We finally had that desperately needed getaway to the Bahamas. We haven’t really gone anywhere for the last 2 years and the chance to finally flee was a blessing. We chose to runaway to George Town in the Exumas. The long island chain only 50 miles from the Tropic of Cancer is the perfect isolated place to disconnect. We only had a short stay but the slow pace, the clear water, and the chance to rest was just what was needed.
We stayed at the Peace and Plenty Resort right in George Town.
The early history of the Peace and Plenty isn’t without its dark spots, as it is thought to have once been the location of a small slave market during the mid 1700’s.
The 1780’s brought Lord Denys Rolle to Exuma on board an English trading vessel named the Peace and Plenty. The lord established a cotton plantation that he called the Peace and Plenty. We can now fast forward to 1958 where Lawrence Lewis opened the Peace and Plenty Hotel on the site of the former plantation and using some of the buildings. The cookhouse became the clubs bar and the hotels main lobby was a sponge warehouse. The Peace and Plenty as we know it today began in 2017 when an experienced hotel group purchased the property with the aims of turning it into the peaceful boutique vacation we visited.
The visit to the hotel wasn’t perfect. We had a few hickups with ther airconditioning in the room but due to it being located right on the water we were able to open the windows at night and listen to the water lap against the shore.
You also need to be prepared to gear down. You will spend a minimum of an hour and a half in the restaurant. The food is made to order and the staff is in no hurry to give you a bill.
But if you want go to a place that lives up to its name the you should try the Peace and Plenty.