Vacation In Exuma Bahamas

Vacation In Exuma Bahamas is a place where children can use their imaginations, build their own sandy castles, play with lots of cool sand toys, and create wonderful memories. It’s a place where parents and families can relax, unwind, and enjoy the serenity of beautiful Exuma. Families can enjoy all these at Vacation In Exuma Bahamas – Cool, Fun-filled Simulated Sandbox in the Bahamas .

Have fun on your Exuma Bahamas vacation. There are plenty of things to do and places to explore in this beautiful island paradise. Your tour will take you to see some of the most beautiful sights Exuma gave to the world.

In just a few hours you’ll be touching down on the most beautiful sand in the whole world. It’s what every vacation dreams are made of. Scrunching your toes into the finest smooth softest white sand you’ve ever felt. The purest water you’ve ever seen. Blue, blue skies as far as they eye can see. That’s Exuma Bahamas and Water Island Resort. Lets get started and explore this incredible island paradise!

Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of more than 700 islands and cays. These islands are mostly uninhabited with the exception of Great Exuma and Little Exuma, populated by several thousand Bahamians and an approximate 500 seasonal American residents. The rich marine life, pristine waters, white sandy beaches and unspoiled national parks make Exuma a world class tourism destination.

Vacation In Exuma Bahamas

We knew we were in for something special when we looked out the window of our small commuter plane to witness one of the most beautiful views of islands I had ever seen. I’ve seen similar scenes from the plane like in the Maldives and Fiji but I had no idea that the Bahamas rivaled these exotic destinations.

The Exuma Cays are known for their gin blue waters named after the turquoise hue of the tasty spirit gin. But locals have taken the comparison even further referring to the upmarket blend of Bombay-Sapphire Gin. Yes, it is that blue! We couldn’t wait to touch down and get into that crystal clear water that was calling our name.

Home to the likes of Tyler Perry, Johhny Depp, and Oprah Winfrey, The Exuma Bahamas’ turquoise waters and snow-white sands is a place of paradise. It’s no wonder films like Pirates of the Caribbean, Into the Blue, and James Bond have all been filmed here.

Places To Visit In The Exuma Cays

1. Staniel Cay Exumas

boats in the staniel cay of exuma cays

Many people only know of Great Exuma Bahamas, but another excellent Exuma Island to choose is Staniel Cay. It is closer to many of the top Exuma Cays attractions than Great Exuma. About 100 people live on Staniel Cay and the only accommodation besides apartment rentals is Embrace Resort and The Yacht Club that has been around since the 1960s.

2. Staniel Cay Yacht Club

exuma cays staniel cay yacht club

Even if you are staying on another Exuma Island a visit to the Staniel Cay Yacht Club is a must. This is where everyone gathers in the Exumas. The Yacht Club of Staniel Cay has been in operation since the 1960s attracting celebrities and the rich & powerful who anchor their mega-yachts offshore. It has that perfect island vibe that takes you away from it all and immediately plops you into the laid back Caribbean lifestyle.

3. James Bond and Staniel Cay

staniel cay yacht club james bond thunderball photo

James Bond’s Thunderball cast and crew spent many a night enjoying Kalik (Bahamas local beer) and cracked conch at its bar in 1964. Sean Connery even blessed the yacht club with his presence along with many other celebrities over the years. There are photos of the famous James Bond Film inside plus the other movie start that have stopped in for some fun in the sun. Hot Suggestion, the 3-day island hopper tour from Nassau

We stayed at Embrace Resort on Staniel Cay. It is locally owned and operated by the awesome, Nikki. Plus she also offers a concierge service to aid visitors in planning their trips and tours around the 365 islands in the Exumas.

All of the major attractions of the Exumas are just a boat ride away from Staniel Cay and you can book tours to everywhere on the island.

4. Thunderball Grotto

inside Thunderball Grotto
Enjoying Thunderball Grotto

Our favorite excursion in all of the Exumas was visiting Thunderball Grotto. It is home to the famous underwater scenes of James Bond’s Thunderball.

  • If you haven’t read our article on Thunderball Grotto, head over there now, it’s worth going to the Exuma Cays for this alone!

At low tide, you can swim through caves and enter a beautiful cavern in the middle of an unassuming island. Once you are inside it is breathtakingly beautiful both above the water and below! The rocks and corals are lit up as the sun shines through and the bright colors of the fish sparkle in the beams of sunlight.

snorkeling in Thunderball Grotto
Swim through at Thunderball Grotto

When you look back towards the opening of the Grotto, it’s like a giant fishbowl before your eyes. It’s even shaped like a fishbowl and the colors are so vivid due to the sun streaming through the holes in the ceiling, it literally takes your breath away.

5. Pig Beach at Big Major Cay

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Famous Swimming Pigs of the Bahamas

One of the most famous stops in the Exumas is to swim with the pigs of Big Beach at Major Cay. Leftover from colonial days, this group of pigs now run wild in the woods off the beach and come out daily for a dip in the sea.

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