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We brought our own gear along on a cruise to try snorkeling at this beach on our own. Went right... read more

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Doug G
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Beautiful beach!

We went to Half Moon Cay with Carnival and it is a beautiful beach! The water is crystal clear. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We brought our own gear along on a cruise to try snorkeling at this beach on our own. Went right away on the left side of beach (while looking at ship). Just a small rock area with a few nice fish. Later we walked to...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Half Moon Cay with Carnival and it is a beautiful beach! The water is crystal clear. We were able to see a sting ray swim underneath us. My boyfriend even found some coral rock while swimming so we brought it home as...More

Thank fallenangel2458
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time stopping at Half Moon Cay. Lovely beach and beautiful clear water. Nice walking trails. Great photo ops. There was a lot of trash in the bushes all around the island. The mosquitoes were bad in the picnic pavilion when we...More

1  Thank JanetO85
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice day. The beach is very nice white sand very clean. The food that was provided by Holland America was good. It is a great place to relax a few drinks and unwind. You have to use a tender to get...More

Thank Bill5146
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on the Carnival Glory January 20th sailing and had a wonderful time. The beach and surrounding areas are very well maintained and beautiful. Our party of 12 rented a villa and were very happy with that private space all to ourselves. The cost...More

Thank nursebec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at this beach with the Carnival Conquest cruise. We pass all the day there with beautiful sunshine. The water is clear and the sand is soft and white. We will try to return to this place for sure. The only thing that made...More

Thank 428ariannes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just there as a stop on our Shiprocked cruise. The beach is beautiful, the sand was as soft as walking on flour. The most beautiful water I've ever seen.

Thank WendiC1725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was dreading this port when we picked the Cruise Itinerary, however it turned out that it was one of my favorite ports. It's private, I felt very safe, it was clean and didn't have vendor's bothering you! The food was prepared by the Carnival...More

Thank lovetotravel1229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By now many cruisers who’ve already experience Half Moon Cay don't even get off the ship. As the last stop of a 49-day Holland America Mediterranean cruise I was on, so few passengers disembarked that the dining staff on the ship griped about running low...More

1  Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accessible by cruise ship only, this little island has a great beach with a Lobster Shack, a bar, beach activities. The barbeque provided by the cruise line is tasty and interesting.

Thank Dennis L
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Keith G
18 February 2018|
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Response from TicoLee | Reviewed this property |
There are TONS of free chairs available, didn’t see many umbrellas though. A few complimentary hammocks in the tree line also if you walk up the beach away from the crowds.
31 January 2018|
Response from Colo01 | Reviewed this property |
No Reservation. Carnival had a ticket system with the time and tender assignment. Not really sure how other cruise line do there tendering.
31 January 2018|
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Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
The Tender's are always included - no charge. This is a beautiful Beach - the best I have ever been to! If you are going on Carnival - you just use your Sail & Sign Card for Alcohol and Food Buffett is included for the day... More