Acklins Island Landmarks
Acklin Island's lush natural landscape makes it ideal for exotic island adventures.
Acklins Island is truly one of the least known and most preserved of The Bahamas' Out Islands. In fact, public electricity was not available on Acklins Island until 1998. This primitive island is ideal to those vacationers looking for a private getaway with outstanding secluded beaches and some of the largest untapped bonefish in the Caribbean.
While this rustic island has relatively few historical landmarks, those folks who are lucky enough to make the trip should visit the Lucayan Indian sites. An ancient Lucayan Indian site, thought to be one of the largest Lucayan Indian settlements in The Bahamas, sits along Pompey Bay Beach, just south of Spring Point. In fact, ten ancient Lucayan sites have been unearthed by National Geographic Society Archeologists in Samana Cay alone, which is southwest of Spring Point in Acklins.
Plana Cays, also southwest of Spring Point is a protected reserve for endangered great iguanas and the very rare estimated hutias (guinea pig like rodents), the only native mammal of The Bahamas.
Another land based sight of interest is the remote Castle Island Lighthouse at the southernmost point of Acklins Island.
Truly, the best kept secret of Acklins Island is the more than 1000sf of knee deep water of the Bight of Acklins, where some of the best bonefish in The Bahamas, can be had.