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Islands ofUnspoiled Beauty

Acklins & Crooked Island remain almost as natural today as they were hundreds of years ago. Separated by a 500-square-mile lagoon known as the Bight of Acklins, both islands are a haven for boating, bonefishing, snorkeling, and diving.

The Lay Of The Land

This small atoll includes the islands of Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay, wrapped around the Bight of Acklins.

Acklins

The largest island in the group, Acklins remains relatively untouched. Private and domestic flights service the regional Spring Point Airport found here.

Crooked Island

Though secluded, Crooked Island is reachable by air, via the Colonel Hill Airport, or by twice-daily ferries from Acklins.

Long Cay

The quietest island of the group, Long Cay is only 8 sq miles and can be reached only by private boat or the daily ferry from neighboring Acklins.

The Lay Of The Land

This small atoll includes the islands of Acklins, Crooked Island and Long Cay, wrapped around the Bight of Acklins.

Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

Ranging from bonefishing lodges to bed & breakfasts, accommodations on Acklins & Crooked Island often come with personal fishing guides.

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The Highlights The Bight of Acklins

Acklins & Crooked Island curve around a 1,000 square foot lagoon known as The Bight. The water here is shallow, often no deeper than knee-height, even 5 miles off-shore. The conditions are an angler’s dream.

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The Highlights Quiet Seclusion

The islands in this atoll — Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay — are unspoiled, sparsely populated, and mostly undisturbed. A visit here proves a perfectly secluded getaway.

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The Highlights Ancient Lucayan Sites

These secluded islands have a long history. Pompey Bay Beach in Acklins is the site of one of the largest Lucayan settlements in The Bahamas. Ten ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists in Samana Cay alone.

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The Highlights Sleepy Long Cay

The tiny “sister island” of Long Cay was originally called “Fortune Island” by Christopher Columbus. Once a major trading post, it’s now a sleepy town with a handful of residents.

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Things To Do Fish On The Fly

The Bight of Acklins and the mangrove-rich waterways of Crooked Island bring bonefishing enthusiasts to this secluded corner of The Bahamas. Your local certified guide will guarantee a good time, if not a catch.

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Things To Do Find A Sandy Stretch

The beaches here are stunning, and often, yours and yours alone. Try North Side Beach, on Long Cay, or perhaps Seaview Bay on Crooked Island. Or better yet, make your way around the coast.

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Things To Do Sightsee Down Turtle Sound

Crooked Island

The blue-green waters of Turtle Sound snake inland from French Wells Channel. The inland river intertwines with mangroves and varies in depth - a haven to turtles, birds and other marine life.

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Things To Do Join In The Harvest

Acklins Island is one of only two islands in The Bahamas where Cascarilla Bark grows. The bitter herb has long been used in traditional Bush Medicine. Today, it’s harvested and exported as the main ingredient in Campari Liquor.

Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

From stuffed lobster to chicken with peas and rice, Bahamian cuisine dominates menus in Acklins & Crooked Island, with fresh local seafood topping the list.

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Acklins

Acklins

Acklins is home to numerous Lucayan Indian sites, including what is considered the largest Lucayan settlement in The Bahamas.

Crooked Island

Crooked Island

Reachable by air and ferry from neighboring Acklins, Crooked Island is the location of The Bahamas’ first post office and its first high school.

Long Cay

Long Cay

The smallest and sleepiest island of the Acklins & Crooked Island atoll, Long Cay is reachable by ferry from Acklins.

Spring Point Airport

This regional airport connects Acklins Island to neighboring Crooked Island and Nassau.

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Colonel Hill Airport

Located in Crooked Island, Colonel Hill Airport connects to Acklins Island and Nassau by commercial flights.

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Pitts Town Point Airport

A regional airport located near Pitts Town Point in Crooked Island.

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