Frequently Asked Questions
FLIGHTS: You will want to arrange your flight to Nassau from your point of origin. There are many flights from The US to Nassau. Your package will include the airfare from Nassau to Stella Maris's airstrip (SML). It is also possible to charter a flight from Florida if you would like to arrange that with your group. We can also pick you up at Exuma.
Baggage Limits: Try to keep baggage to 50 pounds per person in soft sided luggage. If you need t bring more please advise us in advance so we can schedule less people on your flight.
PASSPORTS: A valid US passport is the required now when traveling to the Bahamas.
VISA REQUIREMENTS: There is no US visa required for travel to the Bahamas for visits of less than 8 months.
MONEY: US money is accepted everywhere here, dollar for dollar in the Bahamas. Credit cards are accepted in VERY few places onthe island. Bring your cash in20's -not 100's as most purchases will be small and large bills can present a problem at small stores. Keep an eye out for Bahamian dimes as they have a bonefish on them and make for great souvenirs.
WATER: Water is generally safe at the resort. Bottled water is provided as well.
ELECTRICITY: Electricity is AC, 120 volts. Standard US appliances work fine.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: There are no immunizations required for entry into the Bahamas. For the latest information on health and immunization requirements worldwide, you may visit the Center for Disease Control web-site at www.cdc.gov. We recommend travel insurance in case of any emergency that would require imminent transportation to the US.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend travel insurance for your trip to the Bahamas. There is a medical clinic on the island, but additional medical access is limited. We have taken great precautions in providing a trip that is safe and rewarding. In the event that something unexpected were to happen, it would be wise to have prepared in advance by purchasing travel insurance. Evacuation insurance is available for minimal coverage, and complete travel insurance is available for providing help with lost baggage, changed flights, etc. We can provide you with the necessary insurance information.