Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Palm Cay Marina New Providence

...Palm Cay Marina is fantastic...
THIS IS THE PLACE to dock on the island of New Providence. We think this place is perfect. Beautiful facilities, beach, pool, beach bar, cabanas, restaurants, and a loaner car to run to town to re-provision and re-stock for the Exumas. Like most Bahamian Islands, the people are what make it so special, and here, the Dock Master is great. His name is Demaro Demeritte. He has built a team of dock hands, including Brayden, that are focused on making the marina exactly what boaters want. Outstanding, Demaro, you do a wonderful job!

Stopping here means you do not have to deal with Nassau harbor or any of the issues that may be associated with staying there. This marina is also a Point of Entry so you can check into the Bahamas from here as well. Some docks have no water or no power and there are 200 slips but only 30 transient slips as of Feb 2016. This marina has a waiting list now, and soon, I am sure it will be nearly impossible to get a dock here. If you are passing through Nassau, a place we have previously avoided, then stop here. This is a great place to drop off guests or to pick up new guests and it is a good place to turn around the yacht with laundry, boat washing, and shopping. If we come to Nassau ever again, then we will try to dock here. Check out their web site.
http://PalmCay.com

Here are my Photos of Palm Cay Marina:

The beach bar

The first floor dining area

The second floor set up for a meeting

Looking over the beach from the second floor

$300K was spent creating these beaches which did not exist before!

The man made marina was excavated to 8 feet deep.

The wedding gazebo on the point and the pool

Cafe serving Starbucks

Townhouse condos sell from $620K 

A pool with the beachfront condos

Nighttime lighting over the pool area

Beautiful lighting at night

The BLUE X's represent the transient slips, NOT many!

Palm Cay is located on the SE corner of New Providence

For security, the entrance/exit is chained from 7pm to 9am

The dinghy dock near the pool and inside the chain.
Boats on the far side of the marina may dinghy to the pool, office, showers, laundry, bars, beach, etc.

The Cafe and docks

Docks are fixed, this is high tide and it drops 4 feet.

Palm Cay Marina is a great place to stop on your way to the Exumas from Bimini via New Providence. We are very glad we did.

1 comment:

hereticsailing said...

Hi guys! This looks like a fantastic spot - and so nice that it's a port of entry. We cleared in right in Nassau when we went to the Bahamas and it was fine, but this looks really first class! Good to see you're having a nice cruise! Fair winds!
-Ellen