When traveling to Caribbean, you will want to take advantage of Exuma tours to see the area, but there is also the exciting opportunity for exploring areas off the beaten path! This part of the world is gorgeous. One of the best ways to see it is to work with a local expert to show you some of the places that won’t be as busy, and showcase the true beauty of the Exumas. As you travel, be sure to add these five amazing spots to your itenerary--you won’t regret it!
Tropic of Cancer Beach
Also known as “Pelican Beach,” this beach is an oasis paradise with crystal clear blue waters, and white sandy beaches. It is located off Queen’s Highway in William’s Town, which is on the Little Exuma island. The area does not have all of the tourist aspects, allowing you to see an environment true to its roots. It is the longest beach in Little Exuma, a little further out. Pack a lunch and activities, and prepare yourself for a fun day at the beach!
Located on the Staniel Cay in the Exumas, Thunderball Grotto is a perfect spot for snorkeling, diving, and wading. You will see an array of marine wildlife and colorful coral reefs. It has caves and over twists and turns that really showcase the absolute beauty of this area. It is also very well lit, allowing you to see everything you are exploring. A fun fact about this location, it was used in film the 1965 James Bond film “Thunderball
On East Bay Street on Nassau and Paradise Island, you will find Potter’s Cay. It’s a great place to explore the freshest food from the area through their variety of vendors. Using farmers markets, local fisherman and a variety of other places, you can pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Since it is not frequented by tourists, it allows you to get a true sense of food and culture in the area. You’ll be welcomed by the friendly people from the area and get the unique opportunity to eat great, fresh food!
The Starfish Reserve
Looking to find starfish on your Exuma adventure? Make sure you add a stop during your trip to the Exumas is the Starfish Reserve! Located in Great Exuma, the area chose this name thanks to the large amount of starfish that live in its shallow waters. You will find some of the biggest starfish you have ever seen! Make sure you are respectful of the area and do not pick up the starfish for too long.
If you are looking for a large place to spend the day, make sure to add Harbour Island to your list. It is a small island with a three-mile stretch of pink, sandy beaches. Without all the hustle and bustle of the main areas, it has all of the amenities you’ll need for a day, that is off the beaten path to get a full Caribbean experience.
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