About Staniel Cay

How do I get to Staniel Cay?

To get to Staniel Cay, you can either fly in from Nassau (Bahamas) via Flamingo Air or Titan Air or fly in from Ft. Lauderdale (Florida, US) via Makers Air or Staniel Air. Flamingo Air, Titan Air and Maker’s Air have flights twice daily.

How do I get to Staniel Cay from Georgetown, Exuma?

It is deceptively difficult (and expensive) to get to Staniel Cay from Georgetown. Though we are both technically in the Exuma district, there are no daily flights or other form of transportation between the two islands. The only option is to charter a flight or catch a ride on a tour boat from Exuma.

Where can I eat on Staniel Cay?

There are only a few restaurants on the island, but they’re delicious! The Staniel Cay Yacht Club serves breakfast, or you can check Big Dogs Bar & Grill for Carol’s daily special. For lunch and dinner, you have a choice of the Taste & Sea Café or the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. If you’re interested in eating at the Taste & Sea Café for lunch, be sure to place your order by 11:00 AM as the food tends to sell out quickly. For dinner you can order at 6:00 PM or dine in until 8:00 PM and expect a wait of 45 minutes-1 hour. It’s open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and we definitely recommend it—it’s local and DELICIOUS!

We will also be opening a restaurant at EMBRACE Resort in 2020, so keep an eye out for authentically Bahamian dishes with an upscale twist!

Are credit cards accepted in Staniel Cay?

Credit cards are accepted across the island, but there is an additional charge of 5%. For this reason, we recommend bringing cash. Please note as well that there are no ATMs in Staniel Cay. 3N’s accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express (AMEX).

How big is Staniel Cay?

Staniel Cay is about 2 miles long and half a mile wide with a population of a little over 100 residents. Our quaint island is a close-knit community where everyone knows each other, and we’re always excited to have new visitors. Come stay with us—we’re all really friendly and happy to meet you!

How can I get around Staniel Cay?

Because the island is so small, golf carts are the best way to get around. There are gravel and tar roads all across Staniel Cay, so it’s easy to get from one place to another. If you’re looking at renting a golf cart, let us know! We recommend reserving one in advance, as they do tend to sell out.

Do you have grocery stores in Staniel Cay?

Yes, we have three grocery stores on Staniel Cay. The closest one to us is the Isles General Store, which is only a 5-minute walk from the EMBRACE Resort and is right across from the airport. The other two stores in the area are the Pink Store and the Blue Store, owned by two brothers and located side by side in the central area of Staniel Cay. If you’re planning on doing a lot of cooking while you’re here, check out our provisioning service! We’ll do the grocery shopping for you in Nassau and have everything set up in your accommodation when you arrive.

When is the best time to visit Staniel Cay or the Exuma Cays?

It depends on what you’re looking for! Our peak times are Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, the 4th of July, Bahamian Independence Day, and the first week in August. The months of June and July are our high season and therefore the most busy. Low season is usually mid-August to mid-November, so this is the time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Those wanting to sunbathe, though, should keep in mind that this is our rainy season.

Services

Can you help me find flights to Staniel Cay?

Sure! We can help you find flights to Staniel Cay from anywhere in the world. Just send us the airport you’ll be departing from and the dates you’re interested in visiting, and we’ll get the best available quote for you.

Do you offer event planning services for birthday parties, corporate retreats, family reunions, etc.?

Absolutely. Check out our events page to see how we can help you plan your perfect event in the Bahamas or read about the groups and incentive vacation packages that we offer.

I want to get married in the Bahamas. Can you help me plan my wedding?

Of course! We’ve been in the business of wedding planning for over 15 years and have been blessed to help countless happy couples say “I do” in the Exuma Cays. Just send us an inquiry, and we will help you to create your dream wedding experience!

Do you offer provisioning or grocery delivery services?

Yes we do! We can provide provisioning for your accommodation in Staniel Cay and have it all ready for you when you arrive. Whether you’re looking for just a few pieces of fruit and bread or a whole list of items, we can find it for you. Check out our provisioning page to learn more about this service and make your Bahamas holiday even more stress free!

Accommodation

Do you offer airport transfers?

Yes! We provide airport transfers for all of our guests. Just send us your flight details before you arrive.

Are your properties beachfront?

Some of our vacation home rentals, such as Beach Cottage and Shell, are beachfront homes. Although luxurious, the EMBRACE Resort is not beachfront but is instead located near the airport. For this reason, we try to make up for it by providing personalized service to our guests as well as having a pool and Jacuzzi available. And since the island is less than 2 sq mi. in area, none of the beaches are very far away!

Do you provide beach towels?

Yes. All of our rooms include beach towels, as well as small coolers for enjoying your drinks out on the sand.

Can you pick me up from a dock?

Yep! If you’re arriving by boat, please call VHF CH16 “3Ns”, and we’ll come and get you from where you’re docked.

Do you offer early check-in?

We offer complimentary early check-in for our guests, provided that the villa or beach house is available.

What kind of accommodation do you offer?

We have villas with one to three bedrooms at our EMBRACE Resort. We also offer vacation home rentals, which can sleep from 2 to 10 people depending on which property you choose.

Weddings

Do I need a license to get married in the Bahamas?

Yes. A Bahamian marriage license is required for anyone planning on getting married in the Bahamas. You may opt to be married in your home country before arrival, and we can perform a wedding blessing/ceremony in the Bahamas for you.

Can I use my marriage license from my country?

You may opt to be married in your home country before arrival, and we can perform a wedding blessing/ceremony in the Bahamas for you rather than a legal wedding. This option is for those who want to avoid the legalities of getting married in the Bahamas but would like to enjoy the beauty of the Bahamas to host a ceremony for themselves and their loved ones.

Can I apply for a marriage license by mail?

No. Both parties must be residing in the Bahamas for at least one day prior to filing an application for a marriage license.

Is a blood test required?

No. A blood test is not required to get a marriage license.

Can I get married the same day as I arrive in the Bahamas?

No. Both parties must be in the Bahamas for at least one day prior to filing an application for a marriage license.

How much is the marriage license?

The marriage license costs $100 and is payable to the Registrar General’s Department.

Will a marriage license from the Bahamas be legal in my country?

Yes. The marriage license is a legal document issued by the government of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas and is therefore a legal document accepted by other countries.

I would like to get married in the Out Islands (also known as the Family Islands). Do I need to come to Nassau for a marriage license?

No. You can obtain a marriage license at the commissioner’s office on the island where you will be getting married.

Can I get married on the weekend?

Yes! You can get married on Saturday or Sunday, provided you apply for your marriage license during business hours on Thursday or Friday.

Can my pastor perform the wedding ceremony?

Your pastor may assist the local pastor with the wedding ceremony, but they cannot perform it alone.

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