I've never seen water that blue and clear.

Thank Loves2Cruise10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Carnival cruise stopped here for the day. The sand is so soft and clean. The water is so beautiful and clear. I truly did not want to leave. Ever! I’m not sure if you can go to the island outside of a cruise but...More

Thank JulesinGa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous beach with soft sand. The cruise lines operate it and keep it well maintained and have plenty of chairs for visitors. The added advantage is that nobody is there trying to peddle knockoff junk!

1  Thank Nick K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is Holland Americas private island. The water is pristine the beach is clean and there are activities that you can partake in. They have a lobster shack and a big old ship/ pub. On the beach is an awesome play area for children.

Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Half Moon Cay on a recent Holland America cruise. Known originally as little San Salvador Island. Ships that visit tender guest ashore as their is no large pier. A very large sugar sand beach with clear non rocky water. Lots of beach chairs with...More

Thank Howard P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Holland American Cruise (again) and it really is a huge, beautiful beach. There are tons of chaise lounges available - if we go again we won't bother to rent the clam-shell shelter - there's plenty of shade if you walk...More

Thank MaureenT7224
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Half Moon Cay for a day while on a cruise. We opted to just stay on the beach for the day. This was well worth it! The water was beautiful. We even had a school of fish surround us for quite a...More

1  Thank kira671
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

As you approach the beach from your ship take notice of the many different colors in the water. I doubt you ever see so many different blue colors. The amenities are provided by the ship and lunch is served on the beach. The powder soft...More

Thank dg2518
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Helen B
24 March 2018|
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Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
You need to use your ship card for drinks. There’s a couple of souvenir stalls and a shop (if open), so if you want a postcard (very little choice) or souvenir or something, take a bit of cash with you as well (they’re used... More
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Genevieve M
12 March 2018|
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Response from Fldsetter | Reviewed this property |
Spring 85-90 / summer 85-90 / fall 75-80 mostly 80s winter 75-80 a bit more wind . Nicest beach I have ever been to in the world !!! That is saying something . Trust me if the weather is nice you will never forget your visit... More
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tryingtoretire
1 March 2018|
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Thank you. What was so bad about the ship? Which one?
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