Another Out Island group made for island-hopping, its protected Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park offers up surprises such as populous iguanas, deserted beaches, swimming pigs, celebrity islands, and Thunderball Grotto, where the eponymous James Bond flic was filmed. In all, it touts 365 small islands and cays in the chain.
Powerboat Adventures does a daytrip to the cays from Nassau.
The main island of Great Exuma dwells in the middle of the continuum from undeveloped to developed islands. Its capital George Town retains its sea roots and is a good place to anchor — whether you’re on boat or land.
Deluxe Sandals Emerald Bay resort operates at the island’s north end. Despite it, the island stays mostly quiet and sea-oriented.
Bahamasair flies to George Town from Nassau — a 40-minute flight.