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Staniel Cay, Exumas Bahamas

EXPERIENCE STANIEL CAY & NEIGHBOR ISLANDS

Staniel Cay is located roughly 120 km (75 mi) south of Nassau and 400 km (250 mi) southeast of Florida. The island has a population of less than 118 full-time residents[1] and has an area of less than 5 km2 (2 sq mi). Staniel Cay is inhabited by a small Bahamian village which lies on the western shore. The village is composed of residential housing, a church, a post office, a library, three small retail stores and marine supply shops.

Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 365 islands, also called cays.

The People

The people of Staniel Cay island are its strongest attribute. With friendly personalities, broad smiles and proud Bahamian heritage, the people of Staniel Cay are the unique element that makes this special community an experience that draws visitors year after year. It is common (even expected) to smile and raise a hand in greeting when you pass people along the road. While you can enjoy as much privacy as you desire, if you do venture into the social scene, feel free to chat with the locals. Staniel Cay also enjoys an international flow of visitors which contributes to its worldly island vibe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Village

The village is the heart of the community. With approximately 100 full-time residents, numerous Bahamian cottage homes are situated in the Village, along with a church (all denominations and religions welcome), small grocery stores, bakery, gift shop, medical clinic, school, library, telephone company, community beach/picnic area and more.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club 

The Staniel Cay Yacht Club has been an established part of the Staniel Cay community since 1956. The Club offers a full-service restaurant and casual island bar. The Yacht Club was named one of Jimmy Buffett’s “10 Great Places for a Waterside Drink!” Two other establishments (“Taste and Sea” and “Big Dog’s Café”), both located on the road through the Village, also offer food and drink with a traditional Bahamian flair. 

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