The Out Islands (also sometimes referred to as the Family Islands) present a whole different side of the Bahamas from Nassau — one often isolated, time-stilled and culturally rich. Here’s where the nation keeps many of its traditions alive, such as basket-making, farming, fishing, and story-telling.
A visit to one or more Out Island balances a visit to Nassau with the authenticity of Bahamian ways and lifestyles. Some of the most popular islands to visit include Abaco, Exuma, Eleuthera, Bimini, Long Island, and Cat Island.
Grand Bahama Island, though not considered an Out Island, holds Freeport, the second largest metro area in the Bahamas.
Small airlines, fast ferries, and even mailboats provide transportation from Nassau to the Out Islands.