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WHY VISIT EXUMA BAHAMAS? HERE ARE 6 GREAT REASONS

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WHY VISIT EXUMA BAHAMAS? HERE ARE 6 GREAT REASONS

WHY VISIT EXUMA BAHAMAS? HERE ARE 6 GREAT REASONS

1: Swimming Pigs in Exuma

How the pigs initially got to Exuma for some people is the 8th wonder of the world and the legendary myth continues to baffle visitors but on visiting the Island make sure to speak with the locals and your tour guide to unravel the great mystery.

How did the pigs get so tame? Every day someone would come by the island to feed and take care of the pigs, and as pigs are intelligent animals motivated by food, they eventually began to associate the sound of the boat engines with supper. Soon the pigs began to stand in the ocean as they waited for their food. To the surprise of their caretakers, the pigs eventually started swimming out towards the boats.

It is definitely an interesting experience that you CANNOT miss when you visit Exuma Bahamas!

2: Snorkeling in the Exuma Cays

The water in Exuma is so clear you can literally drop a Diamond Ring inside and find it. Yes this actually happened and was found! Plus you can put on some goggles and snorkel anywhere you want. Between the colorful fish, sea slugs, turtles, starfish, and sharks, your Exuma snorkeling adventure won’t have a dull moment.

Thunderball Grotto has lots of Film & Hollywood history. Some of you 007 fans may recognize the name, Thunderball Grotto. In fact, this island was used as a filming location for the two James Bond films: Thunderball and Never Say Never!

The outside of this cave is beautifully surrounded by the Bahama Blue water Exuma is known for, but it’s the inside that truly counts! A large hallow cavern with holes in the ceiling with the sun’s rays shining through, lighting up the cave and hundreds of colorful fish swimming below, is why everyone stops here at high noon.

Snorkeling next to beautiful fish and exploring this famous cave was truly an unforgettable experience.

3: Compass Cay - Swim With The Sharks

While it might seem terrifying to swim with sharks in Exuma, these are actually quite harmless. Nurse sharks are slow moving bottom feeders who prefer fish, shrimp, and squid. However, they do have very small, but strong jaws and will bite defensively if they are stepped on or bothered so it’s important to be respectful.

Don’t let fear stand in the way of your next great Exuma adventure!

4: Iguanas in Guana Cay, Bahamas

When in Exuma, make sure to visit Guana Cay.

Hanging out with these indigenous Iguanas in Guana Cay is always a favorite part of our tours. Many people have actually never seen an Iguana live and up close before and many times becomes people’s new favorite animal! They’re like little dragons (or Godzillas) you can pet!

5: The Sand Bar in Exuma - 1 Mile Long

The Mile-Long Sandbar in Exuma got its name for being…one mile long.

The amazing thing about this sandbar is the water is only knee deep, so you can walk for miles into the ocean (this makes for some excellent seashell hunting). Once on the tour so many come across fully intact conch shell, starfish, sting rays, several schools of fish, and and sea slugs… just to mention a few natural observations! Of course, once again, the crystal clear water will definitely help your search.

David Copperfield was right when he called this sandbar “Heaven on Earth”.

Staying at Staniel Cay the nearest Sandbar is just 2.5 Miles [Sandy Cay] away and can easily be reached using our Staniel Cay boat tours.

6: Clear Sea Waters in Exuma

700 islands make up the Bahamas with about 300+ in the Exuma Cays [out of the cluster of the main 7 Islands we at Embrace have 7 Villas of them] and each and every one of them is surrounded by crystal clear and almost impossibly blue water.  It looks like the ocean was filled with premium bottled water!!

I have seen different oceans and seas around the world but the sea water in the Exumas is by far the clearest. Talk about “Bahama Blue”!

Check out our Villas below and get a real taste of 12 beautiful Islands in one breath taking place.

