Sitting at the center of the beautiful Exuma chain made up of little, scattered islands, deserted beaches and sandbars is Fowl Cay Resort. A vacation on Fowl Cay is truly like no other… and there are barely words to describe it–other than this is a getaway you need to experience for yourself. The best way to describe Fowl Cay Resort is that it is a casual vacation experience that combines the freedom of renting your very own island villa (or the entire island) with all the quality amenities of a full-service resort.
Each villa comes with a fully equipped and stocked kitchen where you will wake up each morning on your own schedule and make your own breakfast. Then for lunch have our chef pack you a picnic lunch to take to a deserted beach in your own boat (also included with your villa). After you spend your day exploring the central Exumas, come back to Fowl Cay and shower in your luxurious villa and head up to the Hill House for cocktail hour and a gourmet meal with the other guests on the island and enjoy great food and conversation. It’s laid back luxury in the natural beauty of the islands that makes Fowl Cay so special and why a vacation with us will redefine your idea of relaxing and getting away from it all.
Fowl Cay is a private island with a difference: discover six uniquely beautiful villas spread across a private 50-acre retreat in the secluded chain of the Exumas, Bahamas. No neighboring hotels, no passing ships, no crowds – just you and the excitement of exploring a special kind of wilderness.
Moon-gazing with family or friends doesn’t get any better than from the terrace of this stunning and spacious three-bedroom en-suite villa. Located on the small ridge overlooking the eastern end of the North Beach, Blue Moon boasts striking views from your open-plan kitchen and living area. Have breakfast on your covered veranda surrounded by flowering Bouganvilla, or enjoy your lunch in the warm sun on your spacious patio overlooking the beautiful white sands of North Beach.
A separate family room den with comfortable seating is the perfect chill-out zone after a busy day exploring the surrounding islands. Two of the king-sized bedrooms have ocean views and apart from distinguishing furnishings, Bluemoon is identical in design to Sweetwater Villa.
Star-gazing with family or friends doesn’t get any better than from the terrace of this stunning and spacious three-bedroom en-suite villa. Located on the small ridge overlooking the western end of the North Beach, Sweetwater boasts striking views from your open-plan kitchen and living area. Surrounded by flowering Bouganvilla, a covered and furnished veranda with a northerly breeze is a favorite dining spot for meal times and cocktails.
A separate family room den with comfortable seating is the perfect chill-out zone after a busy day exploring the surrounding islands. Two of the king-sized bedrooms have ocean views and apart from distinguishing furnishings, Sweetwater is identical in design to Bluemoon Villa.
This unique tree-house style villa is located on a higher ridge to its neighboring twin villa, Seabreeze. With a spectacular birds eye views of the surrounding Big Major harbour Starlight gives new meaning to a private villa escape.
Consisting of three separate buildings or pods linked by wooden decks, with two detached bedroom suites on either side of the central living and kitchen area, Starlight is elegantly furnished and provides phenomenal views. An indoor shower opens to a spectacular open air shower where the views are second to none and the privacy is unmatched.
This unusual tree-house style villa – octagonal in shape, with sliding glass doors and surrounded by wooden decking – offers a very original island retreat. Seabreeze is located on the south and highest point of the island just below Starlight and directly over the blue green water of the Exuma shallows. Fall asleep to the sounds of the warm water lapping against the shore below your deck.
Consisting of three separate buildings or pods, linked by wooden decks, with two detached bedroom suites on either side of the central living and kitchen area, Seabreeze is elegantly furnished and provides phenomenal views. An indoor shower opens to a spectacular open air shower where the views are second to none and the privacy is unmatched.
You’ll feel as free as a bird in Birdcage Villa which boasts some of the island’s most magnificent panoramic and far-reaching views of neighboring cays and the beautiful Big Major Harbor. Spread your wings in this spacious two-bedroom abode – open plan, with an impressive kitchen, breakfast bar, comfortable living room with fireplace and dining area; Birdcage has an inviting covered porch, popular for afternoon lounging, that is cooled by passing breezes.
In addition to the main hillside swimming pool, this two-story house has its own private fresh-water pool. French doors lead to furnished terraces, sun beds, and a barbeque area; while at the back, steps lead down to your villa’s beach and small dock – the perfect hideaway villa for family or friends.
Please note that Birdcage is a split-level unit with the guest bedroom on the ground floor below the master bedroom on the main floor. The staircase and access to the guest bedroom is outside the kitchen on the porch and should be considered when travelling with small children.
