Mangrove Cay Club: Andros Island

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When anglers think of the Bahamas and bonefish, Andros Island always tops the list of places to go. When the talk turns to best lodges, Mangrove Cay Club leads the discussion. Mangrove Cay Club is the proverbial bottle of wine that gets better over time.

The club has immediate access to the bountiful fisheries of the north, middle bights and the prosperous west side of Andros. No other Bahamas lodge can boast these attributes. These fisheries have a well-deserved reputation for bonefish averaging 3 to 4 pounds, and each and every season anglers here always seem to land more than their share of bonefish well over the 10-pound mark.

Known for its professional and veteran staff of native Bahamian guides, spacious and well-appointed duplex cottages and cuisine and service that is second to none, there is good reason Mangrove Cay Club sees a wealth of repeat clients.

The four duplex cottages are located on the water and feature amenities such as air conditioning and ceiling fans, soundproof walls, separate sitting rooms, oversized bathrooms, high cypress ceilings and private porches overlooking the Middle Bight. Hosting a maximum of 16 anglers ensures high-quality service and personalized attention.

Chef Iyke Moore’s superb culinary skills are unbelievable. Nowhere else have we experienced such incredible meals day in and day out, year in and year out. Guests can expect a diversified menu featuring freshly caught local seafood, fresh vegetables, beef, chicken and decadent desserts. Chef Iyke’s cracked conch simply cannot be missed (nor have we seen it duplicated elsewhere).

New and updated amenities include a flat screen television and iPod-compatible sound system in the bar area, daily 6 a.m. coffee and tea room service, furniture improvements and a well-stocked fly shop complete with new products including select women’s apparel.

In addition, SPOT location devices are now on every boat. These devices give precise real-time location of individual boats on an as-needed basis, ensuring peace of mind for anglers, their family members, guides and the lodge.

A five-night / four-day flats fishing package based on double occupancy and shared guide is $3,850 per person.