The Exuma shoreline is dotted with beautiful soft sand beaches so there is no excuse for not enjoying a swim any time of the year. The average water temperature around our coastline is 75 at the lowest in winter rising to 88 in summer and it is very rare that the swell becomes a problem.
Next on the list of where to exercise also involves our beaches. Now we are talking about walking or running. What could be better that indulging in a brisk walk, or a run along a soft sand beach, maybe barefoot, with the sound of the Ocean breaking on the shore beside you.
Exuma’s beaches are not littered with beach umbrellas and deckchairs, our island is not that sort of resort. On most beaches at any time of year you can expect to be one of a few, or even the only, person in sight.
If you are fortunate enough to be renting in The Hartswell area you have the big advantage that you have access to Moriah Harbour Cay where you could exercise on the mile long North beach to your hearts content. Take a picnic and explore the ever changing beaches, spot the many juvenile sea creatures, turtles and rays. There are literally hours of exploring to do, so you will certainly burn those calories and be able to cool off with a relaxing swim. All with the bonus of a kayak trip to and from the deserted island and National Park.
Talking of kayaking. That’s another popular exercise in Exuma. Many rentals include kayaks in their listing, we at Harbour View certainly do. So burn those calories as you paddle the blue ocean, the mangrove areas, see the bonefish, watch for turtles and enjoy.
Wherever you stay for your accommodation you will be close to The Queens Highway. So if beaches are not close by then you can walk or run the tarmac road. There are no pavement or sidewalk so go with care. Travel on the right hand side of the road so you are facing traffic and keep to the verge and wear something light colored or reflective. It may sound dangerous, and I guess it is ! But I have have walked daily for many years and still have no tyre (tire) marks on me.
I would not recommend you exercise along the roads in dusk or dark or even an hour after dawn. Cars can have the sun directly in their eyes and have difficulty seeing you.
So have a great vacation, relax and burn some calories, keep hydrated, wear a hat and plenty of sunscreen.
sorry we don’t have a gym for you, but it’s more fun in the sun.