"Top Tips" for a smooth and convenient stay:
Let our on staff Concierge team help you plan the best trip.  Once you book we will reach out to you and help you plan all your needs including Groceries & Drinks, Excursions, Massages, Private Chef, Boat Rentals and other needs for the perfect stay.  If you do not plan to pre-order your groceries for the house, we are happy to take you directly to the Grocery & Liquor store before you arrive at the boat dock to Stocking Island. If you plan to eat in or go out for dinner, we certainly advise picking up your "refreshments" for the first sunset and having breakfast in the fridge for your first morning in Paradise.

Grocery Stores:
George Town has a couple of grocery stores and other shops to get provisions, but do be aware that stores are only stocked up once a week (usually Thursday) so planning ahead is always the best.  Exuma Markets is the largest grocery store and is in George Town's harbor front area.  Shop-Rite is on the inland side of Lake Victoria in George Town. Smitty's is in the Hooper's Bay area west of George Town.  
Prime Island Meats is located between the airport and George Town and has freshly imported meats (steak, chicken, pork, lamb, sausages) and seafood, as well as other grocery items like fruits and vegetables. They offer call ahead ordering so that you can pick up your order on the way out to Stocking Island. 242-336-3627. They are closed on Sundays.

Liquor stores:
There are many liquor stores in and around George Town and a few small stores between George Town and Little Exuma (closed on Sundays - very important to know). Always a good idea to "buy in bulk" when going to the Liquor store, so you have plenty of supply when on island.


Concierge Grocery Shopping:
We recommend having the house fully stocked with food & drinks upon arrival. In preparation for your stay, we will send you a checklist of meal options and then we can arrange everything to be ready when you get here. Let us help you plan your first dinner and first morning's breakfast so you have it ready for you, and of course, plenty of your favorite beverages of choice!

Getting to Exuma and Stocking Island.
The Barrier Island House is located on Stocking Island, which is 12 minute boat ride from George Town, the main town in Exuma. There are no roads to Stocking Island so the short, but beautiful boat ride is required. Exuma International Airport is 20 minuet car ride outside of George Town, airport code GGT. GGT has direct jet connections from Atlanta, Charlotte (NC), Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Toronto (CAN), and Nassau (BAH). The small airport makes it easy and quick to get in and out.
Below are the cities that have flights directly into Great Exuma. Please do check the airline websites for the most up to date flight information.

From Atlanta
- daily flights from on Delta. About 2 hours and 20 minutes.
From Miami
- multiple flights per week on American. About 1 hour.
From Charlotte
- multiple flights per week on American. About 2 hours and 20 minutes.
From Ft. Lauderdale
- multiple flights per week on Silver Airways (affiliated with United). About 1 hour.
From Toronto
- weekly flights on Air Canada About 3 hours and 30 minutes.
From Nassau
- multiple daily flights on BahamasAir and Western Air.
Private Flight options are always available through various services. GGT is still the airport code for private aviation, and all private flights are managed by ODYSSEY Aviation, which has it's own private air terminal at GGT.

Arriving By Sea.

Our Concierge team can help you plan your arrival by yacht, including information and Customs requirements, Mooring for yachts in Elizabeth Harbor, depth of lagoon during tidal changes for small boat entry to the Lagoon and house dock and we can help organize and plan re-fueling in Georgetown, if needed, for guests arriving by yacht.

Getting To and From Barrier Island House and Exuma during stay.
Arrival And Departure.

We can help plan car service for you from the Airport to the George Town boat dock, where our boat captain will be waiting to assist you over to the house. Taxi Services are always available as well. We do not suggest renting a car directly upon arrival, as you will not need one for the whole stay. We can certainly help arrange a rental for a day or two if you would like one to explore the mainland during your stay.

During your stay.

Our Boat Captain is available for you each and every day of your stay. He is at your service to run you back and forth from the mainland, a variety of excursions around Elizabeth Harbor, and to any of the local area hot spots. For after hour needs there are water taxi services available on request, as well as the "on the hour" boat shuttle from the Kahari Resort, back to the mainland.

MIMMS Boat Rental
service is located in George Town and they have a variety of smaller sized Boston Whaler style boats for rental. Please be aware that MIMMS does not allow boat rental Overnight, so any rental boats will need to be returned to their dock each day.
Most car rental companies have a presence at the Airport and other locations on Great Exuma. Renters must be over 25 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license and a major credit card. Out team can help organize a car rental for the day if/when you decide you want to rent and explore the island yourself.

Thompson's Car Rental
+1 (242) 336-2442
Airport Car Rental
+1 (242) 345-0090
Berlies Car Rental
+1 (242) 33613290
Sure To Shore Rent A Car
+1 (242)-336-3466