By Bishop Ken Carroll
Six miles away from Coopers Town, fifteen miles north of green Turtle Cay and protected by one of the largest barrier reefs in the world is nestled a tropical euphoria. Spanish Cay has made a name for itself over the years since its purchase in 1952 by Clint Murchison Jr. (former owner of the Dallas Cowboys) as a paradise and tempting jewel for investors.
Now, the private island is under new management with a team headed by Debbie Pomeroy and Chris Cloud. With the approval of its owner, they plan to enhance the attractiveness of the Cay by combining culture, history, and by displaying the natural colours Mother Nature offers.
The Managing Director explained the resort will highlight culture present throughout Bahamian history while providing modern accommodations. The resort has twelve hotel rooms and six newly remodeled condos featuring an uninterrupted view of the Atlantic Ocean.
The three miles of soft, sandy beaches (namely Barefoot Beach) will became one of the main attractions for the Cay, featuring water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and kayaking. The 60 slip marina and fuel station welcomes boaters from large yachts to small fishing vessels. The Cay also has an air strip with complete with Bahamian Customs and Immigration.
The Point House Restaurant overlooks the ocean and will be the home of many hungry travelers with its fine Bahamian cuisine. Chef Trudy, who specializes in Bahamian and International foods, will serve organic vegetables grown there at the compound. The resort even has its own house drink: the Spanish Fly.
Visitors can visit the Spanish Cay Museum that will be featuring artifacts and treasures.
Plans are also in place to offer horseback riding on the beach.
The Resort has partnered with The Heart Of The Storm Teen Association, Every Child Counts School and the Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center to provide experiences for the youth of Abaco.