Mangrove Cay Lodge//Bahamas (Andros)


The Mangrove Cay Club is an upscale, but not pretentious, lodge run by amazing hosts, Liz and Alton Bain. Mangrove Cay’s efficiency is somewhat of an anomaly in the Bahamas – five star accommodations, timely guides and staff, amazing food, as well as top-notch boats and equipment. Mangrove Cay is located on the middle bight of Andros Island.

The lodge is well situated away from the busiest lodges to the north, and offers convenient access to the north & middle bights as well as a reliable off-shore program for dorado & wahoo. In addition to having miles and miles of productive flats in the immediate area, Andros’s famous west side flats are also a practical boat run away. While Andros is first and foremost a bonefish fishery, guests will also frequently encounter barracuda, snook, jack crevalle, and the occasional tarpon or permit.

Guests stay in double occupancy freestanding ocean view duplexes adjacent to the lodge’s main bar and restaurant. Rooms are air-conditioned, each with sitting area, as well as private bath and porch. Andros Island’s most famous chef, Iyke Moore, prepares unique meals with a Bahamian twist. Construction was completed in 2000, so the entire facility has a very new and fresh feeling. The grounds are perfectly manicured, and all the villas are situated next to a small beach and flats inhabited by the occasional cruising bonefish, barracuda or shark.

Clarence A. Bain Mangrove Cay Airport (MYAB)

Guests travel to Mangrove Cay by way of charter flight from Ft. Lauderdale with Air Flight Charters or through a connection in Nassau (NAS) with local airlines, Flamingo Air or Le Air. Tailwaters will assist with charter flight coordination.

Bonefish are the dominant species at Mangrove Cay.

The soft-natured mud flats surrounding Mangrove Cay dictate fishing from the skiff the majority of the time. However, there are times in which wading is feasible depending upon the conditions and location. There are opportunities on the flats for barracuda, jacks, as well as permit and tarpon if you are lucky – especially if you can make a run to the west side. Guests also have the option to go outside and fish for dolphin, wahoo, and other reef species as well if requested.

Mangrove Cay Club is closed July, August, September.

Anglers can expect good fishing anytime the lodge is open. While March-May are the most popular months with most anglers, there are pros and cons to every single month of the season. (See WHEN TO GO for more details.)

Mangrove Cay Club is perfect for folks who are interested in a traditional Andros fishing lodge experience, but would prefer something a little more upscale. It is not the best fishery to consider if you prefer to wade fish, as most of the areas fished are done from the boat. It is a fantastic spot to consider for couples who are both fishing – and a very comfortable place for low maintenance non-anglers to relax.
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing (based on shared room/guide) is $4550 per person.
Shorter and longer stays available. Additional expenses include, but are not limited to, airfare to Mangrove Cay, imported liquors, gratuities and Bahamian departure taxes. (See RATES for more details).
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