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The Island
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A Pirate Stronghold Turned Prized Fishing Spot

More isolated and less developed than any other island in The Bahamas, Mayaguana is the ideal getaway for travellers seeking a secluded escape. Whether it’s a footprint-free beach or a far-off fishing spot, the island is the perfect blend of solitude and charm.

Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

Make your way to the secluded island of Mayaguana, where quaint, rustic accommodations with Caribbean charm await in this tight-knit community.

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The Highlights Horse Pond Beach

Located 10 miles east of Abraham's Bay, Horse Pond Beach is known to locals as an excellent spot for crabbing—hunting for land crabs hiding in crevices of limestone rocks.

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The Highlights Arawak By Name

Mayaguana is the only island in The Bahamas that conserves its original Arawak name. Mayaguana is said to refer to a specific and endemic species of iguana.

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The Highlights Booby Cay

Located east of mainland Mayaguana, Booby Cay gets its name from the flock of brown boobies that call it home. It’s also the natural habitat for small endemic rock iguanas, and descendants of wild goats left behind by early settlers.

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Things to Do Pack A Beach Picnic

The stretches of picturesque beaches on Mayaguana are perfect for picnicking, sunbathing, shelling, and strolling. With unbelievable aquamarine water, you can snorkel just offshore to see coral heads, sand dollars, and starfish.

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Things to Do Dive An Offshore Reef

The underwater world that surrounds Mayaguana is as healthy and untouched as you might expect. Dive offshore reefs in the 45-60 ft range, breathtaking walls and drop-offs, even a cave system.

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Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

Try land crabs served with grits, rice, or dumplings, fish salad, boiled conch, and more at the Betsy Bay, Abraham’s Bay, and the Pirate’s Well homecoming festivals.

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Mayaguana Airport

Located near Abraham’s Bay, it is the only airport serving the island with regularly scheduled service to Nassau.

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A Culinary Revolution

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In True Bahamian Fashion

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Islands On The Fly

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The Abacos

The Albury Family

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Where The Artists Gather

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Fishing For The Big Catch

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A Fly Fishing Dream

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Exploring a Deep-Sea Frontier

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Lady of the Pineapple Fields

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Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park

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An Island Hopping Story

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Androsia Hand Made Batik

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The Last Light of Its Kind

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Day

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The Hidden Coast

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People to People Experience

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Fly Away to Lenny's Bahamas

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You & Me Between the Cays

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Junkanoo, A Celebration

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“Fly Away” With Junkanoo

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The Conch Shacks

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An Island Full of Holes

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Something Blue, A Sandbar Wedding

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A Garden of Marvel

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All Day Fish Fry

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This is Nassau

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Naturally Majestic Queen's Highway

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A Race Across Dunmore

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Top 10 Boating Tips

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Travel Requirements
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