To most outsiders, the Bahamas are synonymous with plush resorts or swimming pigs — and, yes, both are definitely part of the trending Bahamian experience. But a trip to this pink-sand isle can be an inexpensive getaway, a rustic place to escape the outside world, a wild retreat into the unknown.

Or even a place to go shark-tagging.

But if it’s just a place to fill your days binging on exotic fruit or a convenient-and-quick weekend from Miami — it’s a one-hour flight! — that’s good, too. With 700 islands popping up over 100,000 square miles, a trip to the Bahamas can be what you want it to be.