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Let the winds take you to beautiful Cat Island, where the sandy, pink, unpopulated beaches stretches for miles and you can swim in the crystal clear turquoise water and gentle breezes caress you in the evening under the starry sky. Come and stay with us, and let us show you the real, unspoiled Bahamas.
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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swapc wrote a review Jan 2019
New Delhi, India38 contributions35 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Tailwinds. Rich is very responsive and responded to all our queries quickly. It’s very easy to get there with the Sky Bahamas flight from Nassau. It’s a really beautiful, well maintained property right on a gorgeous beach. We had the entire white sand beach to ourselves and had a most relaxing time. It's also shaded which is perfect for hot afternoons. Watching that breath taking sun-set with one of Rich’s cocktails is something we can do more often! There are also free kayaks available. It’s a perfect spot to snorkel- we even saw lots of fish while swimming in those clear blue waters. Very close to Man o war beach- it’s a nice little hike to see the northernmost part of the island. Large rooms- very airy and clean and windows open right to the beach. It’s a sight waking up and seeing the beach from your bed. Shower was an enclosed space without roof- incredible experience taking a shower while watching the stars after a fun day at beach. There is an open bar with honor system. Amazing variety and very reasonable prices. Delicious food- both Rich and Misbah are great cooks. We are both vegetarians and did not for a second felt restricted because of that. We were taken very good care of and got to taste some amazing dishes and desserts. We ate all our meals at the resort and enjoyed every single one of them. Rich was kind enough to drive us to supermarket for some groceries. It was an amazing experience to pluck coconuts from the tree and learning how to cut them. It’s not as easy as it looks 😊 Fresh coconut water every day was a treat. Rich and Misbah are both very warm, friendly people. It was like staying at a grandpa’s house who will take really good care of you. We loved the personal touch and enjoyed our conversations. Will totally recommend staying here. Rich is looking to sell this property and retire. He is maintaining and running it impeccably and led to one of the best vacation we’ve ever had. Hopefully- he finds someone who can continue to show the same level of care as he is.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are 4 rooms- 2 right on beach and 2 slightly behind but with a beach view.
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mmchaplin wrote a review Mar 2018
Orlando, Florida25 contributions17 helpful votes
Great little resort on Shannas Bay on the North End of the island. Great location! Stayed for a week and rented a car from Yardie's to bop around the island a few days. The beach is pristine and you can walk for miles or grab a kayak and explore. Saw a few barracuda and rays. Rich has this place for sale and would be a great buy for someone who is looking to run a small resort. Beautiful property and solidly built!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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suzannelynn43510 wrote a review Mar 2018
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota5 contributions12 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Cat Island three years ago and we loved the tranquility of the island so much that we decided to go back again, this year. We stayed at a different hotel in 2015, but happened upon Tail Winds and its owner, Rich, at that time. We decided right then if we decided to return, we'd stay at Tail Winds because we liked the villas, as well as Rich. The entire resort is fantastic: well-built, upscale, and right on the beach. Rich was an attentive and generous host who outdid himself to make our vacation wonderful! He is now getting ready to retire and sell the resort and I hope the new owners will be just as accommodating. They'll be getting a great property; Rich was a general contractor who built everything right!
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Any of the four villas are great!
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rejuvenate wrote a review Dec 2017
Manitoba, Canada1357 contributions213 helpful votes
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like the popular Bare Naked Ladies song goes, "I'd buy me this beautiful resort" that just came up for sale the week before we arrived. Richie built this resort from the ground up and has maintained it in such incredible condition you'll be amazed to know its the age it is. Located on a spectacular beach in Shanna's Bay, it has views that will mesmerize and hypnotize; the ocean so many beautiful shades of blue and green, where even a cloudy day can best be described as stunning. As wonderful as it was to wake up to such sights each day, we looked forward to the end of the day too, where a spectacular sunset was, more often than not, guaranteed, quickly followed by a magnificent display of the nighttime galaxy above. Our first trip to Cat Island was in Feb 2017 where we stayed in a beach house a short walk from Tailwinds. It was on this visit that we met Richie, eating most of our meals at his resort. We looked forward to returning to the island, so when we saw the "Free flights from Nassau" promotion by BahamaGo, it was all the inspiration needed to make it happen. Richie provided the transport to/from the airport, celebrated our arrival with a free drink, shared with us the first watermelon of the season (oh my goodness, talk about delicious!!), picked us a key lime from a tree out back, entertained as only he can (cover your ears if squeamish with his "colourful" outlook on life....), concocted some delicious dinners, highlights being chicken caesar salad and an enormous lobster dinner served with vegetables from the island, always asking "Everything ok?", made us laugh when he hollered "Hey kids, dinner is ready" (we are only a few years younger than him). His home is your home, the honour bar always open, all the toys at your disposal with snorkelling equipment, kayaks, and beach chairs provided (even bug spray - remember, it's important you use it!!) His loyal and faithful sidekicks, Mispah, keeps the place spotless and serves up delicious breakfasts and lunches, while Joe maintains the beautifully landscaped grounds and whatever else is required to keep the buildings in such great shape. Lunch and drinks at the Tiki Hut are not to be missed while cooling refreshing dips in the small pool welcome from the hot sun. Waking up to and falling asleep to the ocean's sounds is guaranteed at this beach front resort, step right off the deck into the luscious cool sand, where the biggest decision of each day will be do we go right or left or maybe we'll just stay put, in awe of the beauty surrounding us. We stayed in Hanna's Hangar, one of the 2 beach front suites, with beautiful views out the front patio doors, ah, to wake up to that view again!! And who doesn't love an outdoor shower?? The suite comes with everything needed to pull off a few quick meals, outfitted with a fridge, microwave, dishes, glasses and cutlery. It's not a traditional resort in the sense that passers by, intrigued by the look of the place, might stop in to take a look, but then are puzzled when there's no one there to greet them. On 3 occasions, while on the beach, we were approached by other visitors to the area asking "do we own this place?" (ha! I wish), "are we staying here?" and "can we take a look?" where then I'd gleefully take them on a tour, calling out to Richie, "there's people here that wanna buy a drink", sometimes he came out, sometimes not. Being such a small resort with an even smaller staff, it unfortunately does not come across as a welcoming place to "walk-ins". Of course, we've got ideas to fix that, but then again, we'd need a million plus to put them into action ;) To whoever does have the million plus, so Richie can get his wings again, we'll be your first visitors!!
