Harvest Caye Welcomes First Guests

by Daniel McCarthy

The port's marina.

After a delay earlier this year, Norwegian Cruise Line welcomed guests to its new private port of call this week, as Harvest Caye officially opened in Southern Belize.

Guests on Norwegian Dawn’s sailing from New Orleans got the first look at the new private island, which has been in the works for the last four years.

The island sports 11 beachside villas that can accommodate up to 10 guests in an air-conditioned area that includes dining space, a private restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks and food service by a dedicated concierge.


The island's beach villas.

There is also a 15,000-square-foot seaside pool, with a swim-up bar and waterfall, as well as another 15 cabanas; a 130-foot-tall lighthouse that will be the central hub for zip lining, free-fall jumps, aerial-suspension bridges, a ropes course and an observation deck; and a saltwater lagoon for kayaking, paddle boarding, electric boats and canoeing.

President and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Frank Del Rio called the port “the ultimate Belizean experience” and said Norwegian is “delighted to welcome our first guests today.”

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