365 Islands and Cays = 365 Days and Ways to get married in The Exumas.

 

Get off the Beaten Path!

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The Heart of the Exumas are located at The Tropic of Cancer in the Central Bahamas

If you dream of gentle island breezes, swaying palms, soft sandy beaches and warm clear blue waters as you say “I do”, then an Exuma island wedding would be perfect for you. You know you deserve an adventurous, romantic and relaxing getaway while enjoying the ultimate tropical island experience of having your wedding in paradise. Go ahead and treat yourself and throw a fun island wedding weekend party that your guests will always remember. With The Exumas comprising of 365 island and cays, we offer some of the world’s most romantic and unique wedding locations where nature is the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding and island hopping honeymoon.

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The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau and stretching over 120 miles. From the air, these cays look like jeweled stepping stones surrounded by a shimmering emerald sea giving this chain the distinction of being one of the prettiest in The Islands of The Bahamas. The bright white sand of the deserted beaches is a striking contrast to the aquamarine and jade hues of water. The topography doesn’t vary much, as the islands are only 7½ miles across at the widest point, but the splendor of the pristine beaches, the crystal-blue waters and the lush tropical greenery attract people from around the globe.

A tranquil atmosphere abides in these seemingly limitless cays, multi-colored waters and quaint towns of amicable people who are eager to encounter visitors. Most of The Exumas’ 7,500 residents live on Great Exuma or Little Exuma, the two largest islands, which are connected by a short bridge. They play host to much of the commerce and tourism in the island chain.

Two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma, form the southern tip. Hidden coves, bays, and harbours throughout are magnets for yachts and sportfisherman. From Allan’s Cay in the north to Hog Cay in the south, The Exumas have a lot to offer both above and below the surface of the water. There are thousands of miles of beaches, cays and inlets to be explored by foot and by boat. Regattas, fishing and diving are the mainstay, but historical attractions and natural reserves are all available to keep travelers on a continuous exploration. And the pink sandy beaches and turquoise waters are the perfect setting when the simple pleasures of peace and quiet are a priority.

Photo by Reno Curling

Photo by Fulton Davenport

The People

Most of the 4,500 plus residents of The Exumas live on Great Exuma or Little Exuma, and many can trace their ancestry back to the 1700s. These wonderfully peaceful people are genuinely happy to meet visitors and ready to help in any way they’re able. Most Exumians make their living in the Tourism industry.

The Government

The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas, to use our formal name, is one of the most politically stable countries in the world. Our constitution is based on the Westminster Model: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Executive Branch, The Legislative Branch, and Judicial Branch.

We are a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, all former British colonies, and recognize Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as our Head of State. Her Majesty’s representative is the Governor-General. Our Cabinet constitutes the executive branch and has control over our Government. The Cabinet is comprised of at least nine Ministers inclusive of the Prime Minister and Attorney General.

Parliament constitutes our Legislative Branch, which is made up of a Senate and a House of Assembly. Subject to the provision of our Constitution, Parliament may make laws for peace, order and good government.

Photo by Fulton Davenport

Getting Here

Easy access to The Islands of The Bahamas is a key reason for this tropical playground’s appeal as a year-round vacation destination. Just a short hop by jet, private plane, a memorable voyage by yacht or chartered boat, The Bahamas can be reached quickly by air or by sea. Explore your options.

Getting Around the Island

There are many options to help you get around each island in The Bahamas, and to help you hop from island to island. But remember, when you take to the road, British rules apply, so please keep to the left. Visitors may use their home driver’s license for up to three months and may also apply for an international driver’s license. Pedestrians should remember to look right before crossing streets.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements differ depending on what country you are a resident and citizen of. Find out the necessary documentation you will need to ensure a smooth entry into our country.

The Islands of The Bahamas Entry Requirements

Information compliments from The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism website.

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