Spanish Cay

Spanish Cay

Cay Resorts Limited 1110 N.E. 7th Ave. Spanish Cay
Star fish picture taken off the dock at Spanish Cay
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#1 of 1 resort in Spanish Cay
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Island of Spanish Cay... is a private resort island. It's like enjoying your own private island without owning the island. As a guest of Spanish Cay enjoy the 3-mile long paradise of tropical beaches and palm groves, surrounded by boundless horizons of aquamarine waters and pristine coral reefs. Explore the beauty of the Bahamas viewing beautiful palm trees, royal poincianas, frangipani, wild orchids, bougainvillea and hibiscus. The habitat is alive with many birds such as Fish Eagles, Ring Necked Pheasants and the rare Albino Owl. Spanish Cay is a beautiful private Bahamas resort open to the boating world. Guests are welcome to enjoy all the island has to offer. Non-guests can enjoy limited services for a fee. Our island features include an eighty-one slip Marina with full hook ups, one of Abaco's favorite restaurants, an enclosed air conditioned gameroom/bar lounge, large marina store, the famous Barefoot Beach, and a freshwater pool. Come relax in one of our private homes, beach front rooms, marina suites or marina condos. Spanish Cay is a port of entry offering Customs and Immigration seven days a week. Fuel is available year round. WiFi available in the marina and on the island. There are showers, laundry, beaches, snorkeling and a reef for fishing and diving.
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Patrick O wrote a review May 2021
Florida98 contributions99 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 2 nights in April 2021 and stopped again for Lunch and Customs check out in May. From the moment Felix helped us on the fuel dock and to settle into our slip, it was a great experience. Suzan was so much help in the front office and we completed our 5 day COVID test very quickly. We enjoyed the restaurant, food and staff. Everyone was so friendly. We ended up spending an extra day on the island due to the weather and we enjoyed walking to all the beaches on the Atlantic side. Not many people were there so we felt we had the island almost to ourselves. We returned for a lunch stop a couple a weeks later and checked out of customs too. That was also a great experience. We easily did laundry and the laundry room was renovated in early May. I would definitely come here again for the ease of everything but most of all for the people working there. It was a top rate experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Angie wrote a review Dec 2023
61 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped in here on our sailboat for fuel and dinner on our way across the Little Bahama Bank towards The Abacos. Very nice facilities. We were allowed to tie up on the dock for the afternoon. Dinner was great. Atmosphere was terrific. We anchored overnight just off Spanish Cay with good holding.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jess G wrote a review Apr 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed there 5 days total on 2 occasions in April 2023. Staff at Spanish is excellent and really try hard to provide good service. I've gone to Spanish Cay 2 consecutive years while cruising the Abacos. Great place to clear customs if you stay there. Excellent food at the bar/restaurant. They are still recovering from Dorian and trying hard. I recommend Spanish Cay highly.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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cirrus763c wrote a review May 2003
Greensboro NC85 contributions213 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Inn at Spanish Cay is the sole accomodation on this small island except for those that sleep on their boats. We flew in to the excellent landing strip and stayed a day. Suzanne and the staff were very helpful. We stayed in a lovely room overlooking a perfect beach that was absolutely deserted. They will rent you a boat to tour around the area. The snorkeling on the offshore reef is outstanding. The boaters that dominate the visitors are a lively and enjoyable bunch. The food is very expensive but of good quality...30 dollars for lunch with a couple of beers. If you come here you will really feel like you have seen the true out islands.
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Jan 2002
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very beautiful and unspoiled Island in the Abaco, Bahamas. Our children enjoyed the beaches, shelling and building sand castles. We waatched our children swim in the pool and jacuzzi while we looked on from the Tiki bar. The staff was very friendly and helpful and always went out of their way to accomodate us. They were always kind to the children and patient when answering their questions. We truely enjoyed our time on the Island and have already booked a trip there this summer. Hope you enjoy it also.
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Allgoodthyngs wrote a review May 2015
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom1,641 contribution463 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
When we docked here we had high hopes. We saw manicured lawns and colourful buildings which from the dock looked very promising. However as we explored the island on foot we realised that despite the beauty of the island itself, the resort had probably had its day. Many of the buildings and docks were in a bad state of repair which seemed sadly neglectful in such beautiful place.

We had a meal in the bar which was very nice, drinks were good and a very peasant evening chatting with the staff and managers. Their wonderful welcome to us as guests was most encouraging and their enthusiasm for improving the island clearly evident in the improvements they planned.

