Palm Cay Marina Review


Features: 194 slips, Electricity, Gaz, Water, Wi-Fi, Monitor VHF-16, fish cleaning Palm Cay Marinastation, boat cleaning services, 24-hour security.

Amenities: Restroom, Laundry, Shower, Hotels, Beach, Pool, Tennis, Restaurants, Car rentals, Ship store

Accommodation capacity: Yacht/ Boats from 35 to 110 feet at low tide

Region: Bahamas

Palm Cay Marina Overview

Palm Cay Marina is situated on the south-eastern side of Nassau, 28 miles from Exuma (a famous district in the Bahamas known for its 365+ stunning islands, also known as cays). The Marina gives you full access to all that Bahamas has to offer in terms of islands.

What’s more interesting is; Palm Cay Marina is surrounded by 700 beautiful islands in total, a massive dockage area with ample space for a wide range of boats/yachts and world-class island resort amenities.

This makes the marina the best/most sought after marina by boaters, cruisers as well as tourists looking for a perfect Caribbean vacation or getaway in the Bahamas. Below is a detailed Palm Cay Marina review with in-depth information.

Special Palm Cay Marina Features

Besides being among the largest marinas, Palm Cay also stands out for being a boater’s paradise. The marina is fully serviced and features 194 slips, a fuel dock facility, electricity, 24-hour security, boat cleaning services, a fish cleaning station, water, Wi-Fi and Monitor VHF-16. The Marina can accommodate vessels ranging from 35 to 110 feet. At low tide, water depth is approximately 8-feet deep.

One Marina

Palm Cay offers access to new marina front properties dubbed One Marina. The properties offer luxury resort community living on 69 ocean-front acres. One Marina is composed of penthouses and luxury apartments for sale in a beachfront community overlooking the #1 marina in the Bahamas. The beautiful condominiums offer exclusive access to powder-soft white sandy beaches stretching 1,200 linear feet and Palm Cay’s full-service 194-slip marina.

Tarfish Aerial Dron in Palm Cay

One Marina Residences

One marina has residences for sale allowing interested parties to own a personal Caribbean gateway. There are also rental programs available for buyers interested in maximizing returns. You can explore a preferred residence online to get valuable information such as; property specifications, price, size, etc.

The residences are spacious featuring grand, panoramic views of the marina and ocean front. They feature a luxurious contemporary design fused with a sophisticated interior effortlessly transitioning to exterior spaces. The residences offer the perfect buy to let investment opportunity in the Caribbean.

The rental programs eliminate all the stresses of managing luxurious rental property abroad while maximizing your return on investment.

In regards to proximity, there are many international schools, designer shopping malls and restaurants near One Marina, i.e., a 15-minute drive from Nassau and 35 minutes away from the airport (Bahamas International Airport).

Brand New Beach Club

Residents and owners of One Marina enjoy exclusive membership to a brand new beach club. Boaters can enjoy access to the beach club at a fee. The club is full-service and open to boaters with boats up to 100 feet.

The members club includes a renowned restaurant which offers diners sensational local culinary experiences coupled with spectacular ocean views. Onsite amenities include; a beach bar & grill, dockside café, swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa, fitness center, boutique, barbecue, and entertainment area.

The beach club also has community parks. More adventurous residents and owners can enjoy some water sports. The club also has ample social activities offering perfect networking opportunities.

Renting Vacation Village

There are countless villas around Palm Cay capable of offering the ultimate beach or marina holiday accommodation experience. The villas are adjacent to crisp white beaches and a variety of beach club amenities such as fine dining, a private clubhouse, spa treatments, playgrounds and more. You have 4 main luxury rental options namely;


1. Hummingbird Villa: You can rent this luxurious villa capable of accommodating 6 people. The villa is situated in a safe, gated and child-friendly community. Notable amenities include; a balcony overlooking the stunning white sandy beach, 3 elegantly-designed bedrooms with King-size beds, 2.5 bathrooms and shared facilities like; a children’s playground, tennis courts, and pools.

