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Half Moon Cay Celebrating 20 Years
16 Consective Years Best Private Island Half Moon Cay 2016 Porthole Cruise Magazine Readers' Choice Awards
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The Ultimate Private-Island Sanctuary: Half Moon Cay
Celebrating 20 Years of Perfecting Paradise
It’s the private-island fantasy you’ve always dreamed of. Half Moon Cay is the premier private-island experience in the Caribbean. Uninhabited and unspoiled, it combines the unparalleled natural beauty of a protected preserve with access to a wide range of amenities and activities. Stay busy all day or simply luxuriate in tranquil solitude. Holland America Line acquired this beautiful island 20 years ago to create a unique and memorable experience for our Caribbean cruise guests. Don’t miss our Half Moon Cay 20th Anniversary Celebration – your private island is waiting.

Anniversary Festivities

Celebrate Half Moon Cay’s anniversary and enjoy some exciting enhancements to our private-island experience. We’re featuring Caribbean-themed entertainment, a beach party with a DJ and a scavenger hunt—plus, we’re debuting a brand new children’s Water Park! Bring the whole family and take advantage of special kids' cruise fares.

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A Day to Play

Take advantage of the variety of water sports and personal watercrafts, including sailboats, catamarans, paddle boards, water bikes, kayaks, snorkeling and wave runners. You can even enjoy a Half Moon Cay exclusive: horseback riding on land and in the surf. Or grab a floating mat and enjoy relaxing on the pristine water.

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Exploring the Island

Even with all there is to do on Half Moon Cay, the island's untouched beauty takes center stage. A natural wildlife haven, it's been designated an "International Wild Bird Preserve" by the Bahamas National Trust. Grab your camera and explore miles of natural habitat and powdery, white-sand beach.

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The VIP Experience

Enjoy the ultimate Half Moon Cay experience with your very own beachside villa. Each air-conditioned retreat accommodates up to eight people (cost is per villa, not per person) and includes a dining area, refrigerator stocked with snacks and cold drinks, a deck, hot tub and misting shower. Plus, reserving a villa puts you on the first tender ashore—so you can maximize your island time.

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Dining, Island-Style

After hours of fun in the sun, what sounds delicious to you? Our Tropics Restaurant offers a complimentary barbecue buffet. Just load up your plate and head for one of our delightful dining pavilions. Half Moon Cay boasts such waterfront establishments as Captain Morgan on the Rocks, Rumrunners, and the "I Wish I could Stay Here Forever” bar, where you quench your thirst with a refreshing cocktail, cold beer or soda, while enjoying the sea breezes and ocean views.

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Half Moon Cay Restaurants

  • The Lobster Shack
  • Dining Pavilion
  • Tropics Restaurant

Half Moon Cay Bars

  • Captain Morgan on the Rocks
  • Rumrunner’s Bar
  • ‘I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever’ Bar
  • Bell Bar
  • Last Call Bar

Try Our New Lobster Shack

Imagine fresh grilled lobster with Caribbean coconut beans n' rice and a rum-jerk butter glaze, topped off with pineapple and Caribbean Sofrito salsas. You’ll find that and more on the menu at our new Lobster Shack. For a nominal fee, enjoy a plate of succulent lobster, paired with a piña colada, rum punch or another beverage. Great food, refreshing drinks, a relaxed vibe and ocean views—what could be better?

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Half Moon Cay’s "The Lobster Shack" Menu


Spiny Lobster with Caribbean Beans n’ Rice Rum jerk butter, pineapple salsa, sofrito salsa … $20
Caribbean lobster roll, pita chips, avocado, lettuce, remoulade sauce, lime aioli … $13
Caribbean conch & seafood chowder coconut, potatoes, corn, water crackers … $5
Soup and lobster … $24
Soup and lobster roll … $17
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