We stayed at the yacht club but couldn't get a room for the entire time we wanted. Originally planned to finish our trip in the Florida Keys but decided to check Homeaway and Staniel "just in case". Boy are we glad we did, finishing up at the Beach Cottage capped a perfect vacation. We traded the hustle and bustle of the club for the peace and solitude of the cottage. Loved it! Cottage is as advertised. Beautiful location and stocked with amenities. In 5 days unless we left the property we only spotted another person once, and they were working on the house up the hill.
A/c worked great, bed was great, lots of towels for bath and beach, well stocked kitchen. plenty of games, tv was great but shame on you if you watch it a lot. WiFi....meh. It worked about half the time on and off. But who cares!!!! Bikes are in good shape and more than fine for getting anywhere on the island. May want to borrow a golf cart if you're going to be buying a lot of groceries at once but one of the bikes does have a basket. We had rented a cart for the week and really didn't need it with the bikes, especially for what they charge for a cart.
Really not a clean beach to speak of directly in front but go to the left maybe 50 feet and it's a good little beach. The other side of the dock is an even better one. It's on another property but I believe they're related and don't care.
Definitely rent a boat at least one day. Exumas around Staniel have a lot of neat things to see by boat. Very friendly waters if you're a novice boater. If not, hire a guide but try not to let the opportunity pass.
Kayaks looked to be in great shape. A might to windy during our stay unfortunately but we kayak at home so didn't feel compelled to go.
For groceries check all 3 stores. When they're open is hit or miss and they may have different items in stock from one week to another. Order bread from Rhonda over in the village (yellow house up the hill.) Coconut bread is absolutely fantastic. If you're there on a saturday they have the market be sure to try the donuts.
If you want to eat out you have 2 choices, Taste and Sea and the Yacht club. Either or, they're both great. A 3d place Big Dogs, is open for lunch only, unless they're open later, or closed, it's an island.
3 things that we would've liked to see. 1&2, reclining beach lounge chairs. the 3d would be a small cooler we could've packed with drinks and food to spend a day at another beach. (try Pirate Trap).
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