Best remote Island?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Sep 11, 2009 3:36 PM Last Post By: Marigrow
Aug 30, 2009 2:44 PM
Best remote Island?I have been going to Eleuthera for many years but i decided to try somewhere new. Any suggestions? What i enjoy most is fishing, spearfishing, exploreing, and solitude. I know thats asking alot but not hard to find on Eleu. I would just like to explore new reefs and beachs for a change. Is there any comparable islands in the Bahamas? Thanks for any tips....shane
Aug 30, 2009 7:48 PM
1I'd suggest Rum Cay, which is such a gorgeous little island, but I can't find anything that's open at the moment -- the Rum Cay Club seems to be closed, or in development limbo -- and it would be pretty expensive anyway. I think a good second option is Crooked Island, as Pittstown has one of the best snorkelling beaches I've been at. The reef is about fifty feet off the end of the property, so there's lots to see in relatively shallow water. The nearby towns of Landrail Point and Colonel Hill don't offer much except a few shops and a restaurant/bar or two, but if you're looking for solitude and isolation, you'll have found it.
Both Cat Island and Long Island have more things to do and offer some excellent beaches, but they're pretty big and you can't really explore them fully without a car. I'd leave them off your list unless you want to make a car rental part of your vacation plans.
Sep 7, 2009 3:03 AM
Sep 9, 2009 10:16 AM
3San Salvador is gorgeous and little-travelled. It'd be a fun choice for a beach vacation, as snorkelling is great and you won't have to share your beach with many other people at all, but it's otherwise rather low on tourist attractions. It also wouldn't be my first choice for sea kayaking, as currents can be dangerous and unpredictable in this area.
"Andros" is actually a mini-archipelago of islands. You'll actually stay at a hotel on North or South Andros or Mangrove Cay, and you can't drive between them. If you want to go kayaking, though, I think this would be your pick, as Andros is deeply cut with bights and channels that are ripe for exploration.
Sep 11, 2009 3:36 PM
4Crooked Island is a good choice. We lived there for 2-3 months a couple of years ago and my two kids attended the local school. There are a few guest houses, the local people are very friendly, and it's very safe. The entertainment is talking with the local people, reading, and exploring the empty bays and overgrown plantation houses. Be sure to take a cooler of food and staples with you. Marigrow
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