Summer Fun in the Out Islands of the Bahamas

You haven't experienced the Bahamas until you've come to the Out Islands in the summertime. During Summer Junkanoo in Abaco (June to mid-August), it's music, dancing and Junkanoo parades, The Pineapple festival in Eleuthera (first weekend in June) boasts a Junkanoo parade, crafts, dancing, pineapple recipes contest, "pineathalon" (a half-mile swim, 3-mile run and 4 1/2 mile bike ride). And the Andros Crab Fest (early June) is a 3-day festival featuring a Crab Culture show, Crab Culinary contest, Crab Clipping Contest, Rake-N-Scrape music, and dancing. Visit for details or call 1-800-OUT-ISLANDS.

If you're looking for an island getaway with total relaxation, or world-class fishing, diving, snorkeling or sailing, the destination is the same: The Out Islands. From the moment you arrive, you'll fall in love with the clear waters, powdery white-pink beaches and captivating scenery.

Relax the day away in a secluded inlet, keeping company only with the spectacular wildlife. Or experience snorkeling or an amazing scuba dive on one of the largest reefs in the northern hemisphere. No matter how you choose to fill your days and nights, you'll quickly discover that the Out Islands are a place like nowhere else on earth.

Here are just some of the activities you may choose to indulge in: sailing, boating, fishing (reef, deep sea and bone), scuba diving and snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, birding, and of course, swimming in our 'Bahama Blue' waters. But exciting activities are just the beginning. This diverse island chain has so much to offer, from its incredible natural beauty, unique culture and rich history to its mouth-watering cuisine and more. You can learn more about this very special travel destination at

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