When you think of the Bahamas Out Islands, you automatically think of the swimming pigs of The Exumas. Feeding the island’s 20-some friendly pigs and piglets is just the Instagram-able adventure travellers are looking for.
But this is only one of 700 Out Islands, 30 of which are inhabited, that make up the nation of the Bahamas, writes Ashley Rochefort in this week’s cover story in the digital edition of Travel Courier.
“Just because you’ve been to Nassau or visited The Exumas, doesn’t mean you’ve seen all of what Bahamas has to offer,” says Steven Johnson, senior manager, Bahamas Tourist Office, Canada. “We’ve been keeping the out islands a secret, but it’s time to let the world know.”
What makes the Bahamas Out Islands so special is the diversity.
Every island has its own unique characteristics and spirit, so whether you want to sun, swim, sail, or snorkel, there’s an island for that.
Also, this is beach country. Eighty-eight percent of visitors are attracted by the stunning, pristine, uncrowded beaches.
“Our waters are gin-clear, and our beaches are none other,” enthuses Johnson. Travel consultant, Melissa Xerri of Vision Travel Solutions confirms, “beaches are what sell, and the Bahamas has some of the best.”
Travelling to the Bahamas Out Islands is perfect for your adventurous clients looking for a new and authentic beach vacation experience.
And with the close proximity to and many daily direct flights from Florida, the Out Islands is also a great weekend getaway or change of scenery for the tens of thousands of Canadians who vacation in Florida throughout the winter months.
For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.