Exumas Travel Diary

Hey now! The family and I just got back from a 6-night trip through Bimini/Nassau/Exumas and ya girl is tan and relaxed to the max. We decided to go island hopping on our boat, Finally, and it was quite the adventure because several other families were in the mix too. 

The first leg of the trip — Miami to Bimini — took two hours via boat. We docked at Big Game and met up with cronies at Resorts World Bimini. At Luna Beach (the new beach club on the island), we swigged rosé while the kiddos snorkeled and played. Personally, I love Bimini’s proximity to Miami and the notion you can zip around the island in a golf cart. My musts here? I always hit up Splash boutique for some tropical vacation gems in the shape of straw fedoras and cool flip-flops and order up a fresh conch salad at one of the conch shacks peppering the island (shortest line wins in my book). Legend has it that conch pistils are an aphrodisiac so consider yourselves warned!

Next up was a four-hour jaunt — Bimini to Nassau — where we encountered engine failure on one of the boats. Yeah, shit happens. We docked at the uber chic marina at Albany. The luxury property is a playground for the likes of Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Erni Els and more. Our kids loved the pool here which proved to be the best babysitter in town compliments of its mega slide and playground. I loved this resort — and all its bells and whistles — but I’m still of the mind that the Bahamas is best at its most natural state — untouched.

Which leads us to the most authentic and final stop on our trip, the ephemeral Exumas. A two-hour boat trip from Nassau, we stayed at Highbourne Cay (photographed above). If you don’t own a boat, no problem, mon! A cadre of cottages can be rented alongside the beach. Here we encountered  feeding sharks, feral and famous swimming pigs, Instagram-worthy backdrops and memories to last a lifetime. 

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