2. Heron Villa: For added holiday luxury coupled with ample space, you can choose the Heron Villa which has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths located just 50 yards away from the beach. This villa has ample sleeping space for eight people. Notable amenities include; high-speed internet, high-impact doors/windows, dual zone AC and beautifully landscaped gardens.

3. Osprey Villa: This villa is perfect for holidaymakers interested in staying in a luxurious townhouse with stunning views of the ocean. The Osprey Villa features 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets, Dual Zone AC, granite countertops, and designer bath fixtures. The villa has ample sleeping space for eight in its 4 bedrooms.

4. Sandpiper Villa: In case you are looking for the perfect beach-front townhouse for a 2 to 4-week vacation, look no further. This stunning villa has 3 luxurious bedrooms, 2.5 baths and ample bed space for six people. The Sandpiper Villa also has a spacious balcony offering magnificent views of the beach. What’s more; the villa is a few steps from the clubhouse.

Residences in Palm Cay



You can participate in many of activities while on a Palm Cay Marina vacation trip or cruise. Activities range from strolling in Nassau and shopping to exploring historical sites and enjoying water sports and a vibrant nightlife.

You can stroll during your free time and interact with locals. You can also explore Nassau’s natural and historic sites ranging from forts to the famous Queen’s staircase offering stunning views of Nassau. There are a variety of museums to visit such as the Pompey Museum with breathtaking displays of artifacts and documents dating back centuries.

If you love shopping, Nassau has countless duty-free shops offering great deals on high-quality branded products. You can also consider visiting the Straw market to buy unique souvenirs.

Once you get tired of exploring and shopping, you can engage in some fun water sports like diving and snorkeling and finish up your activity routine with some great music and drinks at any one of the many nightclubs, pubs or restaurants nearby. There’s much more to do including gambling in a nearby casino.

Boat Tours

Palm Cay Marina is home to some of the best boat tours in the Caribbean varying in duration, price, destination and departure time. The most popular boat tours include;


1. Swim with pigs: This boat tour is world-famous. The tour includes a once-in-a-lifetime chance of swimming with pigs. The tour includes beverages, but lunch is optional. The 8-hour adventure also includes a visit to a private island sitting off the coast.

2. Rose Island boat tour: As the name suggests, this boat tour includes a visit to the white sandy beaches of Rose Island a few miles off the coast. You can choose a full day tour lasting 8 hours or a morning/afternoon-only tour lasting for 4 hours. The tour includes visits to Gilligan’s Island and strolls along McTaggart’s Beach. The tour also includes activities like; swimming, snorkeling, photography, videography and much more.

3. Spanish Wells tour: If you love fishing, this tour includes a visit to Spanish Wells, the fishing capital of Bahamas. Get firsthand experience on how Bahamas crawfish and lobster are caught. The tour also offers visits to spectacular sights around St. Georges. The 8-hour long tour includes beverages. Lunch is optional.

4. Highbourne Cay tour: Highbourne Cay boasts of eight magnificent beaches. The privately-owned island is a few miles from Palm Cay Marina; however, you’ll get a chance to see the largest iguanas along the way (at Norman’s cay) and some great sights near Highbourne. The tour includes beverages. Lunch is optional.

Boat tour at Palm Cay marina

Who is Palm Cay Marina for?

Palm Cay Marina is perfect for sailors, boaters as well as anyone keen on exploring or staying in one of the most beautiful Marinas in the Bahamas. The marina is perfect for the ultimate Caribbean yachting or beach resort experience with family, friends or loved ones.

Advantages of Booking Directly With Palm Cay

Judging from countless Palm Cay Marina reviews, it is advisable to book directly with Palm Cay if you are focused on enjoying the best deals. Direct bookings attract advantages like; free airport pickups and 15% off on jeep rentals and boat tours.