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Date of stay: November 2017
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JandMSUP wrote a review Sep 2017
San Francisco, California29 contributions9 helpful votes
This place is right on the beach and features 4 stand-alone suites. Ours had a private outdoor shower!! (Maybe they all do, but we didn't snoop too much). There is a small, clean pool but you really don't need it because the gorgeous sea is right there! This place had a comforting, "new" feeling to it while still having charm. We rented a car and spent most of each day exploring the island. Coming back to the hotel with the bar and breeze flowing through the dining area was the perfect way to end the day. If we travel to Cat Island again, it is *very* likely that we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ginghus wrote a review Aug 2017
Kiel, Wisconsin39 contributions4 helpful votes
I had a awesome experience there. Stay in the front suites if possible the morning wake up view is fantastic Serve yourself bar great. stingrays swimming by. The perfect water and the beach enough said highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ocean views best hannas hanger is were we stayed.
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Webwings76 wrote a review May 2017
Wil, Switzerland22 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed at Tailwinds for the fourth time already, while island hopping in the Bahamas with a rented plane. The two night stay was fantastic: a free welcome drink at the bar, a super clean (and stable built) cottage with large and clean beds, TV set (we actually didn't use...no TV required in paradise ;-) ), and a clean bright bathroom with a gorgeous outside shower (imagine taking a shower under the starry sky after having enjoyed the Caribbean sunset on the beach right in front of the cottage...unbeatable! The white powder sandy beach is several miles long and totally yours – only guests of this and the neighbouring lodge use it, which most of the time means the beach is between empty and a few people – forget any crowded beaches you've seen before. And with the free kayaks, you can stroll around the northern tip of Cat Island and discover other beaches where you'll see literally noone. The breakfast and the dinners were delicious. If you tell the staff in advance, they buy even fresh local fish or lobster and prepare it deliciously for dinner. Thank you Rich and Mizpah for another great time in paradise!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JSKime wrote a review Apr 2017
Greenville, North Carolina25 contributions10 helpful votes
We just finished our third 5-night stay at Tail Winds and couldn't be happier. Each time we visit Cat Island, we meet more local "fixtures" that quickly become friends. Tail Winds is the perfect place to stay if you want immediate access to the most beautiful beaches in the world, delicious food, a self-serve bar, and an immaculate villa. Rich's place is so well kept and Mispah keeps Tail Winds spotless. Joe is always super helpful and friendly, too. There's a reason (or several) that my husband and I keep coming back. We're already planning our forth trip. :)
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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baslibrary wrote a review Apr 2017
Turkey, North Carolina2 contributions2 helpful votes
My daughter and her husband had been to Tailwinds Resort before and raved about how perfect it was, so we decided to take our first family vacation in 20 years and all go to the Tailwinds Resort on Cat Island for Christmas. Needless to say we had the most wonderful time. The villas were spotless and well cared for, the food was delicious, the employees were gracious and hardworking and our host was colorful and accommodating. We are all anticipating a return trip before the end of the year.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Villas are large and spacious with vaulted ceilings.
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David H wrote a review Apr 2017
Toccoa, Georgia92 contributions12 helpful votes
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We stayed March 15-20, 2017. We own an airplane have done a dozen or so Bahamas "out islands" trips the past four years. We recommend Tailwinds without hesitation. The owner, Richard, picked us up from the airport, and stopped at the small grocer so we could pick up a few things. The villas are spacious, clean, well constructed and well appointed with mini-fridge, microwave, dishes and a small coffee pot, although you won't need it - fresh complimentary coffee is available each morning in the restaurant. A small electric fireplace style heater, air conditioning, safe and flat screen satellite television complete each villa. Wireless internet is available in the villas, although it worked the best near the restaurant. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and the bar is open 24/7 on the "honor system." Meals and service were excellent quality. Richard's employees are excellent, hard-working and friendly with a cheerful attitude. The Villas are right on the beach ... and a beautiful beach it is! Exceptional pure soft white sand, and clear bright blue turquoise water. Shanna's Bay is on the Northwest side of the island facing west, as a result the water is generally calmer than the Atlantic side. And in comparison almost no trash washes up. There are kayaks although we never used them. We did join fellow guests for several activities including: group snorkeling in Shanna's Bay, a short hike to a nearby secluded and uninhabited beach, and a trip to "The Hermitage" on Bahamas highest point. To have all the amenities and service on such a beautiful and quiet beach ... for such a fair price ... !!!! We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tail Winds Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Tail Winds Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Tail Winds Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tail Winds Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tail Winds Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tail Winds Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tail Winds Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Tail Winds Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tail Winds Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.