Out Islands of the Bahamas
Lounge on intimate, unspoiled beaches.
The Out Islands of the Bahamas, a collection of 698 islands less than 50 miles from Miami, lures those seeking a secluded and uncommercialized Caribbean hideaway. Privacy-seeking celebs such as Johnny Depp have even bought islands here. Feel as though you own the place while strolling its unspoiled beaches.Learn More
Sample several distinct spots in one trip.
Toss those worries into the wind as you sail between islands such as Acklins, Bimini, Eleuthera, Exumas and Harbour Island aboard a chartered sailboat or public ferry. Stop at Abacos, the bonefishing capital of the world, where local restaurants will cook up your catch the same day you reel it in.Learn More
Channel past explorers of the islands.
The past echoes throughout the islands, going as far back as Christopher Colombus' visit to San Salvador. Adopt an explorer's spirit on a nature hike (available on several islands). One possible route: up to the Bahamas' highest point on Cat Island, where The Hermitage monastery resides (left).Learn More
Dip, dive, fish & float in the warm waters.
Water lovers may be tempted to spend more time in the warm, Caribbean waters than on dry land. Options abound -- from swimming with dolphins off Bimini's shores, snorkeling on Long Island and even diving into the world's deepest known blue hole (Dean's Blue Hole) on Long Island.Learn More
Savor fresh catches & other island specialties.
Kick back with friendly locals at beachfront restaurants serving up fresh seafood, Bahamian beer and tropical views. Many islands host weekly fish fries -- a great opportunity for authentic island flavor. The Regatta Beach Fish Fry on Cat Island is a favorite for its colorful fish shacks, music and magical sunsets.Learn More