The Bahamian hotspot that Hollywood fell in love with
A remarkable underwater cave system made famous by the silver screen.
Named after the iconic 1965 James Bond blockbuster, Thunderball Grotto has earned itself a prestigious reputation amongst yacht charter guests in the Bahamas.
Accessed by interior entrance points leading off from the beach, the underwater caves surround a hollow centre that make the destination a veritable haven for intrepid divers.
Populated by exotic fish, the wide tunnels are illuminated by the rays of sunlight reflecting around the centre, making a diving excursion here an experience that’s as colorful as it is unique.
Once divers find themselves at the centre, they’re able to bask beneath a holey rock formation that’s natural beauty required no special effects to make an impression in the movies.
Whilst it might have been Sean Connery who first brought the Grotto to the attention of Hollywood, Tom Hanks, Paul Walker, and Jessica Alba have also starred in roles that saw them swimming through its elaborate caves.
In order to properly enjoy Thunderball Grotto in true Bond style, it’s essential to take to the caves at high tide. During these periods, divers are able to make their way through the various openings in style- for the more casual snorkelers there’s always the option of taking things easy in the open water leading off from the beach.
Part of the Exuma Cays, the destination is easily accessible to superyachts and can be enjoyed as part of an itinerary that includes the nearby Pig Beach. Perfect for families as well as couples and groups of friends, Thunderball Grotto is an unmissable attraction for anyone taking a Bahamas yacht charter vacation.