Three Sisters Rock: Exuma Islands’ Legend
Aside from the unparalleled beauty of Exuma Islands, the area offers a lot of history and fascinating legends, one of which is the story of Three Sisters Rock. Flying over the numerous island cays, you will not only marvel at the water’s multi-shades of blue, but you will also spot the legendary rock formation known as Three Sisters Rock. They can also be viewed from the beach or further explored while snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.
Tale to Tell
Through the years, the fascinating tale of this rock formation has played an important role in Bahamian folklore. The story begins in the usual way: a long time ago, an English captain came to the Bahamas on his ship in search of a treasure. A violent storm forced him to seek protection on Exuma Island, where, in addition to reaching safety, he met three sisters, all equally beautiful. Each one immediately fell in love with him.
When the day came for the captain to leave Exuma’s peaceful haven and set sail, one by one, the infatuated sisters jumped into the sea to follow his ship. Each one drowned trying to pursue the love of their life.
In the spot where each sister died, a mystical rock erupted out of the ocean, marking the location of their tragic death. Since that time, Three Sisters Rock has been deemed a place of romance and, oddly enough, good luck. Today, many couples choose to exchange their wedding vows there, confident in their belief that the myth will inspire a long and wonderful union.
A Memorable Spot
Snorkeling and Diving
Some of the creatures you can observe in this area of the Exuma Islands are crustaceans, mollusks, annelids, echinoderms and a wide variety of tropical fish. Crabs and sea urchins hide under ledges while sea anemones and limpets attach themselves to the rock. Sea plants are grouped in red, green or brown and sway in the sea currents. Closer to shore, keep your eyes open for peacock worms, rock oysters, sergeant major, common blue crab, common hermit crab and clubbed finger coral. It is a spectacular watery paradise that nature lovers should absolutely explore.