There are a few facilities available on Half Moon Caye including a visitor’s center on the beach. You will also find picnic tables and an observation tower. One of the most famous sights on the island is the lighthouse but visitors are encouraged to not attempt to climb this as it is unstable. The lighthouse was built back in the 1930s and is sill nice to look at; most visitors will snap a few pictures of this landmark.
The most famous inhabitants of the island are the Bobbies who stay here for most of the year. It is best not to come between August and November if you want to be sure of catching sight of this bird. The Boobies on the island differ from others that you will see elsewhere in the Caribbean because of their unique white coloring.
As well as the birds there are also many species of lizard to be found on the island. Many of these are unique to Half Moon Caye and this has only recently come to the attention of ecologists; it provides another reason why it is so important to protect the island.
Of course the main activity of visitors to Half Moon Caye is exploring the island. In recent years sign posts have been put up to make it easier for tourists to navigate the island. Birdwatchers will have plenty to keep them busy here and will likely be frustrated at only having a short time to explore the island. The less energetic might just prefer to have a picnic on Half Moon Caye beach.
Diving and snorkeling is also very popular around the island and you will find plenty of tour operators offering this option. The marine life is as exotic and diverse as what is found on the island. In fact further along the lighthouse reef you will find some of the most spectacular diving areas in the world.