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Our Best Tips for a Vacation in the Exumas


April 24, 2019

Vacations should be just that, a vacation. The last thing you want to do is plan a trip and have a million things to worry about while there. The Exumas has always been a top travel destination for tourists around the world - it’s crystal clear waters and pristine beaches are a fantastic sight when looking to relax. We’ve put together some of our favorite tips that you need to know before visiting us:

Time
While the weather is always beautiful in the Caribbean, it can get a little rainy. No matter the weather, there is a lot to do in the Exumas - we recommend booking a few days to get the full experience of the islands!

Transportation
You can only get to the Exumas through a plane or boat ride; the island is remote. However, once you get there you can rent a rental car for over $75/day, or you can take a taxi around the island. If you are staying on a resort, most resorts have a shuttle service that you can utilize.

Rest and Relaxation
Speaking of staying on a resort, you have a few different options as to where you can stay. Hotels, vacation rentals, and resorts are all viable options when visiting the Exumas. 

Language
The native language of the Exumas is English, but you may hear them speaking a native tongue or accent while you visit.

Currency
The United States dollar is the official currency of the Exumas. When traveling the Exumas it will be important to either bring the correct currency or convert the currency prior to arriving. If cards are not accepted at certain locations, there are a few ATMs around the island that can be utilized. 

Eat and Drink
Groceries in the Exumas can be expensive - if you are looking to purchase them be prepared! Local restaurants such as Palapa and Blue on the Water have some of the most delicious food on the island. Water taxis can be used to navigate to and from surrounding islands, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife. 

Things to Do
There are of course the beautiful beaches, but you can take one of our sightseeing tours to see the best sites around the island. From jet skiing to kayaking, watersports reign king in the Exumas - it is the best place to enjoy being active and fantastic weather.

When in the Exumas, we recommend using a local tour guide to ensure that you cover the ins and outs of the island. Particularly when going on a bonefishing tour. The Exumas is one of the best spots in the world for fly fishing and you can really get your adrenaline going! Local guides can take all of the stress off of you so that you can enjoy your vacation as you should be. 

No matter what you would like to do in the Exumas, Bonefish Drex has something for you. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!