The comfortable lodging at the Mangrove Cay Club features eight spacious air-conditioned ocean-view rooms for a maximum of 16 guests. Each villa is a separate duplex style facility with sitting room, private bath and porch, all of which provides an extra sense of privacy. The lodge facility was completed in 2000, and 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. Andros Island’s most famous chef, Iyke Moore, prepares unique meals with a Bahamian twist.
Mangrove Cay Club’s cottages are each split into two guest suites. On the outside wall of each suite is an extensive rod rack with a bucket for cleaning reels and a freshwater hose for washing rods and all other equipment each day – an important feature for any saltwater lodge. Both outside and inside the entrance are hanging pegs or hooks for wet clothes and gear.
Once inside, one enters the sitting room with sofa, chairs and small tables – ideal for laying out tackle and equipment. To one side of the sitting room is the bathroom with lots of shelf and hanging space and a very large walk-in shower with plenty of shelving for shampoos, razors etc. All bathrooms have copious amounts of towels, robes, a hairdryer, electrical outlet (electricity is standard US 110 volt), as well as a full range of bathroom products supplied. Through double sliding doors is a spacious bedroom with two comfortable queen-sized beds. There are sliding doors out on to the veranda, which overlooks the Middle Bight.
Each bedroom is equipped with a bedside table as well as a good-sized hanging cupboard and chest of drawers. There are four large pillows with a sheet, light blanket and tropical-weight duvet allowing for a choice of layers for each guest. Each room has drinking water and glasses, as well as a regularly filled ice bucket.
The floor plan allows an angler who has awoken early to work with his fishing gear in the sitting room or have an early shower without awaking your fishing partner. Each villa has adjustable air-conditioning and hot water is plentiful, has lots of pressure, and is hot 24 hours a day (each cottage has its own system so there is no competition for hot water). All rooms also have plenty of electrical outlets for camera, video and laptop computer charging.
The main lodge house has a fun bar, traditional restaurant, and an idyllic outdoor seating area overlooking the docks and the Middle Bight. It is the perfect setting for a few cocktails and relaxing after a long day in the sun. Mangrove Cay also has a small fly shop with a modest amount of equipment to supplement whatever you forget including sunglasses, hats, shirts, sungloves and sunscreen. The shop has a selection of tackle and supplies, but we do advise anglers to arrive with a good selection of flies, terminal tackle and items recommended on the equipment list provided in the pre-trip packages received upon booking. There is also a fly-tying table with material for guests to use.