Mangrove Cay Club is located on Andros Island, the largest of The Bahama Islands, is actually made up of several islands of which there are three main inhabited islands: North Andros, South Andros and Mangrove Cay. Mangrove Cay is in between North Andros and South Andros is a premier saltwater fly fishing lodge. It is right in the middle of the Andros fishery, it is the largest area of bonefish habitat in the world. The lodge is the one of the most comfortable, hospitable lodges anywhere. The full-time professional guides will make sure your days on the water are fun, safe, and educational. When you put together the guides, fishing, meals, and accommodations, at Mangrove Cay, there is no better place to fish in the Bahamas.
In building Mangrove Cay, the goal was to set a standard for comfort a step above the usual for a bonefishing lodge in the Bahamas. The eight suites are set within 4 large bungalows spread along the shore, separated by a lush tropical growth of trees. All are a short walk on a sand path to the main lodge.
Each bungalow is divided into two suites, divided by a soundproof wall. The suites have high cypress ceilings and ceiling fans, an air conditioned comfortable bedroom and sitting room, an oversized bathroom and a private porch overlooking the ocean. Fresh ice and bottled drinking water are placed in your suite each day. Each bathroom has its own 40 gallon water heater, so there is never a shortage of hot water for the indulgent walk-in shower. Abundant towels, waffle weave bathrobes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bath soaps, hair dryer and bug spray are provided. There are sliding doors from the air conditioned bedroom out to the private porch with comfortable lounge chairs, allowing you to greet each day without seeing another guest or having to dress. The maximum number of guests able to be accommodated is 16. The number is kept low to ensure high quality service and personal attention for each guest.
Meals are extraordinary! The kitchen is well stocked with a variety of fresh, fine quality food, and supplies. Most dinner menus are based on fresh local seafood. Fishermen really do pull up at the dock with their catch to allow our chef to make his selections. Lobster, grouper, snapper and conch all make regular appearances. Your health is a concern at Mangrove, so limiting fried foods, serving mostly seafood grilled or poached, and using only fresh fruits and vegetables is the norm. Also offered is classic cuisine, Bahamian favorites and indulgent deserts such as the famous Key Lime Pie.
Planned dinner menus are posted each morning before you go fishing so that you may request a different entrée if you wish.
Snacks are on the bar when you come in from fishing and can be mixed nuts, freshly made guacamole with just fried tortilla chips and salsa, seasoned potato chips, cheese and fruit plates, pates, crackers and dips or quesadillas.
Our bar is well stocked with beer, house and premium wines, quality liquors, liqueurs and sparkling waters.
Most beer, wine, liquors, and mixers are complimentary.
One huge flat, “Land of the Giants”, on the West Side of Andros Island consistently has incredible numbers of very large fish. Here there is sheltered access to the fishery; that is why this location was chosen, to give water access to mile after mile of prime bonefish water without ever having to trailer a boat to a launch point or take a rough boat ride in the open ocean. There is access to all of the waters of the Bights, the Eastern flats and the remote and legendary West Side. There is no tide or moon phase that cannot be successfully fished at Mangrove Cay Club. Andros bonefish are plentiful and average 3 to 5 pounds with regular appearances of fish 6 to 10 pounders, and 11, to 13 pound fish are landed every season. The Bights and West Side of Andros have soft bottoms and are fished from the bow of a skiff. Wading is done on the hard, sandy bottomed flats located on the eastern shores and south west of Andros. If you have a preference of which type of fishing you prefer (wading or boat fishing), you should let both your guide and manager know before you go out so your guide can plan accordingly. In addition, some guests enjoy fishing off the dock at night. Sharks visit the area around the dock in front of the lodge on a regular basis, encouraged by regular chumming. There have been many hook ups and some landings of bulls, black tips, lemons and nurse sharks.
Lunches are packed in coolers of ice and taken out on the boats. We invite guests to create their own lunches from a selection of breads and rolls, tuna salad, ham, roasted turkey breast, smoked turkey, salami, roast beef, bologna, with cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions and of course, peanut butter and jelly. There are also chips and cookies. A fresh green salad is also an option. Bottled water is packed in your cooler along with soft drinks and cold beer picked up at the bar. If you would like iced tea or hot coffee on the boat with you that can be arranged.
Take a flight to Nassau,next a shot 20 minute flight to Clarence A. Bain Airport on Mangrove Cay where you will be met by staff and driven about a 10 minute ride, from the Airport to Mangrove Cay Lodge.