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Recent The Exumas reviews

  • 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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  • Wonderful

    "This house is wonderful, and there is really no other way to describe it. If you are interested in relaxing this is the place for you. We spent the entire week on the beach right in front of the house and didn't see anyone else until the day before we left. The house is located about a 2 minute drive from Georgetown where you can eat out or buy your groceries. Which was very convenient. The homeowners were very nice and provided us a lot of information before our stay. We would highly recommend you stay here if you are looking to stay in Exuma."
    Guest: JR Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • I love Ida

    "I've been here twice already (once in a group of 9 we booked 3 cottages and once 3 of us slept in one of the 2 bedroom cottages). I'm going again in February with my family. Ida is amazing and her cottages are beautiful. They are overlooking the most amazing beach and bay which has to be seen to be believed. Inside they are done up so nicely and have everything you need. The golf carts that come with the cottages are so handy, Ida picks you up from the airport in her big car, and arranges for you to rent a boat (they have different sizes) for the day. It's close enough to see the swimming pigs, iguana beach, the sharks at compass cay, thunderball grotto and Staniel cay yacht club. I've recommended for so many people to go here, it is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. The cottages are right above the beach so you can pop up and down all day. She has sunloungers on the beach and a new gazebo for some shade. I can't recommend this place or Ida herself more. I can't wait to go back again!"
    Guest: Flora M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Relaxing Vacation

    "We just returned from 2 weeks at the Cottages in Hartswell and had a wonderful, laid back holiday. The location was perfect for a quiet getaway and Valerie was extremely helpful with our stay. The beaches are magnificent, having use of kayaks was an added bonus and the locals were very friendly. You definitely need a car for getting around and if you are looking to do some bonefishing, you will have a variety of opportunities right outside your door. We frequented several eateries and Santana's was by far the best food! Right next door is Mom's bakery with wonderful breads, tasty pastries and rum cake to die for! If you are looking for a laid back vacation, we highly recommend the Cottages at Hartswell."
    Guest: Wayne P. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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The Exumas 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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