Great Exuma Island Travel Guide

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Great Exuma Island Hotels

  • Grand Isle Resort & Spa

    Emerald Bay, Georgetown, , Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • St Francis Resort

    Stocking Island, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Sandals Emerald Bay

    We were just married at Sandals May 31st of this year. My wedding planner Shalize was excellent. I...

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  • Club Peace & Plenty Exuma Island

    Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, 29055, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • February Point Resort

    Queens Highway, George Town, EX-29090, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Coconut Cove Hotel

    Queen's Hwy. George town, George Town, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Augusta Bay Bahamas

    Queens Hwy, Mile Marker 1.2 West, P.O. Box EX-29180, George Town, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Breezy Hill Exuma Bahamas

    #1 #2 Breakwater Drive, George Town, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Exuma Vacation Cottages

    Hartswell, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Great Exuma Island Restaurants

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    by wrongbus Written Sep 26, 2004

    The Bahamian conch seems to be the national dish or at least the main ingredient and few bars and restaurants in the island fail to sell conch salad, cracked conch, conch fritters or conch chowder.
    The best known in the Exumas is Big D’s Famous Conch Spot, a wooden shack on a mile long beach near the north west tip. Just as everyone goes to the Two Turtles on a Friday night and the Eddie’s Edgewater Inn on a Monday night for rake’n’scrape music (a traditional sort of skiffle band using an assortment of ironmongery for musical instruments), so half the island goes to Big D’s on Sunday for conch salad and a Kalik beer. The secret? “Freshness makes the difference, buddy,” said Big D, pouring me a drink.
    Most days, he takes his boat out to the Brigantine Banks to fetch supplies; most evenings and weekends, he cranks up the music and serves fresh conch to his regulars and visitors. As we discussed the finer points of the conch he also revealed he was considering closing for a couple of weeks later this month (July 2004) to make changes. “I’m thinking of extending this deck out to here and putting a roof over this area here.” If you've been, tell us what it's like now...

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    Jul 13, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    I stayed at August Bay on Great Exuma. There could never be a better vacation! The lovely beachfront boutique hotel was clean and quiet, and the staff accommodating. The locals are friendly and even walking through town at night time, I felt very safe.

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