easternmost island in the Bahamas archipelago, Mayaguana
lies half way between South Florida and Puerto Rico.
Approximately 450 nautical miles southeast of Palm
Beach, Mayaguana boasts a year round tropical climate
and a tranquil, island atmosphere. Mayaguana Island, an
Arawak Indian name, is the least developed and most
isolated of the family islands. With unspoiled beaches
and excellent scuba diving and fishing, Mayaguana Island
offers a quiet and relaxing getaway for vacationers.
Mayaguana Island was uninhabited until 1812, when people began to migrate
from the nearby Turks Islands. Located 60 miles north of
Inagua, Mayaguana Island is a popular stopover for
yachtsmen on a direct route to the Caribbean.
Of all the Out Islands, this is the most "out" as well
as the least developed and visited. This eastern-most
island boasts large stands of lignum vitae and other
hardwoods, at least two fine anchorages for yachtsmen,
magnificent beaches and superb duck hunting.