UPDATED WELCOME PROTOCOLS (effective May 19, 2022)

ALL fully vaccinated visitors to the Bahamas (aged 12 and above) are required to provide a negative, lab/clinic administered, Rapid Antigen Test test taken within 3 days (72 hours) prior to your arrival to the Bahamas.

All un-vaccinated visitors (aged 12 and above)  must provide a negative RT-PCR test (not Rapid Antigen Test) administered within 3 days (72 hours) prior to their arrival to the Bahamas. A Rapid Antigen Test is acceptable for children 2-11.

  • Simply upload Vaccination Card and Negative Test Result to travel.gov.bs to apply for Bahamas Health Visa.
  • Please apply for Travel Health Visa as soon as you receive the result from your COVID Test.
  • All travelers 18 and older must complete individual Health Visas. Those under 18 can be included on parents Health Visa.

Please note that Bahamas no longer requires any testing once you have arrived on the island. Both the 5-Day Test and 48hr Test requirements have been eliminated.

Please note that the USA still requires negative COVID Tests prior to your return home. We are happy to arrange appointments for these once you arrive at the Cape. Alternatively, in most cases, approved ‘home’ tests (specific for international travel) can be purchased prior to your trip that guests can administer themselves that satisfy the ‘return test’ requirement.

Reservations or  Questions? 1-800-926-9704, resort@capesantamaria.com, 

We can’t wait to welcome you!

About the Cape - Getting Here

Traveling to this Untouched Paradise has never Been Easier

Getting to Cape Santa Maria may seem tricky, but it’s actually easier than you think. In many cases, Long Island is just two flights away. You’ll be lounging on the beautiful Cape Santa Maria beach with a Pina Colada in no time.

Please review the travel information below. If you still have questions regarding flights or connection options, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are all experienced in assisting guests with travel to our little piece of paradise.

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Regular Scheduled Flights

The most common route taken to Long Island is through Nassau (NAS), on the island of New Providence. Most major air carriers have scheduled flights to Nassau (NAS). Once you have arrived in Nassau, Southern Air Charters and Bahamas Air offer scheduled flights from Nassau (NAS) to Long Island.

There are two airports on Long Island. Whenever possible, we recommend flying into Stella Maris Airport (SML) because it is just a 20 minutes taxi ride from the resort. Deadmans Cay Airport (LLI) is a one-hour taxi transfer from Cape Santa Maria.

Southern Air Charters typically flies into Stella Maris Airport, Bahamas Air only flies into Deadman’s Cay Airport. Southern Air Charters and Bahamas Air recommend that you leave 2-3 hours between your connecting flights.

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Private Charters

If the regularly scheduled flights don’t work with your vacation plans, consider booking a private charter. We highly recommend Stella Maris Air Service or Island Wing Charters.

Stella Maris air Service – offers both  ‘per-seat pricing’ and ‘full charter service’
Price: upon request
Contact: 1-242-338-2050 or  stellamarisresortairservice@gmail.com or visit their website http://www.stellamarisresort.com/air-service/

Island Wings – offers you the comfort and privacy of your own 5-seat Piper Aztec airplane
Price: ​​​​​​​$1450.00/plane (incl. tax) NAS-SML (one way)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Contact: 1-242-472-8888 or www.islandwingscharter.com

Please note, these charter services may be able to assist with flights between Long Island and other nearby airports/airstrip including Georgetown, Exuma and Fort Lauderdale, FL.


Taxi Transfers Between the Airports and the Resort

Once you have determined your arrival time on Long Island at either SML or LLI, contact us at resort@capesantamaria.com and we will arrange a taxi to pick you up. Taxi fares are as follows:

From Stella Maris Airport (SML) – $30/couple plus $3/each additional passenger

From Deadmans Cay Airport (LLI) – $110/couple plus $10/each additional passenger

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Your Personal Concierge

Cape Santa Maria will advise you on all travel arrangements.
It’s that easy.

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