Plan to visit the lovely beachfront hotels even if you are not staying on any of the properties — they offer plenty of quiet personality as well as nonmotorized water sports. If you’re looking for a more a secluded beach, try Tropic of Cancer Beach/Pelican Beach of Little Exuma. The longest beach on the island, it is also one of the prettiest in the Exuma chain, and you might even have it all to yourself.
Visiting an undeveloped locale has many benefits, such as the opportunity to see thriving, well-preserved sea life. As you dive into the warm, clear water, you’re sure to see a plethora of starfish and beautiful reefs. Dog Rocks Reef is known as one of the best dives in the Bahamas. The reef starts at 35 feet and slopes down to 50 feet before dropping straight into Exuma Sound. If you like to identify fish, you will marvel at the wide variety found here.
Bonefishing is one of the more unusual sports practiced in the Bahamas. Matching wits with bonefish — which are notoriously difficult to land — is an obsession with many. Bonefishing involves using fly-fishing techniques to catch the elusive fish on sand flats. The usual Great Exuma bonefish weighs 3 to 4 pounds. The 6,000-foot depths of Exuma Sound also bring in record numbers of marlin, sailfish and wahoo. Fishermen can also hook billfish, bottom fish or reef fish.
Some of the finest golfing anywhere is available at the new Greg Norman golf course at the Four Seasons Hotel. It is on its way to becoming one of the world’s greatest ocean-side clubs.