As part of The Norwegian Edge, a $400 million investment program that promises to introduce a new standard of excellence that encompasses the entire guest experience, from ship hardware to culinary enhancements and exclusive private destination developments, Norwegian Cruise Line has developed Harvest Caye a new Western Caribbean paradise destination.
Among the thrilling amenities on the island are a seven acre pristine beach with white sand and crystal clear water, luxurious beach villas, with concierge service, for the the ultimate beach escape, a 15,000 square foot pool with a swim-up bar, a lagoon area for watersports and to top it all a 130 foot tall ‘Flighthouse’ offering a variety of aerial activities including zip lining, suspension bridges, free fall jumps and more.
In true Norwegian style, Harvest Caye features multiple dining and bar options: a two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill , in partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and casual street style dining offering authentic Belizean cuisine.
You can view more from the original proposal in our post “Harvest Caye… paradise by Norwegian Cruise Line” by clicking here .
In July of this year we offered an updated view of the project. With only a few months to go before the official opening, we could see the project was almost halfway finished, though a lot of work still needed to be done.
If you want to see more pictures of the work in progress click here to view our post “Harvest Caye… developing paradise“.
After months of hard work Harvest Caye is finally completed and ready to welcome its first guests.
As soon as guests cruising on Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Getaway and Norwegian Escape walk through the majestic entry gate to Harvest Caye, they will be able to enjoy Norwegian Cruise Line’s 75-acre oasis off the coast of Belize.
At the heart of Harvest Caye is a stunning beach with white sand and crystal clear water.
The 130 foot tall (40meters) Flighthouse is 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. Harvest Caye’s zip line course has more than 900 metres 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.
For a lower adrenaline adventure, guests can enjoy watersports such as kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing in Harvest Caye’s shallow lagoon area.
Harvest Caye offers a tranquil, lushly landscaped pool area for the perfect resort-style experience. A sprawling 15,000 square foot (1.400 m²) pool features a swim-up bar with stools and lounge tables right in the water, surrounded by elegant lounge chairs and umbrellas, along with canopy pool cabanas.
The island features a two-story indoor/outdoor Landshark Bar & Grill, an expansion of Norwegian’s partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, with a scenic upper deck and a swim-up pool bar.
Guests can rent one of the island’s 11 luxurious beach villas. The 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 so guests never have to leave the beach.
Harvest Caye features a large marina, where guests can depart for a wide variety of shore excursions to explore this rich destination, including spectacular Mayan ruins, river rafting, nature tours and more.
To learn more about the native flora and fauna in this stunning destination, guests can participate in manatee observation tours at the lagoon to learn about the gentle giants or get up close and personal with endangered Scarlet Macaws and Toucans, Belize’s national bird, in the island’s Aviary.
Looking at these pictures Harvest Caye will without a doubt become one of the Caribbean’s favorite ports of call. Norwegian Cruise Line set out to create a piece of paradise off the coast of Belize, and from what we can see they have done just that.