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December 4, 2019
When I was 16, I went to The Bahamas for the first time with my family and another family. We went to Atlantis and don’t get me wrong, we had a blast, but since then I’ve just always been kind of been there done that about The Bahamas. How incredibly dumb of me. Atlantis is not the true Bahamas and I’m so glad the Bahamas tourism board invited me to Exuma where I learned that first hand!
Exuma is the island in the Bahamas known for the swimming pigs and where you can swim with sharks, but it’s so much more than that. The culture there is so rich and the people are some of the friendliest I’ve ever met. Not to mention the food is bomb! My favorite thing was the peas and rice (NOT rice and peas, that’s Jamaica – ha!). I’ll be sure to put together a travel guide in the next couple weeks, but first I wanted to share just how stunningly gorgeous Exuma is.
During one of the days on our short trip, we went on a boat tour and stopped at a sandbar in the middle of the ocean. Being out on the water was truly spectacular and I definitely recommend going out on the water and not just lying on the beach (even though that is pretty amazing too).
As you might remember, I was recently in Turks & Caicos. I couldn’t get over how blue the water was, so I was completely shocked to find that the water in Exuma is just as blue. It was stunning! The views coming in from the plane were insane.
For our boat day, I wore my new lemons bathing suit I ordered specifically for this trip. I posted it on my Instagram story when I got it in the mail and it was a huge hit! It was the most swiped up of everything I bought, so I was extra excited to wear it knowing everyone liked it!
Plus the colors were perfect with the water and this little house we stumbled upon! I also wore my tassel earrings, which I have in every color under the sun. Sorry not sorry!
I can’t wait to share more this week and next week – this trip was heavenly!
Have you ever been to Exuma?
Photos by Courtney Woodham.