Home to the country’s first post office, first high school, and second highest point, see what else makes my island special.
The three islands in this atoll (Acklins/Crooked Island/Long Cay) are unspoiled, sparsely populated and mostly undisturbed since the days of Christopher Columbus. With their peaceful atmosphere, these secluded havens make the perfect getaway.
One of the natural wonders of The Bahamas, this nine mile long waterway is referred to as an inland river. It has differing depths, beginning at French Wells Channel and ending behind the northern settlements. Mangroves, marine and bird life can be found there.
One of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point, Acklins. Ten ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists on Samana Cay alone.
Landrail Point was the location of The Bahamas' first General Post Office. A hotel now sits around the remnants of the building, with the old stones and mortar of the original walls visible from the reception area.