Getting to Palm Cay Marina

It’s extremely easy traveling to Palm Cay even for first-time visitors. Just take a direct flight to Bahamas (Lynden Pindling International Airport). Palm Cay is a 30-minute drive away from the airport or 15 minutes away from Downtown Nassau.


Most Palm Cay Marina reviews are overwhelmingly positive. People who have visited the Palm Cay love almost everything about the marina from the great amenities and array of activities to the incredible offers and world-class accommodation. The marina’s central and easily-accessible location is also a notable advantage.


Although it is hard finding a negative Palm Cay Marina review, the few that are there touch on cost. For instance, boat rentals can be costly. The same applies to shopping in Nassau town especially in regular stores.

In Conclusion

Palm Cay Marina offers a one-of-a-kind luxurious Caribbean vacation and cruising experience for cruisers, boater (and everyone really), all in one spot. The marina is centrally located around, and near the most exclusive amenities and destinations, the Caribbean has to offer.

The Marina Resort has been voted #1 in the Caribbean countless times for a reason. So, if you fancy a Caribbean vacation, getaway, visit or investment, think Palm Cay Marina and remember to make a direct booking early to enjoy incredible discounts.

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10 thoughts on “Palm Cay Marina Review”

  1. Wow, what perfect timing! We are actually chartering this November and Nassau is one of our favorite starting points. My boyfriend and I were just talking how we do not need to stay in the US and would love to live somewhere on a beautiful island. This is definitely worth checking out when we are in port there. We have not booked a shore excursion yet, so maybe we can visit here. Would we need a taxi to get here from the port?

    • Hi Matt,

      Thank you for passing by!
      That’s a great idea to go on a beautiful island. The Bahamas is the perfect place to be:)
      No, you won’t need to take a taxi if you book through Palm Cay, they will pick you up from the airport! You can also get 15% off on boat trips and jeep rentals.

      I hop it helped! Feel free to contact me with any question, I’ll be more than happy to assist!

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. Wow, that sounds beautiful. I love marinas and I have always dreamed of going to the Bahamas. However, with 4 little kids I don’t think that is something I’ll be able to do until they are a little older. I still read about it the whole time- sometimes just seeing the pictures and videos of beautiful places makes me feel like I’ve been there:))

    • Hi Rose,

      Kids of all ages can enjoy holidays at Palm Cay. There are activities for everyone and the beach is fantastic for kids:). Don’t worry too much, enjoy life!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  3. Palm Cay Marina looks absolutely gorgeous, but I only travel with my family, including 3 kids, and we are not sailers nor boaters. Would you still recommend this Marina for Families? Or is there perhaps a place in the surrounding area more suitable for us?

    Thanks for the great article!

    • Hi Becky,

      Indeed, Palm Cay is absolutely beautiful as you can see on the pictures:). It is the perfect place for a family vacation. You and your kids will love this place, it’s a real paradise! There is no need to be a sailor; Palm Cay offers a wide choice of family holiday villas with lots of entertainment. 

      I hope it helps! Feel free to contact me with any question; I’ll be more than happy to assist:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day.

  4. This place is beautiful! I am from an island myself but I never knew that there were other such beautiful placed in the world! I would love to go there. I see that there are nice places to stay at and spas and massage (my husband loves massage).

    He is not a fan of boat tours, but I’ll see how I can get him on one. Can’t pass up on the opportunity when you’re there..

    • Hi Rehyana,

      Yes, the Bahamas is beautiful, it’s a real paradise. If your husband loves massages, then Palm Cay is the perfect place to be!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day!

  5. Every year my wife and I like to spend some time in the Bahamas, in different places. After reading your review, we have decided this year to go to Palm Cay. The way you describe it is just wonderful! As I looked through all the pictures your posted, I feel like moving there. Thank you for the comprehensive review and a better option.

    • Hi Clay,

      Yes, I know this feeling, everyone that sail to the Bahamas want to stay there forever:) After all, it’s understandable. This place is so beautiful!
      I wish you and your wife a wonderful sejour in Palm Cay marina.

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a great day!


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