Out Islands of the Bahamas
Just 14 of the hundreds of Out Islands are inhabited; the Abacos, Acklins, Crooked Island, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, the Exumas, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguna and San Salvador. The Abacos, is the most visited part of the Out Islands, it is a place for water lovers of all kinds. Although less developed than the Abacos, the skinny chain of the Exumas has a different adventure in store for every day of the year. Spend your Exumas days on or under the water, exploring plantation ruins in Williamstown, adventuring through natural grottoes of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park or simply playing castaway on a secret sandbar where the sun seems to set just for you.
Sharing the shore with a sea turtle.
The cluster of coral known as the Out Islands of the Bahamas, dubbed the "Family Islands" by locals, sits surprisingly close to the east coast of Florida and just a ferry ride from Nassau. The U.S. dollar is used interchangeably with the Bahaminan dollar throughout the islands, and this expanded access gives visitors more options. Eleuthera engages the senses at every turn. The absence of crowds, even in the island center at Governor's Beach, means rooms aplenty in boutique beachfront resort and no waiting in line to eat.