Exuma Map

 

From Beacon Cay in the north to Little Exuma in the south, the Exuma Cays (pronounced "keys") are a chain of islands that probably come as close to Paradise as you can get. The lyrics of a Bahamian song go thus:

If the good Lord, never goes on a holiday Then why, did the makes these islands?

Many people are convinced the writer was referring to the Exuma islands.

It's said there are 365 cays in the Exuma necklace of islands with the most seductive hidden coves and bays, stunning underwater coral reefs and beaches the shade and texture of baby powder.

And the water! The water is crystal clear and there simply aren't words to describe the glorious shades of turquoise over the sand bottom.

Then on the ocean side, the floor drops off dramatically to host deep cobalt blue ocean. This is a great place to fish - whether with a serious rod or a hand line. Fresh Mahi and Wahoo in season, or a sweet snapper off a shallow reef. Fishing is not allowed in the national park.. Exuma real estate is much sort after, especially by second home owners who are looking for a place to unplug.

From modest cottages to high end residences, Exuma hosts a collection of wonderful homes. However, there's no congestion. You can pick a beach on any day of the week and chances are, you'll be alone or only one of a few people.