Designed for honeymooners or as a romantic retreat for two, Lindon is spacious and located idyllically on a low ridge above North Beach. Open-plan, bright, breezy and framed with large windows and glass doors, Lindon is a breath of fresh air. The kitchen area features a welcoming breakfast bar, and the living-dining area is well-furnished with all the home creature comforts you’d expect.
The large back terrace overlooks spectacular powder-white sands, the sand bars of Gaulin Cay and an unusual chain of limestone-coral cliffs across the bay. Tied to the trees, a hammock, will rock you to sleep or follow the wooden steps which lead down to your very own private shoreline.
Fowl Cay offers the best of both worlds when it comes to dining. You can prepare your own villa meals or simply allow us to wait on you hand and foot. Every day can be a different combination that suits you best.
Prepare a late breakfast on your villa patio, take one of our picnic lunches to a secluded beach or feast on a four-course fish supper at the Hill House restaurant. Whatever way you choose, dining will be easy and delicious!
And don’t forget, all food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) both in your villa and at the Hill House restaurant are included.
Wellness & Beauty
Fowl Cay has an extensive range of massage and beauty treatments available at our spa.
One of the biggest misconceptions about Fowl Cay is that island life may be too quiet for some. A remote piece of paradise surrounded by nothing but miles of clear water and sandy beaches- sounds idyllic, but what is there to do apart from soaking up the rays? Plenty!
Each villa at Fowl Cay comes complete with its own motor boat giving you the freedom to explore paradise at your own pace. Fowl Cay is the perfect hub for daily mini adventures. Make the most of your own personal motor boat to picnic on secluded island beaches; explore coral reefs bursting with marine life, or feed wild nurse sharks and sting rays. Whether you choose to do everything, or nothing at all – you’ll be in awe of the entertaining nature of the Exumas and the unpretentious charm of Fowl Cay.
Things to do on your own boat
Visit neighboring populated cays, Staniel or Black Point and stroll around meeting the locals. Enjoy an authentic meal at one of the local restaurants or pass by one of the island art galleries and pick up some paintings or woven items from local artists.
There are also some great lunch spots at the local marinas: Sampson Cay, Compass Cay or Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Play a game of Bimini Ring under the giant Sea Grape tree at Sampson Cay while you wait for your Lobster Wrap to be prepared.
Discover one of the two old sunken planes in the vicinity and snorkel for the treasure that went down with the plane too!
Waterski, Tube, Knee Board or Wake Board right off our dock on the flat waters in Big Major Harbor.
Save your kitchen scraps from your villa (or ask the chef for some) and head over to Pig beach on Big Major Spot and feed the friendly swimming pigs that live there year round.
Head North to the Exuma Land and Sea Park headquarters where you can hike around the island and check out the whale skeleton on the beach.
Head to Farmers Cay, a local community about 45 minutes to the south. On the way try to find the cave by Oven Rock and leave time to find the spectacular and famous sand bar off Musha Cay – heaven on earth.
Things to do on the Cay
Three Private Beaches
Fowl Cay has three spectacular beaches each with its own personality – for simply enjoying a day on the island.
On South Beach we have single and double kayaks, paddle boards and Hobie cats for you to use at your leisure. Paddle over the shallows looking for starfish and sting rays or for a workout circumnavigate the Cay.
Fowl Cay boats the only tennis court in the Central Exumas – the perfect early morning or late afternoon activity. We have rackets and balls so leave yours at home.
Head up to Hill House for a pool day and pull up one of the double chaise lounge day beds. The Bar is always open so if you need any refreshments just help yourself and enjoy the views over Big Major Harbor.
There are many options for travel to our Exumas private resort. Scheduled flights, as well as private chartered flights are available direct from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (1h 30 minutes) or Nassau, Bahamas (40 minutes) into Staniel Cay Airstrip. Once on the ground at Staniel Cay airstrip (a mere 1.25 miles from Fowl Cay), a member of our resort team will meet you personally, take care of your luggage and bring you to the dock, where you will be transferred by a breathtaking 7 minute boat ride to the Cay.
Airport transfers for guests arriving from Staniel Cay airstrip to Fowl Cay Resort are complimentary. Exumas travel arrangements can also be made via private boat. Private planes may land at Staniel Cay’s 3,030 ft. paved airstrip. You may also charter a sea plane to land right on the beach of our private resort.
Please note that check in time is 3 p.m. and check out time is 10 a.m. – Please plan your inbound and outbound charter flights accordingly.