"You can enjoy some great Flats Fishing here. I know the prime spots for record catches or a day of family fun on the water."Percy Darville, The Berry Islands
The Berry Islands
Miles of secluded swim-ashore beaches, invigorating dive sites, and championship sport fishing are just a few of the highlights that make The Berry Islands a desired destination. Composed of a cluster of 30 cays, a majority of these islands are uninhabited. It's not uncommon to stumble across a footprint-free beach or private cove. You could spend an entire day without seeing a single soul. The Berry Islands are also home to a number of cavern, reef, wall and wreck dive sites, as well as a 600-foot-wide blue hole, wonderful billfishing, and ancient churches.
Discover more about The Berry Islands
The Berry Islands are made up of a land mass that totals just over twelve square miles. Many of the 30 cays that comprise the islands are great for snorkeling, hiking, diving and beachcombing. Great Stirrup features a now-abandoned lighthouse built in 1863 during the reign of Prince William IV. Little Stirrup Cay is a private island that's used by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a one-day stopover. Chub Cay is known as The Billfish Capital of The Bahamas, as it borders the Tongue of The Ocean and attracts countless numbers of baitfish. And then there's Great Harbour Cay. It boasts seven continuous miles of magnificent beaches and one of the best protected harbors in The Bahamas. It once was a major golf resort for the rich and famous. In fact, there are more millionaires per square inch on The Berry Islands than most places on earth.
Among Great Harbour Cay's seven miles of secluded beaches is its jewel, Sugar Beach. One of the prettiest places in The Bahamas, it has numerous sandy coves set among cliffs, caves, excellent shelling, and creeks filled with wildlife.
Two Cruise Destinations
Great Stirrup Cay, the private island of Norwegian Cruise Line, is the northernmost island in The Berry Island chain. Coco Cay, situated about 50 miles from Nassau, was once known as Little Stirrup Cay, and is Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s private island.
Little Harbour Cay
Ancestors of the owners of the world-renowned Flo’s Conch Bar and Restaurant founded this settlement. Houses here that were built in the 1930s and 40s have withstood the most ferocious storms—a testament to their advanced building skills.
Superior Fishing Grounds
The Berry Islands are known as the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." Activities are centered at Chub Cay, bordering the Tongue of the Ocean, which creates a Fish Bowl effect drawing fish in. The blue hole near Chub Cay also offers great fishing.
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