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Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas

Half Moon Cay Is Perfect Mix of Unspoiled Beach and Accessible Areas

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Half Moon Cay was once Little San Salvador island in the Bahamas, but was renamed by Holland America Line to honor Henry Hudson's small ship featured on the Holland America Line logo. The flat, sandy island is spectacular, and passengers can enjoy the crescent-shaped beach and all sorts of water activities. Half Moon Cay has a small straw market, an ice cream shop, and a few bars, but cruise passengers mostly head for the beach or sign up for one of the adventure-oriented shore excursions. These excursions include kayaking, parasailing, deep-sea fishing, horseback riding, personal watercraft riding, bicycling, hiking, snorkeling, and swimming with sting rays. Once ashore, passengers can also enjoy a lunch barbecue without having to tender back to the ship.

Although Carnival Corporation and Holland America have developed a small part of Half Moon Cay, crossing it with trails and making is accessible to all via the island's tram, most of the island is an untouched nature preserve.

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