Mickey and Joan run the Seascape Inn as perfect hosts, friendly and helpful but unobtrusive and very laidback. Their cabins offer all the conveniences you need for a beach vacation, but the setting on the beach is the biggest draw. Within wading distance (at low tide) or swimming/kayaking (at high tide) of several blue holes teeming with sealife, the Seascape porvides amazing snorkeling opportunities as well as beachcombing, kayaking and swimming. But we are avid birdwatchers, and the Seascape is one of the nicest places we have been in the Caribbean for seeing lots of great birds, including rare endemics. The small off shore island turns out to be an evening rookery for hundreds of herons, egrets, spoonbills, stilts and other wading birds that are found in abundance around the Seascape Inn. You can spend you evening on the beach (with cold beer in hand) watching all the birds flock to the island while the resident osprey family flies up and down the beach on their evening hunt. Morning strolls to the mangrove at the entrance to Seascape provide up close views of all these birds plus the resident kestrels and migratory warblers, Bahamaian orioles and other rare birds. Walks up and down the neighboring roads are also birdwatching turf, with only the rare cars driving by, all with friendly residents waving to you. We also enjoyed riding the bikes Joan and Mickey provide to explore farther afield, with various types of habitats available on the cay for more avian variety. We saw the somewhat rare and elusive Great Lizard cuckoo on a morning stroll up the electric line road, about a mile inshore from the coast.
And then there is the food. Joan makes fresh baked everything, with 3 different types of pasties/breads just for breakfast to accompany all the fresh fruit. Lunches and dinners are always varied and can cover the gamuts from lobster, to crabcakes, to BBQ ribs to to steaks to chicken marinated in mango sauce. Mickey's many culinary specialties include a fabulous white wine sauce. If you can find the room, the desserts are also not to be missed! We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five beachfront cabanas with decks and private bath. Full service restaurant and bar. Activities include snorkeling, biking and kayaking. Owner managed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seascape Inn, Andros Bahamas