13 Bedrooms | 13 Baths
From Inquire per Night
Wax Cay, Private Island, Bahamas, Caribbean Vacation Rental
Welcome to Wax Cay, where rustic and barefoot luxury go hand in hand. We are excited to welcome full island rentals for parties of 4-30 guests. Your stay with us will be filled with authentic Bahamian cuisine, Polynesian style villas, and more beaches to discover then you will have time. Perfectly situated inside of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, Wax Cay offers panoramic views of some of the most breath-taking landscapes the Exumas have to offer. Enjoy air-conditioned interiors, marble bathrooms, private sundecks and beach front gazebos with hammocks. We curate your experience exclusively to you. Start your morning with one of our wellness professionals, let our private chefs wow your taste buds, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
Wax Cay is situated in the most sought after area of Exuma, a chain of islands only 45 miles Southeast of Nassau. Adjacent to the Exuma Land and Sea Park and a short protected natural harbor crossing to a newly constructed 5000 foot runway on Normans Cay. Head south into the adjacent Exuma Land and Sea Park, the world’s first natural undersea park, featuring a protected natural environment of coral reefs, mangrove creeks, stunning beaches and sand banks. Head north and enjoy excellent fishing, restaurants and marina services. With the breeze of the tip of the Trade Winds blowing continually throughout the summer, Wax Cay boasts a warm, agreeable climate year round. Between September and May temperatures average 21-24°C (70-75°F), with the rest of the year temperatures between 27°C and 29°C (80-85°F). Nighttime temperatures are generally 5-7° cooler and ocean surface temperatures vary between 23°C (74°F) in February and 29°C (84°F) in August.
The Island has been enhanced with extensive infrastructure, including 10 beachfront villas and 2 harbors, a restaurant/bar with professional equipment, games room and a spa/yoga pavilion. The accommodations have been designed and embellished with elements from Bali, Indonesia and Vietnam. Antique hand carved timbers, marble and hardwood floors – the villas are simple, yet luxurious in their appointment. Each has been carefully situated with its own private beach looking out to spectacular ocean views.
Wax Cays’ buildings consist of accommodation villas, 3 staff buildings, the dinning building including a bar and a commercial kitchen, an open-air pavilion, a games pavilion with billiard table, games tables, sitting areas with satellite TV and Internet access, laundry, harbor embankment, hand cut native stone walkways and sea walls, docks with power and water and storage, Facilities include a marina, a power generating facility, water supply and reverse osmosis equipment. The island features countless soft sand beaches, hilltop lookouts (with the highest elevations in the northern Exumas at 94 ft) abundant fresh water lens, high rolling hills and lush vegetation. With two inland boat harbors/marinas, Wax Cay boasts deep-water access and frontage on both the Exuma Sound side and the calm, warm, shallow bank side.
Opportunities for activity on and around Wax Cay abound. A hiking trail winds along the full length of the mile long island, skirting secluded beaches offering exercise and opportunities to explore. For the more adventurous the area is ideal for fabulous sports fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing and kite boarding. A quick boat trip to the neighboring Exuma Land and Sea Park reveals even more to discover.
The social heart of the Island is the centrally located bar and restaurant, offering a warm and inviting space, suitable for hosting a large gathering of family and friends, or a quiet meal for two. Surrounded by wooden decks with teak furniture, the location is a perfect place to entertain and to enjoy the island’s exquisite sunsets. A blend of the exotic and comfortable, the villas on Wax Cay are simply one of a kind. The structures have been built using hand carved antique Vietnamese building frames. These were disassembled in Vietnam shipped to Wax Cay and re-assembled. The rustic elegance of these buildings adds to the mystique of being on the Cay.
The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the world’s first protected area of its kind. This 176-square-mile park is known for its pristine beauty, outstanding anchorages and breathtaking marine environment. A 4,800 foot runway awaits your touchdown on the neighboring Normans Cay. Nassau being only 45 miles away makes Wax Cay an easy flight or boat trip away. With the construction of the Normans Cay runway, you can make a brief stop at numerous locations to clear Bahamas immigration and customs and continue in your private plane on to Normans Cay. Be collected by small boat and leave the rest of the world behind as you enjoy your own private island oasis.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children are welcomed
Events subject to additional fee, please inquire
Rates vary depending on time of year and number of guests
High season and holiday rates are higher
3 night minimum
Rates based on 8 guests
Please inquire for larger groups
Refundable damage deposit required
50% down to book
Balance due 60 days prior
Please bring proof of identification
Travel insurance recommended
All bookings are final
Rates and fees subject to change without notice
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
10 Private Villas
2 Harbors w/6 Ft. Draft
Kitchenettes in Most Villas
2 Open Air Pavilions
Outdoor Yoga Area
Video Games Console
2 Kitchens w/Bar Areas
Iron & Board
Safe Deposit Box
Standard Food & Beverage
At Extra Cost:
Excursions & Tours