Home to the country’s first post office, first high school, and second highest point, see what else makes my island special.
These islands are remote and not well known as tourist destinations. They are prized instead for their natural surroundings, but also offer plenty of exciting activities for the adventurous visitor. Acklins is one of the least known and most preserved islands in The Bahamas. Its rustic landscape is ideal for holiday-makers looking for private getaways with outstanding secluded beaches and premier bonefishing. Crooked Island on the other hand is one of the best guarded secrets in The Bahamas. It boasts sparsely populated settlements such as French Wells and Gun Point, which are reminiscent of early plantation lifestyles. Long Cay, their tiny sister island, was originally called "Fortune Island" by Christopher Columbus. Once a major trading post, it is now just a sleepy town with few residents. Visitors here will discover that they can explore their natural surroundings in absolute peace, and enjoy real tranquility.
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.