Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Half Moon Cay

Half Moon Cay is one of the 700 islands consisting of the Bahamas archipelago. Also known as the Little San Salvador Island, it is located roughly halfway between Eleuthera and Cat Island and is about 100 miles southeast of Nassau. This island was purchased by Holland America Line in December 1996 for the price of $6 million USD and made it as a private island for cruise ships that operates in the region. It was purposely aimed to maintain wildlife habitat which state was developed through many years.

Many people considered Half Moon Cay to be a favorite place for a private cruise. Its vibrant blue water in a crescent shape seemed to be inviting to its natives and foreigners alike. The pristine water of Half Moon Cay is free from pollution, making them the clearest and most beautiful to be found anywhere.  Palm trees surrounded the nine miles of beach dot the island’s landscape. 
Half Moon Cay is truly a nature’s preserve as Holland America takes strides to maintain the equilibrium of the ecosystem of the pristine island. This stunning island has plenty of unspoilt beaches that await the natives and tourists regardless of the season. A box-like wagon running on rails called a tram is used when you want to go from one area of the island to another. Also, the people of Half Moon Cay are known to be very helpful and will make your stay more comfortable than ever.
 Half Moon Cay enjoys a tropical climate nearly all year round since it is located at the southern portion of the Bahamas. The island’s weather is perfect for beach holidays and happenings not to mention water sports, too. Dry season in the island is between January and February. It then occurs again from May to June. The rainy season starts in May to November.
Half Moon Cay has only one shop where you can still buy a wide array of products. You can purchase Holland America logo items, Bahamian straw goods, and standard souvenirs that you would surely love to bring home to your loved ones.
You can enjoy different activities on the island. You can go scuba diving, jet skiing, and snorkeling. You can go on a nature walk or play basketball or volleyball if parasailing and glass bottom boat rides will not suffice to give thrill on your day’s activities on the island.

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