Dream Island Escapes

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Elbow Cay: The Island that Time Forgot

Tiny Elbow Cay in the Bahamas is short on crowds and big on charm--and hardly anybody knows about it.

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Explore nearby cays by boat.
Photographer: Reena Bammi

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Explore nearby cays by boat in the Sea of Abaco--a calm, shallow stretch of water between Great Abaco Island and the Abacos' outlying island. Hot spots worth stopping at: Nipper's Beach Bar & Grill on Great Guana Cay (go for the Sunday pig roast), the U-shaped, sugary sand beach on Treasure Cay, and Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar on Green Turtle Cay (home to the original Goombay Smash cocktail). Boat rentals: Rates at Island Marine on Parrot Cay start at $125 per day; 242/366-0282 or islandmarine.com. Rates at Cats Paw Boat Rentals on Elbow Cay start at $140 per day; 242/366-0380 or catspawboatrentals.com.

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