The largest of the Exuma Cays is Great Exuma. It is 37 miles long and joined to Little Exuma by a small bridge. The capital and largest town in the district is George Town.
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 course of 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 animals!
- 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 sand dunes, beaches, mangroves, and seagrass beds. Nesting seabirds call it home and it also serves 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 islands inhabitants, the Bahamian Rock Iguanas.
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