Frequently Asked Questions

Exuma is a district of The Bahamas, consisting of over 365 islands, also called cays. The largest of the cays is Great Exuma, which is 37 mi in length and joined to another island, Little Exuma, by a small bridge. The capital and largest town in the district is George Town.
What are The Bahamas COVID-19 Travel & Local Requirements?
Entry to the Bahamas, inter-island travel, and local requirements change as necessary to mitigate spread. For the latest information, please refer to the Bahamas Tourism Board website here, and be sure to check for changes before your arrival:
What is the currency system in Great Exuma?
The Bahamian Dollar is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of US$1 = $1Bahamian Dollar.
How do I get to Exuma?
Great Exuma has an international airport (GGT) so getting there is quite easy. From the United States, you can fly direct from Miami via American and Atlanta via Delta. So if you can get to one of those hubs from your local airport, then you are good to go. Depending on the season, sometimes you can get a direct flight from Charlotte as well. Otherwise, there are two options out of Nassau, one on Bahamas Air and one on Sky Bahamas. Additionally, Air Canada flies direct from Toronto and has VERY competitive rates.
Where is the nearest post office?
There is a post office in Georgetown.
Are there pharmacies?
There are multiple full service pharmacies in Great Exuma.
How close are the nearest medical facilities?
In Great Exuma, there is a government-operated clinic in George Town for emergency and overnight treatment, staffed by a resident doctor and nurse, as well as a private clinic. Where more comprehensive medical treatment is required, patients are flown to hospitals in Nassau, just 45 minutes away.
Is it easy to travel around the island?
Yes it is. The entire island chain of the Exumas is 130 miles long and 27 square miles in area. Great Exuma is the largest island in the group. The main roads are good throughout the island, and you can travel by rental car, taxi, boat or rental scooter. Taxis are available at the airport as well as in most hotels and towns. The Taxi Association sets fixed rates for most routes around the island. Car rental companies are also situated at the airport.
Is Bahamas tap water safe to drink?
Drinking tap water in the Bahamas is generally of good quality and safety is considered to be well regulated. However, as in any hot tropical country, there are still some precautions that wise visitors prefer to take. First of all, although tap water is considered good, you can still stick to bottled water.
What is the average temperature in Exuma Bahamas?
The trade winds that blow almost continually throughout The Bahamas give the islands a warm agreeable climate, which varies little year round. The temperature hovers around an average of 83°F. The summer is a bit warmer with temperatures around 85°F (27-29°C) and higher humidity.