Exuma

Exuma

Exuma consists of two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma together. Approximately 500 islands, cays and rocks make up the entire Exuma chain. Occupying approximately 110 square miles in the center of the Bahamian archipelago. Most cays are uninhabited, although many are owned privately.

Exuma is a yachter’s paradise. Offering many fine marinas, breath taking beaches and pristine reefs. Snorkeling and scuba diving are extremely popular as is bone fishing. It is home to many rare and interesting creatures like the Bahamian Rock Iguana, birds, fish and flora on these perfect islands.

Farming and fishing are the most important sectors of income on the islands with tourism playing a much smaller part. Fresh pineapple, tomatoes, guava, mangoes, avocados and pigeon peas are produced on the island and are exported nationwide.

History
Ruins of old plantations are dotted around Exuma from an era when cotton farming was of importance to the area. Salt farming was also an important industry in the past.



Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park (Test) - The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the world’s first protected area of its kind, when created in 1959 by the same legislation that established the Bahamas National Trust. This 176-square-mile park is known for its pristine beauty, outstanding anchorages and breathtaking marine environment. Within the park’s boundaries are: Little Wax Cay, Shroud Cay, […]
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park - Moriah Harbour Cay and its marine environs area a vital part of the ecosystem between the Great and Little Exuma. It encompasses pristine beaches, sand dunes, mangrove creeks, and sea grass beds. A variety of bird life nests there, including the gull-billed and least terns, nighthawks, plovers, oyster catchers and resident pair of ospreys. The […]
Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park - The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park was the world’s first protected area of its kind, when created in 1959 by the same legislation that established the Bahamas National Trust. This 176-square-mile park is known for its pristine beauty, outstanding anchorages and breathtaking marine environment. Within the park’s boundaries are: Little Wax Cay, Shroud Cay, […]