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Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The Salt Beacon on Stocking Island, overlooking Elizabeth Harbour
Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The Salt Beacon on Stocking Island, overlooking Elizabeth Harbour
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The Exumas

Although there are many beaches around the world, Bahamians have a strong prejudice that is best understood on Exuma, where water visibility is impeccably clear and sand texture is powder grade. The islands of the Bahamas were not formed by volcanic rock like Caribbean and Pacific islands; the interplay between wave action over limestone and coral reef has produced a geological marvel for travellers who love the open air and salty sea spray. Between Exuma’s mainland and its 365 cays, water is ever-present in shades ranging from sapphire to turquoise. Combined with shifting sandbars and shallow coral reefs, Exuma’s geological character is a work of art.

 Natural Area
Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park
   
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Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park

Created in 1958, this 176 square mile stretch of pristine waters, land and beaches was the...

 Food or Drink
The Conch Bar and Conch Salad Stand Chat 'N' Chill.
   
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Chat ‘N’ Chill™

This volleyball beach bar and grill, located on Stocking Island, is an international...

 Accommodation
Atlantic View House
   
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Bahama Villa Rental

Bahama Villa Rental is an established major provider of rental homes in The Exumas. We can...

 Festival or Event
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Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival

Come to Exuma to experience one of the best cultural explosion in The Bahamas. This festival,...

 Accommodation
Lumina Point Resort & Spa
   
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Lumina Point Resort & Spa

Lumina Point Resort & Spa is a boutique luxury eco-resort, situated in the heart of The...

 Outdoor Adventures
Allan's Cay Iguanas
   
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Allan's Cay Iguanas

This is one of the few places where you can still find these fearsome-looking, yet gentle...

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Quick Facts

Area: 112 sq. miles
Population: 6,928 persons
Highest Point: 130 feet
Location: approximately 35 miles southeast of New Providence and 220 miles southeast of Florida
Original Names: The Exumas were once called "Yumey" and "Suma" (of Amer-Indian origin), which over time have gone through many changes.