Mayaguana

The only footprints you’ll see are your own.

Mayaguana is the least developed and most isolated island within The Bahamas family of islands. It’s an ideal getaway for travelers seeking rustic fishing villages with friendly people, picturesque footprint-free beaches, unique indigenous wildlife, cave and reef diving, and a tackle box of sportfishing.

The beauty that surrounds the island is spectacular.

Mayaguana is truly the most "out" of all The Bahamas' outer islands, lying the most easterly in the chain. Located about 350 miles south of Nassau, the island is 24 miles long and 6 miles at it's widest point. It is home to about 300 locals and the Bahama hutia, a cross between a rat and a rabbit that was thought to be extinct until the 1960s.

The three settlements on Mayaguana are Abraham's Bay, Pirate's Well, and Betsy Bay, each having approximately one hundred inhabitants. The villages are quaint and rustic, with very close-knit communities, and one not more than 15 minutes from the other.

The residents are noted for their friendliness and most of them make their living by farming, by fishing, or working as fishing guides. The waters surrounding Mayaguana are a fisherman's delight, with an abundance of fish and conch.

There is a colony of flamingos at Blackwood Point, and many iguanas and wild goats inhabit Boobie Cay. The reefs and shipwrecks surrounding the island offer incredible snorkeling and diving sites for the visitor.