Exuma Markets

Exuma Markets, George Town: Hours, Address, Exuma Markets Reviews: 3.5/5

Exuma Markets
3.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Cynthia B
Jefferson, GA273 contributions
This shop was the only place I found to buy fresh fruit or vegetables. They also have boxes, bottles, jars and cans! Four dollars for a 6 pack of soda, 1.80 for 2 bananas. It is island pricing and availability
Must wear a mask!.
Written November 15, 2021
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pfigdore
Carlstadt, NJ244 contributions
Couples
Conveniently located in downtown George Town, Exuma Markets is THE market for doing your "normal" everyday food/grocery shopping. That it is the ONLY market in George Town is beside the point. For those restocking their boats or those doing self catering in one of the many rental units in and around George Town, the Market has all the essentials and then some.

There is always a good selection of vegetables and fruit. Note that it may not be up to the visual appeal that one is used to. Remember, imported items do have a ways to go. If you can, buy whatever local produce that may be in season.

There is a broad selection of canned and boxed food, paper goods, sodas, cookies, crackers, snack foods, dog and cat food, etc. Everything that you might need is there.

Meat selection is limited and is frozen.

Deli types of items such as luncheon meat and cheeses are similarly limited. However, there are some cheeses available that might surprise you.

MOM's bread: They carry it. Don't buy any other. It's made in Williamstown, where Mom's Bakery is an institution, and well worth the drive to get some of her other baked goodies (RUM CAKE!).

As far as costs go, overall, they are about 10-15% higher than what one would pay in the States. This isn't too bad considering everything has to make at least two boat trips to get there.

You can keep your bill down by not buying American items. Items such as ready-to-eat or snack foods seem to be about twice the price as they are in the States. Commonwealth made items tend to be the same or perhaps even a bit less than the equivalent state side item.

For those who are going south of George Town to a rental, make Exuma Markets your first stop. Well there are the two liquor stores on either side of it. There are no real food stores south of George Town.

Other than fresh meat and fresh fish, Exuma Markets is your one stop for all your shopping.
Written June 15, 2016
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Michael Hausmann( Insta:mikestravelbook)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland670 contributions
Couples
IT is a good supermarket. could be a bit cleaner and less smelly.... (compared to some others which do more effort on that point).
has a large slection of goods, prices are as everywhere (expensive).
has everything (altough meat is frozen - not direct picking or fresh cuts)
Written December 31, 2018
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nikkidesignsf
San Francisco, CA34 contributions
Couples
I'm writing this because before my trip I could only find one blog that showed items like ritz crackers. So this is for the foodies and people with special diets:

So I am autoimmune so I'm dairy, soy and gluten free. That said we eat pretty healthy, fresh and gourmet. I was really surprised by the selection. I had packed tamarind to make Pad Thai and they had fish sauce and rice noodle! They also had the gluten free bread I forgot back home in the freezer. I got chicken to do party wings for six bucks. Spinach, avocados, tomatoes, eggs, etc. etc. no problem. They even had the coconut oil I had already hauled over and coconut water for the hubby. Surprisingly there is not any fresh fish markets on Exuma that we found but you could get frozen. No almond milk but they had soy milk. Fresh and frozen berries were plenty.

There is a liquor store two doors down and they have excellent French rose'.

Of course it's expensive, it's an island! Thank you to the folks at the Exuma Market for such a great market!
Written June 15, 2017
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MikeVangel
Hingham, MA272 contributions
Family
If you need to shop (and you will on Exuma) this is where you need to go for best selection. They still might not have everything you want but you have a much better chance finding it at Exuma Market than anywhere else. The restaurant selection on the island is very limited so you should do some shopping for food.

There are other markets in the Exumas but they are much smaller. Exuma is a laid back sleepy island. Food comes from the boats three times a week and Exuma market is strategically located not far from the docks.Because everything needs to be shipped by boat food is more expensive than in the U.S.

I know this is going to sound funny but this is the only market we saw on Great Exuma and Little Exuma that had shopping carts.There is a large liquor store with a pretty good selection about 100 feet north of Exuma Market as well as a gas station for filling up your rental car. I would also recommend "Prime Island Meats and Deli" which is located further north toward Hoopers Bay. It is small but they have a nice selection of meats to choose from and the folks working there are very nice.
Written July 23, 2017
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Tom G
Orlando, FL256 contributions
Couples
We discovered three grocery options near Georgetown. Be prepared for high prices and limited selection (you are on a secluded island!!). Of the three, we felt that the Exuma Market in George Town had the most inventory and best prices. This is in an unmarked green building – we didn’t find it until late in our visit! But it is the best of the options. Smitty’s is another frequently mentioned option, and I think it’s popular because it is on the road from the airport into George Town. Smitty’s is half the size of the Exuma Market. Even so, we did shop there several times. The third option is located in George Town on the north side of the lake (near the Catholic Church (I don’t recall the name). Shopped there once, but preferred the other options. Bring plenty of cash, as credit access is very limited.
Written February 6, 2017
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vtbubbie
Hardwick, VT16 contributions
It's a small market, but it is jammed with pretty much anything that you may need. Yes, the prices are more than stateside, but that is to be expected (and for many things, they're not that much more). We brought a lot of things from home. Next trip (I hope there is one), we will just go to the market.
Written March 7, 2017
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Rose-marie D
Deep Brook, Nova Scotia, Canada35 contributions
Exuma Market is super friendly for us boaters. It provides a dock and free RO water. It also provides a great variety of food and goods so we don't have to go without. If you want a special food just ask and they will try to order for you. They also receives our mail and parcels. They also store all our equipment for our regatta. They are number one for us boaters and a true community organization. I use and visit Exuma Markets from November to March for the last 10 years

Written May 7, 2019
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chris s
Lewes, DE38 contributions
Not a huge stock. A little pricey for some things. Bring cash. Staff was helpful in finding things. Freezer section minimal.
Written April 13, 2019
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rickhopper182
Grosse Ile, MI19 contributions
Family
This market is the best we found on the island. We were worried about the food selection on the island and found all the necessities. You need to get there earlier in the day because they will run out of the most common items like milk and half and half creamer. The prices were more expensive than the US but not crazy. I’m attaching a copy of my receipt.
Written February 20, 2019
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Exuma Markets is open:
  • Sun - Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM