In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line has upgraded its award-winning private island in the Bahamas.
Completed over summer, several of the upgrades and renovations include new Sunfish sailboats, Hobie catamarans, Aqua Cycle Trikes and Aqua Trax Wave Runners, which complement an existing selection of paddleboats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkel gear and more.
The private beach-side cabanas – The Grand Cabana included – and two-story villas also received facelifts with new paint and furnishings.
Fourteen horses have been brought in, two new grazing pastures were added, and the changing rooms at the Ranch have been updated, allowing for more horseback riding tours and added comfort when getting ready.
In terms of food and beverage, guests now have three more satellite locations, and the Captain Morgan on the Rocks bar received new furniture. Very notably, Half Moon Cay added a new Lobster Shack, located near the “I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever” bar, serving fresh grilled lobster with Caribbean coconut beans n’ rice and a rum-jerk butter glaze, as well as pineapple and Caribbean Sofrito salsas. The lobster barbecue will be available for a nominal fee.
For the 2016-17 Caribbean season, all cruises that sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, FL, make a call at Half Moon Cay.