Part of the 365 islands that make up the Bahamas, the Exuma islands (the Cays and Great Exuma) are a string of islands and cays that from a pearl necklace of exclusive and intimate hideaways and natural harbours with secluded beaches that stretch over a hundred miles of crystal clear turquoise waters. Comprising around 360 or more little cays, there is a new little island to discover for almost every day of the year! With over 120 miles of island chain to explore, the Exumas are a nature lover's paradise, beautifully kept in its original pristine setting.
Great Exuma, the largest of the Exuma islands is also home to Georgetown, a charming Caribbean city that's not to be missed during a visit here with its great selection of casual Bahamian restaurants . The Cays are the most exotic of the Out Islands, all scattered like a collection of tiny jewels set in the aquamarine blue of the clear sea. Having long been the playground of the rich and famous, many of the Exuma Cays are private, some operating as luxury private-island resorts and others the homes of stars like Johnny Depp and Faith Hill.The new levels of luxury in both the Cays and Great Exuma offer a dream destination for couples looking for the perfect wedding or honeymoon spot.
Places to visit include the Bahamas National Trust's Exuma National Land and Sea Park, one of the world' s largest underwater and land preserves teeming with coral reefs, drop-offs, blue holes, caves and marine life. Another landmark spot is the famous Thunderball Caves, seen in the James Bond film of the same name as well as in Splash, the movie. Here you can snorkel and duck inside a small hollow cay that's filled with friendly fish accustomed to being hand-fed.
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