Caribbean Tourism

Pine Cay

Pine Cay is an 800-acre private resort owned by a group of homeowners who also own the exclusive 12 room LL Meridian Club. Children under six years are not allowed to stay in the hotel and there are lots of restrictions on where they are allowed if brought to a villa. The homes, which are very comfortable, with spectacular views, can be rented from US$475-650 per person per day or US$2,960 per week to US$4,815 for 10 days per couple.


A hurricane in 1969 left Pine Cay 5ft underwater for a while and since then the houses have been built slightly back from the beach and many of them are on stilts. There is a fairly well-stocked commissary or you can eat in the hotel; golf carts are used to get around the island. Nov-Jun. Reservations can be made through Resorts Management Inc, T800-3319154, 212-6964566, F212-6891598, locally T/F9465128. Non-motorized watersports and tennis are available and excursions to other cays can be arranged. May is a popular time for bonefishing. Day trippers are not encouraged although visitors may come for lunch at the restaurant by prior reservation as long as they do not use the facilities; the homeowners value their privacy and put a ban on visitors if they feel there have been too many.

Pine Cay benefits from a few freshwater ponds and wells, so water is no problem here and the vegetation is more lush than on Provo. On the other hand mosquito control is a constant problem. Nature trails have been laid out around the ponds and through the trees. Water Cay is a nature reserve and although classified as a separate island, is joined to Pine Cay by sand dunes created during the 1969 hurricane. There is an airstrip, guests usually charter a flight, and a dock if they prefer to come in with the Meridian Club’s exclusive shuttle boat.


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