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Exuma

Great Exuma is easily reachable by plane from Florida, Canada or Nassau. Just 75 minutes flying time from Florida await islands so pristine and unspoiled that you feel as if you are a world away. The Exuma Islands, located in the middle of The Islands of the Bahamas, remain mostly undisturbed. The Exuma Islands are a collection of some 365 cays and islands stretching over 120 miles, with the two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma, to the south. Exuma boasts pristine reefs, stunning beaches and excellent anchorages. It is also home to the Caribbean area's first marine fishery reserve. Here is the 176 sq. mile "Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park", the world's first land and sea area to be declared a national park. 

 

The average year-round temperature is 75-85°F (25-30°C), and the rolling hills, wide sandy beaches and brilliant, clear "Exuma-blue" waters give life to some of the earth's more spectacular creatures. Due to the strong blue colour, it was actually the only waters the first astronauts noticed when they first time returned to earth from the out of space. Snorkelers will find the wide, shallow coastal region teeming with life and easy to explore, while divers can explore the huge coral reef or Exuma Sound which is filled with caves, blue holes and shipwrecks. 

 

George Town on Great Exuma is the capital of The Exuma Islands. Visit the straw market for some authentic Bahamian crafts and enjoy the architecture of the Government Administration Building. Walk around George Town - enjoy the atmosphere, shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and local businesses that encircle the lake. Have some cracked conch and drink a Kalik (the Bahamas' own beer) or a Bahama Mama. Every year in late April, George Town's Elizabeth Harbour hosts the annual week-long Family Island Regatta.

The following airlines operate to George Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas (GGT):

American Airlines (from Miami): www.aa.com

Delta Airlines (from Miami and Atlanta): www.delta.com

Air Canada (from Canada): www.aircanda.com

Silver Airways (from Fort Lauderdale): www.silverairways.com

JetBlue (from Miami): www.jetblue.com

Bahamas Air (from Nassau): www.bahamasair.com

SkyBahamas: (from Nassau): www.skybahamas.com