Burying your legs in the fine sand, seated on the soft, warm beach of one of the Staniel Cay hotels you have selected to spend your vacation at, you lay down and gaze upon the clouds, up at the palm leaves which sway in the wind above you. There’s not a gray cloud in the world which would ruin your Bahamas vacation. You order another Kalik beer to go with your collection of bottles in the sand beside you. Your family loves the Staniel Cay resort you are staying at, though, it is hard to choose poorly with all the Exumas resorts available for Staniel Cay accommodation across the Exuma Cays. Life is good in the Bahamas.
The Exuma Cays are a collection of 365 islands, cays, and islets south of Nassau. Some people consider the Exumas to be the wildest and beautiful region of the Bahamas. And why not?– with its turquoise water bays and white sand beaches which the Exumas is known for, it is hard not to daydream about a place so joyful. Not to mention the abundance of treasures which await like Thunderball Grotto and the Exuma pigs of Pig Island. There is so much to be curious about in the Exumas which will keep you exploring during your entire trip to Bahamas.
Not only that, but the Staniel Cay hotels and the rest of the Exumas resorts are a haven in their own. Below, we will break down the 9 best Staniel Cay Bahamas hotels and Exumas resorts. If you are lucky enough to stay at one of the Staniel Cay accommodations below, the information will guide you and your itinerary.
Our Top Staniel Cay Hotels and Exumas Resorts
Here is our choice for favorite Staniel Cay hotels because of the variety of activities on offer and the resort’s location in regards to the beautiful sights of the Exumas.
1. Sandals Emerald Bay
Located in Great Exuma, only a mere hour-long plane ride from South Florida, Sandals Emerald Bay has become synonymous with an utter escape from reality. The Sandals brand has always prided itself on the romantic aspects of their beach getaways.
They say at Sandals, ‘all you need is love’ because everything else is provided for you. Can’t argue with a deal like that which is why Sandals has become one of the top Staniel Cay hotels or nearby Exumas resorts.
2. Grand Isle Resort and Spa
Boasting a mile-long ivory beach and sparkling clear waters, Grand Isle Resort and Spa sits next door to Sandals in Emerald Bay on Great Exuma. They say beauty such as what is found at their resort makes time stand still.
With unparalleled sport fishing, diving, snorkeling, shark tagging, fly fishing, exquisite spas, and tasteful cuisine, it is hard to imagine a better place to spend your Bahamas vacation. However, there are still more Staniel Cay hotels and Exumas resorts which must be noted for their efforts.
3. Staniel Cay Yacht Club
This boutique hotel on the western tip of Staniel Cay has 16 waterside bungalows with luxurious accommodations. The focal point of the Staniel Cay island community, it is hard not to miss this resort on any visit to Staniel Cay island. The resort is home to a full service marina, restaurant, bar, beach and swimming pool.
4. Chamberlains Cottage Rentals
Perhaps the most unique of Staniel Cay hotels, Chamberlain’s Cottage Rentals is just steps away from the famous Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
There are six cottages available for rent and one two bedroom house. Each of the cottages is designed uniquely and painted colorful for the total island vibe. Being on Staniel Cay, you will be front and center among all the action of the Exuma Cays and near to many top attractions.
5. Lumina Point Resort and Spa
Lumina Point Resort and Spa is a boutique luxury eco-resort featuring 12 cottages directly off the coast of Great Exuma. To access, one must take a boat to the island to give you the feeling you have escaped into another world.
The island is free of any commercial properties to give you a greater sense of seclusion. Plus, the spa is unmatched by any in the area.
6. Embrace Resort
In an attempt to preserve the beauty and natural scenes surrounding the Exumas, Embrace became the first eco-friendly and sustainable resort in the Exuma Cays. Now, others are joining the trend but Embrace is still leading the way.
They stand by their mission to bring customers all they need whether it is big wedding services or providing the guests a possibility for a small picnic for two. Embrace Resort is one of the most intimate of Staniel Cay hotels and surrounding Exumas resorts.
7. Hideaways at Palm Bay
With a plethora of accommodation options ranging from studios to cottages to villas, Hideaways at Palm Bay tries to cater to all of its customers equally. Play in the sand of the resort’s private beach or lounge out in a beachside chair with a drink from their popular resort bar, Splash!
Whether you are on your honeymoon or in the Exumas with the whole family, Hideaways has something to offer everybody equally.
8. Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and Villas
Long Island, located south of the Exumas, is home to Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort and Villas. With miles of virtually untouched beach, the seclusion of the resort, and the feeling of being apart from the rest of the Exumas, you will get the feeling of being in your own world as you sit back and relax on your Bahamas vacation.
With plenty to do along the private beach including snorkeling, kayaking, bone fishing, a list of other water sports, a lively bar area, a game room, and much more, you will never be short on things to do at Cape Santa Maria.
9. Stella Maris Resort Club
Stella Maris Resort Club is a casual yet elegant intimate resort on Long Island, same as Cape Santa Maria, an out island of the Exuma Cays. It is quite well off the beaten path, but easy to get to because the resort offers its customers a transfer service to the resort.
It boasts the casualness of a barefoot wedding environment, the convenience of a full-service private marina, and the perfect getaway to immerse yourself in nature the entire time.
10. Paradise Bay Bahamas
Stay in a selection of 2-room cottages on Great Exuma’s coast just mere feet away from a 1.2 mile stretch of untouched beach. There are no resorts in sight outside of Paradise Bay which mean all the surroundings are left natural.
A big natural coral reef protects the life in the bay and the rest of the life is provided by Paradise Bay Bahamas.
Day Trip to Bahamas Air Charter
Whether you are planning to stay in the Exumas in one of the Staniel Cay hotels listed above or not, it is always possible to take Staniel Cay day trips and other Exuma day trips around the Bahamas.
Take one of our Bahamas day trips by plane with Bahamas Air Tours from Florida to Bahamas or on a Nassau to Staniel Cay day tour. Take one of our Exuma pigs tours to Pig Beach to witness the world renown swimming pigs in the Bahamas.
Your options are endless, and now, by plane, you can save time and travel with the luxury of seeing the Exuma Cays from above through the largest viewing windows of any aircraft on this planet. See if astronauts are right in their assessment saying the Exumas are the most beautiful place on earth to witness from a bird’s eye. Book your flights to Bahamas today!
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