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 will find a large number of beaches to consider on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter spot, you can find what you want. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that specific beach.

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 place that beach-goers can consider is Tropic Of Cancer Beach. One of the best kept secrets in the whole of the Bahamas, this beach is sure to make your jaw drop with its translucent water and pristine sand. It's a perfect spot for sunbathers and beach-walkers, and there's a chance you'll have it all to yourself.

Marina Harbour Reef Beach: Following the main road from the bridge on the eastern part of the island as it runs parallel to the coast, the road will make a right turn once beyond the lake. Instead of heading right, get off at the gravel road.

Fortunately, you will find quite a few other choices for beaches on the island. Use this link to visit our article about beaches for Great Exuma.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy being outdoors? You might be happy to find out that the island has an interesting 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

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