” It’s hard to beat all of the amazing locations we have travelled to but Staniel Cay Island, located in the Bahamas, did it hands down!”
“Life doesn’t get any better than a stunning house on a turquoise water beach! The team will take care of you very well and you will have everything your heart desires.”-Tash Oakley, Bikini Model
What You Need To Know Before You Go:
This Trip Is For You If:
✓ If you want to take the vacation of a lifetime (and take the coolest pictures ever)
✓ Follow bikini models Tash Oakley and Devan Burgman on Instagram and coulnd’t stop thinking about their trip to the Bahamas
✓ Dare to swim with pigs (and maybe even sharks too)
How Long To Go For: 4-6 Days
Weather In Bahamas:
- July is the hottest month in Nassau with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F)
- The coldest is January at 21°C (70°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in August
- The wettest month is July with an average of 220mm of rain.
SOURCE: HOLIDAY WEATHER
Typical Travel Costs In The Bahamas:
Below is daily average of a typical travel budget for the Bahamas. Costs include accommodations and food in US dollars.
Budget Travel: Up to $100/day
- Dorm bed: $30/night
- Cheap meal in cafe or pub: $12
- Cocktail: $6.50
Mid-Range Travel: $100-250/day
- Double room in hotel or B&B: $80-120
- Main course in mid range restaurant: $40
- Taxi from airport): from $30
- 4 Hour snorkel trip: $75
Luxury Travel: $250+/day
- Four-star hotel stay: from $200+
- Three-course meal in good restaurant: around $65
- Dive Package: $300
SOURCE: ESTIMATED COSTS AND EXPENSES FROM BUDGET YOUR TRIP
Getting There & Around:
Flights: See the best flights to flights and compare prices here.
The easiest way to get to Staniel Cay is by air (sea is pretty far off the coast). If flying, you have the option of departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida or Nassau, Bahamas (main city in the Bahamas).
The Stainel Cay Airport is a public airport with a 900m (3,000 ft) runway and is served by the following airlines:
- Dove Wings, +1-242-359-1491
- Flamingo Air, +1-242-377-0364
- Golden Wings Charter, +1-242-377-0039
- LeAir Charter, +1-242-377-2356
- Take Flight Air Charters, +1-242-362-1877
✓ SLEEP: Staniel Rents Villas
Tash and Devan stayed in the Staniel Rents Villas, and highly recommended it (their pictures show it all). Their rates start at $450/night or $2900/week for a waterfront cottage (1,200 sq. ft. under A/C) with one bedroom, two full bathrooms, a wrap-around deck and dock. Or there’s the option of a 12-person, 4000 sq ft. private home for $3500/night or $19,000/week.
*If this doesn’t fit into your budget check out these more affordable options on TripAdvisor starting at $100/night!
“Staniel Rents can supply boats, jet skies and a tour guide to do all of the activities as you will need to travel to near by islands and locations.”-Tash and Devan
✓ DO: Pig Beach
Recommended Duration: 4-6 hours
Tip: Take your scraps to feed the world famous pigs!
More information here
“Swimming with the pigs has to be on the top of your bucket list! Amazing experience. Must do. The famous grotto from James Bond movie also near by…as well as Stanley Key.” – Tripadvisor
✓ SEE: Thunderball Grotto
Recommended Duration: 3-4 hours
Cost: Try to get it included in the pig tour, as it’s close by!
Tip: There is a pretty strong current once you get inside the grotto but there a small ledge off to the side to rest and enjoy the grotto without having to pump your feet.
“One of the highlights of our tour around the Exuma Cays was snorkeling into Thunderball Grotto cave to see 15 feet deep of amazing fish!.” – Tripadvisor
✓ EAT & DRINK: Staniel Cay Yacht Club Restaurant
Price Range: $20-30 for an entree
Try: : Fish Sandwich (excellent), ribs and fried calamari
“The Yacht Club is a great place to grab good food at a reasonable rate. The view is great. You are allowed to walk the pier which gives you an up and close view of the Yachts, pretty cool. The staff is wonderful as they are across the island. ” – Tripadvisor
✓ EAT & DRINK: Taste & Sea
Price Range: $20-30 for an entree
Try: Blackened grouper and cracked conch
“Only open for a few hours a day but well worth it. All food is made in house and was very tasty. I had the conch bits (deep fried with spices and batter) and wanted more and my girlfriends grilled fish was amazing too. Owner/cook was very friendly. Good place to get some good food and watch the sunset. ” – Tripadvisor
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