Day 1 in George Town
Welcome to George Town! Upon arrival at the airport, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check-in, and head out to explore! There is so much for you to see and do!
We recommend you get acquainted with the island, wander around the laidback capital of Great Exuma, George Town harbor decorated by beautiful colorful buildings housing shops and restaurants along the waterfront. Stop in at the restaurant of your choice and enjoy some delicious authentic cuisine with a tropical cocktail to help adjust to island time.
Head to the beach, the exotic Exuma islands are known for their untouched powdery white sand beaches that stretch for 120 miles throughout the stunning archipelago. These uncrowded beaches are the best way to relax under the sun and soak up the sand and seas, the waters here are glittery emerald and sapphire blue, so welcoming for swimming, snorkeling, and fishing.
Take the rest of the day to lounge by the resort pool and snack on delicious food and sip on some cocktails while taking in the breathtaking views and surroundings of these gorgeous islands. Stroll along the beach, visit some of the local shops, and pick up some unique souvenirs, grab some local produce or snacks to sample on the beach. Go fishing off the beach, rent a kayak and ply the wonderful exotic waters, go golfing at the Emerald Reef Golf Club on the 18 hole championship course designed by PGA pro Greg Norman.
Head into George Town for dinner, there are several restaurants to choose from all with their unique cuisine and location. Many of the eateries here can be found along the waterfront with wonderful relaxing views. There is a great collection of outdoor fish shacks and bars just to the north of George Town where you can dine outside at a picnic table next to the beach, Friday night is the popular Fish Fry held here.
Day 2 in George Town
Start your day with a visit to Mom`s Bakery, an authentic roadside truck situated in the center of George Town, serving up delicious tasty breakfast treats. Enjoy a stroll along the soft sands and inhale the fresh sea air, take a refreshing swim in the extraordinary turquoise waters and do some snorkeling.
Catch a ferry over to Stocking Island, a picturesque paradise boasting outstanding secluded beaches, you can explore the island by car, or rent a bike and head out on a fun adventure to check out the hidden treasures. Go shelling on the beach or just simply laze on the beach and tan. Stocking Island is located on Great Exuma Island, a small, long, narrow island just a short ferry ride from George Town.
Some of the unique experiences on Stocking Island are Sunday pig roasts, conch salad demonstrations with delicious samplings, and Sting Ray feedings. Explore the island on foot through the many walking trails throughout the island, Mystery Cave with a blue hole grotto nestled 70 feet below the island. Visit the lively open-air restaurant's named Chat ‘N’ Chill, the popular beachside restaurant and bar, play board games under the trees, enjoy fun in the sun, and a great place for sunset.
Check out the island's world-famous stromatolites, some of the oldest fossils in the world dating back over 1 million years, they can only be found in two places on earth, Stocking Island and Australia. The spectacular dunes on Stocking island are found on the Atlantic side of the island, take a stroll around the beautiful Gaviota Bay during low tide and you can wade your way across the channel.
The island is filled with peaceful, scenic walking trails where local plant life can be discovered and benches to sit and absorb the natural beauty. Try excellent snorkeling and scuba diving while on Stocking Island in the crystalline waters. There are many fascinating things to discover underwater including the islands famed blue holes, vibrant coral reefs, and underwater caves. Jacques Cousteau discovered these stunning natural underwater caves and found out that they stretch for 2 miles out to sea. The mouth of the cave is an excellent location for snorkeling teeming with various marine life.
Stocking Island is also known for its dramatic soaring seaside cliffs that rise 150 feet out of the water, there is beautiful breathtaking scenery that can be enjoyed from the top of Beacon Hill, a hike to the top unravels panoramic views of the island. This can be a great spot to enjoy a picnic or a sunset.
Day 3 in George Town
Today, head out and do some island hopping in the Exuma Cays, there is so much to see and do on these exotic islands, spend a day snorkeling in the Thunderball Grotto, swim with the pigs, see rare iguanas and sit back on a secluded serene sandbar.
Visiting the Exuma Cays is a wonderful experience with long stretches of soft white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters, they are filled with astonishing beauty and make the perfect location for a day trip. The Exumas are a famed location for bonefish fishing in the shallow sandy flats surrounding the islands.
The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is another great location covering 176 square miles, the park was created in 1958 and was the first land and sea park in the world. Today it is one of the most successful filled with pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and ecological preserve filled with wildlife and marine life. Visitors can snorkel, scuba dive, take guided tours and feed the endangered Bahamian iguanas or possibly spot the elusive hutia.
Head to Big Major Cay and swim with the domesticated pigs, these sociable pigs live on `Pig Beach` and will swim out to greet visitors arriving by boat to be fed. Watch the pigs play in the sand, sunbathe and explore the uninhabited island, home to around 20 pigs and piglets. There are tours offered out to the island where you can also swim with nurse sharks and go snorkeling in the famous Thunderball Grotto (featured in two James Bond films).
On your last evening in George Town, head to the heart of town and enjoy dinner at one of the local authentic restaurants then make your way to Club Peace and Plenty which is a popular spot that has been around for over 50 years. The venue hosts fun poolside parties, live bands, dancing, and drinks under the stars.
Additional Days in George Town
If you are able to spend additional days in George Town visit Nassau for the day, take a ferry ride to the capital of the Bahamas and enjoy a variety of activities including shopping at the Straw Market, checking out the colorful colonial architecture, visit Paradise Island and the fun famous resort of Atlantis with a waterpark, beaches, and endless food and entertainment.
Your Last Day in George Town
Depart from your hotel to the airport for your return flight home. We recommend that you purchase a private transfer to the airport if so the representative will meet you at your hotel with plenty of time to get you to the airport for your flight out.