There are plenty of games to play, shuffle board, table tennis, pool. Outside a small pool with sun beds and hammocks and swinging seats all around the verandah. All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and we wish them well, their kindness and warmth will remain the highlight for us.

We were 2 of only 8 guests only 7 slips were in use with 45 available- 80 in total but almost half in a a state of disrepair.

With plenty of work this could be an idyllic location but as it happens the very people who had great ideas and plans for this island, the managers had their contract terminated whilst we were there and we suspect the hard work and energy will leave with them.

The dockage is $2.99 per foot and not to be recommended in a westerly. Cruisers can clear in here and we noticed many boats just used this facility and quickly left- now we know why!.

When we came to leave, the lady that had taken over the running, the owners wife, was extremely rude, tried to charge us for water and electricity that we had not used. She did not believe us and insisted on reading not just our meter but all the meters around to be sure we were being honest. With such treatment why would we ever wish to return.

Seems like this island is private but open to cruisers to facilitate all the 'benefits' for the owners by making it a business. From there on visitors are just an inconvenience.

Many of the Abaco islands are as pretty if not more so offering many delights and with cheaper docking and anchoring available. Grand Cay being a delight at $1 per foot, and extremely welcoming staff and towns folk.
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Date of stay: May 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce R wrote a review Feb 2016
Arcola, Texas240 contributions73 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Imagine an 81 slip marina with one boat. An island resort with a total of 8 guests. The hospitality of the staff, Lisa and Tornado, helped a lot in compensating for the otherwise abandoned feeling of Spanish Cay.
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Date of stay: February 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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MissDarlin wrote a review Jun 2012
Santa Rosa, California14 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Spanish Cay Marina on our boat and stayed at the marina. We stayed extra days because the staff was so wonderful and spoiled us so completely, we didn't want to leave. The private beach was incredible and we really enjoyed our meals at the restaurant. This really was one the the very best experiences we have had in the Bahamas.
This is not a big party place, although if you bring your own party, you would have a great time. If you want an unspoiled, quiet visit with perfect beaches you will have a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LoveTravel10735 wrote a review Feb 2003
Washington, DC1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Back in the mid-1950s I was captain on the fishing boat Clint Murchison et al kept at Spanish Cay. It was a wonderful place to "work" with incredible fishing and snorkeling from right off the docks and beaches to all around the Cay and near by reefs to the barrier reefs and on out into the ocean. One of the guests caught a 490 pound Blue Marlin one day. It also seemed as if the favorite fishing was for Mutton Snapper around any of the nearby reefs--with the occasional Barracuda thrown in for good measure. We always released the 'Cudas because they gave us such good action and wanted to keep it up. (A couple were almost like pets.) There is also really great Bonefishing just about everywhere, with my favorite being the cut around the northern tip of Abaco. You can fish bonefish there in practically any weather. PS in the current review that gives more recent history, the Murchison name is misspelled. Best of luck to all. Tom Robertson
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Steve S wrote a review Dec 2016
Piney Point Village, Texas13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Made Spanish Cay our port of entry into the Bahamas after crossing from Florida. Arrived well after dark and were still greeted by two staff members to help us secure the boat and supply us while waiting on customs. Everyone at the resort was friendly, courteous as well as very knowledgeable and helpful. The Ships Store is VERY well stocked, including a wide range of beverages. The resort bar rocks and has plenty of "stuff" to keep you occupied if the people watching is not enough: ping pong, pool, table shuffle board, etc. will definitely return for a longer visit.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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DoroAnn wrote a tip Jul 2019
Raymond, Maine86 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Your guess is as good as mine! Take your chances."
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MarCat11 wrote a tip Jan 2018
Atlanta, Georgia92 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Didn't stay in a room."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spanish Cay
Which popular attractions are close to Spanish Cay?
Nearby attractions include Bahamas Ocean Safaris (0.8 km), Preacher's Cave (5.2 km), and Russell Island Beach (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spanish Cay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Spanish Cay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Spanish Cay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Spanish Cay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandbar Bar & Grill, The Shipyard Restaurant & Bar, and Budda's Snack Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Spanish Cay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Spanish Cay have airport transportation?
Yes, Spanish Cay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Spanish Cay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Spanish Cay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Spanish Cay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunmore Town (12.0 km).
Is Spanish Cay accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.