Swain’s Cay Lodge – Mangrove Cay, Andros, Bahamas

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Sitting on a white sand beach at the heart of Andros Island, Swain’s Cay Lodge is a beautiful and remote destination offering a mixture of dedicated fishing packages and by-the-night rates. With access to excellent DIY bonefishing, along with some excellent local guides, this is a great option for those travelling with non-fishing companions.




The fishing

Located on Mangrove Cay in the centre of Andros Island, Swain’s Cay Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the island’s flats for bonefish, tarpon, large barracuda, jacks, and several species of shark.

Swain’s Cay Lodge work with the best local independent guides – whether you want large numbers of fish in the 3-5lb range or would rather hunt big bones in the 6-10lb bracket, these guides know just the spot for the wind and tide conditions. Twenty-fish days with an average size of 4lbs are not uncommon here. The lodge is uniquely positioned on Mangrove Cay for easy access to either the South Bight or fabled Middle Bight of Andros. A reasonable run through the Middle Bight to the remote West Side of Andros will put you on flats that are very rarely fished and home to some huge fish.

The lodge also features a wadeable flat right off the beach with large bonefish regular visitors on a rising tide – but be warned, these are wily fish and a challenge for even the best fly anglers. Other flats around Mangrove Cay are perfect if you prefer to fish unguided for a day or two – drop-off and pick-up can be easily arranged.

Reef or big-game fishing off the Andros Barrier Reef can be arranged for numerous species including tuna, wahoo, dorado and billfish depending on the season.

The facilities

As the folks at the lodge say, “Swain’s Cay is the ideal choice for people who like to spend time fishing and a little time just relaxing under a palm tree, snorkelling, kayaking or exploring. Non-fishing partners are more than happy to spend their days relaxing on the beach, kayaking the gin-clear water or exploring the island by bike, chatting to the friendly locals.”

There are six Beach Front and Ocean View suites, two twin Garden View rooms and a three-bedroom/two-bathroom duplex apartment perfect for groups of four-six people. All the rooms are air conditioned.

The Reefside Restaurant is noted for its excellent food, and the beachside terrace is an idyllic spot to relax with an ice-cold Kalik after a day out on the flats.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the site.


Bed & Breakfast: from $169/room/night
Contact the lodge direct to find out about the various inclusive fishing packages available

Contact info

Website: www.swainscaylodge.com
Email: fish@swainscaylodge.com

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