If you’ve never heard of it, it’s because Great Stirrup Cay is a small island that is part of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. This is my third time here and it’s because Norwegian Cruise Line purchased the island from an oil company in 1977 and developed it into a private island for their cruise ship passengers.
The first time I went to Great Stirrup Cay was in 2009 and then in 2010.
There were changes to the island both those years. Peter and Angela have been there a couple times since and said there are major changes that we won’t recognize it so we were really looking forward to Great Stirrup Cay!
They were right!! I was in awe and shock looking around. What a huge difference. They have been doing lots of work …new dock, permanent buildings for the market shops, dinning area, washrooms, entertainment and equipment rental. We wandered around a bit…it didn’t even seem like the same place.
Normally we stop at Great Stirrup Cay at the end of the week on the way back from the cruise but this time it was the second day even before our day at sea. It was a little bit windy and cooler temperatures but we still enjoyed laying on the beach and soaking up some rays.