Lying between Nassau and the coast of Florida, these 30-odd islands – which contain only about 30 square miles of dry land among them – attract devoted yachters and serious fishermen.
A series of islets, cays, and rows of barely submerged rocks, they have extremely limited tourist facilities and are geared mostly toward well-heeled anglers, many of whom hail from Florida. Most of the full-time population (about 700 people) lives on Great Harbour. We find these islands a lot classier and charming than Bimini.
Getting to the Berry Islands
The Bahamas can be reached quickly by air or by sea. Easy access to The Islands Of The Bahamas makes this tropical playground a popular year-round vacation destination. Its proximity to Florida means just a short hop by jet, a pleasant day by cruise ship, or a memorable voyage by private or charter boat. Explore your options for travel to the Bahamas.
Getting between The Islands of The Bahamas.
Charter Air – For information on air charters and charter air services visit the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Air Travel page.
Mailboat – Inter-island mailboats depart from Nassau and run weekly roundtrip to/from all islands. The mailboats are a leisurely way to get around. One-way passage to just about anywhere costs around $35, ranging up to $140 for some round trips. Remember, these mailboats run on Bahamas time, so they\\\’re a great way to slow down to the steady rhythm of the islands. For a list of all Bahamas Mailboats with island destinations visit the Bahamas Mailboats page on Bahamas-Travel.info.
Private Boat – You can always charter a private boat to get you where you want to go, on your own time. You will find boat charter companies in the Bahamas Web Directory Bahamas Boats & Boating page.
Berry Islands Restaurants
the Berry Islands offer a wide variety of restaurants and dining facilities to satisfy all pockets and palettes. cuisine from around the globe can be found here with an emphasis on seafood and authentic bahamian cuisine. we offer our comments from the establishments we have visited and from visitors recommendations.
Hilltop Bar Restaurant – Chub Cay, Berry Islands
Tiki Bar – Chub Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas. Tel: 242-325-1490
Wharf Restaurant – Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
White Water Restaurant – Bullock\\\’s Harbour, Berry Islands
Tamboo Club – Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
Berry Islands Hotels
These islands are a prime choice for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Several airlines offer daily service to Abaco. Take either a one-hour flight from the East Coast of Florida or a thirty-five minute fight from Nassau or Grand Bahama. There is good connecting service from all destinations around the world.
Frazier\\\’s Hog Cay – Berry Islands
Chub Cay Resort & Marina – Berry Islands
One of the Bahama Out Island\\\’s finest resorts with a first class, 96-slip marina and miles of unspoiled beaches just steps from your boat, room or villa. Whether you\\\’re a sport fisherman looking for marlin from the Tongue of the Ocean, bonefish from the flats, or you are searching for a tropical paradise to dive, snorkel, swim, collect shells or just relax, Chub Cay has something for you! Tel: 242-325-1490
Little Whale Cay – Berry Islands
Berry Islands Activities & Attractions
Whether you\\\’re a sportfisherman looking for marlin in the Tongue of the Ocean, bonefish in the flats, or you are searching for a tropical paradise to dive, snorkel, swim, collect shells or just relax – The Berry Islands of The Bahamas have something for you!
Coral reefs. Blue holes. Walls. Caves. Shipwrecks. Sharks. Dolphins. Stingrays. The variety of islands in The Bahamas presents a variety of diving experiences. Beginners and experts are welcome. Lessons and guides can be found throughout the islands.
A lively fishing destination in its own right, The Berry Islands are second only to Bimini for championship sportfishing. Great Harbour Cay hosts an annual sportfishing tournament that lures sportsmen from around the world.
Mamma Rhoda Rock
This spiky, shallow coral reef is a must for divers; only 16 feet high, crawfish and moray eels share living space in the hole-filled rocks.
Offers beach lovers three miles of sandy, pine-treed beach.
Sand Dollar Hill
A sandy shoal offering great shell pickings.
Sugar Beach Caves
These caves, considered by many the prettiest place in The Islands of The Bahamas, are a “must see” for visitors. The area has numerous sandy coves set among cliffs, which are said to resemble the great Mediterranean beaches. The shelling is excellent and, for the more adventurous, the creeks are filled with many species of wild life.
Berry Islands Resources
Bahamas B2B\\\’s Vacation and Travel Guide is intended to be an accurate, up-to-date, island-by-island guide to Bahamas vacation and travel resources of interest for both Bahamian residents and travelers.
The Berry Islands, located in the Bahamas, are an ideal choice for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Several airlines offer service to $island. Take either a short flight from the East Coast of Florida or a quick hop from Nassau or Grand Bahama where there is good connecting service from all destinations around the world.