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Exuma 2011

by on Jan.24, 2011, under Happenings

Joyce and I flew to Fort Laud­erdale for a few days vis­it Jen­nifer, Mike and Alexan­dra then on Tues­day Jan­u­ary 18th we flew to George Town in the Exu­mas. It’s a one hour and 50 min­uet flight over gor­geous water. Our route of flight took us over Bimi­ni, Andros, by Nas­sau and then down the Exu­ma chain of Islands. We had flown over these islands on our way back from Stel­la Maria, last year and vowed to return. We land­ed at Exu­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, which serves com­mer­cial as well as gen­er­al avi­a­tion air­craft com­ing into George Town. We stayed at San­dals, for­mer­ly The Four Sea­sons, which is an all inclu­sive resort on Emer­ald Bay about 10 min­uets from the airport.

San­dals turned out to be a great place to stay. There is a mag­nif­i­cent beach, both a large high activ­i­ty pool and a quite pool, sev­er­al restau­rants, ten­nis courts, a golf course, spa, gym, man­i­cured grounds and a but­ler to look after your every need. We enjoyed a ocean front room over­look­ing Emer­ald Bay, that was very com­fort­able. Food and booze are includ­ed in the price and both were good qual­i­ty. We hung out and met some nice peo­ple, includ­ing three fun cou­ples from Nova Sco­tia that invit­ed us up to vis­it them, which we just might do lat­er this year. We played a round of golf, and took a trip into George Town. George Town is pret­ty laid back and the big thing going on is pro­vid­ing anchor­age and pro­vi­sions for a large num­ber of vis­it­ing yachts. There are the oblig­a­tory tee shirt and island craft shops, found on most of the Islands, a few hotels and restau­rants, as well a few places to get out of the sun and have a Kalick (local beer).

George Town is about a 20 min­uet dri­ve from San­dals, and worth the trip.

Our stay in the Exu­mas was very pleas­ant and we def­i­nite­ly will return. The tem­per­a­tures in the 80’s, the San­dals prop­er­ty and the friend­ly accom­mo­dat­ing staff made our stay spe­cial. We did a lot of read­ing and just gaz­ing out from our deck at Emer­ald Bay, which pro­vid­ed us with gor­geous sun­ris­es and a beau­ti­ful moon rise.

We orig­i­nal­ly planned to return on Sat­ur­day Jan­u­ary 22nd, but extend­ed a day, we then were going to go on to Key West but the weath­er fore­cast con­vinced us to take a rain check and fly home Sunday.

We had a great flight to Fort laud­erdale to clear cus­toms and refu­el then on to Hilton Head. In all it was a great break from a unusu­al­ly cold win­ter in the South.

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