Mayaguana marks the midway point between Acklins Island and Providenciales. It is a sizable 24 miles long and 6 miles wide. The island is mostly a low-lying tangle of scrub and trees and offers the cruising visitor good shelter. About 500 islanders call three settlements home: Pirates Well on the northwest coast, Betsy Bay on the west coast and Abrahams Bay (the largest settlement) on the south coast. The villages are quaint, rustic and located no more than 15 minutes from each other, making Mayaguana a very close-knit community. Most residents make a living by fishing for conch and farming the land.
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