Princess Cays offers 40 acres of private resort life with over half a mile of white-sand shoreline.

With plenty of fun sights and exciting activities, the island is one for all ages to enjoy. Here is all you need to know about Princess Cays.

Where is Princess Cays?

Princess Cays is an exclusive port of call, situated in the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. It is close to Nassau as well as the cruise port of Fort Lauderdale.

Princess Cruises - Ship at sea

Is Princess Cays a private island?

Yes. Many cruise lines have their own private ports which you can only visit on a cruise with them. For Princess Cruises, it’s Princess Cays. You can only visit here on a sailing with them aboard one of their selected ships.

Which cruise ships visit there?

There are six ships in the Princess Cruises’ fleet which visit Princess Cays. These include Crown Princess, Island Princess, Enchanted Princess, Caribbean Princess, Sky Princess and Regal Princess.

Bungalow - Princess Cays

What is there to do at Princess Cays?

The island is packed with fun activities, relaxing retreats, water sports and more. It’s a great place to enjoy with family or friends, or just as a romantic break for two. Just a few things to experience during your stay in Princess Cays include the following.

Private Bungalows

Luxurious shoreside bungalows offer the perfect place to relax, with air-conditioning and easy transport to and from the bungalows. Live life in the island-style situated in a picturesque palm grove, where each bungalow features a ceiling fan, table for four, two sun loungers and a private shower. The beach is within walking distance and attentive staff can also take drink orders.

To hire a bungalow in Princess Cays it costs from $199.95 for four people.

Couple in bungalow - Princess Cays

Water sports

From kayaking, windsurfing, paddlewheelers, floats, aqua chairs and a Hobie Wave there’s plenty of fun to splash about! You can hire plenty of items such as floats and water noodles to banana boats and paddle boards. Rental of water sports equipment starts from as little as $4.95 to $54.95 depending on your choice.

People on a pedalo - Princess Cays

Rock Sound

Rock Sound is a town known for its pristine beaches, sparkling blue waters, spectacular views and colourful island buildings. There is a selection of excursions to Rock Sound which you can book with Princess Cruises where you can also visit the bat caves or head to the Ocean Hole – a bottomless underwater formation popular with divers.

Excursions start from $79.95 per person.

Beach on Princess Cays

Outdoor adventures

For something a bit more exciting, you could opt for a dune buggy adventure and cultural heritage tour in South Eleuthera, travelling back roads past Bannerman Town to the ruins of the Anglican Church of the Assumption, ending back at the Princess Cays’ gates. Dune buggy adventures start from $169.95.

Or why not enjoy a glass-bottom boat cruise to view the tropical marine life of Eleuthera. Take a peek at rainbow-hued fish, pristine coral reefs and more through large glass windows on this experience. You could even meet with stingrays on an animal encounter, where you’re supervised by experienced guides and divers to feed and interact with these graceful creatures. Stingray encounters start from $39.95.

Stingray encounter - Princess Cays

Relaxing retreats

Escape to your own private retreat where you can relax on the sandy shore on your own comfortable beach clamshell. Enjoy kicking-back and relaxing for two with your own private escape, enjoying the natural landscapes and lush mangroves of the surroundings as you enjoy the sanctuary of your beach clamshell. Beach clamshell rental starts at $39.95.

Drinks and dining at Princess Cays

There are plenty of places to sit down to lunch or enjoy an ice-cold drink during your time on Princess Cays.

There are a few buffets at the port which serve barbeque burgers, hotdogs, salads and fruit, which are included in your visit. This area opens from 11,30am until 1.30pm.

Women at the bar - Princess Cays

As for drinks, there are plenty of bars to stop and enjoy a drink including those on the main beachside: Coconuts, Palm Grove, Bahia Bar and Banana Beach Bar. Drinks packages can be used here if you have purchased one on-board your Princess Cruises ship, meaning you only need to take your ship card on the island!

Princess Cays: Frequently asked questions

Is there something you’ve always wanted to know about Princess Cruises’ private island? Read on below and see if we can help!

Does Princess Cays have WiFi?

Princess Cays has MedallionNet WiFi available for guests ashore, meaning you can share memorable beach experiences with friends and family back home.

Will my drinks package work on Princess Cays?

All of the Princess Cruises’ drinks packages can be used on Princess Cays – excluding the New Grounds Coffee Package. The Classic Soda Package, Premier Coffee & Soda Package and the Premier Beverage Package can all be redeemed during your time on Princess Cays.

Water sports equipment - Princess Cays

Where does the ship dock in Princess Cays?

Because of the terrain and nature of the island, ships visiting here dock a few miles away from the port. This means you will need to take a tender to reach the island.

Do I have to book an excursion to visit Princess Cays?

No, you can choose to disembark in Princess Cays regardless of whether you have an excursion arranged. The island is free to roam around and explore the beaches and shops.

Bungalow - Princess Cays

Would you love to visit Princess Cays on a cruise, or have you been already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Emma Smith
Emma has more than six years' experience as a writer and has been in the travel industry for over a year. She loves learning of new places and cruise ships coming to market, as well as discovering fun and exciting activities to do while you sail. She has cruised with Royal Caribbean and is looking to get something in diary for 2020! Her favourite things to see on a ship include excellent entertainment, a delicious cocktail menu and extraordinary dining venues.

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