Destination Review: Hoffman’s Cay (One of my FAVORITE places in the Bahamas)

Pros: Secluded, Blue Hole a dinghy ride away, the ocean side of the beach had waves crashing on the rocks, the cove side had white beaches with gentle waves lapping up on the beach. Total solitude. No one else was ever anchored in the cove or on the beaches when we were anchored there. It was like finding our own deserted island.

Cons: No amenities (which wouldn’t have been a big deal at all, except that we ran out of water and had to leave 🙁 Also, I think this must have been too rocky for the monohulls. They sometimes anchored outside for the night, or they’d sail/motor right through to exit out the other side. Our trimaran was plenty stable for me.

Cost: Zero Dollars (my kinda place!)

A panoramic shot of our surrounding islands:

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The water was SO gorgeous. I loved the quiet solitude here and we all loved hiking around the beach, playing in the sand, listening to the waves. This is by far one of my favorite places so far. It just felt so… private. It was gorgeous and because the islands pretty much surrounded us (and only us), I wasn’t as anxious about the kids taking off on their own to spend an afternoon/evening on a beach of their choosing. It made for a much more relaxing time! On our last day there, Abyni paddleboarded to one beach, Paris & Jazz kayaked to another one, Jaedin hiked back to Blue Hole and Patrick and I had a few hours to ourselves on the boat. It was a great time for all of us to take serious time to have alone time. I noticed after this that a lot of the tensions that had been building were gone. The kids seemed to enjoy hanging out together more again and there was just less… stress. It was a great way to end our visit there!

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Abyni and Jazz actually spent two afternoons digging this HUGE hole in the sand after spending quite a long time building big sand castles.

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Patrick and the kids took a day trip to the other side of the island to visit Blue Hole. They had a blast hiking through the nature trails and then jumping into the gorgeous Blue Hole.

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My favorite part was listening to the waves crash on the rocks. I still wish that I had just taken the time to sit and record the sounds of the waves crashing, because now that we’re not there, I really miss it. Next time I see a beach like this, I’m definitely taking my camera!

If we hadn’t run out of water, I would have chosen to stay there for at least a few more days, if not another week. This place was perfect for us.

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