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Mayaguana, Bahamas

With a population of less than 300 people, secluded Mayaguana is the perfect island for anybody looking to escape from the world for a little while. The settlements of Abraham’s Bay, Betsy Bay and Pirate’s Well offer glimpses into island life that few tourists ever get to experience unless they spend time in this sun-kissed portion of the Bahamas. Outsiders get to admire life in an idyllic place where most residents make a living by conch fishing or cultivating the land. Despite the island’s reputation for being an obscure oasis, there are many fabulous resorts situated near Abraham’s Bay

Beaches on Mayaguana are virtually free from human footprints or man-made obstructions. Booby Cay offers a lush landscape that is home to iguanas, wild goats and exotic birds. Tourists love to visit Horse Pond Beach to let gentle waves lick at their ankles. After watching a magnificent sunset, many visitors choose to hunt for land crabs that emerge from the island’s bushes and rock formations after dark. The wooded areas of the island’s lush forest are quite popular among cyclists looking for scenic trails. Other popular activities on Mayaguana include snorkeling, diving and fishing.