This tiny ribbon of an island is home to a proud and insular Loyalist culture, the origins of which are audible in the archaic British-tinged accents of the people. Almost as powerful is the 200-year-old boatbuilding industry that still thrives today.
The island is undoubtedly one of the most conservative parts of the Bahamas. The village, with its tidy New England–style cottages, is clean and quiet, its residents polite but highly reserved – no bikinis, no booze. As there are no hotels, few restaurants and only a handful of shops, it’s best visited on a day trip.
The beach, a short walk over the hill from the ferry dock, is empty and lovely, though sometimes rough.