I never thought I would be writing about private islands but something happened that I had to share. I had the opportunity to visit my very own private paradise for a day of relaxation. It’s a beautiful island that is only accessible by boat, and boasts some of the most serene beaches in the Caribbean. I decided to take some pics and let you guys know what it’s like.
I love visiting beautiful places, and I’ve been to lots of them—Spa island, the Grand Canyon, the beach, the mountains, the rainforest, the ocean, the desert, the zoo, the art museum, the opera house, and, of course, the great outdoors. But there’s only one place that is truly my favorite—a place that I return to again and again. It is a place of paradise, filled with nature, peace and beauty, and it is an island that I have visited for the past six years. It is an island that I look forward to visiting every time I do, and it is an island that I won’t ever get tired of. The island is Half Moon Cay.
This past Wednesday, we had an awesome friend encourage us to go to Half Moon Cay. Well, we were finally able to make the trip this past weekend and we were not disappointed. We were welcomed by the most beautiful ocean views, a picture perfect beach with white sand and crystal clear water, palm trees, and a dock for our boat. The entire layout of the island is beautiful and includes a private beach, a dock for our boat, and a hilly, winding path.
Our ship performed a double-dip to Carnival Corporation’s private island Half Moon Cay on a recent trip. During the voyage, my travel agent makes a reservation at the island’s Private Oasis.
If you’re acquainted with Half Moon Cay, the Private Oasis is the octagonal-shaped covered spot on the far left of the beach while gazing out over the water. It has a hefty price tag of $1,596 (depending on season), but when divided among 12 guests (or a maximum of 24 for an additional charge), there isn’t as much sticker shock.
Go here to find out what’s included in the Private Oasis, cabanas, and villas on Half Moon Cay.
Let’s start with the outside of the Private Oasis, which has a lifeguard on duty to ensure the safety of all of its visitors.
The trek to the Private Oasis, which is located to the left of the main beach, is shown below.
Who could ever get tired of looking at such gorgeous water?
The golden stairway at the Private Oasis can be seen all the way to the main beach in this view. The water is shallow the whole way.
What sort of tropical haven would be complete without a bar? We found that this structure used to be the Half Moon Saloon, which was a tavern back in the day. If anybody recalls this, please contact us to confirm since we can’t find anything about it on the internet and we’re interested!
When visitors arrive at Private Oasis, they will be greeted with a variety of refreshments.
One of the restroom doors may be seen to the rear right. There are men’s and women’s toilets, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
A personal chef prepares a barbeque meal as part of the Private Oasis experience.
There’s a card that lists the items on the menu for the island’s main BBQ meal, as well as the drinks available at the Private Oasis.
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The chef is preparing a delectable meal!
A closer look at the cuisine. Is your mouth already watering?
I’m getting ready for the dinner.
Near the structure, there are several (quite comfortable!) loungers and daybeds.
There are tables, seats, and an eight-person hot tub on the spacious terrace. We doubt the hot tub gets a lot of usage on a hot Bahamian day.
However, the Bahamas can become very cold in the winter, and we’re sure it gets a lot of usage then!
Swimming is simple in the Private Oasis, as there is a stairway that leads directly into the sea. It’s shallow and very clear, and you could easily walk in the water all the way to the main beach!
We hope you liked this picture tour of Half Moon Cay’s Private Oasis!
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I was invited to spend a special day at the private Half Moon Cay Oasis and was delighted to accept the invitation. As usual, there was a private tour of the villa, which was followed by a delicious lunch served on a covered patio overlooking the sea. After lunch, a tour of the Banana Plantation ensued, where I was allowed to help myself to as many bananas as I could reach. A visit to the beach added to my fun by a dip in the crystal clear waters, where I saw and photographed manatees, dolphins and sea turtles.. Read more about carnival half moon cay cabana map and let us know what you think.
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