Visitors enjoy diving and swimming in our ocean, the clearest in the world. As a diver, it’s my pleasure to guide them in it.
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.
Founded by some ancestors of Flo’s Conch Bar and Restaurant's owners, houses here were built in the 1930s and 40s and have withstood the most ferocious storms—a testament to their advanced building skills.
In the "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas," activities are centered at Chub Cay. It borders the Tongue of the Ocean, which creates a Fish Bowl effect drawing fish in. An adjacent blue hole also offers great fishing.
Great Stirrup Cay, the private island of Norwegian Cruise Lines, is the northernmost island in the chain. Coco Cay (aka Little Stirrup Cay), Royal Caribbean International Cruises' private island, is about 50 miles from Nassau.
Among Great Harbour Cay's seven miles of secluded beaches is its jewel, Sugar Beach. It has a very pretty setting, with numerous sandy coves set among cliffs, caves, excellent shelling, and creeks filled with wildlife.