Exuma

The Exumas, an island for each day…

The map of Exuma

This archipelago consists of 365 islands and islets. Most of the population lives on Great and Little Exuma, two islands connected by a bridge.

If you visit the Bahamas in April, it is possible to attend the Out Islands Regatta. During this most important event of Exuma, the « sloops » compete for the title of best of the Bahamas.

The Exuma Land and Sea Park, accessible only by sea, is perfect to discover for many landscapes and marine species.

Paradise Bay is located in the North of Exuma, at 7 miles from the airport and 1 mile from Emerald Bay.

Georgetown & Airport

Located about twenty miles from Paradise Bay Bahamas, Georgetown and the « capital  » of Exuma. About 1000 people live in this seaport, a favorite spot for boaters.
It is here that concentrates the majority of businesses, administrations and events.
You will find the biggest supermarket of the island, as well as car rentals and taxi boat that takes you to Stocking Island.

There are two major yachting events: the annual Family Island Regatta in Elizabeth Town and the Regatta taking place once a year.
Located at 10 minutes by car from Paradise Bay Bahamas, this International Airport will let you go to Exuma from the USA, Canada or another island of the Bahamas.

Rentals in Exuma Bahamas

Car rental is not required on Exuma! STOP is a widely used means of transport, even by tourists. You can also use the daily bus (except sundays), because we suggets you to rent a car couple days to discover Exuma.

Car Rental – from 75$

There are several car rental companies on Exuma, but we suggest you to rent it from « Airport Car Rental », because they can drop it off at the resort.
You can also use a taxi or call the local bus. Our concierge will be happy to help you.

Boat Rental – from 160$

Visit the bay of Elizabeth Harbour by renting your own boat !
Located in the heart of Georgetown, Minns Water Sports offers a wide choice of boats from 15 ‘to 22’ feet.
Prepare your cooler and spend a day coasting from beach to beach.

Scooter Rental – 50$

The scooter is the most convenient way, nice and friendly to explore the land of the island.

Nothing is easier than taking the scooter to admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy beautiful deserted beaches of the Exumas.


Diving center

For a simple trial or to feed your experience, you can book one or more diving days to explore the reefs and waters of the Exumas and discover the famous « Blue Holes ».
Exuma currently has two dive centers, DIVE EXUMA located in Georgetown and the PADI center of Emerald Bay (less than 1 mile from Paradise Bay).

Depending on your preferences, you have the opportunity to perform dives themes such as « shark diving » Blue Hole diving « , « reef diving », etc.

Restaurant in Exuma Bahamas

Here is a list of some of the most famous restaurants in Exuma. When you arrive don’t forget to ask us to download our map of Exuma where all the point of intereste are indicated.

Cocoplum Bistro – On site

Restaurant Franco-Bahamian, located directly in the hotel, offers a mix of French cuisine and Bahamian flavor.

Open daily, offering lunch and dinner, feel free to ask us our offers half board and full board.

Franckie’s

Right in Front of Paradise Bay this local restaurant is perfect for a quick snack before to go on a tour in the afternoon.

Exuma Point – Less than 6 miles

Accessible by sea or by land, this restaurant, facing the sea, is one of the best of Exuma.

Run by a couple of Bahamians, Exuma Point will allow you to discover the variety of Bahamian cuisine. With their buffet (conch fritter, crack conch, group, snapper, etc.) and their warm and friendly welcome, Myriam and Elvis will undoubtedly left good memories that you will keep Exuma.

Big D’s – Less than 1 mile

You can not come to the Bahamas without tasting the « Conch Salad ». Big D’s is located at the end of our beach and he is the specialist of the conch salad in the Bahamas!
This bar-restaurant decorated with local colors, is accessible on foot via the beach.

Chat N’ Chill – By boats

Lunch in the inevitable « Chat’N’Chill » the most touristic place in Exuma, place where « good atmosphere » and « music » are the watchwords!

Santanna’s – On Little Exuma

Come taste the best lobster of Exuma!

This little restaurant along the road is the meeting place for fishermen and women to Little Exuma homes. Ask Dee, the manager of this small bar / restaurant, photo albums … you will discover that this place lost in the depths of Exuma is visited regularly by a world famous actor. We let you discover who this celebrity.

Pallappa – Less than 1 mile

Located in the heart of Emerald Bay, this restaurant with a pool offers a more elaborate cuisine.

Different from others locals restaurants described above, due to its proximity to the Marina and the Farmer’s Hill Golf Course, the palappa will allow you to eat more refined dishes in a pleasant setting.

Peace & Plenty – Georgetown

Famous for its history and its world-famous bartender, the Peace and Plenty, offers one of the best meat of Exuma. In the 80s the Peace and Plenty was the largest hotel Exuma.

Fish Fry – Less than 15 miles

On most islands of the Bahamas, you can eat in at the « Fish Fry ». The Fish Fry, a group of several small huts on the beach, is perfect if you want to eat local food and party with Bahamians.


Point of Interest

Cocoplum Beach
Close to Paradise Bay, this amazing beach is the perfect spot to do some kite-surfing.
During low tide you can walk on a beautiful sandbar.

Turtles Bay
A beautiful place accessible by land or by sea. Visit this magnificent beach and swim with turtles all friendlier one than the other. Don’t forget your GO PRO !

Chat N’ Chill
Stocking Island is easily accessible from Georgetown using the Water Taxi, or from Paradise Bay by doing the excursion Chat N ‘Chill. This restaurant is the most tourstic Exuma place.
Sip a Bahama Mama with both feet in the water!

Tropic du Cancer Beach
This magnificent white sand beach crossed by the Tropic of Cancer is located between Forbes Hill and Williaws town, on Little Exuma.

Shops and Groceries stores in Exuma Bahamas

Car rental is not required on Exuma! STOP is a widely used means of transport, even by tourists. You can also use the daily bus (except sundays), because we suggets you to rent a car couple days to discover Exuma.

Grocery Store – 5 miles for us

The supermarket at Tracy Bowe Plaza is on the road to the airport. Ask to the taxi driver to make stop on your way.

Supermarket – 15 miles from us

Located in Georgetown, Exuma Market has everything you need during your stay. It is quite appropriate to combine a rental car to visit the south of Exuma with a « stop » to the supermarket.

ATM – 1 mile from us

At the Marina of Emerald bay you will have access to an ATM offering US and Bahamian dollars.

Bank – 15 miles from us

Many banks are represented in Exuma: Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of The Bahamas, Scotia Bank etc

Gas station – 2 miles from us

Located in Farmer’s hill this small gas station is really convenience when you return your rental car at Paradise Bay.

Gas station – 9 miles from us

Located at 1 mile from the airport the Rubis gas station is perfect when you want to return the car at the airport before your flight.


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