Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve

Ocean Cay is an artificial island located in the Bimini district of the Bahamas. It was originally built in the late 1960s and early 1970s as an industrial sand extraction site by using an existing rock outcrop. However, in recent years, the cay was redeveloped as a marine reserve and private island for MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately held cruise company.

Today, the island includes various attractions, such as:

  • an arrival plaza and welcome pavilion
  • a Bahamian-style shopping village
  • a mixed-use marina
  • a central green space
  • a lighthouse
  • an amphitheatre
  • a food court
  • a restaurant and coffee bar
  • two walk-up bars
  • a shallow water lagoon
  • eight public and private beaches
  • a spa
  • private cabanas, and
  • several diving areas

  • Visited: Feb 2020

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s