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7 Reasons To Visit Exuma

With the clearest water and the whitest sand, Exuma has to be on every island lovers bucket list!

This district in the Bahamas is made up of 365 islands, also known as cays. That's one for every day of the year... Maybe we should take a year long vacation just so we can visit a different one each day... Sounds like a good idea, right?

Alas, we digress, Exuma always has that effect on us.

Back to the list... Let's take a look at some of our favorite places on these idyllic Bahamian islands that are guaranteed to make you fall in love and want to book a ticket ASAP!


This island harbor is famed for it's population of docile nurse sharks.

If you want to get up close and personal with one of the worlds most magnificent creatures, this is the place to do it!


A secluded beach located on the north of Great Exuma island is known for it's crystal clear shallow water. During low tides you can see the amazing pattern of sandbanks which you can walk along to reach uninhabited islands. A real Robinson Crusoe moment! It is also known for great shelling and sand dollars during low tide.


Home to the friendly Northern Bahamian Rock Iguanas. Allen Cay is one of three cays where these reptiles live, you won't find them anywhere else in the world. Sadly they are classed as endangered so please be careful and gentle when interacting with them and only feed them the food which your local guide approves.


This two mile long sandbar in the middle of the ocean is surrounded by the most pristine turquoise water we've ever seen. Live out your castaway fantasy with a stroll along this sandy stretch of land.


This small remote island is where this charming little yacht club is located. They have 14 cute bungalows for accommodation, a marina, airstrip and a clubhouse. If you are looking for a vacation to get away from it all, enjoy unspoilt beauty and be perfectly positioned to explore the hundreds of cays, Staniel Cay Yacht Club is highly recommended.


This laid back, come-as-you-are beach bar is the epitome of "vacation mode" and gives you all the authentic island vibes you could ever ask for. They're famous for their conch burgers, tropical cocktails and the magnificent sunsets are a sight to behold. This barefoot beach bar is an essential stop off for every beach bum visiting the Bahamas.


The insta-famous swimming pigs are the number one reason tourists, travelers and locals flock to this paradise cay. Pig Beach is the unofficial name for the location where these wild pigs live freely and call their home. No one knows for sure how these non-natives got here, some suspect sailors left them behind and others say they swam ashore from a shipwreck. Whatever the reason, these adorable pigs and piglets are living the island dream and if you visit Exuma you HAVE to take a selfie with them!

Will you be adding Exuma to your bucket list?

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