Richmond Hill, Great Exuma
Richmond Hill is an attractive island settlement which is currently uninhabited, and has been so for over a decade.
A Brief History
The Exumas are the historic home of the Lucan natives, who were wholly enslaved in the 16th century, leaving the islands uninhabited until the 18th century.
In the intervening period, the Exumas provided many hideouts and stashes for pirates: Elizabeth Harbour was a favourite lair of Captain Kidd.
In the twenty-first century, the population of Exuma more than doubled, as resort properties were constructed and travel options increased.
The islands are a popular spot for yachting sailing diving, and coral reef and cave exploring.
Many of the unnamed beaches and coves of the islands, including extensive offshore reef areas, are included in the protected Exuma National Land and Sea Park of the Bahamas National Trust.
Thunderball Grotto, located just a few hundred yards off Staniel Cay, is one location where the James Bond’s ‘Thunderball’ was filmed.
Last updated 18/04/2015