Salt Cay

Fewer than 100 people live on this 2½-square-mile (6-square-km) dot of land, their unassuming lifestyle set against a backdrop of whitewashed cottages, stone ruins, and weathered wooden windmills standing sentry in the abandoned salinas. Bordered by beaches where weathered green and blue sea glass and pretty shells often wash ashore, Salt Cay lives up to its reference as "the island that time forgot." Beneath the waves, 10 dive sites are minutes from the shore, while humpback whales pass by on their way south to their breeding grounds from January through March.

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Big Sand Cay

Accessible by boat through the on-island tour operators, this tiny, totally uninhabited island is 7 miles (11 km) south of…

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Porter’s Island Thyme Bistro

Owner Porter Williams and his wife, Haidee, have been traveling back and forth to Salt Cay for more than 20…

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Pat’s Place

Island native Patricia Ann Simmons can give you a lesson in the medicinal qualities of her garden plants and periwinkle…

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