On a recent cruise, our ship did a double-dip to Carnival Corporation’s private island Half Moon Cay. During the sailing, my travel agent booked the Private Oasis on the island.
If you’re familiar with Half Moon Cay, the Private Oasis is the octagon-looking covered area on the far left of the beach if you’re looking at the ocean. It comes at a hefty price tag of $1,596 (may vary by season), but when you break it down between 12 guests (or a max of 24 for an added fee), there isn’t quite as much sticker shock.
If you’re wondering what’s included at the Private Oasis, cabanas, and villas on Half Moon Cay, head over here.
First, let’s take a look at the exterior of the Private Oasis itself — complete with the lifeguard that’s on duty for the safety of all of its guests.
Here’s the walk to the Private Oasis, which is to the left of the main beach.
Who could ever tire of that beautiful water?
This is a panorama where you can see the yellow staircase at the Private Oasis all the way over to the main beach. The water is shallow all the way across.
What kind of island oasis would be complete without its very own bar? We discovered that this building may have actually been a bar back in the day, called Half Moon Saloon. If anyone remembers this, email us to confirm because we can’t really find anything about it online but we’re curious!
Here’s the array of snacks that greet Private Oasis guests when they arrive.
To the back right, you can see one of the restroom doors. There are separate restrooms for men and women, as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
The Private Oasis experience includes a personal chef who prepares a barbecue lunch.
There’s a card that shows what’s on the menu for the main barbecue lunch on the island, as well as the beverages that you can order at the Private Oasis.
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The chef grilling up some tasty lunch!
A close-up of the food. Is your mouth watering yet?!
Preparing for the meal.
Some (very comfy!) loungers and daybeds next to the building.
The large deck includes tables, chairs, and an eight-person hot tub. On a hot Bahamian day, we can’t imagine the hot tub gets a ton of use.
But during the winter, it can actually get a bit chilly in the Bahamas and we’re sure it sees more use then!
Swimming is easy at the Private Oasis via a staircase right into the water. It’s shallow and crystal clear, and you could walk in the water right over to the main beach if you wanted!
We hope you enjoyed this photo tour of the Private Oasis on Half Moon Cay!
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