Grand Cay

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District of Grand Cay
Grand Cay
Location of the District of Grand Cay
Location of the District of Grand Cay
Country  Bahamas
Island Grand Cay
District North Abaco
Government
 • Type District Council
Population (2010)
 • Total 383
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 242

Grand Cay is one of the districts of the Bahamas, in the Abaco islands.

Grand Cay is a small island or cay situated south of Walker's Cay in the Bahamas Islands. It is a settlement of Abaco, a major island of the Bahamas. After a hurricane's devastation of Walker's Cay, and other matters, Walker's Cay's workers were forced to go back to Grand Cay to seek employment. Previously, Grand Cay was seen as a base or home; but presently it is an island containing the main occupations and housing. It has a population of 383.(2010 census)[1] Grand Cay is notable for being a tourists' haven, and a peaceful, fishing community.

Its number one attraction is "Rosie's Place". Patrons can still sample the combo of Cracked Conch, Lobster Tail and Grilled Grouper. Rosie still provides a small full service marina and air conditioned rooms in addition to his famous eatery. Today on many of the cays people make a living fishing and lobstering.

In terms of Education, Grand Cay hosts the Grand Cay All Age School, which is located under the Grand Bahama District. The school population varies from 100-115.

This was the island of choice of U.S. President Richard Nixon, a friend of Robert Abplanalp, an island resident.

Few gas docks, restaurants and other places to suit the tourist industry are found on the island.

It's about a mile in length.

References

  1. ^ NORTH ABACO POPULATION BY SETTLEMENT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF OCCUPIED DWELLINGS: 2010 CENSUS - Bahamas Department of Statistics

Coordinates: 27°13′26″N 78°19′26″W / 27.2239°N 78.3239°W / 27.2239; -78.3239


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