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

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you should be able to find just the right beach. Click on the beach names to get additional information concerning that section of the coast.

Hooper's Bay Beach: The beach is north of George Town and and about 5 miles from the airport. You can park on the peninsula that forms the Bay, and walk the short path from there.

Another location 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.

Needless to say, you will find plenty of additional beaches on the island. To see our detailed guide to beaches, click this link.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like spending time outside? You might be pleased to know the island has a nice nature preserve on it.

Moriah Harbour Cay is a nature preserve located 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

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