Har­vest Caye, Belize

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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

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