Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands
Nanny Cay is rather unique. It is one of those little cays situated immediately off the southern shore of Tortola. However, because it is joined to the main island by a very small and almost imperceptible bridge, most people don't even realize it is actually a separate body of land. It's also probably the only "resort island" anywhere that caters almost exclusively to boaters.
The sailing community is very familiar with Nanny Cay as the resort is host to the annual BVI Spring Regatta which is the largest annual sailing event in the British Virgin Islands.
This full service marina and boat yard offers dockage, fuel, water, ice, travel lift, sail loft, hotel, restaurants, a well equipped chandlery and an electronics store. You'll also find a few yacht charter companies here. There are a handful of day sail companies available as well as a small powerboat rental company, rigging services, yacht management companies, marine surveyors, yacht sales and more. See the map
for locations of the various components of the marina.
One of the things that I don't really understand is the almost complete lack of fanfare or recognition that accompanied the launch of Nanny Cay Marina's pump out station. It may be a rather unglamorous thing to mention, but it is a big deal here as it is one of the very few pump out stations anywhere. The marina management should be congratulated for being amongst the forerunners in establishing pump out stations throughout the BVI ... and may I say, it's about time!
Pump out station
Nanny Cay Marina
The Hotel is handy for visiting charter guests to spend the night prior to their bareboat vacation. Hotel and marina guests enjoy the use of the swimming pool as well as onshore bathroom and shower facilities.
Peg Leg's Landing Restaurant and Bar
is open for lunch and dinner while the Genaker Cafe (situated in the middle of the marina) is open for breakfast and lunch. Captain Mulligan's Sports Bar is open from 11:00 a.m. until whenever ... unless of course there is a sporting event on, and then they are open "whenever"!
Riteway operates a small convenience store just beside the Genaker Cafe. If you've forgotten anything on your provisioning list, drop into the store and pick up whatever groceries you need to fill in!
Nanny Cay Resort Swimming Pool
Nanny Cay Beach Bar
rents and sells SCUBA and snorkelling equipment and also provide rendezvous diving, SCUBA lessons and dive excursions. The dive shop is packed with all sorts of goodies divers will appreciate.
If you feel like pampering yourself, (and why not, you're on vacation!) ... stop in at the Almond Tree Salon for a facial, manicure or pedicure and you might get a hair cut while you're at it. Tell Janelle, Liane sent you!
The Arawak Boutique
carries some wonderful Caribbean gift items, clothing, swim suits, sarongs, sandals, beach attire and jewellery.
There are fun things to do here too. You might enjoy a few hours on the beach or play a round of miniature golf at Captain Mulligan's Restaurant
while the kids have a blast on the jungle gym. To round things out, you could always take a relaxing dip in the pool followed by a cold one at the beach bar after a strenuous day of working on your tan.
Times, they are a changing! According to General Manager, Miles Sutherland-Pilch (picture below), there are big plans in store for a large expansion of marina and other facilities at Nanny Cay.
General Manager, Miles Sutherland-Pilch
As you can see in the photo above, plans include an all new, 130 slip marina basin to be located on the eastern side of Nanny Cay together with several more residential condo units.
Should it ever happen that the marina is full just when you wanted to visit, head around the corner to Sea Cow's Bay
and they will very likely be able to fix you up with a slip for the night.
Phone (284) 394-2512 or visit their website here.