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#1 of 1 hotels in Mangrove Cay
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4.8
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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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Free airport transportation
Gift shop
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Paul Read wrote a review Feb 10
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Cheryl and staff did a fantastic job during my stay. You never know what hand you'll be dealt when it comes to weather when fishing the flats. Despite the less-than-desirable fishing conditions I still caught several bonefish each day with my guide Mark Bastian - really amazing guide who I can't wait to fish with again. Great food, comfortable room, beach front property. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sunny Dr wrote a review Aug 2023
Alexandria, Virginia893 contributions311 helpful votes
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We visited as a group as part of a business trip. Cheryl was the best host ever and we had the best Bahamian breakfast we could think of. The views are amazing and the place is just awe inspiring beauty all over. We all wanted to come back and enjoy the uniqueness and tranquility
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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karl a wrote a review Dec 2023
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Firstly, I must confess that I am a local resident of The Bahamas and I am not a fisherman, but I visited Swains Cay Lodge to get away just for relaxation and refreshing. This was the best decision I would have ever made. Very quaint, peaceful, clean and unique hotel. I was also blown way by the service and friendliness of all the employees starting from Christian at the check in office to Pam in the restaurant. They all went above and beyond to make me feel like a special guest. The taste and presentation of the food was 4 to 5 star restaurant level.... unforgettable experience. I cannot forget Cheryl, the owner who is always present and pleasant, making sure that all guests are satisfied. The quality of service was definitely something to write home about. Looking forward to my next trip already.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Jody M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Swain's Cay is a perfect lodge to visit on Andros Island. The lodge provides nice accommodations, great food and a lovely setting looking out at crystal blue waters. We bonefished for three days in November. Swain's offers the opportunity to fish both the middle bight and the south bight which is a plus! The guides are the best on the island and have been doing it for decades. I can't say enough about the staff, starting with owner Cheryl Bastain. She is present every day and has put together a group that remembers your name, looks after all of your needs, prepares food like fresh grouper, lobster, ribs and hosts a cocktail gathering each evening with fish bites, cheeses and meats, meatball apps, etc. Simply delicious and a great way to share stories about the day. Go and give it a try - you will not be disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Hunter H wrote a review Jun 2023
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The travel was easy and the lodge and fishing were great. Cheryl (the owner of the lodge) and her staff were fantastic and made us super comfortable and treated us with some really great seafood and awesome accommodations! Randy Thompson was our guide for all three days and he was also really amazing. He worked hard to put us in dozens of different spots for the best combinations of weather (sunlight, protection from wind, etc.) and tide level in order to get us the best chances of seeing the bonefish — although, he had some eagle-eyes and could see fish that we couldn’t see until they were hooked on our lines! He also did a great job at calling when to strip and when to keep the fly still and he was the reason I caught 18 out of my 20 bones on this trip. The weather was tough at times — there were isolated thunderstorms for the first two days, and then really strong ones on the last day, but Randy knew how to weave through the isolated ones and keep us on fish while also keeping us dry. Overall, it was an awesome trip and I’d highly recommend it for anyone who is looking to get into saltwater fishing for the first time or for people who are looking to get a lot of bonefish AND big bonefish.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Patricia E wrote a review Apr 2023
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My Experience to swains cay lodge was awesome, Mrs. Bastian and staff gave great hospitality and the food was awesome. I encourage our Bahamian people to go and see for yourself you won’t regret it at all. The rooms was exceptional and everywhere very clean my husband and I will be returning once you go once you will want to always go back. Also they offer a lifetime of experience with bone fishing.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Palmer F wrote a review Mar 2023
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Swain's Cay lodge is a fantastic spot. Small, quiet, beautiful. Well maintained and remote. The staff and owner are great. The food is unrivaled. We fly-fished and the guides we worked with were great. Patterson is an exceptional fisherman and guide. Non-anglers would enjoy their stay if they are happy to read, swim, and kayak. Mangrove Cay is small and you can't expect much in the way of entertainment. It did feel very safe for walking and adventuring. Conch ceviche at Shine's is out of this world.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Duncan B wrote a review Mar 2022
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Stayed here with my parents for a week in February. The location is great-- we alternated fishing out of Middle Bight and South Bight all week depending on the winds and the guide availability. All guides were very skilled and hard-working and the staff at Swain's was extremely friendly. The beach itself was beautiful along with the flat and island right off the lodge. It is a laid-back place with a very pleasant vibe. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Kevin wrote a review Feb 2022
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Great spot to chase bonefish from. Room was spotless, bed comfortable and grounds are well maintained. The Chef did a great job every meal and the lunches were perfect The owner and staff made sure everything went smooth and helped coordinate guides, transportation and Covid requirements
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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John N wrote a review Oct 2021
York, United Kingdom2 contributions
Could not have been better. Cheryl and her staff couldnt have done more for us- very friendly. Even after a 4 night stay they seemed life long friends. Food excellent. Rooms generous size with AC. Beautiful beach.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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$272 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
swain`s cay hotel andros
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsAndrosMangrove Cay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swains Cay Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Swains Cay Lodge?
Nearby attractions include SeaChel's (2.7 miles) and A&R Best of Andros (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swains Cay Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Swains Cay Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Swains Cay Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swains Cay Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Banana Cubana Restaurant an Bar, Sugar Bum Lounge, and Insight Restaurant and Bar.
Does Swains Cay Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Swains Cay Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Swains Cay Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Swains Cay Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Swains Cay Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.