Destination guide

Bahamian dreaming in George Town

A gateway to the Exumas, George Town is a Bahamian paradise. The lively capital is perched on Great Exuma, the biggest island in the coral-based archipelago. As you sail into Elizabeth Harbour, you'll be greeted by a vision of aquamarine water and pastel-pink buildings. Whether you want to discover the island's colonial history, bask on a pristine beach or charter a boat and explore the cays, George Town vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for Bahamian getaways.

Things to do

Discover colonial history in George Town

If you want to combine beach bliss with Bahamian culture, George Town strikes a perfect balance. Spend your days strolling around Elizabeth Harbour, chatting to locals and admiring colonial architecture. The Exumas may be known for footprint-free beaches and exclusive resorts, but spend a little time in George Town and you'll quickly discover a different side. For a Bahamian history lesson, pencil in a trip to St. Andrew's Anglican Church. The whitewashed stone building was built in the early 1800s and has been welcoming worshipers ever since.

Activities

Dive into George Town's underwater wonderland

Set just off the coast of George Town, Stocking Island boasts some of the best beaches in the Bahamas. If you're scuba-certified, don't miss Angelfish Blue Hole, a 400-foot-deep underwater chasm that dazzles divers with vibrant coral, colorful sea sponges and, of course, teeming schools of angelfish. Seafood connoisseurs can head down to Government Dock, where sun-bronzed fishermen hawk shellfish, lobster, crab, conch and more. Pair your "catch of the day" with sunset cocktails on the deck of your George Town vacation rentals villa.

Weather

Sultry winters in George Town

Thanks to sultry weather and lashings of sunshine, George Town lures vacationers throughout the year. Winter is primetime for visiting the Exumas, with balmy temperatures and next to no rainfall. Want to swap freezing temps for Bahamian sunshine? With spacious bedrooms, private pools and stunning ocean views, George Town vacation rentals make it easy to plan a beach getaway. June ushers in green season, with a higher chance of cloudy days and stronger winds. If you're on a budget, it's a great time to snap up irresistible deals.

Natural features

George Town – a gateway to the Exumas

George Town is the capital of more than 365 cays and islands collectively known as the Exumas. The Bahamian archipelago stretches for over 100 miles and ticks all the boxes of a tropical paradise. Expect sugar-white beaches, crystal-clear water and a dazzling palette of blues, greens and turquoises. As well as exploring Great Exuma, George Town vacation rentals make a great base for day trips to Exuma Cays, a string of mostly uninhabited islands encircled by a coral reef.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around George Town

Fly into George Town (GGT-Exuma Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Stella Maris (SML-Estate Airstrip), which is 32.4 mi (52.1 km) away.

Where to stay around George Town?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 259 vacation rentals near George Town. From 109 Houses to 65 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near George Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to George Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in George Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hoopers Bay: 278 vacation rentals
  • Palm Bay Beach: 277 vacation rentals
  • Tropic of Cancer Beach: 219 vacation rentals
  • Emerald Bay Beach: 237 vacation rentals
  • Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club: 232 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around George Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in George Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 109 Houses in George Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in George Town include:

  • Villas: 65 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in George Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 99 vacation rentals with pool available in George Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.