This was our first trip to the Bahamas and before leaving, we were already talking with Peter about our return stay with him! We were supposed to only be there for 5 nights, but due to unexpected flight cancellations, we ended up staying two extra nights and, thanks to Peter and his wife, accommodating us, we did not have to stay in the same hotel as 100 other disgruntled passengers. Peter's willingness to put us up for a few extra nights is the main reason we were able to enjoy the two extra days of inconvenient travel cancellations.
During our stay, he spoke to us each morning about what we wanted to do for the day and he is so knowledgeable about the island, things to do, and beach/restaurant locations, he was able to map out our plans with us for each day.
Coral Gardens is in a great location if you want to be away from the high traffic tourist areas, but close enough to get to everything so you are not completely isolated. You definitely want to rent a car during your stay as few things are within walking distance.
While we visited many of the beautiful beaches on Exuma, the beach across the street from Coral Gardens (Hooper's Bay) was by far one of our favorites and it was a great spot to come back to each day after touring the island.
This is absolutely, 100% a very safe island to visit! We were two women traveling and we never felt our safety was an issue. The locals are so friendly and welcoming and we look forward to our next visit!
Thank you, Peter and Betty for an amazing first visit to Exuma!!
Nicole and Melanie