Great Exuma | Bahamas
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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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 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
|Ft. Lauderdale||Silver Airways|
|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.
From Nassau, there are daily flights through several excellent Bahamas-based carriers, including Bahamasair and Sky Bahamas. 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.
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.