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 - Private Pilots

Touch Down. And Take Off 15%

The view from a plane over the beautiful blues of the Bahamas is widely considered the most spectacular sight in the world. If this isn’t enough reward, private pilots get a special welcome at Cape Santa Maria. Pilots who arrive on Long Island in a private plane receive our deepest discount. Our Private Pilot’s Rate offers 15% off our regular rate.  Let us know your E.T.A. at Stella Maris Airport (SML) and a taxi will be waiting for you.

This rate is available by calling The Cape Reservations Crew directly at 1-800-926-9704.


Annual Fly-Ins

Cape Santa Maria has been a favourite destination for pilot groups for decades. Not only are the resort facilities ideal, the beautifully maintained Stella Maris Airport offers fuelling, customs, and a short 15 minute taxi trip to our lobby reception. If you like to talk shop with like-minded pilots, share stories, get ideas, or just show off your plane (we know you do!), reach out to any of the following fly-in organizers. Michael Turner and Jim Parker will gladly share Cape experiences with you and sign you up for a lifelong friendship.


South Eastern Bonanza Society

For 14 years the South Eastern Bonanza Society (SEBS) have been gracing the skies over Cape Santa Maria with their beautiful planes and skillful formation flying. Michael Turner has seen the numbers jump from 18 planes and 50 guests to 41 planes (mostly Bonanzas and Barons) and 90 guests in 2019. This year we also welcomed one Citation Mustang, a Lancair Legacy, and an RV6 to the show! Pilots flew from TX, TN, NY, FL, and as far away as Wisconsin. Beach BBQs with live local music, (paddle)board meetings, margarita night, and an extraordinary airshow above the resort highlight an event not to be missed by any passionate pilot.

Contact Michael Turner
If you want to soar with the SEBS Nov 8-12th, 2020

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Caribbean Flying Adventures

Jim Parker and his wife Margie have been bringing the Caribbean Flying Adventures family to the Cape since 2007. What started with 14 planes and 28 guests expanded to 24 planes (from Cessna 172s to a Citation Jet) and 55 guests in 2019. In addition to plenty of beach time, the group enjoys a group night out at neighbouring Stella Maris Restaurant, an excursion to Staniel Cay to visit Exuma’s swimming pigs and snorkel at Thunderball Grotto, and a day of fishing with our own Captain Bert. Contact Jim at jim@caribbeanflyingadventures.com to join the fun!

2020 dates are already set aside for Nov 14-17th.

Welcome to a different world.

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