The Best Private Island to add to your Travel List with Carnival!

If you’re dreaming of a cruise vacation, you might as well dream big. Imagine a private island and all the goodies that come with it — white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, palm trees, sunshine, and tropical cocktails. If you thought private islands were not within your reach, think again. You can experience any of the private islands below just by taking a Carnival cruise.


Amber Cove

Along the Dominican Republic’s beautiful Amber Coast lies Amber Cove, a 30-acre cruise port that has beaches, shops, and lounging areas as far as the eye can see. From zip-lining to riding on catamarans, there is something here for everyone.

The transportation hub at Amber Cove offers handy access to rental cars, taxis, and dozens of enjoyable shore excursions. From an ATV adventure, zip line through the rain forest to the Damajagua Cascades, where you can slide down waterfalls into natural, crystal clear pools. For water fun and relaxation, the recreation area features a pool, a splash zone, private cabanas, bars, lounges, and lush, green space.


Grand Turk

Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re looking for a blend of scenic beauty and historic charm, Grand Turk delivers. Cruise here with Carnival Cruise Line and you’ll find picturesque beaches, grassy walking trails, and a dazzling coral reef along with additional unique treasures from the island’s former sea salt industry like salt ponds, old windmills, and wild donkeys.

The cruise center at Grand Turk spans 18 acres and features a sandy beach, a swimming pool, cabanas, landscaped grounds, a shopping center, bars, and restaurants. In addition to all of these great attractions, you’ll enjoy an array of options for exciting shore excursions on the island of Grand Turk.


Half Moon Cay

When it comes to private islands, Half Moon Cay in The Bahamas couldn’t be lovelier. It has been named “Best Private Island” for the 20th year in a row! Readers of Porthole Cruise Magazine voted for their 2020 readers’ choice awards, and Half Moon Cay kept its #1 spot, yet again in 2022. Blue skies, crescent-shaped beaches, aquamarine seas, and warm breezes make this cruise destination a must-see. Oh, and let’s not forget Shore excursions for everyone—from petting stingrays to snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking, and biking. Plus, private cabanas where you can kickback seaside, plus private villas with air conditioning, full kitchens, and hot tubs!   



Mahogany Bay

Located off the northern coast of Honduras, lies the island of Roatan. It is the largest of the country’s Bay Islands and a hidden jewel in the Caribbean Sea. On a Carnival cruise to Mahogany Bay on the south shore, and you’ll find soft sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush, green landscapes. With a variety of fun-filled shore excursions, you won’t want to leave. To start your fun, board the Magical Flying Beach Chair, and glide from the cruise port welcome center to Mahogany Beach. Take a dip in the azure blue waters, or try your hand at Snuba™, a mix of scuba diving and snorkeling. Want to be where the action is? Head to West End Village, where you’ll find restaurants, bars, and plenty of local boutiques.


If you thought relaxing on a private island was unattainable, you can check this entry off your bucket list with a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean. Call your Travel advisor to plan your Carnival cruise today!

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