Half Moon Cay (pronounced Key) is also known as Little San Salvador Island. It is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of The Bahamas. It covers 2,400 acres but only about 50 acres are developed for use by cruise guests. We had to tender to get to Carnival's private island. Tender means you drop anchor out in the ocean, not far from the shore. Then you board a small boat to take you to the island. Although it is a small island, there are several things to do for adults and children. They had a nice cookout for lunch with hotdogs, hamburgers, jerk chicken, various fruit, trimmings for the burgers and dogs, desserts, tea, lemonade and water. The island also had a couple of bars with sodas and alcoholic beverages for purchase.
On the beach area, a DJ was spinning music for all to enjoy. There were plenty of lounge chairs to relax, nap or sunbathe in while enjoying the welcomed breeze from the crystal clear ocean. there were a variety of water sports available as well as a stingray encounter. After our tasty lunch, we explored the walking trail and took lots of pictures. There is a sign on the island that says "I wish I could stay here forever". After having such a great time, I agree!