Travel: Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Traveling to adventurous and exotic destinations has become one of my favorite hobbies. So if you are like me, you will definitely LOVE Staniel Cay! A few months ago, one of my close friends from college told me all about her trip to Staniel Cay and after I saw all her amazing pictures, I knew I had to go.

Fun fact: The Timber music video by Pitbull Ft. Kesha was filmed in Staniel Cay.

BAHAMAS map

Bahamas Map

Staniel Cay is located in one of the Exumas islands of the Bahamas, about a 30 minute flight from Nassau. It is a very small island, therefore the amount of activities in the island are limited but the breathtaking views never get old. Staniel Cay is definitely the perfect destination to get away, relax and enjoy crystal clear private beaches. To better explore the area, the best thing to do is take a private boat tour to check out the surrounding islands and do the following things:

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Visit the famous “Swimming Pigs”
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Swim with nurse sharks in Compass Cay
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Swim with nurse sharks in Compass Cay
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Visit one of the iguana islands
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Snorkel by the sunken plan
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Snorkel the “Aquarium” in the Exuma Land and Sea Park
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Snorkel the “Aquarium” in the Exuma Land and Sea Park
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Hang out on a beautiful sand bar
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Hang out on a beautiful sand bar
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Small hike to enjoy Rachel’s Bubble Bath
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Relax and enjoy the view

 

Getting to Staniel Cay is a little tricky, so here are a few tips:

Transportation:

From Nassau – Flamingo Air

From Fort Lauderdale – Watermakers Air

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Nassau to Staniel Cay

Accommodations & Dining:

Staniel Cay Yacht Club

SCYC is your one stop place for everything  Staniel Cay! From accommodations, dining, outdoor activities, bar, marina, gift shop and even snorkeling.

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SCYC- Marina
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SCYC- Bar-Restaurant
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SCYC- Bungalows

Tours:

L & C Island Rentals

All the activities listed above were booked through L & C Island Rentals’ tour at our own expense.

So now you know, if you want to escape to paradise and have beaches all to yourself, visit Staniel Cay!

#adios

Photos by: Vincent Leblond

 

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