Live a True Bahamian Experience in Great Exuma

Torn between a relaxing getaway and an adventure-filled vacation? At Great Exuma’s Grand Isle Resort & Spa, you won’t have to choose. Start your days by enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean from the windows of your luxury villa. Then, immerse yourself into the Bahamian culture by joining the exciting local events that take place around the island all year long.

Celebrate Life during the Run for Pompey

The Exuma Marathon, better-known as Run for Pompey, is an event that is very close to the hearts of every Bahamian. That’s because it celebrates the life of the slave Pompey who led a rebellion on Exuma in 1830.

Apt for all ages, the Run for Pompey is a great event to attend with your family or friends.  There are six races from the short 2K George Town Dash which takes place around the Victoria Harbor to a professionally timed 50K Ultra Marathon. Don’t feel like a Bahamian yet? Attending the event means you will be directly contributing to the culture as all of the proceeds benefit the Pompey Scholarship presented to a deserving student to attend college or university.

Whether you decide to join one of the races or simple cheer-on the runners, don’t miss this unique opportunity to truly immerse yourself into this wonderful Caribbean culture. This year’s 5th Annual Exuma Marathon takes place on November 9th so you’re just in time.

Attend a Thrilling Bahamian Sailing Competition

Live a truly local experience along with your loved ones by attending the National Family Island Regatta, a tradition that has been part of the Bahamian culture for over sixty years. Furthermore, the regatta takes place on Elizabeth Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world, which makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity for everyone present.

During the event, you will be able to watch local boat builders and sailors compete for the ‘Best in the Bahamas’ title while enjoying local cuisine and participating in different activities like pageants and volleyball tournaments.

Join the festivities and feel like a true local when you come back to your home away from home at your Grand Isle Resort villa.

Go Above and Beyond the Basics

Exuma is home to many local events throughout the year like the Run for Pompey, the Bahamas Family Island Regatta, the Tour de Turquoise, and the Farmer’s Cay Festival. Attend any of these and bask in the feeling of experiencing this exciting Caribbean culture.

Immersing yourself into the Bahamian culture during your stay is the best way to combine island luxury and Caribbean lifestyle to create the vacation of your dreams.