13 Ways to Spoil Yourself on Bahamas' Out Islands

Sep 3, 2015
The Out Islands -- 700+ islands in the Bahamas that don't include the more well-known Nassau or Grand Bahama -- are unspoiled islands perfect for a relaxing getaway.

If you can travel now through December, hotel rates are up to 60% less than what they'll cost just a few months later.

Also, Florida residents exclusively get a $250 air credit when booking at least four nights in the Out Islands. Several islands even have direct flights from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.

Here are our favorite hotel deals (prices listed are per room, nightly, unless otherwise noted) to islands that have direct flights from Florida:

ABACOS: A 120-mile-long chain of islands, ideally explored by boat

Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, 40% off ... $120 with breakfast & two rounds of golf

Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina, 60% off ... $135 with welcome drinks and the fourth night free

ANDROS: Largest, yet most sparsely developed Bahamas island adjacent to the world's third-largest barrier reef

Swain Cays Lodge, 30% off ... $149 including kayaks & bicycles to explore

Small Hope Bay Lodge, 25% off ... $234 per person with all meals and use of bikes, kayaks and paddleboards

Tiamo Resort, 55% off ... $250 per person with three meals per day, transfers and a daily snorkel trip

BERRY ISLANDS: A fisherman's paradise known for record-breaking catches 

Carriearl Boutique Hotel, 30% off ... $225 with welcome drinks, breakfast & transfers

BIMINI: 50 miles from Florida, the old Hemingway haunt was an offshore liquor store in Prohibition

Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, 30% off ... $125-$159 at a new hotel including $40 casino credit

Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, 25% off ... $159-$169 including welcome drinks and Wi-Fi

ELEUTHERA: Two miles wide with pink and white sand beaches, and pineapple plantations

Surfer's Manor, 10% off ... $110 with breakfast & welcome drinks

EXUMA: Famous for swimming pigs and friendly fish to hand feed

Sandals Emerald Bay, 60% off ... $290 per person with unlimited meals, drinks, golf & watersports

Embrace, 20% off ... $180 in a one-bedroom villa

HARBOUR ISLAND: The No. 1 Caribbean island (Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2015), accessible via ferry from Eleuthera

Valentines Resort, 30% off ... $251 including a $150 spa credit

LONG ISLAND: Home to shallow and deep dive sites incl. Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest recorded blue hole in the Bahamas

Gems at Paradise Private Beach Resort, 40% off ... $104-$139 with harbor tour for 2

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