All but a few hundred Exuma residents live on either Little
Exuma or Great Exuma Island. Georgetown has about 1,000
Exumas lie 35 miles southeast of Nassau, New Providence.
Time Zone: Eastern
legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent
in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars
are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. Travelers
Checks and Credit Cards (credit cards not accepted at gas
stations) are also accepted. There are ATM's available at
the banks in the Exumas.
Most of the residents participate in some sort of marine
life, whether it is fishing or diving or boating. Tourism,
filmmaking (Pirates of the Carribbean), cave exploration,
sailing and yachting.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember:
right is left). It is hard to get lost in the Exumas as
one road named Queen's Highway runs the entire length of
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
There is a medical clinic on the island and helicopter ambulance
services. No tropical diseases exist on the island. There
is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
to Great Exuma or Little Exuma:
Airports: George Town International Airport
Take Bahamasair from Nassau or take American Eagle from
Grand Master and Captain C $60 one way.
Exuma Docking Service in George Town 232-336-2578
Sampson Cay Club 242-355-2034
stay: There are various accommodations in Great Exuma
and Little Exuma. Hotel rates tend to be higher than comparable
North American rooms.
Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water
in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most
cisterns are made of cement or plastic. It's always good
to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas
as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.
in The Exuma: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Highest Point Great and Little
Exuma: 125 feet
Highest Point of Exuma Cays = 130 feet
Area (Sq. Miles)of Great and Little
Exuma: 72 sq. miles
here to view Long Island Marinas
Parks: In 1986, the Bahamas National Trust designated
the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECLSP) a "no-take"
zone or"marine fishery reserve" becoming the 1st
such reserve in teh wider Caribbean.
Farming: Bahamas, plantain,
citrus, coconuts, guava, mango, sugar-cane, and vegetables.
- Bahamian Music and Heritage Festival
(March) at Regatta Park
- Junkanoo Summer Festival (June/July)
with Fish Fry
- National family Isalnd Regatta
- Farmers Cay Festival (February)
Sites to see:
- Stocking Island
- Farmer's Hill (highest point)
- Exuma National Land and Sea Park
- Rolleville Regatta (the oldest
- Homecoming during the Emancipation
Day weekend in the land of Pompey
- Club Peace and Plenty Hotel
- St. Andrew's Anglican (the oldest
church in Exuma)
- George Town in March
- 'lights' of Lake Victoria.