An Unspoiled Island Paradise

Discover a destination that is remote and rustic, yet emanates a familiar charm – as if to welcome an old friend. Long kept secret by the group of travelers that don’t like to be known as tourists, Fernandez Bay Village appeals to those who travel not just to see new landscapes, but also to gain and share a new perspective on living.

The Clubhouse

Share a drink with old friends at the tiki bar – or make some new ones. The patio overlooking the bay leads from the bar to the beach-side dining terrace. Here you’ll enjoy most of your daily meals. Of course, there’s always the option to move indoors under the traditional thatch roof of the formal dining room for shelter from the sun.

Directly adjacent to the dining room is the lobby and library. During mealtimes, the buffet is set up on the south side of the lobby next to the kitchen. The main entrance and reception desk are directly across from a sitting area, with a pay telephone. Wi-Fi is available, via your laptop or mobile device.

A Private Beach

A private, one-mile stretch of pristine fine white sand lines the entire length of the bay. The beach at Fernandez Bay Village faces west, making for spectacular sunsets and creating shade throughout the day under the Casurina trees that line the shore. Perfect for romantic walks, a cool refreshing dip in the crystal clear turquoise waters, or just relaxing under a thatch roof beach umbrella.

Shell Beach, at the other end of the creek is the perfect place to anchor your craft, have a picnic, look for shells and soak up the warm Bahamian sun.

Dining Options

If you’re staying in a villa, you have the option to prepare some of your own meals using the kitchen stocked with pots, pans and utensils. The resort features one of only four commercial kitchens on Cat Island and offers three meals a day served at the Clubhouse. As a result, you don’t have to go far to enjoy the best food Cat Island has to offer.

In addition, there is always a plate of fresh baked cookies, a stalk of local bananas or a basket full of seasonal fruits for snacks on the go, including pineapple, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes and limes too.


Breakfast is served seaside on the dining terrace. Enjoy a buffet of hard boiled eggs, an assortment of breads and rolls, cheese, local fruits, cereal, yogurt, bacon, sausage and daily specials – banana pancakes, cinnamon French Toast or eggs benedict on Sundays.


For lunch you can order something off the lunch menu from your waitress or the kitchen staff. Choose among burgers, hot dogs and heavenly sandwiches prepared on fresh baked Bahamian bread, along with fresh tossed salads and cold beverages.


Dinners at FBV have a reputation for flavor and ambiance. They attract boaters and private pilots throughout the Bahamas and South Florida. Served buffet style on the beach patio under the stars, guests come early to mix and mingle at the tiki bar.

Fernandez Bay Village Map

  1. Royal Palm Cottage
  2. Coconut Palm Cottage
  3. Travelers Palm Cottage
  4. Tamarind Suite
  5. Club House, Dining Terrace, Kitchen, Office, Boutique, Tiki Bar and Library
  6. Piña Colada
  7. Caretaker’s Cottage
  8. Seabreeze
  9. Shane’s Shack
  10. Beach House
  11. Hibiscus House
  12. Seagrape House
  13. Sea Garden House
  14. Sand Dollar Villa
  15. Coral Cottage
  16. Private
  17. Conch Cottage
  18. Hummingbird House
  19. The Point House

About Your Hosts

FBV has been a labor of love for the Armbristers as they built the
cottages, villas and parts of the clubhouse from scratch over the last 40 years, and raised their two children here.

Tony’s ties to the Bahamas date back to the war of independence, when loyalist to the British crown were forced to choose an alliance to the colonies, move to Canada or back to the UK (all so cold!) or settle on one of the commonwealth Islands.

Lucky for FBV visitors of today, Tony’s great grandfather, John Armbrister, remained loyal to England and moved his family first to Nassau in 1790, and then onto Cat Island in the 1800s (you can visit the remains of his small plantation home and ancient railroad in Old Bight).

Today, your hosts continue to revel in the beauty and simplicity of Cat Island and are able to share their love and commitment to the land and local population through the resort. So kick off your shoes, grab a beach towel, a cool drink and head to the water’s edge. We hope you enjoy Fernandez Bay and wish to thank you for your interest in the resort.

Getting to Fernandez Bay Village

Several commercial airlines fly to Cat Island. Chartering a private plane is also an option. Please call and confirm travel days, flight times and current fares with each airline. Rates and schedule changes do occur.

Sky Bahamas

Daily round trip flights between Nassau (NAS) and New Bight (TBI). 7 days a week. (242) 377-8993

Flight #1 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Flight #2 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Private Pilots

Private pilots can easily land at The Bight airport, which is 5,000 feet paved. The airport operates at all times under visual flight rules. Customs is available 9:00 am – 5:00pm.