Great Exuma

The largest of the Exuma Cays is Great Exuma, 37 miles long and joined to Little Exuma by a small bridge. The capital and largest town in the district is George Town. Great Exuma is one of the Bahama Islands still untouched by major tourism.

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Great Exuma Beach


In George Town, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy; the winters are warm, dry, and mostly clear. It is windy year-round. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F.

Great Exuma: Things to see and do

  • Swim with pigs. Big Major Cay is home to these “domesticated” animals. Whenever a boat arrives, they swim out to be fed. Although the pigs are friendly, be aware that they are still wild!
  • Visit Moriah Harbour Cay, National Park. Covering 13,440 acres, the park is a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. It includes dunes, beaches, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Nesting seabirds call it home and serve as a nursery for marine life.
  • Explore Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.
  • Relax on the mile-long sandbar just south of Big Farmer’s Cay. This is a mile-long stretch of dazzling white sands that emerges from the blue-green water at low tide.
  • Day trip to Bitter Guana Cay, also known as Iguana Island, and make friends with some of the island’s inhabitants, the Bahamian Rock Iguanas.
  • Golf. The Great Exuma golf course at the Emerald Bay Sandals resort. Golf legend Greg Norman designed this ocean-side championship golf course.


The Marina at Emerald Bay has 133 slips from 40 feet to 240 feet, sewage pump-outs at each slip, 30/50/100 amp 120/240 (3ph), water, high capacity fuel tanks with high volume pumps, floating docks, 24-hour security, immigration and customs on-site, concierge services, buoy marked channel, free Laundry – 4 Large capacity washer and dryers, ice, fitness center, liquor store, convenience store, six shower rooms with toiletries (2 are handicap-accessible), cable TV, free Wi-Fi, playground.

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