Activities on Great Exuma

Great Exuma is the main island in the Exumas, home to the largest settlement and the largest number of attractions and available activities.  There is even a golf course on the island, a rarity in the less tourist-y areas of the Bahamas.  The flats on the west side of Great Exuma are great for bonefishing, and a deep sea fishing trip is almost always successful as well.  The shopping is also better here than elsewhere, especially if you stop at the Straw Market where you can pick up souvenirs and purchase fish caught fresh that day by local fishermen.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Great Exuma is known as a very bicycle and scooter friendly destination. Many will find these mobile options the way to travel on the island.

If you are intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, there are two places that can help make it happen. To read our detailed page about bike or scooter rentals, read this article.


Great Exuma Diving

Unlike much of the rest of the Bahamas, Great Exuma is not particulary strong when it comes to diving opportunities. Still, those willing to travel a little further by boat will have much of the same options as divers staying on other islands.

You'll find a couple of dive operators and a small number of dive sites to choose from. For more about this topic, read this extended discussion.


Fishing charters are a very popular activity for tourists visiting Great Exuma. If you are looking to head out for a day catching fish, this option might be for you.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? There are a pair of charter operators that operate in this area. Take advantage of this article regarding fishing in the area if you want more details.


The Bahamas Golf

If you like to play golf you may realize Great Exuma isn't exactly paved with golf greens from end to end. Nevertheless, there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Emerald Reef Golf Course. If you want to obtain more information about golf throughout the Bahamas can do so by clicking on this link.

Sailing and Boating

More information concerning firms that will help you spend some time on the open water can be seen here:

Boating Opportunities On Great Exuma
Name Type Phone Location Island
Out Island Explorers Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (265) 365-5686 George Town, Central Great Exuma Great Exuma

If you want to read about local marinas and charter options read this article.


If you're going to be traveling with some folks who enjoy window shopping they can have some fun exploring a few of the area's 4 retail shops. Follow this link to read our discussion of shopping on Great Exuma.


Sandals Emerald Bay

If you want to play some tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. There are two different properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis On And Around Great Exuma
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Sandals Emerald Bay Central Great Exuma Great Exuma 6
Musha Cay Resort 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Joey Cay Rudder Cut Cay -- check check

For instance, Sandals Emerald Bay offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.


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