Out islands, The Bahamas
The beaches are unbelievable. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are on Green Turtle Cay, off the coast of Abaco.
Fondest memory: Green Turtle Cay is paradise. It is a small island; the natives are very friendly; the island is "away from it all". Travel is done mostly by golf cart; there is very little intenet service, most cell phones do not work there, there is no mail delivered to the island. It is a true getaway!
Explore the whole city if you can
Fondest memory: Seeing the sites,the shops and one of the best was CoCo Cay,where we sat on the beach and sunnying ourselves. While local folks were selling Coco Locos(love that name)
Visit the out islands, where the locals are friendly.
Fondest memory: My best memory is of a cruise on a bare sail boat to the east side of Andros Island. We put in at the mouth of South Bight and were welcomed by Leroy Bannister who was the owner of the only restaurant. The restaurant had an opening in the side where a turtle pen was located. He showed us how he fed the turtles conch and showed us how to clean and eat fresh conch. His wife was away, so he couldn't fix us up a turtle dinner.
We walked about and the people all wanted to show us rooms in their homes that they would rent to us.
The Bahamas offer such diverse activities in such varied locales it is difficult to say what the favorite site would be. I personally would suggest a bare boat dive trip to the out islands, but I know that not all visitors are divers. I would suggest visiting some of the out islands such as Andros, Acklins, or Crooked, instead of going to Nassau or Freeport, which are too touristy for me.
Fondest memory: Riding the fin of the whale shark near Hogsty reef in the South Bahamas.
Since there were no telephones on the island, everybody communicated through 'CB'.
The resort radioed one of the locals, named Chicken, to come take me around the
island in his beaten-up pick-up truck. Chicken showed me all there was to see on the
tiny island & gave lots of local flavor. All you had to do was pay him a fair price & buy
him some beers. Listening to reggae in his old pick-up truck while bouncing around the island... that was great.
Cat Island is a secluded island not far from San Salvador. I stayed at an all-
inclusive resort that was also clothing optional.
Fondest memory: There were only two other people staying at the resort, so basically the place was mine.
The resort owned 2 beaches and one was more out-of-the way than the other. It had
a beautiful coral reef that I snorkeled at everyday. Being nude on a secluded Cat Island Beach was surreal.
Known as 'The Sailing Capital of the World,' yachting is certainly the number one activity of The Abaco Islands. Spring through fall is high time here for the sailing scene. But don’t rule out the excellent fishing, diving, snorkelling and plentiful water sports popular in these tranquil, shallow waters. Charter services are widely available.
For those who prefer the wilder side of island life, trained ecotour guides can show the way to our famous bird sanctuaries and the natural sights of Pelican Cays and Abaco National Parks. For land lovers, there’s tennis and golf or strolling through the islands’ historic towns for a glimpse of days gone by.
Fondest memory: The People
Charming. Witty. Unhurried. The people of The Abaco Islands are special.
Favorite thing: You can't leave the Bahamas without snorkling and exploring the barrier reef off of Andros Island. Just Andros Island is a must see. The island has not been commercialized at all and provides the true Bahama experience.
Coconut Cove's Bar, with the owners and FUZZY, the bartender or to Eddie's Edgewater for New Year's celebration, Island style; on Island time......
Fondest memory: taking the boat to one of the Cays; lying on the powder-like sand; with no one around but my boyfriend!!! Snorkeling with the exotic fish....bone fishing......
Visit the beautiful Island of Harbour Island. 3-1/2 miles of pink sandy beaches. This Island is a must to see on your list when visiting the Islands of The Bahamas. Very Romantic.
Fondest memory: I miss the blue, aquamarine waters of the Bahamas. It has the most beautiful clear waters I have ever seen in all of my travels.
The skies are so clear & dark. I was able to get a photo of the constellation, Orion,
quite easily using my tripod.
This was the more secluded beach at Cutlass Bay Club. Snorkeling was really good here.
The path that led to the beach was marked by a carved, pink whale on a stick.
Favorite thing: Everything about Abaco is my favorite thing. This is an example of one of many excellent swimming places. This is off Man O War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.