If you are planning on a visit to the Exuma islands in Bahamas, check out the accommodation options offered by Exuma vacation rentals, which bring you quality accommodation facilities that suit your budgets. Exuma islands are a string of around 360 cays; you can spend your holiday time at your Exuma rental exploring the beaches and other landmarks of natural and historic relevance. You can drive along the Queen's Highway that takes you from Great Exuma, which is the largest of the cays in Exuma, to Little Exuma; the highlight of the journey may well be the ride along the one-lane bridge connecting Great Exuma and Little Exuma. Some of the historical landmarks you can visit when in the Exumas are mentioned below.
This is the largest city and the capital of the Exumas. It was named after King George III by the American Loyalists who settled here. Elizabeth Harbor is supposed to have been a favorite hideout of the pirate Captain Kidd. Since the 1950s, the Family Island Regatta, which is a race of sailboats made in Bahamas, has been held at Elizabeth Harbor.
This is a historic site a few miles from George Town. The Hermitage settlement had once been inhabited by the Ferguson family. You can visit the ruins of settlements, built originally by the Kelsall family, dating to the cotton plantation days. You can see the ruins of the house where settlers once resided, and a few tombs.
Rolle Town Tombs
Rolle Town is named in the honor of Lord Rolle, who was an important settler in the Exumas. The Rolle Town Tombs are located in a lonely clearing. Of the three Rolle Town tombs, the biggest is that of Ann Kay.
Also worth a visit are the tombs at Moss Town and the ruins of the plantation at William Town and the Bowe family plantation in Great Exuma.
Peace & Plenty Club
It is named after the ship, Peace & Plenty, in which Lord Rolles sailed to the Exumas. The present hotel includes a house built on Elizabeth Harbor near the erstwhile plantations.
St. Andrew's Anglican Church
The original structure had been built around early nineteenth century by the Loyalists, who were followers of the Church of England. The building that stands today is supposed to be the third structure built on this site. This church offers a beautiful view of both Elizabeth Harbor and Lake Victoria.
This is the site where a few scenes from the James Bond movie "Thunderball" were filmed. Two other movies--"Splash" and "Into the Blue"--were also filmed here.
The famous beacon on Stocking Island is located on what was once a sand dune, hardened into limestone over many years. You will enjoy the trek to its top, which offers a magnificent view of the coast.
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