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My Husband and I love adventure and travel. I always research our destinations extensively. We decided on Great Exuma because of the small town feel and of course beautiful water. I picked the beautiful, quaint boathouse property because of the location and amenities. We require a kitchen, comfortable bed, outdoor living space and grill, nice bathroom with plenty of hot water, nice lush linens and a fabulous view. WOW! did this place hit all the marks!! We couldn't of asked for anything better. The hosts were wonderful. All of our communications before the trip were quickly answered via email. Our host John met us at the airport and gave us a quick tour of the town on the way to our property. He showed us where everything was like banks, grocery stores, liquor stores and gas station. He also gave a history of the area and taught us everything we needed to know about driving on the island. We are from the U.S, so it took a few miles to get used to driving on the opposite side of the road from what we are used to. John and Sharon have 2 cars and actually rented one of them to us at a fair price. When we arrived John showed us around and gave us some great suggestions on places for dinner. The boathouse was tastefully decorated with bright whites and touches of red. Very comfortable! Straight out over the most amazing turquoise water there is a deserted island that Sharon owns. John told us about it and we took the 2 person kayak on the approximate 1 mile paddle to the island. Another WOW! Paradise! We had a picnic, roamed the island and saw the huge nest of the resident Osprey. Then we went for a snorkel along the cliff edge and saw beautiful tropical fish. Back at the Boathouse we had a few drinks and watched an amazing sun set after a very exciting first day. Next time we come we will bring a small tent and sleep on Sharon's Island for a night. Dream come true, being on your own deserted island. (not really mine but you get the picture) Romance! Grand Exuma has so many beaches to explore with very few people. Have John help you contact Sharon's brother Martin. He has a very nice boat and will take you reef fishing and snorkeling,so many BIG colorful fish and lobsters and we caught our dinner!
Sorry about all the exclamation marks but I can't help it!! We want to go back! Thank you John and Sharon for sharing this amazing place.
This was mine and my partners first time visiting The Bahamas and Monica provided us with a beautiful location and superb service! The cottage is only a 10 minute walk from the town center which provides everything from banks, grocery store, restaurants, boat rentals and the fish fry is 10 minutes away as well (highly recommend the restaurants there). Monica was great to deal with and will even book you transportation to and from the airport if needed.
I will definitely return to The Bahamas and recommend to anyone that they visit this beautiful group of Islands and stay at any of Minns Cottages.