Things to Do in the Exumas
The Exumas are one of the greatest islands in the Bahamas in my opinion, and there are many Things to Do in the Exumas. The islands were pretty undiscovered to the general populations until the last year since the swimming of the pigs has become so popular. It is pretty easy to get to this amazing little island, and there are many things to Do in the Exumas based on your preference in activities.
Flying into Exuma will definitely build up your excitement with the views of the clear water and sand bars.
There are several options for places to stay in Exuma. I have stayed in the Four Seasons a few years back, which is now the Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma Resort. It is a lot pricier there and kind of away from everything. Last time I stayed closer to Georgetown at the Hideaways at Palm Bay. It was closer to more activities on the island. It was a cute Bread and Breakfast type joint, and the view from the room shown below is amazing.
There are so many things to do in the Exumas it was hard to decide on activities the first day. If you go there without a boat or yacht, I suggest booking a tour on a boat that will take you around for the day. The boat will take you around to a few places, and there is so much to see on the way.
Definitely check out Compass Cay. You can swim with nurse sharks in Compass Cay as well. They are harmless. Nurse Sharks are pretty much large bottom feeders and their mouths are like suctions.
Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Check out Staniel Cay Yacht Club which is also part of Exuma. It is a Marina with guest cottages you can stay in and a great bar as well. The views at Staniel Cay are pretty ridiculous as you can see above. I have always wanted to stay at the cottages in Staniel Cay, but they are always sold out. You literally need to book a year in advance.
Chat “N” Chill
Chat “N” Chill is famous for its great food and amazing views of the ocean. I must advise that chill is in the title for a very good reason. The service is very slow there. Another tip is that they do not accept credit card (at least when I was there 1 year ago) so bring some cash with you.
Conch Bar on Stocking Island
This little Conch Bar is right next to Chat “N” Chill on Stocking Island. They catch conch fresh daily, cut it up right in front of you, and make it into a fresh salad. You can see the pile of conch shells in the water. If you like to interact with animals, you can feed the sting ray that wait around for the scraps that aren’t good to put in the salad.
Rent a Boat in Georgetown
If you are staying on Grand Exuma Island, then I definitely recommend renting a boat in Georgetown and exploring Elizabeth Harbour. I used Minns Water Sports and had a great time. There are so many deserted beaches and sand bars at all times of the year that you can discover.