Half Moon Cay tops our best Caribbean cruise destinations list. Yes, we’re biased, as it’s our private island, but we’re not the only ones who love this crescent-shaped slice of heaven. Porthole Cruise Magazine named it “Best Private Island” twenty years in a row.
Once you step in the powdery sand or wade into the 700-acre Bonefish Lagoon, you’ll wish you could stay here forever; a feeling so common on Half Moon Cay, it’s the name of the most popular bar on the island.
What to do: Put your feet up and enjoy the view. Get a clamshell or luxuriate in a private villa with cool drinks, fresh fruit, and misting showers. Or cool off in the crystal waters.
Much of Half Moon Cay acts as a nature reserve, so be on the lookout for mockingbirds, wood doves, and Cuban finches. Kayak mangroves, ride through foamy surf on horseback or touch the silky wings of a stingray. If you’re cruising with kids, a children’s waterpark has bucketloads of aquatic entertainment.
Prepare for fierce sun. See our Caribbean cruise packing list for tips.