Exploring Little Exuma

  Little Exuma can be thought of as the younger sibling to the larger Great Exuma. A bridge connects the two islands so if you’re staying on either island it’s easy to commute to the other. Little Exuma stands out from other cays offering its own attractions and sights. Location Little Exuma is south of […]

 

Little Exuma can be thought of as the younger sibling to the larger Great Exuma. A bridge connects the two islands so if you’re staying on either island it’s easy to commute to the other. Little Exuma stands out from other cays offering its own attractions and sights.

Location

Little Exuma is south of Great Exuma but is easily traveled to by car. It’s not a large place but it has plenty to offer. Williams Town is the largest city on Little Exuma where restaurants and shops can be found. It’s the perfect hideaway to escape the larger, George Town.

Beaches

The beaches of Little Exuma are some of the most beautiful in the area. The white sand contrasts with the green hills and purple flowers in the background. The water is a color that will have you endless debating whether it’s blue or green. The most famous beach on Little Exuma is Tropic of Cancer Beach. This beach got its name from the meridian that runs through it. It offers fun for the whole family and makes for some scenic Instagram pictures.

Sites

Little Exuma is home to some cool, eerie sites. From old villages to abandoned locations these sites will make you feel like a Carribean Indian Jones.

  • Pirate Fort: On top of one of Little Exuma’s highest hills you can visit an old pirate fort whose history is unknown.
  • Great Salt Pond: This pond is an inland body of water that was once used for a flourishing salt trade. The still waters give off a ghostly feeling
  • Hermitage Estate: Hermitage Estate marks the short lives plantation period that took place on Exuma. Now crumbling, visitors can explore the ruins and even visit the tombs of the family that lived there.
  • Rolle Town: Rolle Town was once owned by Lord Rolle and is now populated with the descendants of his former slaves. This small settlement has homes over 100-years old. You can visit the Rolle Town Tombs there two where the McKay family lies.

Movie Locations

If you’re a movie buff then Little Exuma is worth a visit. Many movies have been filmed on Little Exuma thanks to the gorgeous backdrop it offers. Most notably Pirates of the Caribbean filmed some key scenes on the beaches of Little Exuma. Johnny Depp actually fell so in love with Exuma that he purchased on of the private cays not far away from Little Exuma.

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