Over Yonder Cay
Bahamas | Caribbean
Over Yonder Cay is a privately owned island paradise in the heart of the Bahamas’ Exuma Chain. Previously home to a quaint fishing outpost, the 72-acre island has been tastefully transformed into a dramatic showplace for stunning architectural design and cutting-edge green energy technology.
To ensure the ultimate privacy and the complete attention of the island’s staff, the 72-acre island is only ever rented to a single group at a time.
Exclusive island rentals start from USD 44,000 + taxes per day based on an occupancy rate of 12 guests or less. Thereafter, each additional guest costs USD 1,250 per person per night. Please note Over Yonder Cay has a max. occupancy of 28 guests.
All prices quoted include exclusive access to the island’s facilities and activities as well as food, drinks, and air transfers by Cessna Grand Caravan seaplane from Nassau or Georgetown, Great Exuma.
Even though Over Yonder Cay feels like it’s located in one of the most remote corners of the world, it is actually just 200 miles from Florida – in the heart of the Bahamas’ popular Exuma chain.
The island has 4 villas, spread out in spectacular locations around the property, all within a minutes golf cart ride away from each other. Each villa is uniquely appointed and designed to an amazing level of comfort.
- The main villa, Meridian House, has four en-suite bedrooms, sleeping eight guests. It forms the highest point on the island with sweeping views of the Exumas on all sides.
- West Sands (max. 8 guests) is located close to the main beach, and also has 4 bedrooms - two of which share a single bathroom.
- East Cove overlooks the eastern beach and also sleeps 8 guests across the same configuration as West Sands.
- South Point is the last of the island’s villas, and is situated on the southern peninsula, surrounded on two sides by the sea. This villa caters for 6, with 3 bedrooms, 2 of which share a bathroom.
The villas are installed with satellite TV, a Kaleidescape entertainment library and Crestron control system, as well as wi-fi internet and iPads. A 12-seat movie theatre is located in Meridian House, whereas all other residences have a 70-inch TV. Suites feature a 40-inch TV and en-suite bathroom; double rooms share a bathroom.
The island has a unique, cutting-edge hybrid energy system and it is almost entirely powered but wind and solar energy harnessed by three wind turbines and a 1.5-acre solar field. In 2012, 96 per cent of the island’s energy came from renewable sources, and a suite of back-up generators provide power to the island if necessary.
Each trip is individually curated to suit the individual desires of the guests.
Over Yonder Cay’s accomplished culinary team are able to cater for even the most refined of palates. Meal plans are planned well in advance of arrival and tailored to suit and surpass guests’ personal preferences and expectations. The island’s extensive choice of wines furthermore ensures that your fine dining experience always has the perfect accompaniment.
Guests also have the say in where they would prefer to dine. From feet-in-the-sand meals beneath the stars to more formal occasions in the grander setting of the main villa, the Over Yonder Cay team is on hand to satisfy your every need and desire - whatever the time and whatever the request.
Over Yonder Cay’s boasts an exquisite array of activities - both on land and in the water.
The West Beach Club is the perfect location to relax by day and party by night. Home to a pool, hot-tub and with a fantastic sound system, it’s ideal for extra special celebrations. From hiring a private DJ to organizing a spectacular fireworks show – Over Yonder Cay will go the full mile to ensure your party is a memorable one. Simply contact a member of the Vladi Island Travel team with your vision for more details.
Further to the West Beach Club, Over Yonder Cay also offers a nine-hole par three golf course - the only course within a 60 km radius - floodlit tennis court, a beach volleyball court and two fully equipped fitness centres to cater for sports fans and also offers the opportunity to up your game with the help of golf pros, tennis coaches and PTs (available at an extra cost).
At sea, guests also have full access to the island’s boats, equipment and water sports toys. These include crewed motorboats for fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and excursions to nearby islands; crewed sailing yachts including two 32’ centre consoles, a pair of 30’ sailboats, lasers and catamarans. Fishing is available on the island’s 50ft Merrit, whereas its 120ft sailing yacht is the perfect addition for those looking for a great adventure. Diving trips can also be organized with an external 3rd party.
If you have a more relaxing idea of paradise, however – don’t fear. The island is also home to a 12-seat movie theatre with tiered plush seating, and a games room and a team of yoga instructors and massage therapists. The island furthermore offers three spectacular pools and hot tubs throughout the property. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect place to unwind.
Best Time to Travel
The Bahamas is a year-round destination. Enjoying over 320 days of sunshine a year, average temperatures rarely fall below 25°C. Water temperatures are between 26°C and 28°C. During the hurricane season (end of July to mid-October), weather can be changeable.
How to Get There
There are a variety of options for reaching the island. Guests may arrive directly from Miami or Fort Lauderdale on one of the island’s two 8-passenger Cessna Grand Caravan seaplanes. Commercial airports near Over Yonder Cay include Staniel Cay, which has a 3,000-foot paved airstrip and is only a 10-minute boat ride from the island, or Georgetown, which has an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling large private jets, and can be reached in just 30 minutes by seaplane. For guests arriving by yacht, Over Yonder Cay can accommodate larger vessels than any other private island in the Bahamas. The island’s ultra-modern deep-water marina is equipped to handle multiple yachts of up to 13 feet of draft at mean low tide.
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