Harvest Caye, Belize
Built by Norwegian Cruise Line and opened exclusively for cruise guests in late 2016, Harvest Caye is a 75-acre island Belizean resort. The island is different from cruise lines’ private islands since it is not all-inclusive and the workers are locals. Harvest Caye has a lovely 7-acre beach, and cruise guests may purchase food and drink. Thanks to Norwegian’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville franchise, there’s a LandShark Bar & Grill that overlooks a huge swimming pool and serving seafood specialties and signature Who’s to Blame margaritas.
There are shopping opportunities to peruse local handicrafts and products as well as a complimentary nature center, where visitors will love the butterfly house and see the snakes and colorful tropical birds of Belize. Harvest Caye’s most distinct feature is its 136-foot-tall lighthouse, which is used for panoramic views of the island as well as the starting point for two different zip line courses, one of which allows participants to fly prone like Superman. Adventure seekers can also try the ropes course or go snorkeling or diving at Belize’s famous reefs.
Harvest Caye is a 15-minute boat ride from mainland Belize, so cruise ships docking at the island also offer inland shore excursions including river tubing and visits to ancient Mayan sites.
Paddleboarding at Harvest Caye and meeting the birds of Belize