Experience your own private island in the pristine Exumas chain in the Bahamas by renting Over Yonder Cay. We welcome from 2 to 28 guests in four uniquely designed villas positioned across the island's 72 acres. A former remote fishing outpost, the island has been transformed into a unique private haven for those seeking authentic barefoot luxury.
Offering an unrivaled private-island experience, there is plenty to engage guests of all ages, both on Over Yonder Cay and in the surrounding area. Our rental rates include access to all the island's amenities, activities and facilities.
Rental of the whole island to one group ensures you have total privacy and the complete attention from our highly experienced staff. Options for Rental of the entire Island, individual villas or combinations of villas.
Perched on the island's central hilltop with dramatic panoramic views of the area, Minoan-inspired Villa 1 sleeps up to eight guests in four suites. The villa's eclectic and whimsical Rococo decor provides an upscale yet relaxed setting for group gatherings, from the grand conservatory with its breathtaking views and Steinway piano to the intimacy of the 12-seat luxury movie theater. The villa is one of the focal points of activity on the island due to its many facilities.
This villa's accommodation includes a 2,300 sqft master suite with viewing tower, private garden, dressing room, salon and spacious bathroom. The three 663sqft guest suites each have a private courtyard and terrace.
A few steps from Whale Bone Beach, Villa 2 sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms. Its beachside location is capitalized on with outdoor dining and lounging space, a fire pit, hot tub and floor- to-ceiling windows facing west.
Villa 2 is 682 sqft master suite features expansive ocean views and a wraparound balcony from which to take in the sunset. The 562 sqft guest suite includes an independent lounging area and balcony. Downstairs, the villa's two 265 sqft bedrooms share a Hollywood bathroom.
From its elevated position looking out over the Exuma Sound, Villa 3 sleeps six to eight guests in four bedrooms. A modern-traditional decor is complemented by the villa's extensive poolside lounging.
The villa's 546 sqft and 413 sqft suites lead to wraparound balconies with additional seating. The two 352 sqft guest bedrooms have queen beds and single-sleeping lofts that are perfect for kids; they share a Hollywood bathroom.
Located on the southern tip of the island, Villa 4 sleeps six guests in three rooms. Flanked by shallow waters teeming with aquatic life, the villa enjoys spectacular views of both the sunrise and sunset. Its lower floor features a game room to entertain kids and grown-ups alike.
The villa's 550sqft master suite opens directly onto the wraparound balcony and hot tub, and the two 269 sqft bedrooms share a bathroom.
Each of Over Yonder Cay's villas have satellite TV, a Kaleidescape entertainment library and Crestron control system, as well as wifi Internet and iPads. All the island's suites feature a 40in TV.
Over Yonder Cay's private deep water marina can dock multiple yachts over 100 ft in length with 13 ft draft, including those up to 180 ft.
Use of the marina is available to the island's guests alone, offering complete privacy. We have floating and fixed docks, and can provide vessels with water and shore power, though we are unable to offer tank drainage or fuel bunkering. The channel to access the island by yacht has a depth of 10 ft at mean low tide.
Over Yonder Cay's culinary team uses only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality and our wine cellar provides guests with an extensive choice of fine wines.
We tend to lean towards lighter international cuisine, making the most of the superb local seafood on our doorstep. However, all our guests are provided with a preference form to complete ahead of arrival to ensure we make your stay as comfortable as possible.
During the creation of Over Yonder Cay, they took great care to preserve and support the island’s natural environment and protect its native species. Because of this, guests get a close look at some of the plants, animals and geographical features that combine with the region's stunning marine life to make the Exumas such a unique and special place.
Over Yonder Cay primarily operates on power provided by our hybrid renewable energy system, which includes three wind turbines and a 1.5-acre solar field.
They have a significant number of mangroves, which are an important—and threatened—part of the region's marine ecosystem. The tangled roots of these plants serve as a breeding ground and adolescent home for many of the fish species found on our reef, as well as feeding habitat for local birds.
As on most islands in the Bahamas, Over Yonder Cay's most common land creatures are its crabs. Also, we have our fair share of lizards, which are all harmless.
Visitors can learn more about some of the island's natural wonders from a system of interpretive exhibits located at key points throughout the island.
Access to certain villas (and amenities in these villas) is prohibited unless part of the rental agreement.