Surely one of the smallest communities to appear in this guide, Staniel Cay is less than three square km in area and has about 100 residents. The marina has nine charming cottages, a restaurant, a pool and sun deck, a friendly bar and all the fun that the islands of the Exumas can offer. The nearby Thunderball Grotto provides excellent snorkelling opportunities inside a hollowed out island – as used in the James Bond film Thunderball. Also well worth exploring is the protected Exuma Land and Sea Park, where Bahamian land and sea life can be viewed in its pristine habitat. A regular passenger and freight air service from Fort Lauderdale is now available.