Nestled along the Belize Barrier Reef in the Caribbean Sea, Harvest Caye has been designed as an extension of its natural surroundings to welcome guests of Norwegian Cruise Lines to the country’s First Cruise Port.
Harvest Caye is conceived to blend the country’s British Colonial history with the indigenous flare for life found on the mainland. The master plan radiates from a vibrant, village market featuring Belizean street-style cuisine, merchandise from local artisans, as well as brand-name retailers.
Along with the master planning, PDG contributed concept design and construction documents to the 75 acre resort style port-of-call, project. The client’s eco-friendly approach trickled down into the designs as majority of the structures feature locally sourced building materials such as rustic stone and a variety of hardwoods. Amongst the featured designs is a 2-story, 9,000 SF Land Shark Restaurant, crafted from local Santa Maria wood and mahogany. The full service dining experience features extensive views of the Caribbean from its open air, 2nd floor dining area.
In addition to the 7 acre private beach, the project takes advantage of and enhances the natural waterscapes with salt water lagoon for watersports and a 15,000 SF pool with swim-up bar. Guests will have no problems finding relaxation at the 15 poolside cabanas, or the feature-rich (Bluetooth connections, air-conditioned, private bathroom and shower, sun deck) luxury beachside villas featuring full concierge services.
For the adrenaline junkies, the 130’ Flighthouse is a working lighthouse serving as an anchor for thrill-seeking activities like free-falls off the suspended bridges and tandem, “Superman-style” ziplines that offer breathtaking birds eye views of the island while sending the guest over 3,000 feet of line.
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