The beauty of the Bahamas’ nature and wildlife is unparalleled. That’s why Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is so remarkable: it’s the first no-fishing reserve in the Bahamas, so you can see our tropical nature and wildlife in its full capacity. Within its 176 square miles, 16 cays make up the land portion of the park. The rest? Clear, blue ocean waters. During your stay at Peace & Plenty Resort, make sure that you make visiting Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park a priority because the abundance of cays and turquoise waters to explore is an adventure you won’t want to miss.
Things to Do at Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
- Snorkel and Scuba Dive—Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the best places for snorkeling in the Bahamas. Examine typical Bahamas plants and animals in their natural habitats, undisturbed by fishers and outside influences.
- Spot Bahamas Animals and Plants—No matter how you’re getting around the park, keep your eyes peeled for several different species. Conch, several types of turtles and migratory birds live here. Although 22 different types of lizard species pop up on all of the cays, the hutia is the small animal you should keep your eyes peeled for. The squirrel-like rodent can only be found in the Caribbean. However, the rarest of them all are stromatolites, blue-green algae that form colonies, trap sediment, and form limestone.
- Boat and Jet Ski—Zip around the park in your boats and jet skis. Keep in mind, anchoring and mooring fees apply, and you always have to abide by the park rules and regulations. Any trash that you bring in, such as picnic lunches, must leave with you.
- Camp and Kayak—While most visitors enter and tour the park with their boats, with park ranger permission, you can also get around on kayak. If you’d like to stay a little longer, you’ll also need permission to camp on the public land in Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Little Pigeon Cay, Cistern Cay, South Halls Pond Cay, Soldier Cay, Bell Island, and Little Bell Island are all private cays you cannot camp on.
- Take Photos—Although photos cannot do the beauty of the park justice, it’s worth a shot to try to capture it. That way, you can truly describe just how blue the waters were when you return home. Get a few pictures of you and your crew while you’re at it. After all, did you visit the Bahamas without photos of you on the beach?
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Visiting Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the free things to do in Exuma, Bahamas. Only a short boat ride from Peace and Plenty, it’s worth a day trip from the hotel. Spend the day under the Bahamian sun, and return to Peace & Plenty Resort for shade, rest, and recharging with food at one of our on-site dining options. Give us a call at 888-203-4843 or visit us on our website for more information.