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Acklins

One of the ways you become intimate with Acklins Island is by its smell. Sweetly aromatic trails emanate from fragrant plants, particularly cascarilla and night-blooming jasmine. Navigate the rugged terrain through cleared tracks and you will uncover orchids, cacti, and a wide variety of indigenous plants. The island has a quiet nature given its sparse population and light development. Marine species are able to thrive, particularly bonefish, in the large shallow flats along the coastline.

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Chester's Highway Inn Bonefish Lodge
   
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Chester's Highway Inn Bonefish Lodge

Our distinct and unique waterfront resort is located in an unspoiled section of paradise next to...

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Castle Island Lighthouse
   
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Castle Island Lighthouse

Remote Castle Island, off the southernmost tip of Acklins, has a conspicuous 1867 lighthouse...

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Front of Main Building at Ivel's Bed & Breakfast
   
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Ivel's Bed and Breakfast

Ivel's Bed & Breakfast overlooks the seaside in a secluded, tranquil setting. We are a...

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JuNette's Café & Clubhouse
   
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JuNette's Café & Clubhouse

Delicious meals are offered at the restaurant, which can be part of an All-Inclusive experience....

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Grey's Point Bonefish Inn
   
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Grey's Point Bonefish Inn

Grey's Point Bonefish Inn, located in the heart of Acklins' fishing grounds, is about 20...

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Quick Facts

Area: 156 sq. miles (including the Plana Cays)
Population: 565 persons
Highest Point: 142 feet
Location: 223 miles southeast of New Providence and less than 1½ miles from Crooked Island
Origin of the Name: The origin of its name is unknown; however, the island shares its name with the Bight of Acklins, a large shallow lagoon that is rimmed by Castle Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, and Long Cay; the group of islands are arranged in an atoll that almost encircles it.