Great Exuma

STEP INTO PARADISE ON GREAT EXUMA | BAHAMAS


Paradise - where beautiful skies meet magical blue waters at Exuma's finest luxury resort villas, Grand Isle Resort & Spa. It's that perfect mixture of relaxation and ambiance that allows you to experience a first-hand taste of the islands.

Why Exuma?

Great Exuma and its Cays are the most exotic of the Bahamas Out Islands, a collection of tiny jewel-like islands set in the most beautiful mosaic of blues you've ever seen. World-renowned for its magnificent coral reefs, colorful sea life, and powdery white-sand beaches, Great Exuma offers the ultimate Caribbean experience.

The largest island of the 365 cays comprising the Exumas archipelago, Great Exuma has been named as one of the top 10 places to visit in the Caribbean. It's all about life on the water, a laid back Bahamian lifestyle, the friendly culture of its capital – George Town, and unique experiences that last a lifetime.

Great Exuma has always been the best kept secret of savvy tropical vacationers. Ideally located in Emerald Bay, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is your gateway to exploring this unique island paradise.

GEOGRAPHY


The islands of the Bahamas are composed mostly of coral reefs (calcium carbonate) that became dry land when the sea level dropped throughout the last millennia. Most of the islands are relatively flat with miles of sugary white and pink sand beaches, widely regarded as some the best beaches in the world. This amazing phenomenon is the result of an endless series of waves crashing into the coral shoreline. Over the last million years, these powerful waves transformed nearby seashells and coral into the fine, powdery sand that you can sink your toes into every day.

BAHAMAS WEATHER


Great Exuma enjoys warm weather year-round that is perfect for swimming in our sapphire-blue waters or watching the sunset with a drink in your hand. Grand Isle Resort & Spa in particular is located on the Eastern side of the island and receives a constant stream of mild breezes. Some travelers may assume that the Bahamas and the Out Islands are uncomfortably hot in the summer, but given our unique tropical location, there are minimal temperature fluctuations from season to season. This makes Great Exuma an ideal Caribbean destination throughout the year.

Average high temperatures for Great Exuma:

Month Fahrenheit Month Fahrenheit
January 75 July 87
February 76 August 88
March 78 September 86
April 80 October 83
May 83 November 88
June 85 December 77

Great Exuma, Bahamas and all Caribbean islands can be affected by the Atlantic Hurricane season which runs from June 1st to November 30th. Luckily, hurricanes never come as a surprise because of today's advanced weather forecasting abilities.

The Caribbean basin consists of millions of square miles, so keep in mind that when there is a storm in the Caribbean, it does not automatically mean that the Bahamas or Great Exuma will be affected. Should a storm threaten Great Exuma or look to impact your vacation plans, the staff at Grand Isle Resort & Spa will contact you ahead of time. Please review our Hurricane Policy for additional information.

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Location


Great Exuma is located within the Family Islands or Out Islands of the Bahamas just above the Tropic of Cancer. Great Exuma is roughly 120 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas, 300 miles southeast of Miami, and 700 miles from Atlanta.

Latitude 23° 37' 45.64 North
Longitude 75° 54' 55.39 West

Getting Here


Getting to Great Exuma is now easier than ever. Direct flights to Exuma International Airport (GGT) are available from several U.S. cities, as well as Canada:

Direct Flights to Exuma

City Airline
Atlanta Delta Airlines
Ft. Lauderdale Silver Airways
Miami American Eagle
Toronto, Ontario Air Canada

Connecting Flights through Nassau

There are also numerous commercial airlines that fly from the U.S., Canada and Europe to Nassau International Airport (NAS) which is located on the island of New Providence.

Major Air Carriers Now Serving Nassau

Air Canada, American Airlines®, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and WestJet.

Bahamas-Based Airlines

From Nassau, there are daily flights through several excellent Bahamas-based carriers, including Bahamasair and SkyBahamas. They offer short "air taxi" flights to Great Exuma. There are multiple charter companies and private pilots that offer flights, as well. The frequency of flights varies by season, so it's always a good idea to start researching your travel options early on.

Once you arrive on island, Grand Isle Resort & Spa is located about 15 minutes from Exuma International Airport (GGT) by car.

Travel Tips

If you're going to fly a larger air carrier into Nassau and then "puddle jump" over to Great Exuma on one of the local Bahamian airlines, give yourself enough time to land in Nassau and move through immigration at the Great Exuma International Arrivals Terminal. You'll need to retrieve your bags and make your way over to the Domestic Terminal to check-in and board your regional flight. Landing in Nassau in the late morning and taking an afternoon flight to Great Exuma usually works best. Passengers are required to arrive at the gate 60 minutes prior to the scheduled flight time. It's easy to get from one terminal to another at the Nassau Airport and Sky Caps are available to help with luggage.

NOTE: A valid passport is required for all individuals traveling to the Bahamas.

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