There’s more to the Exumas than swimming pigs and the famous Thunderball Grotto. To experience the true beauty of the Exumas, make sure to see the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.
Land and Sea Park: Natural Beauty Abounds
The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is a 22 by 8 mile stretch of protected area in the Bahamas. The area extends from Shroud Cay in the north to Bell Cay in the south. The park showcases wildlife and biodiversity, with abundant natural beauty. Dense vegetation of mangrove and scrub as well as a variety of tropical species envelop the area.
The park is part of the Bahamian national trust that started in 1958. Everything is protected. Visitors may not remove any animal or fauna, and the only ones who may fish are the birds! At the southern end, there are beautiful rock formations. Gorgeous beaches abound, many of which are unmatched in the Bahamas. There’s even an area called “the aquarium” because there are so many fish it’s like swimming in an aquarium.
The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is quite popular for snorkeling. In fact, it is considered to be one of the best snorkeling areas in the Bahamas. The high water clarity provides visibility up to 100 feet.
Yachting to the Area
Seven mooring fields provide a place for cruisers to moor their boats. Then, the activities are up to you. Snorkel, dive, hike, or lounge on the beach.
Once you’ve visited the Exuma Cays Land and Sea park, you’ll certainly agree that it’s a great way to ensure natural resources are protected for future generations.