The Bahamas is the most popular yacht charter vacation destination in the Caribbean. One visit and you will know why. With 700 islands and cays, surrounded by some of the most beautiful water on earth, and plenty to do and explore will certainly keep you coming back for more. Here are 7 must-see Bahama Island groups.
The Abacos are the sailing and boating center of the Bahamas’ island chain. The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco. The off-lying cays include Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger’s Cay, Umbrella Cay, and Walker’s Cay completing the string.
Andros is the largest and least-explored Bahamas island and offers a wide variety of activities for just about everyone. This 2,300 square mile paradise is not only known as the bonefishing capital of the world but also boasts the second-largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. What’s more, it is home to the oldest dive resort on the planet.
Being the closest Bahamas island to the coast of Florida (you can see the glow of Miami Beach at night) has made this charming island a popular destination for American visitors. However, it’s more than just location that makes it a hot attraction. The waters surrounding The Bimini Islands are world-famous for incredible deep-sea fishing.
The Berry Islands are a chain of islands in the northwestern part of the Out Islands. The Berry Islands consist of about thirty islands in addition to over one hundred small islands or cays often referred to as “The Fish Bowl of the Bahamas.” The main attraction is big game fishing such as billfish, tuna, grouper, tigerfish, yellowtail snapper, wahoo, king mackerel, and many more. Great Harbour Cay is the most northern and the largest of the Berry Islands. Little Stirrup Cay, Great Stirrup Cay, Cistern Cay, and Little Whale Cay all offer great snorkeling and scuba diving. Furthermore, Chub Cay is known as “the billfish capital of the Bahamas”.
Miles of glistening pink and white-sand beaches, serene colonial villages, and rolling acres of pineapple plantations make the Bahamas’ Island of Eleuthera a destination of the most casually sophisticated. Also, Harbour Island reminds many visitors of a miniature Bermuda with its Georgian architecture fronting fabulous beaches of coral pink sand.
The Exuma Islands are located in the middle of the Bahamas Island chain, yet remain mostly undisturbed. The Exuma Islands are a collection of some 365 cays and islands stretching over 120 miles, supported at the southern end by two main islands, Great Exuma and Little Exuma. The main attractions for visitors to The Exumas are its world-class sportfishing, boating, and pigs. Yes, pigs. Visit Staniel Cay, an uninhabited cay that is home to over 20 pigs and piglets. Bring fruits and veggies to tempt these little cuties to take a photo with you!
Haven’t been to the Out Islands of the Bahamas yet? Go now. Before everyone else does. Here you will find a total escape from the crowds plus something different every day. You’ll also have miles of pristine beaches to yourself, enjoy some of the best conch salad and meet some of the friendliest people around.
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