Barbados is as close of a "selection" I could choose for Holland America's private island, "Half Moon Cay." This place was just awful! While beautiful from the ship, its a pure capitalist venture for Holland America to take your money and keep it all for themselves and pay out a pittance to their staff on the island. Believe me, we talked to them, and the few we talked to say they could barely make a living off Holland America. The prices are outrageous, and Holland America takes well over 90-95% of the profits OFF the island. Sad place, beautiful water, lovely sand, but don't spend your money here, except to support the locals. In other words, go onshore, don't do excursions, and find the locals to take you to places that are there, that THEY know and will share. The island is actually called Little San Salvador. While a beautiful island, Holland America has taken it upon themselves to rip off the locals, take the profits from this little beautiful place, and hoard them for themselves as a company.