The Exumas is a 120-mile-long island chain divided into three major areas- Great Exuma, Little Exuma, and the Exuma Cays. Exuma has bright, turquoise waters perfect for snorkeling, spotting starfish and conch shell diving. Though not native to the water, you may even catch a “domesticated” pig swimming out near your boat on Major’s Spot Cay, where these gentle giants expect to be fed by friendly visitors. The colorful capital, George Town, is also a must-see as a quaint seaport with superb restaurants and shopping.
To marry in the Bahamas, couples must present valid passports, birth certificates, and a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license). Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for entry into the Bahamas. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of the Bahamas is English.
The official currency is the Bahamian dollar.
Climate & Beaches
Summer temperatures average around 89 degrees F and also coincide with the rainy season (between May and September). Exuma winter temperatures will seldom drop below 75 degrees F during the day and 62 degrees F in the evening.
There are a number of beautiful white sand beaches on the Exumas. Be sure to stop by the Tropic of Cancer Beach, named for its proximity to the meridian line. For snorkelers and divers, the beaches along Stocking Island have underwater caves and coral gardens to explore.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
As a quaint seaport, Georgetown is a favorite for yachters, sailers and fishers who venture off to explore the region’s bright Caribbean waters and prolific marine life. Exuma is also famous for its water caves and coral reefs, so scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking are all popular water activities. On land, golfers can enjoy the Greg Norman-designed Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club, spas, shopping.
With a number of celebrities owning homes on the island, you can also expect to find luxurious and low-key nightlife, including nightly concerts and poolside parties in the winter months.
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