Best things to do in Exuma

A Tourist Guide for Planning a Trip to Great and Little Exuma

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What are the best things to do on a week vacation to Exuma?

Part of the fun of Exuma is just exploring and losing track of time.  

For those that want (or need) a plan, here is our check list for a week long visit:

Go to Stocking Island - half day or full day

Fresh conch salad served right on the beach.  Feed the stingrays, play volleyball and enjoy some beer and BBQ at the laid-back and iconic Chat & Chill beach bar.    Pay the water taxi a few extra bucks and have them swing you...

Beautifully shot - see some of our favourite places around Exuma.  Simply Beautiful!

Even if you have visited them many times, it is hard not to smile when you see Exuma's famous swimming pigs.

Pig Beach is usually combined with other stops including seeing Iguana beach, starfish bay, the Blow Hole and on full day tours you can also see the sunken drug plane, Thunderball Grotto and swimming with nurse sharks.

Whether you go for a half day or a full day these are about the most fun tours we have found anywhere in the world and your biggest problem will be sorting thro...

Just after the bridge on to Little Exuma is literally the smallest church in the Bahamas, St Christopher's.

It is a private church built by the Fitzgerald family in 1939 from wood salvaged from a shipwreck on nearby Long Island.    The mortar was made from ground conch and lime from The Ferry area.

Makes a great photo while you drive by...but don't go too close there is a family dog that doesn't like visitors!

Almost all of the best things to do in Exuma involve water - so planning around high and low tides may be necessary, but the information is tricky to find.

Here is what we use - I would not use this for navigation....but handy to know tides for beach trekking or fishing.

Best place to buy Spiny Lobster if you dont catch them yourself on a snorkling tour (check to ensure you are in-season.  If you don't catch them live, Prime Island Meats often has them in stock in season - check the directory):


6 spiny lobsters

2 cloves garlic minced

1/4 cup finely diced red onion

1 teaspoon chopped thyme leaves

1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons white or red wine vinegar


Submerge live lobsters in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from water. When co...

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