January 2017 | Business View Caribbean

62 63 S wain’s Cay Lodge sits on the edge of the third largest barrier reef in the world, on a white sandy beach inMangrove Cay,on the eastern side of Andros Island,Bahamas. It’s a quiet placewhere anglers can practice their casts,fish for bonefish,snorkel inside some of the greatest concentration of blue holes in that part of the Caribbean, or just enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. The Lodge is owned and operated by Cheryl Bastian, a former financial services professional who grew up on Andros and, tired of her years of service in the bank- ing industry, decided that she wanted to open a modest bed and breakfast oper- ation. In 2001, she went on a visit to Mangrove Cay and fell in love with a small lodge there. Over the next eight years, she sought the necessary financing to buy and develop the property, and finally opened the new and improved Swain’s Cay Lodge in February 2009. The Lodge has a total of nine units and 21 beds. “There’s an apartment with Swain’s Cay Lodge Swain’s Cay Lodge The best fishing in the Bahamas