Great Exuma lies at the end of a 100 mile string of Exuma islands and islets that run from northwest to southeast. Great Exuma real estate is in high demand and found dotted along gorgeous beachfronts and coves. George Town, the largest settlement, is a small bustling tourism and shipping port that helps keep Great Exuma properties in such high demand. Great Exuma is home to two major yachting events, the Annual Family Island Regatta and the Annual Georgetown Sailing Regatta held every March. During the Regatta, the population of the town easily doubles with visitors from Nassau and all over the world. The homes for sale in Great Exuma offer stunning views whether they are waterfront homes, hilltop homes or oceanfront property. Great Exuma is the place to look for secluded beachfront and private islands like Stocking Island and Little Exuma. "The Ferry", to the south, is actually a long vehicular causeway linking the mainland to the island of Little Exuma. The Tropic of Cancer runs directly through George Town hence the name of one of the town's beaches, Tropic of Cancer beach.
Approximately 900 people live in this scenic seaport, a favorite spot for yachters. Moss Town airport services Great Exuma with its own control tower and paved runway, able to accommodate any type of aircraft.
George Town lies 130 miles southeast of Nassau and is serviced by daily flights from Nassau and also south east Florida. The views are what make George Town special. Beachfront property is in high demand in because of the indescribable turquoise water, amazing boating, fishing and sandy beaches. George Town offers magnificent vistas with secluded beachfront and private islands like Stocking Island and Little Exuma close by.
Exuma Cays Real Estate
Nothing can describe the Exuma Cays. You have to see them and experience them. Ask Johnny Depp. He fell in love with the with this stretch of islands running north from Great Exuma, while filming Pirates of the Caribbean here and bought his own island. And the illusionist, David Copperfield also owns an island in the Exumas. These islands, over 360 of them, stretch for a 100 miles, always within eyesight of each other, some no more than rocks others large enough for landing strips. There are more beaches in a thirty mile stretch of the Exuma Cays than there are anywhere else in the Bahamas, so if you are looking for a waterfront home Exuma Cays real estate is a good bet.
Let Us Take You On A Tour Of The Exuma Cays
Exuma Cays real estate starts in the north at Highbourne Cay. Highbourne is a private island that caters to rich and famous and locals alike. With a small oceanfront grocery store just a short walk up the dock, Highbourne is the place to restock supplies before heading south. The next cay to the south is Norman's Cay. Once the hangout of Columbian mobsters, it's now an idyllic piece of paradise with homes dotted along the beautiful beachfront and a private landing strip.
Next you pass the private islands of Cistern Cay, Halls Pond Cay and Musha Cay. Stop in for lunch by plane or boat at MacDuffs restaurant on Norman's Cay and you may see anybody from Michael Douglas to Lenny Kravitz or Johnny Depp having lunch at the bar. Halfway down the chain is Staniel Cay, where you can stop by plane or boat for fuel, food, ice or just to have lunch in the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
Living In Exuma Cays
After Staniel Cay comes the Exuma Private Island of Musha Cay which is owned by illusionist David Copperfield. This magnificent private island resort boasts beachfront villas, infinity pools and lush tropical island landscaping. One night on this idyllic private island will cost you between $25,000.00 and $50,000 dollars. The highlight of Exuma Cays is the Exuma Cay Land and Sea Park where fish and coral are protected. The area teems with tropical fish.
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