My Perfect Week In Exuma

Pool at the beach

Day 1.

Arrival day. This depends on when your flight arrives and when you are able to check in. If you didn’t have anyone stock the house with groceries, I would head to Georgetown and go to Exuma Markets to get groceries for the week. This is usually a good thing to do while you wait to check in. Most flights arrive around noon and check-in isn’t until 4:00. Please make sure to reach out to the house manager to see if early check-in is available. You may even be able to drop your bags and hit the beach while they finish up cleaning.

Day 2

Enjoy the house, the beach, and the pool. Get unpacked and caught up from a day of travel. Use the kayaks, paddle boards, or snorkeling gear. Plan to go out to eat this night and just make it a very relaxing day. There are several excellent restaurants very close to the house.

Day 3

Have a full day boat tour scheduled with one of the tour companies. I have provided several options that I recommend or feel free to choose your own. You will want to see the swimming pigs at Big Majors Cay, see the iguanas at Leaf Cay, swim with the nurse sharks at Compass Cay, snorkel at Thunder ball grotto from the James Bond movie, stop at amazing sand bars, check out all the celebrity private islands, dive to the underwater mermaid and piano off David Copperfield’s private island, and more. Drinks will be provided but check with the tour company. You can bring food for lunch, or they can provide one for you. There is a small additional fee to swim with the nurse sharks, but well worth it.

Day 4

Explore the island. I would recommend driving down to Little Exuma. You can check out Tropic of Cancer beach, which has been voted a top 15 beach in the Bahamas. I would recommend stopping by Haulover Bay for a drink and the beautiful views. There are three very good restaurants there to choose from for lunch, Tropic Breeze, Santanna’s, or Blu. On your way back, stop in Georgetown and check out the straw market for some great souvenirs. Once you are ready to head back, make sure you stop at Hooper’s Bay to feed the turtles, don’t forget to bring lettuce. Go down the beach access, walk past the nice dock, and get in. Once you are there for a little bit the turtles will show up.

Day 5

Rent your own boat, I have provided a few different companies. Every place has certain restrictions on where you can go, please make sure to review that. You will want to go over to stocking island and check out Chat-N-Chill. On Sundays they have a pig roast which is excellent. You can swim with the sting ray and eat some fresh conch salad. I would recommend snorkeling at Fowl Cay, hit that before or after Man O War sandbar depending on the tides. Try to find a big red starfish on Starfish Beach, or sand dollars and Sand dollar beach. Cruise to the lazy river, see one of the worlds natural lazy river.


Day 6

Relax, make it a beach/pool day. If you are in the mood to leave the house for a little, I highly recommend driving about 8-10 minutes west and check out Coco Plum Beach. At low tide you will see some amazing sand bars. You can walk out hundreds of yards and only be in a foot or two of water. Keep your eyes open, this is a great place to find sand dollars. Drive up Queens highway about 6-7 minutes, you will pass through a section with a couple roads going to the left. Stay right for another minute or two until you see a Blue concrete box (looks about the size of a dumpster). Turn down that side road, drive slow, the road is really rough. At the end of the road you will arrive at Coco Plum Beach. Bring a cooler with some drinks and enjoy!

Day 7

For most, this will be your last day. Hopefully you will have enough time to get one more walk down the beach or a swim in the pool. We hope you had an amazing week and truly enjoyed your stay. If for some reason you can’t leave a 5 Star review, please reach out to me personally.

Optional day

This would be for all the golfers in the group. Located inside Grand Isle Resort & Spa which is located just minutes from the house is an 18 hole championship golf course designed by the legendary PGA pro Greg Norman. With extraordinary views of the Exuma waters, this par 72 course is extremely challenging that plays over 7,000 yards. The cost to play the course is $250 per person for 18 holes, if you need to rent clubs it would be an additional $75 per person. Tee times can be made by calling Sandals at 242-336-6800 or by emailing

Optional day - Rent your own boat, again. There are so many beautiful beaches, sandbars, and things to see on the water. I personally think 1 day with your own boat isn’t enough. It would be difficult to see everything I listed above in one day.


Paul Nero
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New Villas on Exuma, Bahamas
View from Haulover Bay
New Villas on Exuma, Bahamas
Swim with the turtles at Hooper's Bay
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Iguana's at Leaf Cay
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Swim with the nurse sharks at Compass Cay
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Swimming with pigs
New Villas on Exuma, Bahamas
Locally cooked and baked lunches
Coco Plum written in sand
Coco Plum Beach
Shells in hand
Low tide at Coco Plum Beach, great time to look!
People on Stocking Island Beach
Chat N Chill on Stocking Island
Stocking Island Beach
Swim with the sting rays on Stocking Island