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Why Choose The Exuma Cays?

If you’re looking for a vacation destination that combines natural beauty, seclusion, and luxury, you might want to consider the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas. Located in the southeastern part of the Bahamas, this chain of islands boasts turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and excellent diving spots. Plus, the Exuma Cays are home to some of the best vacation rentals in the Bahamas. Whether planning a romantic getaway, a destination wedding, a family reunion, or a solo trip, the Exuma Cays can provide an unforgettable experience. There are different types of vacation rentals available in the Exuma Cays, including yacht charters, private island rentals, vacation home rentals, villas, resorts, and small family-owned hotels.

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Getting to Know the Exuma Cays

Private Villas and Vacation Homes

If you’re looking for a luxury vacation rental in the Exuma Cays, you might want to check out the private villas and homes available for rent. These vacation rentals offer a unique blend of seclusion, comfort, and personalized service. Some villas come with a private beach or dock, a swimming pool, and a staff that can cater to your every need. You can choose from one-bedroom villas for a romantic retreat, or multi-bedroom villas for a family or group vacation. In Staniel Cay, you can rent a villa that overlooks the famous Pig Beach, where you can swim with the friendly pigs that live there. Other villas offer direct access to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a protected area that is home to rare wildlife and marine life.

Island Resorts and Boutique Hotels

If you prefer a more organized vacation experience, you might want to consider an island resort or hotel on one of the Exuma Cays. These vacation rentals offer a range of amenities and activities, from spa treatments and gourmet dining to snorkeling and kayaking. Many resorts and hotels in the Exuma Cays are located on private islands, which means you can enjoy exclusive access to the surrounding nature and wildlife. Some resorts offer all-inclusive packages that include meals, drinks, and activities, while others allow you to customize your stay according to your preferences. You can choose from boutique hotels with a local flair or international resorts with a familiar brand.

A wooden walkway leading to a dock at dusk at Staniel Cay, Yacht Club.
Bahamas Day Tour on a Private Yacht
Yacht Charters

If you want to explore the waters of the Exuma Cays and Staniel Cay at your own pace, you might want to consider a yacht charter. These charter rentals offer a unique and flexible way to enjoy the sea and the islands. With a yacht charter, you can hire a crewed or bareboat yacht with a captain and amenities, such as kitchen and bathroom facilities, entertainment systems, and water sports equipment. You can customize your itinerary and stop at different islands and cays.

Private Island Rentals in the Exuma Cays

Imagine waking up to the sound of gentle waves lapping against pristine shores, surrounded by azure waters as far as the eye can see. With the rising sun painting a masterpiece in the sky, you step out onto your private deck, taking in the breathtaking scenery of your very own island paradise. Welcome to the Exuma Cays, a tropical haven that promises luxury travelers and honeymooners an unparalleled escape into tranquility and elegance.

In the Exuma Cays, privacy isn’t just a feature—it’s a lifestyle. Renting a private island means you can enjoy uninterrupted tranquility, allowing you to unwind and create cherished memories fully, without distractions. Whether you’re planning a romantic honeymoon or a luxurious retreat, the seclusion offered by these islands is unmatched.

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Actvites In Exuma Cays

Staniel Cay Swimming Pigs Tour
Swim with the Famous Pigs at Pig Beach

One of the most iconic and unique experiences in the Exuma Cays is swimming with the friendly pigs at Pig Beach on Big Major Cay. These sociable pigs will swim out to greet you as your boat approaches, making for an unforgettable and Instagram-worthy encounter. Don’t forget to bring some snacks (fruits and vegetables) to feed them!

Explore Thunderball Grotto

Adventure seekers won’t want to miss Thunderball Grotto, an incredible underwater cave system made famous by the James Bond movie “Thunderball.” Snorkelers and divers can explore the grotto’s mesmerizing tunnels and chambers filled with vibrant coral and exotic fish. Make sure to visit during low tide for easier access and optimal visibility.

Two people sitting on a surfboard in Thunderball Grotto.
Relax on Exuma’s Pristine Beaches

The Exuma Cays boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Tropic of Cancer Beach, also known as Pelican Beach, is a pristine stretch of white sand and turquoise waters perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and picnicking. For a more secluded experience, head to the sandbars and deserted beaches that dot the Exuma chain.

Visit the Exuma Land and Sea Park

Nature lovers will be in awe of the Exuma Land and Sea Park, a protected area spanning 176 square miles. This ecological preserve is a haven for wildlife, including sea turtles, iguanas, and various bird species. Snorkeling and diving within the park reveal thriving coral reefs and abundant marine life. Hiking trails on the island offer breathtaking views of the Exuma Sound and surrounding cays.

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Fish in the Exuma Flats

Renowned as one of the best fishing destinations in the world, the Exuma Cays are ideal for novice and experienced anglers. The Exuma Flats are teeming with bonefish, tarpon, and permit, making it a premier spot for fly fishing. Deep-sea fishing enthusiasts can also venture into the nearby Atlantic Ocean to catch marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.

Indulge in Local Cuisine and Culture

No trip to the Exuma Cays is complete without sampling the local cuisine. Fresh seafood is a staple, and you can’t leave without trying conch salad, grilled fish, and Bahamian rock lobster. Visit the local settlements and markets to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and friendly hospitality of the Bahamian people.

Staniel Cay: Lunch or Brunch in Paradise
Plan Your Exuma Cays Adventure

The Exuma Cays offer an unparalleled mix of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to explore vibrant marine ecosystems, lounge on pristine beaches, or indulge in thrilling water sports, the Exumas have something for everyone. So why wait? Pack your bags and get ready to discover the incredible wonders of the Exuma Cays.

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