And yes, it takes merely a day of cruising on many of today’s midrange yachts to reach this island paradise from Nassau if you choose to cruise the Exumas part of the Bahamas yourself. The Exumas aren’t as well-known as the Abacos, which, to the north of Nassau, are easier to access from South Florida. And that’s a good thing. The Exumas feel like a hidden treasure, which is one of the things that makes the archipelago so worth cruising the extra nautical miles to reach in the first place. Of course, you will find conch shacks and beach bars in the Exumas, but you’ll also find quiet spots that seem as remote as uncharted islands in the South Pacific. And I can tell you, having cruised from Fiji to Bora Bora on that side of the world, that the water and sand in the Exumas is usually just as picturesque, if not more so in a few places.