Facilities

Facilities

The main house sits atop an 80-foot bluff with a spectacular 360-degree ocean view. This unique house was designed to collect and store rainwater. Hidden beneath the foundation are three freshwater cisterns with a capacity of storing 125,000 gallons of water. The house supports both wind and solar electrical generation interphased through a state of the art inverter system. Diesel generators supply all backup power if needed.

The architecture of the main house begins with a 4,000 square foot great room. Within the great room is a sunken living room, formal dining area, pool table area, bar, breakfast nook, powder room and the kitchen. Surrounding the great room is a screened-in walk around porch with an open sundeck and veranda on both the front and back sides of the house. The four suites are connected to the great room by out door skywalks 8 feet above the ground. These elevated suites have private baths, sitting areas, porches and spectacular views. Generally, guests socialize and dine in the great room then retire to their suite for privacy and rest. The accommodations are modern with hot water, air conditioning and queen size beds.

Cellular phone and marine VHF radio are the primary means of communication.

Meals are served three times a day or on whatever schedule the guests desire. Local fish, conch and lobster combined with personal requests and traditional western fare are served in the main house. Most culinary requests can be accommodated and menu discussions are always handled on a personal basis prior to your arrival.

The Darby Islands possess some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The sand is the color and texture of sifted flour. There are at least ten separate beaches on Little and Big Darby alone. A.J. Beach, on Little Darby, faces the blue waters of the Exuma Sound. It has a half moon crescent shaped shallow bay, crystal clear water with a beach over one quarter mile long. In its backdrop are coconut palms and Australian Pines with hammocks and a chickee cabana. A.J. Beach has been designated one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world according to Beach Magazine.

The size and privacy of the islands allow our guests the ability to do many things from water activities to exploring the castle and large caves that dot Big Darby to just relaxing in a hammock under the shade of the palms with a good book. Day excursions to nearby settlements such as Farmers Cay can be arranged by request.