Last Minute Vacations To Great Exuma
This 60 km long island is the largest of the 365 Exuma islands in the Bahamas. The capital of Great Exuma is called George Town and it has a population of 1,000 people. The Exuma islands are a popular location for yachting, sailing, diving, and coral reef and cave exploring. Great Exuma prides itself on not having high-rise hotels and not being over-developed.
Getting There & Other Transportation
The George Town Airport is located near the capital city on the island of Great Exuma. Flights from Nassau, Miami and Fort Lauderdale land on this single runway daily. Once you arrive on the island, a quick and easy way to get around is by taxi. For a tighter budget, a convenient and cheap way to get around the island is by bus. For sightseeing, bicycles as well as scooters are available for rent.
To island hop, ferries are available to get from island to island. A quicker, yet more expensive way to get around is to ride a water taxi.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Below is a list of popular Great Exuma resorts:
Sandals Emerald Bay
Musha Cay: The Islands of Copperfield Bay
St Francis Resort
The Peace and Plenty Club
Coconut Cove Hotel
Exuma Palms Hotel
Dining & Nightlife
This is the place for amazing Bahamian cuisine. Any one of the following restaurants will satisfy your need of fresh, local island food.
Santanna’s Grill Pit
Big D’s Conch Stop
Catch a Fire
Big 12 Sports Bar and BBQ
Cheater’s Restaurant Bar
As far as nightlife goes, you can choose from among many such exciting establishments as:
Club La Shante
Dames’ Bar & Lounge
Silver Dollar Restaurant
Attractions & Things to Do
Among island adventures such as boating and fishing, the Exuma islands offer other unique attractions.
The Exuma Cays
Being that Great Exuma is one of 365 islands, there are literally hundreds of other islands to visit!
The Exuma land and Sea Park
The land and sea park in Exuma Cays was the first of its kind in the world. It stretches for 176 square miles and is popular among divers. It truly is a world teeming with life.
Three Sister Rock
This Exuma Island legendary rock formation can be viewed from the beach or further explored while snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.
For a more historic and cultural experience, these overgrown ruins are an important reminder that cotton plantations and slavery were once part of the island’s way of life.
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language is English.
The official currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar ($B). US dollars are also accepted.