Fowl Cay Island Accommodation Review, Bahamas

We review Fowl Cay Island – exclusive villa accommodation on a private island in the Bahamas

Fowl Cay Island review written by Travel Writer & Photographer Linda Jackson, Editor of Active Caribbean

If ever there was a luxury tropical island in the Caribbean you’d want to be marooned on then tranquil Fowl Cay Island in the Bahamas has to be the one. Fowl Cay island is an idyllic luxury honeymoon retreat and celebrity hideaway in the Caribbean, located on a small cay in the Exumas… the Out Islands of the Bahamas The sea is unbelievably turquoise, the water crystal clear, the island exclusive and small… yet perfectly formed. Fowl Cay is a private 50-acre island in the relatively undiscovered Exuma cays in the Out Islands of the Bahamas, and just a 30-minute flight from Nassau. The Exumas are made up of 365 islands and cays that stretch across 120 miles of turquoise-green-blue water. The region is one of the most picturesque in the Bahamas.

From Miami, Fowl Cay is just a hop and a skip away, so the island is ideal for a luxurious short break in the Caribbean – especially as a discrete hideaway for celebrities. Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage and David Copperfield own cays in the Exumas, and scenes from major movies have been filmed here – Thunderball, Splash, and Pirates of the Caribbean to name a few. From the UK it’s quite a trek to get there… but unquestionably well worth the journey. Make it worthwhile and stay for a couple of weeks though, especially if you are on honeymoon in the Caribbean – there are a lot of other small islands to explore too.

Exclusive Caribbean villas on Fowl Cay Island – an exotic romantic honeymoon destination in the Bahamas

There are just six elegant villas on the island, all designed to take advantage of far-reaching views over crystalline waters. You’ll have your own buggy to explore the island and your own boat to explore nearby waters and cays.Each villa has chic interiors, decks or terraces; all are well equipped and have satellite flat screen TV, DVD and CD player. The larder, freezer and fridge will be stocked with all your favourite food and drink by the time you arrive and restocked while you’re there.

An all inclusive discreet, relaxing retreat in the Bahamas

If barefoot elegance is what you are looking for, you will discover it here. If you are looking for total privacy the island is also available for exclusive use. Hill House, where the excellent restaurant and cosy bar are located, has a small pool, wide terraces and stunning views. As this is an exclusive private outpost in the Bahamas with just six elegantly furnished villas on the island you can keep to yourself if you wish and enjoy dining in the privacy of your villa, or dine at the island’s restaurant, Hill House, where (if space allows) boaters in the area can make reservations. It makes for a livelier evening.

Activities in the Exumas (on site and/or nearby)

With your own boat you’ll want to explore the crystal clear turquoise waters for which the Exumas are renowned – wonderful for snorkelling and legendary for boating and bone fishing. You’ll be given details of exactly where to snorkel in the Exumas, where you will see iguanas, what cays to visit, where to swim with friendly nurse sharks and swimming pigs, and where to find a good lunch spot. There are plenty of all inclusive activities available from sailing and kayaking to Bocce and tennis. Motor boat private excursions (with skipper) to other cays can also be arranged, as can bone fishing and deep sea fising. You can also waterski, tube, wake board and knee board from the island’s dock.

Special comments on Fowl Cay from the Editor of Active Caribbean

For me, this is a dream location because of its remoteness. Fowl Cay is a tranquil private island vacation venue in the Bahamas – great for boaters, anyone seeking solitude, business men and women wanting a break from the stresses of city life, and for celebrities looking for discreet luxury vacation accommodation away from the limelight. If you’re looking for luxury exclusive-use accommodation on a private island in the Bahamas, you can also take over the whole island. Whether with others, or totally alone… I just love it!

[Updated July 2014]

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