Highbourne Cay is a privately-owned island in the Exuma Cays 35 miles southeast of New Providence. It is approximately three miles long and shaped like the letter H. The highest point is over 100 feet above sea level, one of the highest elevations in the Exumas. Centuries ago, this cay was a haven for pirates. Now most boaters have it on their itinerary.
The weather in Highbourne Cay is generally warm to hot. The sun shines most days, but there’s often a breeze to cool the temperature a bit.
Highbourne Cay: Things to see and do
- Go to the beach. The Highbourne Cay has eight beaches that are all mostly deserted. So on any given day, you may have the entire beach to yourself.
- Snorkel. You can see stromatolites in the waters off Highbourne’s East Beach. Stromatolites are the world’s oldest-known macro fossils.
- Explore. Bikes and golf carts are available at the resort. Bikes are free of charge, however, the golf carts require a fee.
- Eat. The island’s only restaurant, Xuma, is open every day except Monday. Reservations required.
- Enjoy an open-air workout at the Crow’s Nest.
Highbourne Cay Marina is the only marina on the cay. The marina, located within a beautiful, naturally-sheltered harbour. It features 750 feet of face dock for yachts up to 180 feet (8′ draft) and 16 back-in slips for boats up to 75 feet. Reservations are recommended for this very popular marina.
Standard marina amenities include fuel (large capacity diesel tanks), power, reverse-osmosis water, ice, wireless internet, and a well-stocked store. Showers and over-night laundry are available to marina guests.