Peace and Splendor in the Berry Islands
Welcome to a place where vacations should never end. The Berry Islands
are composed of a cluster of islands and cays. As legend has it, its name
originates from the abundance of thatch berry trees found in this part
of the world. Also known as the Berries, the largely uninhabited Berry
Islands offer great diving, snorkeling and sport fishing, as well as miles
of unspoiled, private beaches. With a land mass totaling about a dozen
square miles, and a population of approximately 730 inhabitants, it is
no wonder that this peaceful paradise tops the list of those seeking quietude
and beautiful vistas.
Whale Cay was once the home of a rich Englishman who developed
a bird sanctuary still evident today. Now a private resort, the entire
cay is marketed as a package, ideal for weddings, bird watching and
corporate group conferences.
- Bullocks Harbour, the largest settlement in the Berries,
is a sleepy village located on Bamboo Cay.
- Little Stirrup Cay has been transformed by Royal
Caribbean Cruise Lines into a wonderful one-day stopover so that its
passengers can explore the Berry Islands.
- Great Harbour Cay was once a major golf resort where
the rich and famous came to play. Today, as a nine-hole golf course,
it remains one of the most beautiful in The Bahamas.
- Mamma Rhoda Rock
Although only 16 feet high, this spiky, shallow coral reef provides
an exciting adventure for divers. Crawfish and moray eels live together
in the numerous rocky dens of the reef.
- Sand Dollar Hill
This sandy shoal offers many rewards to the shell-picker who is searching
for memorable souvenirs.
- Sugar Beach Caves
Considered by many as the prettiest place in The Bahamas, Sugar Beach
and its numerous sandy coves among cliffs has the attributes of a Mediterranean
beach. A variety of interesting shells can be found and, for the more
adventurous, many species of wild life can be discovered in the creeks.
The emerald and turquoise waters of the Berry Islands provide mile after
mile of pink or white sand beaches for travelers to enjoy, a place where
one can experience true seclusion, picturesque scenery and friendly people.