Harvest Caye is Norwegian Cruise Line’s 75-acres private Caribbean island in Southern Belize. Located less than 2 km offshore, Harvest Caye offers Caribbean travellers an authentic Belizean experience that highlights the country’s beauty and nature, along with resort-style amenities, including a sprawling pool and private luxury beach villas; a variety of eco-activities and interactive wildlife programmes; and an exhilarating cross-island zip line. With its close proximity to the mainland, Harvest Caye also offers guests easy access to a wide variety of adventure excursions. This spectacular resort-style port of call, developed by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, is the ultimate tropical destination experience and the only port in Belize that features a cruise ship pier for guest convenience and comfort.
Harvest Caye’s approx. 0.03 km² pristine beach is the highlight of this unique destination, showcasing Belize’s stunning white powder sand and crystal clear waters. Guests can enjoy the day on chaise lounges, relax in clamshell tents or indulge in privacy at one of the island’s 11 luxury beach villas, available for daily rental.
Guests visiting Harvest Caye can also opt for a resort-style retreat at the destination’s tranquil pool, complete with a soothing waterfall and surrounded by elegant lounge chairs and umbrellas, along with 15 canopy pool cabanas, available for daily rental.
Adventure will be in no short supply for guests who opt to spend their day on Harvest Caye, with the island featuring an approx. 40 metre-high Flighthouse as the central area for a variety of aerial activities including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps, a tandem “superman” style zip line and stunning views of the verdant hills of the mainland. For a lower adrenaline adventure, guests can also enjoy eco-activities and water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing in Harvest Caye’s shallow lagoon area, where wildlife is abundant.
Harvest Caye also features a variety of dining and bar options, available à la carte. Guests will enjoy five dining and bar outlets that feature a variety of cuisines, including a two-storey indoor/outdoor LandShark Bar & Grill, an expansion of Norwegian’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville®. Those who want to indulge in authentic Belizean cuisine can enjoy casual street style dining in the shopping village. Additional dining options include the Laughing Bird Bar & Grill serving the beach, the Manatee Marina Bar & Grill in the marina, the Horse-Eye Jack Bar & Grill servicing the island’s cabanas as well as food and drink delivery throughout the pool area.
Harvest Caye will also be home to a shopping village; inspired by an outdoor art festival the village features high-quality local retailers offering items like locally made chocolates, spirits, artwork including the area’s signature wood carvings and more, along with street carts featuring local Belizean favourites including ice cream, grilled skewers and artisan crafts. As guests stroll through the shopping village they’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy performances from local musicians and folk dancers.
Guests with an affinity for wildlife will marvel at Harvest Caye’s many opportunities for an up close encounter with this rich eco-destination’s local plants and animals. To learn about the native flora and fauna in this stunning destination, guests can participate in manatee observation tours at the lagoon; get up close and personal with endangered Scarlet Macaws and Toucans, Belize’s national bird, in the island’s Aviary; wonder at the striking beauty of insects at the Butterfly Garden; and learn more about and view Belize’s indigenous reptiles such as boa constrictors.
Harvest Caye’s conservation programmes and education efforts were developed by award winning author and wildlife expert Tony Garel, the destination’s Chief Naturalist. He will lead many of the island’s educational tours and will be available to chat with guests about the incredible array of wildlife in Belize. To help further the island’s conservation efforts, more than 15.000 new mangroves have been planted throughout the island, serving to increase the natural estuary system that serves as a critical habitat for birds, young fish and other marine species.
Harvest Caye also serves as a gateway to spectacular eco and cultural adventures that await in mainland Belize. The destination’s marina, located near the pier, serves as a convenient departure point for a wide variety of shore excursions, including spectacular Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours and more.
Harvest Caye Highlights
- Expansive pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfall and private canopy cabanas available for rent.
- LandShark Bar & Grill, a beachside indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar in partnership with Jimmy Buffett, featuring a scenic upper deck, expansive Beer Garden and a swim-up bar with tables and stools set inside the pool.
- Luxurious beachside cabanas that accommodate up to 6 guests and feature concierge food and beverage service, lounge chairs, private bathrooms and air conditioning.
- The Flighthouse, a thrilling 136-foot high venue for aerial activities featuring 3,000 feet of zip lining across the island, free fall jumps and an observation deck with mainland views.
- Salt water lagoon for watersports such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and electric float boats.
- Large marina with food and bar area, offering guests a variety of exciting shore excursions.
- Expansive shopping village featuring popular name-brand retailers as well as local Belizean crafts.
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy Harvest Caye on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Western Caribbean itineraries, as well as on select Caribbean sailings on Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises in Winter 2017 and Autumn/Winter 2018.
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