Allan Cay is located in the Northern Exuma Islands. It is about thirty-seven miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. This long, thin cay has very few trees.
In Allan Cay, the summers are hot, humid, and partly cloudy. The winters are comfortable, humid, dry, and mostly clear. Tropical breezes blow year-round. The temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F.
Allan Cay: Things to see and do
The cay is uninhabited. The main attraction is the Allen’s Cay Iguana. One of the few places where you can still find these gentle, but fearsome looking, creatures. The iguanas are protected by law. They are friendly and welcoming to visitors who bring them vegetables and fruits.
Be cautious when interacting with the iguanas, not only because they are endangered and protected by law, but also because they are still a wild animal. Place a piece of lettuce or perhaps a grape tomato on a long stick and hold it out. Then, let them come to you.
Two other species call this cay home. They are the Audubon’s Shearwater seabird and the Bahama Yellowthroat. The Audobon’s Shearwater is a small black-and-white bird with relatively long tail and somewhat rounded wings. It usually flies low to the water. The Bahama Yellowthroat is a colorful bird that lives in the thick, low scrub on the island. It makes its nests near the ground.
Snorkel Flat Rock Reef which is close to Allan’s Cay. Also Barracuda Shoal which beyond the northern end of the cay.