Exuma Bahamas is rich in cultural and natural heritage. It is no wonder then why it has a plethora of choices when it comes to landmarks and attractions. And your Bahamas vacation to the Exuma islands won’t be complete if you don’t at least see a couple of them while you’re there.
Must-See Landmarks and Attractions in Exuma Bahamas
• The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Exuma Cays holds the record of being the first land and sea park in the world. It is well-known for its unspoiled marine and land preserve and terrific anchorages. With an average underwater visibility of 100 feet, it never fails to captivate divers and snorkelers with its flourishing marine ecosystem. Those who prefer not to get wet can have their fill of fun by wandering around the islands’ picturesque nature trails.
• Major Cay
One experience you shouldn’t miss out on during your Bahamas vacation is swimming with the pigs in Major Cay! This is another attraction that is uniquely Exuma. No one really knows for sure how these aquatic pigs have come to inhabit the island and develop their swimming skill, but one thing is for certain: they have made Major Cay a popular tourist destination. A note of caution though, if you don’t want to lose a finger or two, don’t hand feed the pigs and be sure that you do not have food in your hand when you are in the water.
• Thunderball Grotto
This amazing underwater cavern in Exuma Bahamas has become one of the famous snorkeling destinations in the Bahamas since it was highlighted in two James Bond films (Thunderball and Never Say Never) and the movie Splash. During low tide, snorkelers get to enjoy the rainbow of fish, corals, and other sea creatures as well as the magnificence of the grotto’s ceiling.
• The Hermitage
The Hermitage is a historical landmark on Little Exuma that is worth visiting especially for visitors who want to see evidence of the island’s short-lived cotton plantation era. Visitors can check out the remains of the main house and see tombs that are more than 250 years old. Visit this place with a local tour guide to get the most out of your visit.
• The Three Sisters Beach
At the northern part of George Town, three huge rocks named Three Sisters protrude from the ocean. According to the Bahamas legend, these three rocks emerged after three lovesick sisters drowned swimming after the love of their life. Bahamians believe that the rocks bring good fortunes and great love to their visitors. For this reason, the Three Sisters Beach has become one of the top choices for Exuma Bahamas wedding destinations.
• Stocking Island
This little piece of paradise is a popular destination in the Exuma islands. It has a great many things to offer any vacationer. From a mystery cave great for snorkeling, nature trails and rare stromalites for the nature lover to delicious dining for the food fanatic. And, of course, the beaches and views are unparalleled.
Exuma Bahamas offers you a great many things to see and do on your vacation. Whether you’re looking for some one-on-one time with nature or would love to have a blasting good time, you definitely won’t go wrong visiting this part of the Bahamas.