Attractions on Great Exuma

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There are numerous islands in the Exumas, but Great Exumas serves as the anchor for tourism.  It remains laid back while being able to accommodate tourists who need a little luxury in their getaway.  As far as things to see and do, they all revolve around the outdoors and include beaches, a nature reserve, and some unique land formations. 


Tropic Of Cancer Beach

There are an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you will be pleased to know that several of the beaches are fairly secluded and free from development. You can click on each beach name for detailed information about that section of the coast.

Hooper's Bay Beach: The beach curves thinly around the pleasantly calm Harper's Bay. The area is quiet and relaxing, and you can enjoy watching some small boats as they come to and from the couple of docks on the Bay.

A second alternative that beach-goers can consider is Tropic Of Cancer Beach. Also referred to as Tropic of Cancer Beach, this stretch of sparkling white sand curves gently along the quiet coast of Moore Hill. The azul waters are perfectly clear and make for fantastic swimming, while the off-shore rock formations make for unbelievable views and good snorkeling.

Marina Harbour Reef Beach: The beach is guarded on either side by impressive rock formations, in addition to the three rocks that sit just off shore. Hidden and remote, this beach is perfect if its solitude and serenity you're after.

Luckily, the area is home to quite a few other choices for beaches on the island. To see our complete page about beaches, follow this link.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to spend time out in the fresh air? You may be pleased to know the island has a nice nature preserve on it.

Moriah Harbour Cay is a nature preserve found within central Great Exuma. Moriah Harbour Cay serves as a great spot to learn about one of the Bahamas varied eco systems, the coastal zone.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Great Exuma
Name Type Location Island
Moriah Harbour Cay Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Great Exuma Great Exuma


Even though most tourists are drawn by the region's beaches, those aren't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Blue Ade Underwater Cave. It is found within Stocking Island, in central Great Exuma. <p>Not too far from Stocking Island beach, you will find Blue Ade Underwater Cave. This is a hidden gem for those who enjoy underwater exploration.</p>


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