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TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS

  •   The room was great. We had the Ragged island room with bath tub. It really feel like a little cocoon and we really enjoyed the 3 nights we spent. The location is great as you can go to each side of the island in something...More

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    8/22/2019

      We stayed here for only one night. our host Dexi looked after us so well. She showed us all the places to visit let us use the golf carts for short trips and sorted us with a private flight to another island. One thing to...More

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    7/27/2019

      My boyfriend and I spent a few weeks island hopping in the Bahamas. Staniel Cay was a must see stop for us! We chose to stay at Embrace and are so happy we did. We loved our peaceful stay at Embrace. Just steps away from...More

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    5/27/2019
  •   We booked 6 nights at Embrace for a holiday nice and close to the pigs. Although the resort is obviously undergoing some rennovations/ improvements, this did not disturb us at all and everything was really peaceful during our stay. The hosts organise boat tours to...More

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    4/24/2019

      I stayed at Embrace with my 19 year old daughter. We have been all over the Caribbean and this was our favorite place. The lady that runs the resort, Dexavier , was incredibly helpful from the moment we arrived. She booked our golf cart, showed...More

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    4/03/2019

      Literally steps from tiny Staniel Cay airport, thi quiant resort boasts great Carribean beach house style villas with a modern touch. Internet was great, awesome little pool, patio, golf cart rentals on site. The staff were extremely accomodating. They are currently also building a gazebo,...More

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    3/18/2019
  •   Literally steps from tiny Staniel Cay airport, thi quiant resort boasts great Carribean beach house style villas with a modern touch. Internet was great, awesome little pool, patio, golf cart rentals on site. The staff were extremely accomodating. They are currently also building a gazebo,...More

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    3/18/2019

      We booked Honeymoon villa and even payed deposit. To be sure we booked directly on their website, to confirm I even sent an e-mail and got response back with confirmation. (Had everything printed out with me). After a flight from Nassau to Staniel Cay it...More

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    1/28/2019

      Great resort, friendly and helpful host. Just a little overpriced, like everything in the Bahamas. Beds are noisy and too soft, these need updates. Host organizes boat tours, you can rent golf carts, air condition and WiFi works. Overall fine.

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    1/25/2019
  •   This place is wonderful. Nikki, has done a great job. These Villas are clean and very comfortable. There is small pool for lounging. When staying here note you are not on the water but it is very easy to walk to a beach or rent...More

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    1/09/2019

      My husband and I stayed four nights at Embrace and found it clean, comfortable and convenient. Much of the activity on Staniel Cay revolves around the Yacht Club, and we liked the relative privacy of Embrace, which is next door to the airport and easy...More

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    12/22/2018

      staff is nice but not always in the loop of what's going on. Rooms are nice, bed is really comfy at least in the honeymoon ragged island room. Golf cart rental right on site. Basically at the airport. Pirate beach was our favorite nearby.

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    12/21/2018
  •   I already miss Staniel Cay!!!! We had the time of our lives and I’m so happy that we stayed at Embrace Resort! Each cottage has its own decoration and ours was a super romantic and luxurious one!!! Look at this jacuzzi!!! Nikki picked us up...More

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    12/21/2018

      Wow, did we have the time of our lives at Embrace Resort! Nicky came to meet us at the airport. We walked right around the corner and there we were...paradise! The cottages here are so cute! You walk inside and feel like you were meant...More

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    10/10/2018

      Wow, did we have the time of our lives at Embrace Resort! Nicky came to meet us at the airport. We walked right around the corner and there we were...paradise! The cottages here are so cute! You walk inside and feel like you were meant...More

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    10/10/2018
  •   Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

    thumb Juanita H
    7/09/2018

      Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

    thumb Juanita H
    7/09/2018

      Embrace resort is so very charming. The rooms were so clean and cutely decorated. At night the resort was very quiet and peaceful. You will need a golf cart to get around but that is part of the fun. The staff was wonderful and helpful....More

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    7/09/2018
  •   Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018

      Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018

      Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 6 nights. Nicky and the staff were very friendly! The room was super clean and I am so happy that the AC was ice cold. (It was hot outside!). The hotel is right by the airport but don’t...More

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    6/19/2018
  •   We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Embrace on Staniel Cay. The purpose of our trip was to visit the key Small islands of the Exuma, particularly Pig island. Embrace proved to be a handy place to stay, literally next to the...More

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    6/03/2018

      We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Embrace on Staniel Cay. The purpose of our trip was to visit the key Small islands of the Exuma, particularly Pig island. Embrace proved to be a handy place to stay, literally next to the...More

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    6/03/2018

      Loved staying at Embrace Resort! The entire place was absolutely beautiful and the boat tour was very interesting and such a beautiful experience. The entire island is amazing and the embrace resort was the perfect place to stay to get around!

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    4/10/2018

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