The Exumas

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Exumas - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Chat 'N' Chill

    Beach–Sight

    The restaurant and 9-acre playground—an amazing white-sand beach—is the Exumas' party central, particularly for the famous all-day Sunday pig...Read More

  • 2. Stocking Island

    Island

    Slightly more than a mile off George Town's shore lies Stocking Island. The 4-mile-long island has only 10 inhabitants, the upscale Hotel Higgins...Read More

  • Tropic of Cancer Beach

    3. Tropic of Cancer Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This is the beach most visitors come to the Exumas for, although don't be surprised if you're the only one on it at noon on a Saturday. It's...Read More

    Tropic of Cancer Beach
  • 4. Allan's Cay

    Island

    Allan's Cay is at the Exumas' northernmost tip and home to the rare Bahamian iguana. Bring along some grapes and a stick to put them on, and...Read More

  • 5. Big Major's Cay

    Island

    Just north of Staniel Cay, Big Major's Cay is home to the famous swimming pigs. These guys aren't shy; as you pull up to the island they'll...Read More

  • 6. Compass Cay

    Island

    Explore the many paths on the island, which is 1½ miles long and 1 mile wide, or sit on the dock and watch the sharks swim below—don't worry...Read More

  • 7. Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Created by the Bahamas National Trust in 1958, the 176-square-mile Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the first of its kind in the world—an enormous...Read More

  • 8. Fish Fry

    Restaurant–Sight

    Fish Fry is the name given to a jumble of one-room beachside structures, such as Charlie's and Honeydew, about 2 miles north of George Town...Read More

  • 9. Hermitage

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The Hermitage estate ruins are testaments to the cotton plantation days. The small settlement was built by the Ferguson family from the Carolinas...Read More

  • 10. Jolly Hall Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A curve of sparkling white sand shaded by casuarina trees, this long beach is located just north of Palm Bay Beach Club. It's quiet and the...Read More

  • 11. Little Farmer's Cay

    Island

    If you're looking for a little civilization, stop off at Little Farmer's Cay, the first inhabited cay in the chain, about 40 minutes (18 miles...Read More

  • 12. Mt. Thompson

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    From the top of Mt. Thompson, rising from the Three Sisters Beach, there is a pleasing view of the Three Sisters Rocks jutting above the water...Read More

  • 13. Norman's Cay

    Island

    North of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is Norman's Cay, an island with 10 miles of rarely trod white beaches, which attracts an occasional...Read More

  • 14. Pipe Creek

    Scenic Drive/Tour

    Boaters will want to explore the waterways known as Pipe Creek, a winding passage through the tiny islands between Staniel and Compass cays...Read More

  • 15. Rolle Town Tombs

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Seek out the three Rolle Town Tombs, which date back to Loyalists. The largest tomb bears this poignant inscription: "Within this tomb interred...Read More

  • 16. St. Christopher's Anglican

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the island's smallest church, built in 1939 when the parish priest, Father Marshall, heard that a schooner loaded with timber from the...Read More

  • 17. Staniel Cay

    Island

    This is the hub of activity in the cays, and a favorite destination of yachters. That's thanks to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, the only full...Read More

  • 18. Starfish Reserve

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Just off the mainland of Great Exuma, locals call the water surrounding the first few cays the Starfish Reserve, where tons of giant starfish...Read More

  • 19. Thunderball Grotto

    Cave

    Just across the water from the Staniel Cay Yacht Club is one of the Bahamas' most unforgettable attractions: Thunderball Grotto, a lovely marine...Read More

  • 20. Warderick Wells Cay

    Island

    Next to the park headquarters in Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a lovely white beach, but you won't be looking at the sand when you first arrive...Read More

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