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From the best excursions to can't-miss island events, our staff is plugged into Great Exuma's most memorable experiences. Explore our favorite things to see, sip and savor right here.

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Bring Home the Spirit of the Exumas

May 01, 2017

The islands of the Bahamas is a place of pure beauty and joy — the spirit of the Exumas can be felt like a pulse from anywhere on the island. Each year in the Month of May, this Bahamian Island celebrates their love for their home during the Barraterre Homecoming Festival. This years festival falls over the third weekend in May beginning on Friday, May 19th and ending on Sunday, May 21. The best part about the homecoming festival is the open invitation for locals and visitors alike — the affair will be non-stop through the weekend. 

If you are on the island, be sure you make time to check out the colorful crossing of ribbons during the plaiting of the May Pole. The opening ceremony on Friday will be full of traditional island performances, local cuisine and crafty cocktails. Bring in the summer the right way and party the weekend away on your favorite Bahamian Island.