On our seven day retreats we set sail from Nassau in the Bahamas, and journey toward the magical Exuma Islands. If you are flying into Nassau from Florida or abroad we are more than happy to advice you on flights and your journey to us.
THE EXUMA ISLANDS
Coral beaches and aquamarine water, history and exotic wildlife. If you are in search of paradise, you will enjoy a blissfully tranquil voyage through the breathtaking Exumas on board our catamaran.
This exotic destination is divided into three major areas — Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Each area offers its own unique experience for travelers, from picturesque shorelines to the beloved swimming pigs to boutique hotels and villas. There are actually 365 cays in The Exumas, washed by swirls of multi-hued water. The effect is so striking that astronaut Scott Kelly considers it the most beautiful place on earth. These islands are the ultimate dream escape and they host exclusive resorts attracting the world's most famous stars.
The Exumas boast a rich indigenous wildlife. We will explore various cays and the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a 176-square-mile natural reserve, home to brilliant coral reefs, exotic marine life and the rare Bahamian iguana, which can grow to over two feet long. On Major's Spot Cay live the famous Swimming Pigs. It’s uncertain how this friendly community of pigs got there, but when we arrive, they will swim out to us, hoping to be fed.
Read more about the Exuma Islands here.
"I have a place that I get to go to in the Bahamas. It's the only place that guarantees total anonymity and freedom." - Johnny Depp
HISTORY OF THE EXUMAS
The Exumas have evolved over time from a salt mining port of call, to a haven for pirates, to a cotton-producing colony – with each phase influencing its historical development. The Lucayan Indians were the first to inhabit The Exumas, followed by the arrival of the Spanish in the 1500s. During the American Revolution, a group of loyalist to the king sought refuge on the island, and wealthy European landowners started large cotton plantations. The most notable was John Rolle, who eventually freed his slaves and deeded his land to them. Read more here.