Staniel Cay turned out to be a real gem. This little 2 mile long island is the nearest provisioning point to the Exuma Land and Sea Park. Inside the park there is nothing but nature. This is the last chance for fuel or any fresh vegetables. Boats do not stay here. They just pass through. And there are a lot of them stopping. As you can imagine, since it is in the middle of nowhere, everything is pricy. We paid $7.00 for a half gallon of milk. Yikes! We were just happy they had milk. The town is simply referred to by the 118 local residents as The Village and it exhibits the pride of the residents. A quick walk ashore and it wasn’t long before I was clicking away with my faithful Nikon. The main street was lined with huge bougainvillea plants and people’s gardens were often decorated with an entertaining theme. Periodically one side of the main road opened to the water offering spectacular views of the harbor. We often see lots of trash on the Bahamian streets. Not here! This little island was clean and the people were super friendly.
The Village is a one street town. Most of the traffic is pedestrian or golf cart. At one end of the street is the church. The other end is home of the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. The yacht club is one of the finest facilities we have stumbled upon in the Bahamas. It is really top notch. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a view like no other we have ever encountered.