The Bahamas

The Berry Islands

If you want a getaway filled with beauty and seclusion, look no further than The Berry Islands. You could spend an entire day relaxing, snorkelling and swimming without seeing a single soul. The Berry Islands are a chain of islands and a district of The Bahamas, covering approximately 30 square miles and located almost 60km north of Nassau. They consist of about thirty islands and over one hundred small islands or cays. The small peaceful islands make this a top destination in The Bahamas. With pristine water, secluded white-sand beaches and incredible big game fishing opportunities, couples can have the vacation of a lifetime. Plan your next adventure-moon here, in The Berry Islands.

Isolated Beaches

Berry Islands BeachWant your own private island? No need to buy, choose any one of the thirty cays and imagine yourself in a world all your own. The Berry Islands are home to miles of pristine beaches and uninhabited islands awaiting your arrival. All of Great Harbour Cay’s seven miles of secluded beaches are spectacular, but don’t overlook Sugar Beach. This jewel, found on the islands east coast, is one of the most beautiful places in The Bahamas. When you are ready to dive into the crystal blue waters on the islands, you will find a number of caverns, reefs, wall and wreck dive sites and a 600-foot-wide blue hole to explore. Leave the stress of 2020 behind you here in these laid-back and relaxing islands.

Big Sport Fishing

If you are an avid fisherman, or if big game fishing is on your bucket list, you must visit The Berry Islands. The Islands have earned the nickname “fishbowl of The Bahamas.” Tuna, billfish, grouper, tiger fish, yellowtail snapper, wahoo, king mackerel and many more call the islands home. The islands are known for record-breaking catches for fishermen, and a number of championship tournaments are held here annually, bringing in professional sports fishermen from around the world. If you are looking to visit the “Billfish Capital of the World,” then head straight to Chub Cay. It borders the Tongue of the Ocean, drawing fish into its bowl-like effect.

Great Harbour Cay plays host to the Great Harbour Cay Annual Wahoo Invitational Fishing Tournament. This no-rules tournament is organized by the Great Harbour Cay Development Group and attracts up to 40 boats from Florida and Georgia, with a number of talented fishermen.  The tournament begins with a meeting of the Captains on the Thursday evening. Weigh-ins are Friday and Saturday, and there are cocktails and dinner events every night.

Luxury Accommodations

Along with great beaches, you want a romantic and secluded hotel as well. The Carriearl Boutique Hotel is a unique, small all-inclusive hotel situated on sheltered grounds on the east side of Great Harbour Cay. This historic hotel’s peaceful ambiance attracted many of the rich and famous in the 1970s. Carriearl is your chance to retreat from the world. Set on clear waters, a 5-mile luxury beach and a fresh water pool, it is your piece of paradise for as long as you see fit. Marty and Angie, the owners/managers, ooze hospitality. They will have you arrive as a friend and leave as family. The restaurant is considered the best in the Berry Islands, serving guests international cuisine with a British flair. Visit before the world finds out about Cabbiearl!

At the southernmost tip of The Berry Islands sits the Chub Cay Resort and Marina. If you are on the islands to fish, this hotel is a sport fisherman’s dream location! You are in the famous “Pocket,” a habitat dense with exotic marine life. With plenty of coral reefs, blue holes, dive spots and ship-wrecks to explore, this is the perfect hotel to immerse in an adventure-moon. After a full day on the water, come back to relax at beachfront cabanas with a full-service restaurant and bar. Miles of blue Bahamian waters and magnificent beaches are here to offer relaxation and escape. Everything here, from the cabanas, to villas and incredible saltwater pool is all first-class. Chub Cay is the idyllic host for your secluded and romantic getaway.

Berry IslandsBars and Restaurants

If you want a night of music, good food and spectacular sunsets, then visit Coolie Mae’s Sunset Restaurant in Great Harbour Cay.  Coolie’s is known for specialty breads – banana, cinnamon, coconut, potato and raisin. But the local favourite is the bean and dumpling soup with coconut bread on Thursdays. The restaurant sits atop a cliff looking westward proving the expression, “the sun sets best in the west.”

Grab a drink at the local watering hole. The New Beach Club in Great Harbour Cay is the only restaurant directly on Great Harbour Cay Beach and has become a favourite hangout in the area. The restaurant serves Bahamian and American dishes, specializing in hamburgers, fish sandwiches and their famous club sandwiches. It’s great beach food to accompany your day at one of the best beaches in The Bahamas. In July 2007, The Club received the Tourism Award for their commitment and contribution to the growth of tourism in The Berry Islands.

This small chain of islands is a picturesque haven not to be missed. Picture yourself here now with a drink in your hand overlooking the tropical sea, with the sun kissing your face.

THE BAHAMAS
With over 700 islands and cays and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas lies just 55 miles off the coast of Florida, offering an easy fly away escape that transports travellers away from their everyday. The Islands of The Bahamas have world-class fishing, diving, boating and thousands of miles of the earth’s most spectacular water and beaches waiting for families, couples and adventurers. Explore all the islands have to offer at www.bahamas.com.