The Darby Islands
The Darby Islands are privately owned and managed. They total five separate islands accessible only by boat or airplane. They are located in the Exuma Cays in the southeastern part of the Bahamas. In the Bahamas, the Exumas are considered remote and are often referred to as the “Out Islands”. Unlike much of the Bahamas, the topography of the Exumas is bluffy with interesting caves and sinkholes. The James Bond film Thunderball was filmed in such a cave on Staniel Cay, Exuma.
The Darby Islands sit between the deep indigo blue waters of the Exuma Sound to the east and the emerald green waters of the Great Bahama Bank to the west. The waters sparkle with hues of bright blue to subtle turquoise, with pristine coral reefs so clear they defy description.