Great Stirrup Cay is a private, 250-acre island in Bahamas, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), where we had a great time.
It has crystal clear water and soft white sand beaches. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe; there’s a mini Straw Market for shopping; midday beach-side BBQ for lunch; Hippo water slide: world’s largest inflatable water slide – 40 feet high, 175 feet long.
Lucayan Indians inhabited the island first, then Spanish explorers came, followed by the British. Slave traders were active in the 19th century. The cay was later used during the American Civil War; then as an American base to fight German submarines active in the Caribbean during World War II. And before NCL bought the island from an oil company, the US Air Force used it as a satellite tracking station.
Swim or snorkel beside a school of tropical fish, or get a photo taken with a waiter-in-water.