Adventures to Go: Exumas
The Exumas, a little-known Bahamian archipelago, has plenty to keep active types busy. At the beautiful Sandals Emerald Bay on Great Exuma, spend your days on the water windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. The resort’s all-inclusive tariff offers unlimited scuba diving to the Exumas’ untouched coral reefs and wrecks. On land, there’s a Greg Norman-designed golf course and loads of organized activities. For a truly unique experience, book a snorkeling cruise to uninhabited cays, where you are sure to spy the local swimming pigs. Don’t forget to relax — the resort’s spa is an emporium of pampering.
Where to Eat: At the resort, ditch the flip- ops, because the floor at Barefoot by the Sea, with dishes like conch chowder and blackened wahoo, is just powder-soft sand. For a more elegant setting, there’s La Parisienne for French cuisine, and late night, have a pint in The Drunken Duck, an English-style pub with darts and a pool table.
Photos courtesy of Sandals Resorts
Where to Stay: The all-inclusive Sandals Emerald Bay is set on a pretty mile- long stretch of beach on Emerald Bay and has 249 suites, many with sea views. For the ultimate in pampering, book the bi-level Love Nest Suite with a private pool and butler service (room rates start at $269 per person, per night and are all inclusive).