With an entire chain of enchanting islands arrayed around a warm, calm sea, The Abacos are one of the world’s best cruising and sailing areas and have been The Bahamas’ boating capital since colonial times. Whether you’re a sailing purist willing to tack until the last gasp of wind, or a powerboater who throttles up to ensure you’re at the anchorage by happy hour’s first call, this is truly a yachter’s heaven. When you're ready to drop anchor, there are 17 marinas sprinkled throughout the island chain, and the height of activity is spring through fall.