The Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a hub for the Island of Staniel Cay in the Exumas. The brightly colored water bungalows of this boutique hotel have direct water access and is your gateway to visiting the Swimming Pigs and Exuma Cays.
The pride and joy of Staniel Cay is the historic Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bahamas, featuring Staniel Cay hotels of over-water bungalows and villas, a world-class marina, the renowned bar and restaurant, and many more things to entertain you during your visit.
The yacht club is known as the gateway to the Exumas and is the perfect landing spot for Exuma experiences in the heart of all the action while also being surrounded by authentic culture and locals who love the company of tourists.
With its proximity to Pig Island, one of the most famous Bahamas attractions, it is truly one of the most happening places and best spots to visit in the Bahamas islands.
Staniel Cay is tucked away in the Exumas; a string of 365 island and cays in the exotic Bahamas known for being the most remote the country has to offer. Staniel Cay sits directly south of the Bahamas’ capital city of Nassau about 75 miles and nearly 250 miles southeast of Florida.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club is full of entertainment. It has a full-service restaurant which is a great place to grab a bite to eat for lunch on your day trip. There is a bar with a solid ambiance for a drink to cap-off a great day trip, and also the best place for boat rental should you choose to tour the surrounding area on your own. If on a multi-day trip, there is also a few cottages available for a night’s stay and nearby hotels for more options.
Note that most food served at the yacht club is focused around a seafood diet – go figure. All food is served fresh from the morning’s catch and you can also buy from the fishermen at the dock in the afternoon. The most popular lunch/dinner option is the lobster tail and for good reason.
Since 1956, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club has been making a name for itself all over the Staniel Cay community and within the Bahamas. It has truly become a stable of any Exuma Cays visit and acts as a hub to all Exuma tourism.
Over the years, it has been completed with 14 bungalows (all with private terraces), a private airstrip (the only one in the area), an entertaining clubhouse with a bar/restaurant, and its impressive 18-slip marina – making a name for itself throughout the yachting community.
The best part about Staniel Cay Yacht Club is its mixture of locals as well as tourists and regulars. Occasionally, there will even be a celebrity or two who stop by from their private islands in the Exumas. It is a culture of welcoming individuals that make the conversation and environment a great place to be and an even better place to get insider tips about travel throughout the region – you may even be able to save a few bucks from the information you learn.
There is plenty of attractions surrounding Staniel Cay Yacht Club including on the rest of Staniel Cay. Most visitors just use the yacht club as a break from the hot Bahamian sun and a place to grab a bite to eat to refuel their energy. Be sure to visit the Staniel Cay Marina and look out for the Nurse Sharks which live there.
Remember, if planning to boat yourself to Staniel Cay Yacht Club, it would be wise to reserve a slip ahead of time as it is often a busy marina. This goes for dining at the yacht club, as well. Especially for dinner. You can make reservations via email or over the phone. Here is a useful link to the SCYC Lunch & Dinner menus.
There are many Staniel Cay hotels surrounding the yacht club, however, the best part about staying at Staniel Cay Yacht Club is the free access to daily boat usage at no additional cost. Room rates can be found on the yacht club website.
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