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One thing I love most about cruising is visiting exotic places. I was not sure what my experience would be on a private island. I have always had a special place in my heart for the Caribbean. I wanted to go see beautiful islands with the white sand and beautiful water always as I grew up. You know, the ones you hear about and see in movies but are not sure they actually exist until you get to experience one! One of Norwegian Cruise Line’s private islands is Harvest Caye, Belize and is absolutely incredible. Here are my thoughts and a photo review of this island.
Norwegian ships can dock right on the island. This is very convenient and awesome because there is not a worry whether the ship can stop or not. You can get great video of the approach, perhaps you might want to do a timelapse of coming or going, it’s all pretty neat.
The pier is pretty long; however, they have a few benches along the way and complimentary go cart ride if need be.
This is also a great place to get pictures of you, your family and friends, with only the ship behind you right from the pier.
Coming up the walkway you are greeted with the Welcome to Harvest Caye sign and smiles from the employees. On down the path you will find mist sprayers and places to sit along the way. Of course, they will want all visitors to march near the shops hoping something will catch their eye. There are several shops you will find, and even more down another path. Chocolate, coconut drinks, t-shirts, goggles. Anything you might need. This island is clean and looks great. On the left, there is a marina to catch excursions like parasailing and taxi boats to the mainland for other fun things to do.
On the right, past the shops, is the path to the pool. This is a beautifully manicured island, there are tons of palm trees and lots and lots of chairs surrounding the pool. The pool weaves its way under a bridge with falling water with a swim up bar at one end and a splash zone for the kids at the other. It’s really amazing! Inside the pool are plenty of places to sit on the edge or in the middle islands where palm trees will shade you. It wouldn’t feel like a pool party without music! The bar takes care of that! Such a fun time. I did not notice it being overly crowded either. I thought it was just perfect.
Beyond the pool is big blue. Access to the ocean is so easy. The beach is lined with chairs and covered cabanas and oodles of palm trees. It looks like a postcard. The wooden walking paths are so nice, no trudging through sinking sand to get all over the island. I found a shady spot to sit and take in the sights and sounds for quite a while. You can see the ship from the beach also, peaking over the trees on the far end of the beach.
There are a few places to get food and drinks, not complimentary on this island. I enjoyed a few anyways and had a great time. Found the perfect place to people watch from high stools in one of the bars.
The island lighthouse is one of the focal points of this island. It’s actually the zipline over the beach. It’s pretty fun to see people flying along in delight over all our heads. The lighthouse stands out for sure, it’s a great photo opportunity with the pretty water behind and bright blue skies.
Kayaks, paddle boards, lockers are available to rent too. The private island day can be as full of activities or as low key as desired.
I loved sitting on a bench and watching the world go by, its so peaceful! Check out 2 minutes in Paradise in Harvest Caye!
Vlog of Harvest Caye, Belize
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