Caribbean Tourism

The Cays

Staniel Cay: Staniel Cay has excellent beaches with a half mile of sand dunes on the ocean side of the cay and good watersports facilities. Staniel Cay Yacht Club and Happy People Marina have dockage, water and restaurants, but beware of bad weather. On Staniel Cay during Bahamian Independence Day weekend on 10 July, there is a bonefishing festival, entrance fee US$20. The Staniel Cay Yacht Club provides free food in the evening and a rake’n’scrape band plays traditional music. The morning before the contest there is a sailing regatta for working Bahamian sailboats. A Bahamian sailboat regatta is held on New Year’s Day. The Royal Entertainers Lounge serves food and drinks.


Farmer’s Cay: Farmer’s Cay to the south of Staniel Cay has a lively annual festival called The Farmer’s Cay First Friday in February Festival at which there are races, dancing games and the Bahamas’ only Hermit Crab Race. Farmer’s Cay Yacht Club and Marina has dockage, moorings and a restaurant. Ocean Cabin restaurant has a mooring for diners. Further south on Darby Island is an old mansion which is probably the remains of a large coconut plantation.

Green Cay: Off Staniel Cay on the edge of the Tongue of the Ocean is Green Cay, home to the world’s second largest population of white crowned pigeons.


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The Family Islands

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Abaco Islands

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Elbow Cay

The name Elbow Cay is rarely used, people refer to the settlement as Hope Town, the main town. It is marked by a striped lighthouse from...

Elbow Cay

The name Elbow Cay is rarely used, people refer to the settlement as Hope Town, the main town. It is marked by a striped lighthouse from...

Green Turtle Cay

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Great Guana Cay

The population of Great Guana Cay is about 100. There are a few shops, including a grocery and a liquor store, and most services are...

Man-O-War Cay

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