Oh gosh! It’s time again to look for new ideas for the upcoming family holiday. Family getaways are precious and finding the right place to spend them can be a difficult decision. Sure, there are plenty of places to go and things to see. You might begin by making a list of activities that each member of the family has always wanted to do. As well, make a similar list of places each person wants to visit.
When there is a consensus about where to go and what to see or do, you have a good start on planning your family vacation. For those who prefer warm climate family holidays, you might also consider the Islands of The Bahamas, particularly The Exumas. These are some of the most beautiful islands found in the world also being situated south-east of Florida.
Exuma and the Exuma Cays are truly a great place to go on a family holiday. You will be amazed by the variety of attractions and activities that you’ll come across. Take note as I share a few of the things that make Great Exuma, in particular, a perfect vacation spot in the Bahamas. It could possibly also be one of the best places in the world to get away, for that matter.
8 Reasons to Visit The Exumas
This article will highlight 8 Reasons to Visit The Exumas. These exclude the great service and scrumptious foods that these tropical islands are already known for, that you’ll never forget!
1) Clear Turquoise Waters.
Most of the islands in the Bahamas can boast of the crystal-clear water with visibility more than 100 feet. You will be mesmerized by the waters and believe the ocean was filled with bottled water. This makes the Exumas a great place to go if you want to enjoy water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, etc.
2) Easy Accessibility.
The Exumas are the best place to go if you are looking for a vacation destination that is close to home. Although Exuma is located off the beaten path, you can get a direct flight from Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Toronto to the island. This makes the island a perfect place to go for a stress-free vacation. It’s one of the least traveled yet most easily accessible tropical destinations for U.S. and Canadian visitors.
3) Limited Development.
Exuma is still remains a small but friendly island community. There ae zero traffic lights, only four roundabouts and approximately 7,000 locals. However, there is an abundant natural diversity, and it offers a unique and un-commercialized experience. Therefore, despite the buzz about Exuma, it is relatively underdeveloped. Yet, this serves as a great escape if you are looking for different scenery from the vibrant chain resorts.
4) Magnificent Island Culture.
Family holidays in the Exumas are fun as they’re filled with mind-blowing and diverse cultures that you can experience. Cultural events range from Junkanoo (compared to carnival) to the traditional sailboat racing during the National Family Island Regatta. You are going to be spoilt with options if you want to experience the authentic Bahamian lifestyle.
5) Swim with the Sharks.
This is a thrilling family vacation activity that you should not miss while in Exuma. Sure, it may look terrifying at first; however, you will soon discover that they’re harmless. Nurse sharks feed only on bottom feeders like shrimp, squid, and fish. The fish are equipped with strong jaws and you should be careful when in the water as they can bite defensively. Nevertheless, this is an activity that your kids will surely fall in love with once you try it out.
6) Surplus of Great Fishing Spots.
The Exumas are the perfect place for family holidays if you are a fishing enthusiast. The highlight of the island is bonefishing, which brings visitors from all around the world. You will definitely find a variety of casting experiences throughout the island. But don’t you dare dismiss the deep-sea fishing adventures! Migratory paths right off Great Exuma make for great catches of mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna.
7) The Exuma Land and Sea Park.
This park is regarded to be one of its kind in the world and it covers dozens of cays. This park features a unique ecosystem of marine life, which includes stunning coral, tropical fish, and crustaceans. The Exuma Land and Sea Park is a great place for both divers and nature lovers. It is filled with stromatolites, reef-dwelling algae which represents the oldest living evidence of life on the planets. You are certainly going to see some of the specimens in the park, which are at least 2000 years old
8) World Famous Swimming Pigs.
A must-see attraction while visiting Exuma are the hilarious swimming pigs. Take a tour with one of Funntripps’ recommended tour operators and head out to visit the island’s celebrities on their turf.
On the tour, you are going to get an insight into how the pigs came to be in the area. The pigs are very friendly and you will get close-up interactions when you feed them. They are very friendly, so take lots of pictures and yes, even swim with them. This is a great family holiday experience to check off of your family vacation bucket list!
Fun, Safe Family Holidays Are Still Possible
There are numerous things applicable to a fun, safe family holiday. A few other notable possible vacations include camping at national parks, road trips (which can be part of a more expansive vacation, of course). This is all just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as choices for family vacations are limited only by your interests and the funds you plan to spend.
But for those of you looking to create a memorable family vacation experience, the Exumas, in The Bahamas may just be for you. I do understand if you can’t wait any longer to visit these amazing tropical islands. So we got you covered.
Let’s Go Swimming with The Pigs
This course (eBook included) was created so that you could enjoy the most beautiful country on earth and get the most out of your trip there. The course includes all the information you’ll need for your trip.
Exploring the Exumas is made even more delightful by the warm, welcoming Exumians you meet along the way. From them you’ll get the sense that here is a place you are welcome to return to, again and again. So, get out here now!
Luckily, there are a wide range of vacation rentals available on Great Exuma, Other alternatives include private homes, small developments, and resort-based residences.
Funntripps Vacation Club is, of course, among your options. We offer 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with well-appointed kitchens and complimentary vehicle rentals. But there’s even more! We also provide access to other quality inclusions such as bicycles, water sports equipment, and unlimited snacks and drinks. Please feel free to explore our site for complete information. Any questions? Just give us a call. Happy journeys!