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Recent Exuma reviews

  • Awesome~

    "We (two couples) stayed here for x7 days and it was everything we thought it would be and more. We had way more than enough space to spread out. The outside facilities are wonderful and the beach is fantastic. Our contact with the owners was all good-providing us w/good info about what to expect and what we might need and/or enjoy. Definitely need to rent a car as everything is spread out on the island-nice and secluded. We loved it all!"
    Guest: MN Travelers Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
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  • Love Swept Away!

    "We had some challenges getting to Staniel Cay. Our flight was delayed out of Newark to Nassau due to plane maintenance issue and we missed our connection flight to Staniel Cay. We ended up spending a night in Nassau. Barry, thank you for going the extra mile helping us get to Staniel Cay! You checked in with us as we arrived, making sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable and enjoy our vacation. Milly (housekeeper) is very sweet. She picked us up at the airport, showed us how to get around town and everything else we needed during our stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and letting us use your golf cart! We love the décor of the house. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and just admiring the beauty of the island. Your Swept Away home is the perfect location on the island. Very close to stores, restaurants and quiet beaches. We loved the beach closest to the Swept Away home. It’s always quiet there and made us feel like we have the whole island to ourselves. People on the island are very friendly. We enjoyed eating local foods and buying fresh homemade bread from Emil’s. The beaches here have the most pristine water we’ve ever seen. We loved visiting the pig beach. We will be back for sure to create new memories!"
    Guest: Cynthia L. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • paradise!!!!!!!

    "This is our 3rd visit to Exuma and by far the best ever. We wanted to rent somewhere large enough for our children and grandchildren and this was perfect. There were 9 of us, 6 adults and 3 children, ages 8, 11 and 12. There was more then enough room for all of us. There are 4 french doors all opening out onto the deck over-looking the ocean. There is a screened seating area right off of one of the bedrooms that was perfect for sitting with coffee and a book. The kitchen was soooo big, perfect for all of us to cook. We did cook all our meals, did not go out to eat at all--I don't know why anyone would want to leave Airwood to eat at a restaurant. we all love to cook and each of us brought some food with from the States. We also ate fresh lobster, crab and fish that husband and son caught. There are well-stocked grocery and liquor stores to buy what you need. The house and the Cays community are like a private paradise, all the houses are painted bright tropical colors and there are flowers and palm trees everywhere. The pictures on the web of Airwood and the surrounding Cays don't even come close to how beautiful it is here. The pool was the best for the kids and the Tiki Bar during sunset perfect for sharing a beer or glass of wine with Norman and Julie. Grandpa and the kids fished everyday from the dock. He also went bone-fishing on his own. We rented a boat from Minns water sports 2 different days--1 of the days was very windy and choppy and the other day was perfect with calm waters. On both days, we snorkeled. We did also use the kayaks to paddle out to one of the islands in front of the house and would have done it more, but there were too many other things to do. Don't know what else to say other then, I want to go back!!!!!!!!"
    Guest: maggie p. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 2015
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  • Perfect for us

    "My family and I stayed for a week in October and The Beach Shack didn't disappoint. The location is perfect with a stunning sunset view. The cottage was very clean and was fully equipped. Anytime we looked for a kitchen item or bar utensil, we found it. We had no complaints for our entire week! There were four of us and it was the perfect size. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. It is exactly what it's called, a Beach Shack. It's not new and fancy but if you are looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay on Staniel, you won't be disappointed. The owner just added a new charcoal grill and since it was off-season and the yacht club was closed for renovation (except the bar), we cooked most of our own meals. The views from the cottage were stunning where you could watch the sunsets, the boats going by or nurse sharks and stingrays swimming by your door. The outdoor space was large with a gazebo, comfortable furniture and a hammock. We found Staniel Cay a couple of years ago and plan to go back at least once a year and we definitely will stay at the Beach Shack again. My only suggestion would be to add some solar outdoor lighting, there were rope lights but we didn't find an extension cord to plug them in. Thank you to the owner for allowing us to use her property."
    Guest: Lynn U. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 2014
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Exuma Travel Tips

Discover Paradise in Exumas Vacation Rentals

From the capital of George Town to the tiny uninhabited cays, Exumas is a joy to discover. The capital was founded in 1783 by American Loyalists, fleeing the New Republic. It has a fascinating history, full of 17th-century pirates, plantations and its links to both the British and U.S. Navies during World War II and much more. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the city. The chain of cays making up Exumas extends some 130 miles long. Exumas travel could not be easier. To find this delightful area, fly to Exuma International Airport. Famous for its year-round great weather, the Exumas resorts are a perfect escape at any time of year.

Much More Than Just a Beach Vacation

On the main island of Great Exuma, visitors will find the delightful pink and white government building, inspired by buildings on Nassau. This quaint town has gift shops, just two grocery stores and a great straw market, where visitors can buy local handicrafts. There are also excellent pubs and plenty of evening activities. Visitors will find the area around Government Wharf is where the locals head.

Outside of the main town, there are plenty of opportunities to explore. Head to Three Sister Rock where, legend has it, three sisters drowned trying to swim out to meet their lovers. Nearby is a wonderful beach, perfect for some snorkeling. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a protected environment, and unique for its incredible marine habitat with tropical fish and lobsters. Here, there are several public cays to explore, some of which are only reachable by boat.

A point of interest for many visitors are the stromatolites--a reef-forming algae, and some of the rarest living creatures on earth. Some are thought to be in excess of 2,000 years old and fossils of stromatolites dating back some 3.5 billion years have been found here. Also, at Allan’s Cay visitors will enjoy spotting the iguanas. The Hermitage is the remains of a short-lived cotton plantation, with the remains of the original house and graves dating from the 1700s. A unique experience at Major Cay is swimming with the local pigs. It is also a great place for snorkeling. And a visit to Thunderball Grotto is a must. The Grotto was featured in two James Bond films. This is a great spot for divers as the pristine waters reflect the sun’s rays to give incredible views of the fish beneath. Golf lovers choosing Exumas vacation rentals will enjoy the course designed by Greg Norman at Emerald Bay.

Ideal for Divers and Snorkelers

Exumas resorts are, naturally, ideal for watersports and activities. Visitors can rent a boat or take a charter out to fish or explore the dive sites. There are several caves, such as those at Angelfish Blue Hole or Exuma Land and Sea Park. There are a variety of reefs to explore, such as those at Exuma Land and Sea Park, Pagoda Reef, and Sting Ray Reef, an ideal place to observe a wide range of fish. The list of snorkeling sites is impressive and includes Harbour Buoy, Loaded Barrel Reef, Jolly Hall, Duck Cays, and Bird Cay.

Perfect Properties on Paradise

Exumas vacation rentals offer an incredible array of properties, many just steps from the crystal-clear waters. With exceptional properties, in glorious locations, on a variety of cays, there is the perfect property for everyone. Each comes fully equipped with everything to make a vacation property feel like home. Many come with luxury extras such as cable and satellite TV, CD/DVD players with film and music libraries, BBQs, decks, outdoor showers and even beach towels! Many of these perfect homes also provide a warm welcome for pets.

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