Wondering about the definition of cay? Keep reading to learn the meaning of cay, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!
What is a Cay?
A cay is a type of island that is a low bank or reef made of accumulated sand, coral, or rock.
Usually, if the accumulated sediments are predominantly sand, it is a cay; if it is predominantly rock or gravel, it is a motu.
More on Cays
Cay is pronounced interchangeably like “key” or “kaye” and also spelled as “key” (common in American English).
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