Known as two of the more remote islands, Acklins & Crooked Island are almost as natural as they were when The Bahamas was first discovered. Separated by a 500-square-mile lagoon known as the Bight of Acklins, both islands are a haven for boating, bonefishing, snorkeling and diving. You’ll also find miles of undisturbed sandy beaches, coral gardens, limestone caves, magnificent cliffs, and even remnants of slave and cotton plantations. It’s the perfect way to forget about the complexities of life. Acklins & Crooked Island are The Bahamas’ definition of seclusion.
Crooked Island is 30 miles long and surrounded by 45 miles of barrier reefs that are ideal for diving and fishing. They slope from 4 feet to 50 feet, then plunge to 3,600 feet in the Crooked Island Passage, once one of the most important sea roads for ships following the southerly route from the West Indies to the Old World. If you drive up to the Cove settlement, you get an uninterrupted view of the region all the way to the narrow passage at Lovely Bay between Crooked Island and Acklins Island. Two lighthouses alert mariners that they are nearing the islands.
Acklins Island is lesser known lies at the southeastern section of The Bahamas chain, covering 92 square miles and is only four miles at its widest point. There are a number of high hills, many unusual rock formations, beautiful beaches, and diverse plant and animal life.