The Exumas are a part of the Bahama islands that are within a short distance from the city of Nassau. The flight to the Grand Exuma island was only about 45 minutes and provided breathtaking views of what appeared to be an infinite amount of small caribbean islands. We chose to board a plane early in the morning so we could enjoy a full day on the boat.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by our driver at the airport and they quickly transported us to the place of embarkment. We couldn’t wait to get on board our private boat tour and begin exploring the beautiful scenery all around. It was a perfect sunshiny day that was filled with lots of adventure, splendid views and above all lots heavenly turquoise water. Here are the highlights of our day in paradise…
Docking Pier – A charming Caribbean store at the docks edge was the place to get any last minute items needed for a long day of boating. It made for the perfect start to our exciting day.
Sea Life – We had the opportunity to see a lot of sea life through the comfort of our boat; including sharks, stingrays, fish and star fish. On one occasion the boat captain spotted a large star fish at the bottom of the ocean causing him to dive in and bring it over for the kids to hold for a few minutes.
Scenery – Truly spectacular sights in every corner! We navigated through lots of small islands containing lush green hills with beautiful sandy beaches.
Iguana Island – I must admit this was one of the scariest and best stops of our day. Hundreds of iguanas were within inches of our feet and would at times jump up our legs begging to be fed – crazy!! Truly an interesting and unique experience.
Snorkeling – No trip to this beautiful turquoise water is complete without getting a glimpse of, and exploring around what lies beneath the horizon. Our little ones were happy hanging on to daddy while he enjoyed the views bellow.
Conch Salad – Our captain prepared a delicious salad by diving into the water to grab two conches at the bottom of the ocean floor. He then prepared them with some mixed greens that made everything taste fantastic. Talk about a freshly made meal!
Uninhabited Island – The biggest surprise of our day was when we docked into an isolated island. We enjoyed an incredible sandy beach, crystal clear water and unspoiled scenery. This place was a dream and the best part was we had it all to ourselves. We relaxed, splashed, jumped ran and laughed; it was truly a little piece of heaven on earth.
Pig Island – One of the must do visits while in the Exumas is to stop by the local pig population that live in one of the small islands. It’s not a common sight to see pigs swimming in the ocean so we jumped at the opportunity to do so.
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