Island Monday: Great Guana Cay, Out Islands, Bahamas

Introducing a new feature to get you through the rest of the week:  “Island Monday” featuring…(you’ll never  guess)…  an island!

First up, is Great Guana Cay, in the Out Islands of the Bahamas.  Guana Cay is a mere 7 miles long, with few people, few cars, and some roosters.  It is the type of place where you can walk along secluded sugar white beaches and snorkel the beautiful reefs right off shore.

Stay:  Dolphin Beach Resort

Ever since I read about it in Coastal Living Magazine years ago, The Dolphin Beach Resort has been on my list of places to visit.  DBR has 4 lodge rooms, and 9 cottages ranging from 1-3 bedrooms.  The resort’s interior decor is  “upscale rustic funky” with bright Caribbean exterior colors. Who wouldn’t want to stay in a colorful cottage like this?


Who wouldn’t want their morning coffee here?

To Dos:  Rent a Boat and Island Hop

I’ve read constantly fabulous things about Dive Guana, where you can rent a golf cart (for land transportation), or your own boat for island hopping (during the daytime only).  Spend a day exploring the quaint village of Hope Town on Elbow Cay with its candy striped lighthouse and gingerbread cottages. Then jump back in your boat and head over to Green Turtle Cay where you can dock your dinghy at the Tranquil Turtle Beach Bar for lunch and live music.

Eat and Drink: Nippers Bar and Grill

Folks from all over the Abacos boat right into Nippers for their two level swimming pool, signature  cocktails, gorgeous beach, and uber-popular Sunday Pig Roast.




  1. What a great new column! I love the idea of facing Monday morning with an island to dream about!

  2. I want to go there now!

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