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The Out Islands of the Bahamas

If you are looking for something quite adventurous as well as different - something that you do not expect in everyday life you should think about the extraordinary Out Islands.

Here one can find anything that they might be looking for. If they want to just relax and chill they will find the right places and if they are looking for fun and adventure then they will find the right resources. This place has the most exciting and spectacular dive sites in the world. This place is just less crowded and if you are okay with that then you will enjoy your time here for sure.

Acklins / Crooked Island
It is believed that Columbus came to this area in search of gold but he found none. Acklins is rocky and steep. Crooked Island is mainly comprised of tidal flats and deep creeks. Population of the two is about 850 and counting.

The Berry Islands
Even the Berry islands are extremely famous for Sport fishing and only come second to the Bimini Islands. It is a favorite haunt of the yatchmen for the secluded and beautiful beaches which are surrounded by clear waters. Only a few of the islands have a permanent population, which totals 634.

Cat Island
Cat Island is among the most beautiful as well as fertile islands of The Islands Of The Bahamas. It is more elevated than the rest of the islands. The total area is about 150 square miles and it is covered with rolling hills of dense green forests and uncounted miles of magnificent beaches. It has a population of 1,678. There are traces of many historical cultures that existed in this island in the past.

The Inagua Islands
It is a barren and wild place and has a desert-like environment as well as climate. Salt production here is popular and the place is famous for it. A large part of the land is a protected park. There is a sanctuary and also a breeding territory where over 80,000 West Indian flamingos live. This bird is the national bird of the Bahamas. The population of Great Inagua is 924. Little Inagua is uninhabited.

Long Island
The Long island is really long and extends over 80 miles and an area of 230 square miles. It is alternately hilly and punctuated with numerous limestone caves and perfect white beaches laid out in the sun. The population of the place is about 3,404.

Mayaguana Island
Of all the islands the least developed is the Mayaguana Island. It is an Arawak Indian name. The beaches over here are completely unspoiled and are a great spot for scuba diving and fishing. This Island offers a quiet and relaxing getaway for the occasional tourist.

San Salvador Island
Christopher Columbus arrived to this place in the year 1492 and made it the most famous place in the whole of the Bahamas. It has an area of about 63-square-mile area. The name of the place earlier was "Guanahani". San Salvador Island still remains largely cloaked in its past amongst scattered Loyalists' plantation ruins and Indian relics. The population is 465.

Map of Out Islands, Bahamas

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