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Staniel Cay is located about 75 miles southeast of Nassau’s Bahamian capital, 62 miles northwest of George Town, and 250 miles southeast of the U.S. State of Florida. It is a small island in the middle of the Exuma Cays chain, approximately 2 square miles in size, and a popular choice for visitors to the Bahamas due to its proximity to some of the most desirable attractions and points of interest the Caribbean. When planning your visit, make sure to take advantage of these top things to do from your Staniel Cay beach retreat! Take a look at our FAQs and other helpful vacation planning information. If there is anything else you’d like to know feel free to Contact Us anytime! We are happy to help you prepare and plan your trip to Staniel Cay.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Staniel Cay is located about 75 miles southeast of Nassau’s Bahamian capital, 62 miles northwest of George Town, and 250 miles southeast of the U.S. State of Florida. It is a small island in the middle of the Exuma Cays chain accessible by plane and boat. View our map to explore Staniel Cay and area.
Staniel Cay is accessible by boat, regularly scheduled flights, charter planes, and private airplanes. Daily flights arrive and depart from Staniel Cay from Fort Lauderdale and Nassau. If you are arriving by boat Copasetic Villa offers 120 and 50′ dock rental. Upon arrival we will welcome you at the airport and transport you to your Villa. See Getting Here for more information.
Staniel Cay Villas offers two luxury villa rentals. Villa Runaway is a completely renovated exclusive private beachfront 6 bedroom, 3.5 bath house with pool, swim up bar, waterfront cabana and all the conveniences you need. Villa Copasetic is a luxurious oceanfront 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with infinity pool and yacht dockage for an extra fee.
No doubt about it – the transportation of choice on Staniel Cay is the golf cart. Golf carts can get you to and from any point within the village area in five minutes or less, making them the perfect way to get around and really explore the island, naturally. Learn more about our Golf Cart Rentals.
Exploring nearby islands, beaches and sandbars is a must do at Staniel Cay. For an extra fee, we offer our guests a Private Boat and Captain to guide you around to all the best sites Staniel Cay and area has to offer.
On island, Staniel Cay offers fine and casual dining options as well as fun and relaxing locations for a drink. Or hop on a boat and explore the many options on islands nearby. To learn more about some of our favorites please visit our Drinks & Dining page.
Staniel Cay offers a few options for picking up your needed provisions including Burke’s ‘Blue’ Convenience Store, Pink Pearl, and Isles General Store where you can find everything you need. Learn more on our Drinks & Dining page.
Casual summer wear can be worn during the day at any time of the year, but be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for the cooler evenings from December to February. Of course, don’t forget our beachwear but remember it is inappropriate in churches, and some restaurants, so bring something along to cover up. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is always a good idea. Don’t forget any special medication
The Bahamian dollar is the currency in Bahama and is equal to $1 USD with a fixed exchange rate. There are no ATMs or even a bank on Staniel Cay. Make sure to bring more than enough spending cash to the island. Credit cards are accepted but expect to pay a 5% fee.
Enjoy the unique culture, experience the beauty and tranquility and explore the azure waters that surround this tropical paradise.If your looking for adventure there are many local islands just a short boat ride away, that will keep you amazed with world class snorkeling and diving, uninhabited picturesque beaches, iguanas, the world famous swimming pigs, pet friendly sharks and the islands of the rich and famous. Visit the Play section to discover the many activities and adventures that await you.
All times are great times to visit Staniel Cay. Winter and Spring is high season and one of the busier times with more guests escaping the cold weather in the North but you can always find secluded private places to explore and relax. Summer is fantastic with hotter temperatures, cooling sea breezes, and warmer waters. Fall is slow season and the quietest time but an opportunity to enjoy local living and island life at its finest.
The weather in Staniel Cay is nearly perfect year round with average highs of 77 to 86 °F (25 to 30 °C). Winter lows average a comfortable 70 °F (21 °C). Summer highs range from 80 to 90 °F (26 to 32 °C). Water temperatures are great year round at 70 to 80 °F (21 to 26 °C). Things cool off a little now and then all year with some rain passing through quickly as squalls and thunderstorms so it never ruins your plans. May and June tend to have the most rain.
Hurricane season is typically from June through November.
Bahamas prides itself on being a safe country. The small island of Staniel Cay is extremely safe with no crime. It is definitely a destination where you can relax with peace of mind.
Yes, there is cell service on the island although the service can be spotty in places. We recommend you join us in Staniel Cay ready to relax and disconnect.
Electrical outlets in The Bahamas are 60 cycles/120 volts, which is compatible with all American devices. British and European appliances require a two-pin flat adapter and a 220-volt converter.
Staniel Cay Villas allows pets at the Runaway Villa but not at the Copasetic Villa. Note, an import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources to bring pets into the Bahamas. The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue. For more information please visit The Government Of Bahamas website at https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/
The Bahamas is within the Eastern Time Zone, and follows Daylight Saving Time.