We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
It was like being in paradise

I would highly recommend everyone try to experience this place but it will make you a beach snob... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
henny h

We went here on a carnival cruise ship. It’s a fun place private island. We enjoyed riding jet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradley T
via mobile
Read all 523 reviews
All photos (799)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“holland america”(40 reviews)
“carnival cruise”(61 reviews)
“private island”(59 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Little San Salvador Island (Half Moon Cay)
Reviews (523)
Filter reviews
474 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews holland america carnival cruise private island horseback riding crystal clear water white sand fish first stop lounge chairs an excursion swimming area free buffet hot dogs private cabana lunch buffet great lunch snorkel gear
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 474 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would highly recommend everyone try to experience this place but it will make you a beach snob! The sand is like baby powder and the water is so clear and smooth it is relaxation at its finest!

Thank henny h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a carnival cruise ship. It’s a fun place private island. We enjoyed riding jet skies we had a blast. The sun bathing here will take your breath away. Be sure to rent a clam shell from the start to protect those...More

Thank Bradley T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No excursions needed. Just enjoy the crystal clear water, groomed beach and free food. A great place to chill and unwind. Loved it.

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the destinations on My mother/daughter cruise was the Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. An absolute paradise. Our cruise was with Carnival and I wish I didn’t have to leave. The beach, the people, the food...heaven!!!!

Thank sharonfleener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cruised with Carnival 23-29 September and the 2nd stop was Half Moon Cay, what a beautiful beach. It exceeded my expectations and it was My favorite port stop. The water is so clear you can see your toes and the sand is like walking...More

Thank 323clarat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Private owned beach by Carnival not much to say. Cheaper to buy a soda on the ship than it was on the island.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem it was perfect I loved every second of it. The sand was so soft the water was perfect aqua color and I am so glad I got to experience it.

Thank Cece V
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

In all of my traveling experiences, This island is the most beautiful place of all thus far. The island is full of different birds and breathtaking views of the most beautiful beaches in the world! We have come to visit three times and plan to...More

2  Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The water is amazingly clear and the sandy bottom extends way out. I did not see any seaweed at all. The beach sand itself is powder soft. You can snorkel along the rocks where there are some fish. Schools of 8-12 inch silver fish swim...More

3  Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic and relaxing beach. I wouldn't want to spend a week on the island but stopped for 5 hours while cruising on Carnival Conquest and had a great time. Access to drinks and facilities was easy, lunch was OK but the beach and water was...More

1  Thank Dave V
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Shannas Cove Resort
321 reviews
14.39 miles away
Tail Winds Resort
115 reviews
14.46 miles away
Orange Creek Inn
47 reviews
14.92 miles away
Pigeon Cay Beach Club
183 reviews
22.13 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Shannas Cove Resort Restaurant
123 reviews
14.39 miles away
North End Take Away
5 reviews
15.62 miles away
Frigate's Bar & Grill
77 reviews
23.94 miles away
21 reviews
30.33 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 nearby attractions
Ocean Hole
188 reviews
23.33 miles away
The Hermitage
203 reviews
39.62 miles away
Thunderball Grotto
339 reviews
41.74 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 September 2018|
Response from Inspiration116422 |
Very safe. Just stick with the established tours and other guests leaving the ship. Don't go wondering off on your own!
7 September 2018|
Response from Colo01 | Reviewed this property |
Drops you off about a five minute walk to the beach. No need to book excursion I recommend that you walk all of the way pass the wooden ship and enjoy. Believe me this was the best beach I have ever been too.
1 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from treetrippers | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t think there was. the cruise line owns this cay so I doubt it
21 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JulesinGa | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s a very small island used by cruise lines as a stop.
31 May 2018|
Response from thoughtpwr | Reviewed this property |
Sadly, they are not, your purchases on Half Moon Cay are not included on the drink package.