Over Yonder Cay
OVER YONDER CAY
A former remote fishing outpost, Over Yonder Cay caught Dr. Bosarge’s eye in 2008, while he was sailing his yacht Tenacious in the Exumas, a 120-mile-long chain of remote islands in the Bahamas. Dr. Bosarge immediately recognized the Cay’s potential as both an exclusive luxury hideaway and an environmental showcase. Since then he has dedicated himself to creating the first fully “green” island on the planet, and to that end has transformed Over Yonder Cay into a unique eco-friendly haven for travelers seeking authentic and sustainable barefoot luxury.
Tucked away on Over Yonder Cay’s 72 acres are four unique villas, each of which sleeps six to eight guests and features stunning architectural design. Visitors are pampered by a dedicated staff of 40 and enjoy a variety of luxury amenities, including a chef who prepares meals primarily sourced from local fresh fish caught on the reefs that surround the Cay. In addition, the Cay offers yoga, tennis, volleyball, various watersports, a gym, a nine-hole par-three golf course, and a 12-seat theater. Guests can also charter the Tenacious—Dr. Bosarge’s 115-foot sloop, which is berthed in the Cay’s marina.
Renewable energy from three wind turbines and a solar field of 1,400 photovoltaic panels provides 96 percent of the island’s power needs. During the winter months, strong winds produce more energy than is needed for the resort, so the excess is used to power a Reverse Osmosis desalination system that purifies sea water, which is stored in large underground cisterns and used for drinking, irrigation, and other needs. The island’s system produces so much drinking water that Over Yonder Cay will soon begin exporting remineralized bottled water under the brand name WindWater™. Dr. Bosarge hopes that Over Yonder Cay will serve as a model for similarly off-the-grid locales in areas like the Caribbean looking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. He is already working with authorities in Haiti and Puerto Rico to share his eco-friendly model.
Over Yonder Cay is owned by a family trust.