Deposit and Cancellation Policy:

  • Deposits: For all Bungalows: A 50% deposit is due at time of booking. The remaining balance including taxes will be automatically charged 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings within 30 days of arrival, payment is due in full and is non-refundable.
  • In addition to the Deposit policy listed above, a $1000 security deposit is required in advance for Coral Villa. This security deposit is fully-refundable if no damage or excessive cleaning is required. Coral Villa requires a 3-night minimum booking unless the booking is within 21 days of the stay (short notice).
  • Cancellations: For cancellations outside 60 days of arrival, half of the deposit will be refunded. For cancellations within 60 days of arrival, no refunds will be given on any payments.
  • Please note that a 3-night minimum stay will be required for all bungalows during December high season.

Weather Policy: An incredible vacation awaits you at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, rain or shine! Rest assured, even a rainy day in Staniel Cay is better than the sunniest day at home! We do not refund for inclement weather and strongly recommend trip insurance in the event you desire to cancel your trip. In the rare event that a hurricane or tropical storm warning is issued for the Exumas by the National Hurricane Center, we will contact you with options for rescheduling.  

Rates: All rates and prices subject to change without notice.

Child Rates:  Child Rates only apply to children 9 and under at time of stay.  You will be required to show their passport as proof of age. See the Package Rates or Lodging Rates for pricing.

Taxes, Levies, and Gratuities: SCYC Nightly Room Rates (non-Package Rates) do not include gratuities, taxes or levies. Package Rates INCLUDE gratuities but are still subject to taxes and levies. The Coral Villa Meal Plan includes gratuities but is still subject to taxes and levies. All taxes, levies, and gratuities are subject to change without prior notification.

Credit Card Fees: Charges to credit cards in the Bahamas (and any foreign country) may incur additional transaction fees by the issuing bank. Please contact your card provider in advance to inquire if and how much these fees might be. These fees are not charged by SCYC and as such SCYC will not be responsible for such charges to the customer’s credit card account.

Required Forms: All adult guests must sign the Release of Liability Form and provide at check-in. The reservation-holder on each room must also sign the Activities Agreement and provide at check-in. Please click here to view and/or download these forms. If you desire, to save time at check-in, you may download these forms, sign, and bring with you to turn in upon arrival.

Package Plan: The Package Plan includes lodging, 3 meals per day per person, one soft drink or one juice per meal per person, gratuities, 17′ skiff including fuel, bike, ocean kayak, and round-trip Staniel Cay airport transfers. The Package Plan does NOT include: airfare, bar charges, between-meal snacks/drinks, appetizers, guides, or golf carts or taxes. A minimum of two nights required for the Package Plan. For a complete description of package plan terms, conditions, and exclusions, please click here to see the applicable Package Plan fine print.

Activities: Performance of all activities is always on a “weather permitting” basis. For your safety, use of the SCYC skiffs, kayaks and paddleboards is at the sole discretion of SCYC management. If inclement or windy weather prevents use, there is no adjustment to any package rate, nor any refund that is applicable in an inclement weather scenario. Please see applicable Activities Agreement, which must be signed by the reservation-holder. Please note: by Bahamian law, nothing may be taken from the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park waters and this includes fishing of any kind. All guests are responsible for knowing Bahamian fishing regulations (click here for more information).

Local Guides: The Staniel Cay Yacht Club can provide you with a list of independent local guides who can arrange snorkel, diving, and fishing trips as well as half-day or day-long excursions and conch expeditions. These outside vendors are not affiliated with the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in any way and the list is provided only for the convenience of guests. Please inquire with the Yacht Club.

Marina: Please click here to see all SCYC Marina policies and rules.  You will be asked to acknowledge and sign these policies at check-in.


  • Check-In/Out: Minimum check-in age is 21. Check-in time is 3pm; Check-out time is 10am.
  • Boats: Boats are available at official check-in time, 3pm, on day of arrival.
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed in the bungalows.
  • Smoking: Smoking is not allowed in the bungalows.
  • Grilling: Grilling is strictly prohibited on SCYC property, inside or on the decks of our bungalows, including Coco Plum. Grilling is also not permitted on any of our Marina docks.
  • Music Volume: Music is permitted at reasonable levels in the cottages. Please be considerate of other guests and limit the volume of your music, especially on your deck.

Pool Area:

  • Pets: Pets are not allowed inside the fenced-in pool area.
  • Diving: Diving is not allowed in the pool.
  • Music Volume: Music is permitted at reasonable levels on the pool deck between 9am and 8pm, but please be considerate of other guests. In consideration of guests in the bungalows adjacent to the pool,  no music is permitted on the pool deck prior to 9am or after 8pm. Of course, personal music devices with earphones are permitted at all times.

Water: All water in our bungalows and restaurants is purified and ozonated by an on-site Watermakers, Inc. reverse osmosis system.

Drone Use: Due to privacy and safety concerns, drone use is strictly prohibited anywhere on and around the property and docks at SCYC.  By law, use of drones anywhere in the Bahamas requires a special permit and registration with Bahamas Civil Aviation. See Bahamas drone policy BASR Schedule 27 for more information.

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