Still bearing its Indian name, Mayaguana is nestled between the Bahamian islands and Caicos, and is home to 110 square miles of land. A little over 600 people occupy Abraham’s Bay in the south coast of Mayaguana (which is also the largest settlement), Betsy Bay and Pirate’s Well, making a home here truly off the beaten path.
Along with seclusion and privacy, residents can enjoy scenic views of the scrubland which houses salt-resistant plants that thrive despite high temperatures. Most inhabitants of the island make their living by fishing and farming, making the island the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Despite its humble ways, ecotourists visit Mayaguana to enjoy activities like bonefishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and duck hunting.
Visitors can reach the island via the Mayaguana Airport, which is located just southeast of Abraham’s Bay. Developments in Mayaguana are currently underway.
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