Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Great Stirrup Cay was the cruise industry’s first private island playground. It is part of Bahama’s Berry Island chain and lies about 50 miles from Nassau. This private retreat owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines is an unspoiled paradise of powdery white sand and crystal clear waters. Lush wooded areas add to the beauty of this setting. As the island is surrounded by a reef, coral and fish are abundant in the waters of the peaceful cove. Hammocks, swaying palm trees, lounge chairs lining the beach and a private mansion complete the landscape. The island even has its own lighthouse.
The beach offers swimming, snorkeling, paddle boats, catamarans and rafts. You can circle the island in a kayak or sailboat. The ship’s calypso band provides the opportunity to practice your limbo techniques. Take a hike along one of the nature trails in search of the lighthouse. Play a game of volleyball, then search out one of the palm-shaded hammocks to relax.
Things to See and Do
* Water sports
* Beach activities
* Straw Market
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 1586 sq km
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 242
Port Location – Your ship will anchor off-shore and you will be tendered to the island.
Transport Links – Transport to the island is via cruise ship or chartered boat.