We were a group of 3 families that rented a home in Little Exuma for 5 days mid July 2017. We had 7 children travelling with us, all under the age of 6, including a baby. We were nervous about how to keep the trip relaxing and safe with so many kids. Luckily the owner of the home we rented worked with a local, Theo, who assisted with our entire trip. We wanted to see the swimming pigs but a day long trip to the cays was too far, so he took us out on a private tour on his own boat to see the (humongous!!) swimming Rolleville pigs, as well as to nearby iguana island, and to a starfish breeding area, where we dove and found massive starfish, some of which were 1 foot wide. He arranged for transportation to and from another day trip to Chat N’ Chill (beach bar with good food and stingrays that swim right up to you), and took the adults out in the evening to Peace and plenty and the local fish fry. He provided transportation to and fro the airport.
For days we stayed in, Theo’s aunts, one of whom was the previous head chef at Grand Isle Resort (and now has her own restaurant, see below), cooked 3 course Bahamian meals at the house and also stocked our fridge prior to arrival. Our last night in Exuma, our little baby started wheezing.. we didn’t know what to do, except to call our friend, who was kind enough to drive the baby and her parents to the hospital. Theo was like our extended family member on this trip- We can’t speak highly enough of him! EXCURSIONS, TRANSPORTATION, FOOD, HOUSECLEANING- you name it, he’ll get it done for you! Theophilus_gray@hotmail.com. All around, amazing trip on an beautiful island- the days were filled with the clearest ocean water and nights of pitch black starry skies. I won’t forget you, Exuma! A special thank you to Theo and the Gray family for making our trip stress free!!!