The Tropic of Cancer runs directly through George Town, the capital and principal settlement of the Exumas, located on the island of Great Exuma. This tranquil seaport village opens onto a 15 mile long harbor. George Town, partly in the Tropics and partly in the temperate zone, is a favorite port of call for the yachting crowd. Taylor’d Yacht charters can you make you part of that yachting crowd.
If you need to stock up on supplies, George Town is the place to go, as it has more stores and services than any other spot in the Exumas. There are dive centers, marinas, markets, a doctor, and a health clinic. The town often doesn’t bother with street names, but everything’s easy to find.
Georgetown has a colorful history, and its pink and white Government Building, which is said to have been inspired by the
architecture of the Government House in Nassau, grabs the attention of tourists. It has an intriguing past. Pirates used Georgetown’s deep water harbor during the 17th century and the “plantation aristocracy” from Virginia and North and South Carolina settled here in the 18th century. Elizabeth Harbor became a refitting base for British vessels, and the U.S. Navy used the port during World War II.
If you want a change of pace from your lovely yacht that you have chartered from Taylor’d Yacht Charters and desire to go out at night for a good time, there are a few choices. The summer nights may be a little quiet, but action can usually be found at Club Peace and Plenty during the winter months. Activities such as poolside parties and live bands that continuously keep both visitors and locals on the dance floor are a lot of fun. Two Turtles Inn and Eddie’s Edgewater are also spots you should try out. One half mile from Georgetown is February Point which includes a great restaurant/bar that has live music one night per week. Another option, but further out of town, is the Four Season’s Hotel which has a number of bars both indoor and out.
If you’re the active type, Georgetown has plenty to keep you busy. You’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches on Stocking Island in Elizabeth Town. Both snorkelers and divers will enjoy exploring the many underwater caves and coral gardens. Aside from the annual yachting and sailing regattas, you can head to Lake Victoria in the heart of Georgetown. I t covers two acres and there you can enjoy boating, sailing, and sea kayaking.