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Great Stirrup Cay lagoon

Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon

Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay.Great Stirrup Cay is like paradise! Who hasn’t dreamed of having their own private island? I did have the opportunity to savor island living on a recent cruise to Great Stirrup Cay, an island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line in the Bahamas.

Just A Day at Great Stirrup Cay

Packing should be light for a stop at Great Stirrup Cay, as everything you’ll need for the perfect beach day, save for sunscreen, you’ll find ashore.

You really don’t need anything else!

Great Stirrup Cay lagoon. A wonderful quiet oasis.

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cay. This place is just for the Norwegian passengers. There was not local pressures to get cabs or haggling at the shops. Just great views and a very laid back feel. But for the adventures Great Stirrup Cay is perfect to explore! It is a small island, so you cannot be lost.

I went on a little walk myself and suddenly I found this Amazing Blue Lagoon. I couldn’t believe my eyes.  A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs. The Great Stirrup Cay lagoon is perfect to have a lovely lunch. All over the idyllic island are several all-you-can-eat-restaurants in BBQ-theme.

Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue

Bit of History

Great Stirrup was a pirate hideout while the British settled in Nassau and the larger islands until 1815. This time marks the first documented settlers of Great Stirrup, and many of the structures from this settlement still stand today. Charts of this era show simply “Stirrup’s Cay”.

Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue

The most common tree on the island is the coconut palm, which produces a cloudy milk and a sweet meat used in many island recipes. Another fruit-bearing tree is the Sea Grape.

Some of the creatures found on the island include several different varieties of lizard and land crab. Gulls, frigates, and sanderlings are the most prevalent bird species.

Great Stirrup Cay is a protected marine life sanctuary, and removal of anything from the water is strictly prohibited.

Great Stirrup Cay Lagoon - Bahamas - The Good Rogue

Great Stirrup Cay lagoon - The Good Rogue

The Quiet Side of Great Stirrup Cay

A couple of hours of indulging in sun, sand and Caribbean cocktails turned out to be exactly what I needed. I would love to thank The Bahamian sun! Life is good.

Comments 1

  1. Fierra Ray
    Jul 8, 2016 Reply

    I really liked your blog. Really thank you!

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