It started with a charter plane on Watermaker Air from Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport to San Andros to clear customs, that was a painless experience and soon we were back on board to Staniel Cay a small key in Exuma. We were greated at the airstrip by Yacht Club personel and taken to the resort. Check in was quick and soon we were enjoying a cocktail by the pool. We had the all inclusive package that included three meals/day, a 13' skiff, snorkel gear, use of bikes and kayaks and paddleboards. They give you maps of the nearby islands marked with spots good for snorkeling, beaching or bonefishing. We visited them all. The Thunderball grotto was a magnificent place to snorkel and see a variety of fish, we swam with the nurse sharks at Compass Cay, visited Rachel's bubble bath and their beach. Saw and fed the swimming pigs, although they were a bit scarier than the cute videos you see on utube, visited the islands with the iguanas, drank beer at Scorpios and Lorraines in Blackpoint (don't miss the driftwood sculptures), fished for bones, and saw lots of beautiful beaches. The Yacht club itself had a great and attentive staff. The food was delicious and although not "all you can eat" like most all inclusives-was plenty of food! It also did not include alcoholic beverages-so we spent a fair amount of money at the bar.You can eat lunch in, or they box you up a lunch to take on the boat. You make your dinner order in the morning (or by 5 if you are hanging around the island) and everyone eats at 7:30. It is a four course meal, and everything I tried was great! I would return here in a heartbeat. I highly recommend using Watermaker's Air, quick flights, quick trips through customs, very professional and friendly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Soothe your body, mind and soul with small island charm. Let one of our beautifully decorated cottages be your relaxing home while in the Exumas. Your balcony will literally overhang the clearest waters in the world. Secluded beaches. Incredible SCUBA, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking. Delicious cuisine. Inviting pool and sundeck. Friendly island bar. Full-service marina and 3,000’ airstrip. "Watermakers Air" provides convenient flights to Staniel Cay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Staniel Cay Yacht Club Hotel Staniel Cay
- Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bahamas