BEAUTIFUL ISLAND VACATION IN ONE OF A KIND HOME FOR FAMILY OF FIVE
Submitted: January 16, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
If you truly want to experience the peace, beauty, and true relaxation of the Outer Islands of Exuma, you must stay in this one of a kind, incredibly beautiful Stocking Island home! Nestled in a perfect location, between the tranquil harbor and magnificent ocean, this home is perfect! It is even more beautiful than the photos depict, and it is so peaceful you can hear the waves crashing and the birds singing every morning and early evening. The house was spotlessly clean, and the owner provided all the kitchen cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, cups, and glasses you would ever need. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the warm breezes perfect! Bob was a lovely host, and fulfilled any request we had during our vacation. Be sure to ask Bob about his friend Jenice who makes a wonderful variety of homemade necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments and much more made out of the shells of the Exumas! We purchased many lovely trinkets from her as souvenirs and gifts. The stromolites on the beach are just amazing, with tiny pools filled with seashells and little sea creatures. We have never seen the variety of blues in the water that we saw at the Stocking Island Beach. It was like watching a Van Gogh painting come to life with the sun twinkling on the hues of blue waves as they summersaulted onto the beach. We walked along the beach two or three times a day and sat daily on both the high deck, and the midsize deck just above the beach for the morning sunrise and evening sunset. Bob kindly gave us two glass-bottomed kayaks that we used to see and feed the myriad of fish at the Mystery Cave. The water in the harbor was calm so it was very easy to kayak! We also snorkeled over to the Mystery Cave as well. There was also a wonderful common room where our family enjoyed music, ping pong and playing darts, very family friendly!!!! All the spots on the island are within walking distance, and a must see are the stingrays at the Chat n Chill. We also saw beautiful starfish as well in the sand at the Chat n Chill and had fantastic food at the place as well. Be sure to take the water ferry over to Georgetown and enjoy the reasonably priced wares of the Straw Market, and the culinary delights of the Driftwood Cafe. Bob is a wonderful conversationalist too about island culture, boating, and ecology. Note: rent a boat early from Minns if you want to see other cays. You will not want to leave this island of Paradise or Kevalli House when the vacation ends!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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