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“A great escape” 5 of 5 stars
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Swain's Cay Lodge
Mangrove Cay, AN 023802, Andros   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty lodging in Andros
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“A great escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

I love to go Bonefishing and Andros Island is probably one of the best locations in the world for that sport. However, many of the fishing lodges do not have satisfactory accomodations or other activities for a non-fishing partner or family. Swains Cay Lodge satisfies all of the needs for the travelling group or family.
The lodge is top notch with excellent, clean rooms and service. It's located on a beautiful white sand beach and very relaxing. I love to visit the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Life slows down. If your looking to get away from the stereotypic money draining resorts, this is your kind of vacation. No nightlife except rest, romance and conversation........darn!! One can snorkel, ecotour etc. The food is excellent!
This is my favorite location in the Bahamas for a flats fishing location. Great for small and moderate size groups. Cheryl Bastion is a great owner and host. She can set you up with top Bonefishing guides.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2010

Wonderful guided bonefishing in the fabulous Middle Bight including fishing the West Side without the fuel surcharges made by some Andros lodges. Our guide, Alvin Greene, put us on to lots of good sized fish and was adept at positioning the boat to make the most of our casting ability. Swain's Cay Lodge was a nice relaxing place to return to after a day on the flats and if we hadn't had enough fishing by that time, we could also wade out front of the hotel or catch baby tarpon in a small pond near the lodge entrance.

Will we go again? You betcha!

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

My Dad and I visited Swain’s Cay Lodge in November 2010 for 10 days of fishing and relaxation and we had an absolutely brilliant time. Booking somewhere new in the Bahamas is always a bit of a risk, you never quite know what to expect, but when we arrived we were very happy with our choice. The lodge was a short 10 minute drive from the airport and though remote looked perfect after travelling for 14 hours from London!

The lodge is neat and well laid out with one main block, two smaller blocks and a beachside restaurant / bar. The rooms are in the smaller blocks and ours had a small porch with an idyllic view of the beach and sea. The air conditioned room was spotless with big comfy beds, solid wood furniture, nice new bathrooms with hot showers and plenty of space.

The lodge is right on the beach with loungers to chill out and relax on. We were there primarily for the bonefishing which was the best we’ve ever had. We had a great guide and landed 66 bonefish in one week with over 20 on one day! We saw tailing bones on the flat in front of the lodge but didn’t land any there. We were able to fish either the Middle or South Bight as the guide met us at the relevant dock on the North or South ends of Mangrove Cay which meant we didn’t have to suffer long rough runs to the day’s flats.

Kayaks and bikes are available to use and it was fun to explore around the island a bit.

Food was great, big cooked breakfasts, good packed lunches and excellent dinners which included steaks, grouper, lobster and superb ribs. The staff were friendly and always helpful.

The place is pretty new and could maybe do with a couple of decorative finishing touches, but all in all this is a great value lodge with first class amenities without the ridiculous rates charged by some places. Would recommend to adventurous couples, fishing buddies and anyone who wants to get away from it all.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Mangrove Cay, AN 023802, Andros
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Andros
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty lodging in Andros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swain's Cay Lodge is the perfect island retreat on Mangrove Cay, Andros Island, only a a 20 minute flight from Nassau. Newly built in 2009, Swain's Cay is located on the beach. Kayaks and bikes are available for guest use to explore the island, our bonefish flat, reefs and blue-holes. The ideal location for the world's best bonefishing or to escape from it all! ... more   less 
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