Just got back from a week in Exuma. had a great time. Not sure I have anything new to add to the blog but here are a few details:
Caught Sky Bahamas flight form Nassau. They were really nice and professional. Much better than Bahamsair.
The house we rented was FANTASTIC. It is called the Bel Mer house and is located on Tar Beach about 15 minutes from Georgetown and 20 minutes from the Four Seasons. Right on the beach, huge kitchen, 3 bedrooms with a 4th bunkroom over the garage.
The grocery situation was a little dodgy at first because we arrived on Saturday evening and it was the holiday week. the housekeeper bought essentials to tide us over till we could do some proper shopping. It turned out fine.
Chat-n-chill for the pig roast, conch salad and burgers. I highly recommend walking to the Atlantic side for some wonderful wave jumping. Also don't sweat it if you miss the pig roast cause the burgers are excellent as well. One tip.. Pay as you go. We ran a tab and it was VERY crowded we waited about 30 minutes to close out our bill. It's just more efficient to pay as you go.
Santanas was the best food we had. It was about 30 minutes from Georgetown but worth the drive. It was the best fish I ate and we all enjoyed it. it is not a restaurant but a roadside outdoor place where you sit on benches which face in toward the open air kitchen. Don't go if it's raining.
Cocoplum beach restaurant . good location on a quiet beach. I recommend the curry shrimp or a burger.
Spent New Years eve at Peace and Plenty. Home by 10:30. Not my favorite. Should have gone to the Four Seasons. I compared notes and the cost of dinner was about the same but much better at 4 seasons. However, we did stop in at Peace and Plenty after boating several times and having drinks by the pool was great. Beautiful view over to Stocking Island.
rented a boat from Minn's we were worried because I contacted them rather late and all they had was a 15' boat. Not to worry. It was very windy when we visited but the area between Great Exuma and Stocking Island is very protected. So even though it was a really stiff wind it only produced a bit of a chop
WE ate at the Fish Fry 2 times, once at Poormans and the other time at Charleys. Both were good home cooking.
Ate lunch at the Four Seasons pool restaurant. The food was very good and the Service was also exceptional. We tried to rent chairs on the beach while my husband had a massage but could not since we were not guests. The attendant was so polite that I had to think about what he said before I realized he had turned me down. We just sat on our towels and swam . The attendant did bring us kool pops and gummy bears while we laid out. It is a very nice resort, I felt like we could have been anywhere.
Overall great trip for my family of 4. I highly recommend renting a car and a boat for your stay.
One note every restaurant we ate at added 18% gratuity. I thought it was interesting. Sort of like Europe I guess.