Mangrove Cay, Andros Island
Mangrove Cay is located in the centre of Andros Island. It is approximately 7.5 miles long and 5 miles wide with a population of about 800 people. All of the population of the island lives on the East coast and the remainder of the land area is uninhabited. The largest town is Moxey Town at the north end of the island and the main road runs along the East coast, connecting Moxey Town with Lisbon Creek at the South.
The airport is near Moxey Town (or Harbour Town) at the North end of the island. Flights to and from Nassau arrive and depart twice daily about 7am and 4pm.
The Middle Bight runs along the North coast of Mangrove Cay and the South Bight runs along the South coast. Both Bights are full of the biggest bonefish in the Bahamas! You can catch a ferry twice a day to and from the South island from Lisbon Creek.
If you’re spending time in Mangrove Cay be sure to drop by Shine Greene’s Conch Shack which serves up the best conch salad made with fresh conch, onion, peppers, chillies, all finely chopped then mixed with freshly squeezed lime and orange juice. Washed down with a cold Kalik it can’t be beat. You’ll find Shine’s place left at the ‘stop’ sign at the North end of the main road, about 50 yards on the right after you turn left at the ‘stop’ sign.
Another popular Mangrove Cay hang-out is PB’s Bar near the airport. It’s a good place to grab a beer before catching the plane or just to drop by to talk about bonefishing with the owner, fellow excellent guide Patterson Bowleg.
You’ll find Mangrove Cay to be a friendly and welcoming place far removed from the hustle and bustle of Nassau. There can’t be many better places on earth to spend a week or just a few days kicking back and catching bonefish.