Galliot Cay, Bahamas
Galliot Cay is situated in the Exuma region in the Bahamas.
The Exumas are an archipelago of 365 cays and islands, beginning just 35 miles southeast of Nassau. Once called Yumey and Suma (names of Amer-Indian origin), the islands have gone through many changes over the years. Today, they’re divided into three major areas—Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. It is in the Exuma Cays, that Galliot Cay is situated. Each offers its own unique Bahamian experience. Great Exuma and Little Exuma are known for their laid-back surroundings, while The Exuma Cays act as a playground for the rich and famous, boasting numerous private homes, luxury resorts and beachside condos. The Exumas are also rich in history, as they were settled by British Loyalists with their slaves following the American Revolution.
With sapphire-blue water everywhere, The Exumas of which Galliot Cay is no exception, are an exotic collection of dream destinations. Footprint-free beaches and ultra-exclusive resorts and islands fit for celebrities, make this tropical paradise an absolute gem. Here, nature outnumbers man, coastlines remain flawless and private homes play host to some of the world’s most famous stars. The Exumas, including Galliot Cay truly are the ultimate escape.
Crusing to the Bahamas is all year round. Cruises here are generally 3, 4 or 5 day escapes from the east coast cities of the US. The region is serviced by many of the major cruise lines who now dedicate ships to this market. 7 day cruises combine the Bahama’s and Bermuda.
The trade winds that blow almost continually throughout The Islands of The Bahamas give the islands a warm, agreeable climate which varies little year round. The most refreshing time to visit is between September through May, when the temperature averages 70-75F degrees. The rest of the year is a bit warmer with temperatures between 80-85F degrees. Sea surface temperatures vary between 74 degrees in February and 84 degrees in August.
Language: English is the official language;
Bahamian language is a hybrid of African, European
and is widely spoken
Currency: Bahamian dollar
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC/GMT -4 hours
Dialing code: +1