Navigation To Nanny Cay
Some of the sights that will greet you as you approach Nanny Cay from the West are masts raised above the surrounding breakwater, Nanny Cay’s marine centre, boatyard, and Nanny Bay’s marina.
In approaching Nanny Cay, let the restaurant be your target and it’s at the extreme of the southern part. Watch out for the lit red and green pilings which signal the entrance into the channel. Towards the starboard, marked with red lights is a 10-inch water right up to the breakwater.
Usually, the Nanny Cay Marina on VHF 16 is to be contacted for instructions if a boat that has drafts greater than 10 inches can harbour. Upon entering the channel, there are green signals used to mark the western shore. Moorings and anchoring are prohibited inside of Nanny Cay due to its small landmass.
Nanny Cay offers a full-service marina.
Overview of Nanny Cay
Nanny Cay Island makes up one of the Islands in the BVI, and it’s located in Road Town- Tortola, Caribbean. It was formerly made up of three cays: Big Cay, Little Cay, and Miss Peggy Cay. However, it was merged to form a single peninsula to create a marina and resort development.
You can connect to Nanny Cay from the Tortola Island using a short bridge.
A marina, hotel, restaurants, townhouses now reside on Nanny Cay.
Side Attraction on Nanny Cay Island
One of the fancy spots on the Nanny Cay Island is its marina; which is sheltered by nature. It’s designed in a modern way with top-notch facilities that include beautiful restrooms and shower facilities that are inviting. Its electricity input/output is in 120/220v with backup power that covers the site. It has water and ice that are made from Nanny Cay’s R/O plant; it has a fuel dock onboard the marina.
The Townhouses in the Nanny Cay village are a beauty to behold as it is set modernly with homes that are spacious and can comfortably occupy four to six guests.
For lifers, the Nanny Cay Island which hosts a beach bar that opens from 11 am daily, The Galley- a spot that offers grill shak and barbeque every night, you can also purchase lunch and dinner there as well. There are often shows organized around the beach at night to keep guests entertained.
The Nanny Cay Hotel has 15 rooms and it’s located sheltered in a tropical garden in the marina. All of the rooms are fully air-conditioned, WIFI and computer services enabled, cable television availability, telephone, maid services, and a balcony that give guests a beautiful scenery of the tropical garden.
The Nanny Cay hotel has a beautiful freshwater pool that all guests are welcomed to use, and it provides an excellent view of the Sir Francis Drake channel.
You could also chill out on the lounger by the beach and watch the boats sail and enjoy fresh breeze. Or better still, you could do some exercise in the gym or enjoy some outdoor sport like a game of volleyball by the beach.
Nanny Cay has a marine centre that provides boaters with a full range of services and activities. Due to the marine centre’s relatively small size, it’s always of full with yachts. In order to have a place to anchor when you visit, it’s always advisable you put a call through to (VHF channel 16 or 284-494-2512) and check for slip availability in advance before visiting. Nanny Cay Marina can take yachts up to 140 feet long, 12 feet draft, and 33 feet wide.
In addition to its services, Nanny Cay is an excellent place for equipping.
Nanny Cay and Hurricane Irma
Nanny Cay was hit by hurricane Irma in September 2017. This stalled most of the activities carried out on the Island. However, work is in top gear to restore damaged properties so activities can spring back to life. For instance, the boatyard is making desperate efforts to restore all the vessels that were damaged during the hurricane hit.