Geotourism MapGuide: A travel guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.
inspire me!
Inspire Me!
Review great places recommended by locals. Give thumbs up or add to your Trip Planner.
Show Me:
  Village or Town

Great Harbour Cay

 2 Thumbs Up! Give your thumbs up.
 
Aerial View of Great Harbour Cay
Entrance Sign to Great Harbour Cay
 
Aerial View of Great Harbour Cay Marina
Great Harbour Cay Marina
Great Harbour Cay Marina
Harbour Inn Villas Aerial View
The Pool Bar
The Pool Bar
Sugar Beach Caves
Sugar Beach Caves
 
|
 

Great Harbour Cay is the largest of The Berry Islands at 7.5 miles long by 2.5 miles wide and the most developed. The island is a quiet, simple paradise, with rolling hills, seven continuous miles of beautiful beaches, great fishing and shelling, and one of the best protected harbors in The Bahamas. It is known for its adventurous creeks, where you can find many species of wild life, and spectacular cave at Sugar Beach.

The island has key infrastructural elements reminiscent of its past (e.g., roads, airport runway, electrical power, telephone service, golf course, marina) and they are well maintained.

History

The area was originally developed in the mid-1960s, with a marina ringed with waterfront town homes and luxurious yachts, but that only lasted 10 years. Its proximity to the southern United States, together with an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Joe Lee, and a clubhouse providing the best in entertainment, made it the perfect hideaway for the rich and famous of the time.

Notable residents and visitors over the years included Brigitte Bardot, Ingrid Bergman, Earl Blackwell, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Dame Margot Fonteyn, Cary Grant, Curt Jurgens, Jack Nicklaus, Hugh O'Brian and the Rockefellers.

For More Information, Contact:

Berry Islands Tourism Representative

kwallace@bahamas.com

William Dean Sr. Way, General Delivery, Great Harbour Cay, BY
(242) 451-0404

No comments have been made about this nomination. Be the first to add a comment!

-+
AtlasHybrid.Imagery(Satellite)OpenStreetMap

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.761456000
Longitude: -77.865313000
Elevation: 0 FT (0 M)
Meet the Contributor:
Jean Simmons
 Thumbs Up Place Nearby
 
(89.3 miles / 144.4 kilometers)
 
Andros Town
This area is the administrative center of Central Andros, the site of the old St. Stephens...
 
Bannerman Town
Bannerman Town, located on the southern end of Eleuthera, was named after Governor Alexander...
 
Betsy Bay
Betsy Bay is located on the west coast of Mayaguana, three miles northeast of Pirates Well. It...
 
Bullock's Harbour
Bullock's Harbour, more commonly known as "The Village," is the capital of The Berry Islands and...
 
Cherokee Sound
Cherokee Sound is a quaint community that is the most isolated settlement on Abaco. It has neat,...