Hello all. We looked at Exumas for our 10th anniversary trip last year, and ended up cancelling our Staniel Cay reservations in favor of a trip to Belize. In hindsight, I believe that to be a mistake! So we are definitely going this year, but Staniel Cay is fully booked for our dates.
We've chosen to do Great Exuma (will do a full day boat trip to the outer Exumas to swim with pigs, etc) but are on a bit of a budget, ruling out Grand Isle, etc. Plus, our style isn't really to stay inside a pristine resort - they are nice, but I like to get to know a place a bit.
My choices right now are Club Peace and Plenty or St. Francis. I like Peace and Plenty's location, its watering-hole atmosphere and the fact that we get a night free since we are there over our anniversary. Is this a good choice? I understand we're not directly on a beach, and that's fine. A waterview room is available and will suit us nicely. Sounds like a convenient location and I figure between our day trip, a trip to Stocking Island, and a car rental day, we won't be at the hotel a ton anyway.
Solid choice for a first timer or is there another suggestion?