Grand Isle Resort & Spa
Exuma. Even the names sounds exotic. But this chain of islands in the Bahamas is so close to home for many on the east coast, it makes for a quick, easy and absolutely amazing honeymoon destination for those seeking solitude and relaxation.
Great Exuma Island has a population of around 4,000 and offers a serene and peaceful time. Compared to other islands, Great Exuma is not overrun by tourists or cruise ships, making for a truly relaxing getaway. The island is relatively secluded and offers couples the chance to hide away on a white sand beach, or enjoy a picnic for two in a private cay. There are no beach vendors selling their wares….just quiet, calm and relaxing places to sun yourself and let the day drift by.
Great Exuma offers an abundance of history and culture as well. Couples can visit the remains of cotton growing and salt farm plantations at Williams Town. History abounds at Elizabeth Harbor which was once a favorite stop for pirates. The harbor is home to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park as well.
Couples seeking adventure will be enticed by the endless amount of activities available on Great Exuma Island. Couples won’t want to miss a boat tour to visit the famous swimming pigs! For anyone who follows a popular “dating” show on TV, you may remember the cast visiting these well-known swimming pigs! In addition, couples can visit an nearby island where you can go ashore and feed grapes to the hundreds of iguanas that emerge from the foliage when they hear your boat pull up. Truly a sight to see!
Greg Norman 18 Hole Golf Course
A honeymoon in this romantic Caribbean location will surely be memorable. Great Exuma guarantees lasting memories of days in the sun, fun and romance! A truly relaxing destination, off the beaten path, but so close to home.
– Melanie Jascoviez CTC / DS
Photos provided by Grand Isle Resort & Spa – Great Exuma