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THE EXUMA ISLANDS: A HIDDEN CROWN JEWEL OF THE BAHAMAS

Exuma is one of the Bahamas’ best-kept secrets, but perhaps not for long. These 365 islands are starting to explode among tourists in North America.

Boasting sapphire-blue water in every direction, ultra-exclusive resorts, stunning beaches and a natural habitat unlike anywhere else, all within hours of major North American cities, it’s inevitable that the crowds would start flocking.

In fact, over the last 10 years, both the population of Exuma and the number of visitors to the island have more than doubled.

With nature outnumbering humans, and miles upon miles of flawless coastlines, Exuma is a genuine tropical paradise.

The archipelago is divided into three major areas: Great Exuma, Little Exuma and the Exuma Cays. Each destination offers something special and undiscovered, allowing you to make your own unique Bahamian experience every time you visit.

WHAT MAKES THE EXUMAS SO SPECIAL?

What exactly makes Exuma so amazing?

In the 21st century, many travellers consider privacy to be the new luxury. That is certainly the case in Exuma, where you are worlds away from the crowds. Instead, what you find is a discerning group of travellers with a Bahamian wilderness at their feet. Exuma represents an affordable exclusivity for individuals, couples and families.

Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings and relaxing vibe, whereas the Exuma Cays are a popular playground for those looking to live in luxury. Rich in history and full of new discoveries at every turn, the Exuma islands truly are one of the few remaining unspoiled tropical destinations.

ISITORS CAN KICK BACK AND RELAX AT ANY ONE OF THE EXUMA ISLANDS

If you are looking for a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the Exuma islands are your answer. Known for having some of the most impressive waters for deep sea diving in the entire world, these stunning islands offer visitors the opportunity to witness giant starfish, wild iguanas, swimming pigs, friendly dolphins, colorful fish and more sharks than people. The islands are truly a hub for outdoor adventure intermixed with luxury and relaxation.

Though not as well-known as other popular Bahamian destinations such as Grand Bahama and Paradise Island, Exuma is truly something special. The dining scene is up-and-coming, the waters are untouched and mesmerizing and the natural landscape is absolutely breathtaking. If you plan on visiting, you will have the opportunity to take off for an afternoon and check out any of the surrounding cays, some of which are only inhabited by native wildlife such as the famous swimming pigs!

THE BOTTOM LINE IS, YOU CAN’T GO WRONG WITH A VACATION HERE

Many people wonder why, exactly, the Exuma islands are not as popular as other Bahamian destination spots. The answer is that this is no longer the case. The Exumas are no longer a hidden secret, with the rich and famous flocking to the stunning archipelago in droves.

In the latest World’s Best Awards for Travel & Leisure magazine, Exuma ranked as the second best island in the Caribbean, ahead of places such as St. Lucia, St. Barts, Barbados and Bermuda.

Discover old shipwrecks, snorkel the pristine turquoise waters with colorful schools of fish amidst stunning coral, relax with a Pina Colada in hand on one of the many beautiful beaches or check out some of the most mesmerizing Bahamian wildlife in their natural habitat.

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