A visit to remote Half Moon Cay takes Royal Holiday Cruises guests far away from the bustle of day-to-day life, to an exclusive island paradise of gorgeous beaches, serene natural beauty, and ultimate relaxation. After seeing the Island’s well-designed resort amenities, perfect sapphire waters, and pristine island wilderness, Royal Holiday Cruises members will understand why Half Moon Cay has been recognized several times by Porthole Cruise Magazine as “Best Private Island.”
Lounge on the Beach
The glittering beaches of Half Moon Cay are perfect for simply kicking back and relaxing. Of course, there are also countless ways for Royal Holiday Cruises guests to pass the time on and around the resort’s fine sand: volleyball, shuffleboard, fishing, sunbathing, or just blissfully snoozing the hours away under a “clamshell” sun shade.
Where there’s a beach, there are water sports– and Half Moon Cay is no exception. Guests here can choose from many different exciting ways to take advantage of the warm aquamarine waters, while kids will love the resort’s Aqua Park, including its pirate themed water slide. The nearby reef makes for excellent scuba and snorkeling, while wave enthusiasts can ski, windsurf, or take out a jet-ski. Especially adventurous vacationers can even try parasailing and take in spectacular views of the island from high above the waves.
Pet a Stingray
The crystal clear waters off Half Moon Cay teem with rays. Snorkelers here can swim among the docile creatures. Royal Holiday Cruises vacationers seeking an educational excursion can visit Stingray Cove, where they will learn about the gentle creatures, and even touch and feed the graceful winged fish.
Buy a Souvenir
The island’s Welcome Center offers a number of shops and boutiques where Royal Holiday Cruises guests can get anything they need, from vacation essentials to thoughtful gifts. Authentic Bahamian straw crafts from the island are the ideal souvenir.
Whether it’s a fast-and-furious jet-ski, a zippy catamaran, a solitary kayak, or a tranquil glass-bottom boat tour, the Half Moon Cay resort offers a number of ways for visitors to get out on the water.
Half Moon Cay offers full-service resort amenities, including a range of drinking and dining establishments. For a truly laid-back beach bar experience, Royal Holiday Cruises beach-goers should head to Rumrunner’s and try an unforgettable island-style cocktail.
Go Horseback Riding
The island of Little San Salvador is crisscrossed by many trails and surrounded by lovely beaches. There are few better ways to explore it all than on horseback.
Visit the Bird Sanctuary and Nature Preserve
Except for the 50 acre development at Half Moon Cay, about 98 percent of the entire island of Little San Salvador is pristine wilderness preserve. Bird watchers here will delight in the number of species of waterfowl that call the island home, while hikers can enjoy the countless trails that weave across the island landscape.
Get Away from It All
Rest and relaxation are the hallmarks of the laid-back lifestyle at Half Moon Cay. Royal Holiday Cruises visitors can choose to take a peaceful walk to experience the island’s sunshine and serene natural beauty, or simply hang out in a private beach-side cabana to enjoy a little air-conditioned privacy with a spectacular view of the turquoise waves.