Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed new details on its new Western Caribbean destination, Harvest Caye, Belize.
Set to welcome guests at the end of this year, Harvest Caye is to feature an authentic Belizean environment that provides easy access to beautiful Southern Belize, coupled with luxurious amenities; a variety of eco-activities; the country’s only cruise ship pier for guest convenience and comfort; the opportunity for guests to easily depart to mainland Belize for an adventurous excursion or cultural immersion.
According to Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer for Norwegian Cruise Line “Belize is one of the most ecologically and culturally rich gems in the Caribbean, and Harvest Caye will be the perfect destination for guests to experience all that the country has to offer in authentic, unique ways,”
At the heart Harvest Caye will be a seven acre pristine beach with white sand and crystal clear water.
Guests who wish to enjoy the day in privacy can rent one of the island’s 11 luxurious beach villas. These indulgent enclosed villas can accommodate up to 10 guests and are the ultimate beach escape, equipped with every comfort including air conditioning, dedicated lounge and dining areas, a private restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, hammocks, and exclusive dining and beverage options. With dedicated concierge service guests will never have to leave the beach.
A lushly landscaped pool area will offer a resort-style experience. Surrounded by elegant lounge chairs, umbrellas and canopy pool cabanas, a 15,000 square foot pool will feature a swim-up bar with stools and lounge tables right in the water. The plush pool cabanas, available for rent, will include upscale lounge furniture, privacy drapes and beverage service.
At the center of adventure will be a 130 foot tall ‘Flighthouse’ offering a variety of aerial activities including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps and a tandem “superman” style zip line.
Harvest Caye’s zip line course will have more than 3,000 feet (that’s more than 900 meters) of zip line, allowing guests to soar through the air with a bird’s eye view of the island and the sea, with stops at three different platforms.
Harvest Caye’s shallow lagoon area is to be the place to enjoy watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing, as well as manatee observations.
In true Norwegian style, Harvest Caye will feature multiple dining and bar options. With a scenic upper deck and a swim-up pool bar, the two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill , in partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, is sure to be an island favorite. Authentic Belizean cuisine will be available in casual street style dining in the shopping village.
While the large marina with food and bar area, will offer guests a variety of shore excursions and ferry service to Malacate on the mainland, the shopping village will feature popular name-brand retailers as well as items from local Belizean craftsmen.
Beginning November 2016 guests sailing Western Caribbean itineraries will be able to enjoy Norwegian Cruise Line’s 75-acre oasis. Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Getaway as well as the brand new Norwegian Escape will stop at Harvest Caye. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ sister brands Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, will also offer calls at Harvest Caye on select Caribbean sailings.
Harvest Caye renderings ©Norwegian Cruise Line