Ragged Island is part of a long string of islands that stretch from the southern tip of Long Island, almost all the way to Cuba. This attractive little island is easily explored on foot as it only covers about 24 square km and is inhabited by around 80 people who mainly live in Duncan Town, the island’s only village.
The island used to be more lively as it boasted a prosperous salt industry that was started by loyalist settlers in the seventeen hundreds. This reached a peak in the 1930s but fell into decline when Fidel Castro took over Cuba.
This leaves unspoilt beaches and peaceful cays surrounded by the warm Caribbean sea. The crystal clear water is full of fish including bonefish, sharks, permit, lady fish and many other varieties of fine eating fish. The concentration of bonefish on the flats at Ragged Island will amaze even the most travelled fisherman. Needless to say there is plenty of colourful undersea life for scuba divers too.