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Xuma's Restaurant and Bar

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Marina of Highbourne Cay, Great Exuma
+1 242-355-1000
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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highborne Cay is very upscale and we wondered if dinner would be worth it. It was! Nice covered outdoor setting and excellent service. We shared a spectacular beet salad and both had wonderful entrees. My husband had mahi and I had a sea bass special. I highly recommend Xuma and Highbourne Cay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Traveling to the Out Islands of the Bahamas does not equate to an abundance of dining options. Most islands offer some simple yet sufficient options that can please most guests. One thing is clear though: if you are anywhere remotely close to Highbourne Cay, get over to Xuma and Chef Devan. You will not be disappointed! In this most beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the nicest lunch spots for hungry boaters that I know in the Bahamas. The food is definitely Bahamian-inspired but dares go beyond the usual cracked conch and plantain routine. Lovely setting, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We have been vacationing in the Bahamas since 1996 and food is definitely not main attraction! That's what we have been thinking all these years until we arrived on Highbourne Cay and dined at Xuma's. The ceviche and risotto are to die for!!! Been born and raised in Italy I can judge an excellent risotto!!! We can't wait to go... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

All four of enjoyed our meals. My blackened mahi was delicious and my husband loved his lobster ravioli. We also had the wedge salad and our friends had the ceviche, beet salad, and lobster. And while the view is amazingly beautiful, up on a small hill overlooking the clear turquoise waters, what we were truly amazed about was how a... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited on a weekday for lunch. The food was good, service was very friendly, ambiance was great. they were out of many items, but we settled on calamari and a hamburger. Really wanted conch. As a side note, you have to make reservations for dinner and they are closed on Sundays. We were with other sailors... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food this chef prepared has ruined me for all other restaurants. The service at the bar was crazy amazing best Bahama mamas I've ever had

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Every year we boat from island to island in the Bahamas. Highbourne Cay marina is always a stop we enjoy for its unmatched beauty. For the past 2 years our experience has surpassed all expectations thanks to Xuma and the arrival of chef Devan. I was born and raised in France from a French mother and an Italian father who... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

It is quite a surprise to discover, nested in the Exuma, a place like Xuma - where everything is perfection: the setting, the service, the ambiance, the view and of course the food. The conch-fritters are second to none. People are so friendly... you wish you could stay there forever. As we were sailing the Exuma, we planned our trip... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the Bahamas! The setting, ambience and view are unmatched. Xuma is open-air, but covered; and is set high to enjoy a panoramic view of Highbourne Bay. The setting is idyllic and one becomes mesmerized by the different colors of the water. There are only about 12-15 tables, so a reservation is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Bar, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina of Highbourne Cay, Great Exuma
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Great Exuma
  • Phone Number: +1 242-355-1000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?