Doing The Bahamas on a (Tight) Family Budget

Family vacations don't come cheap, or easy, nowadays, but our family bareboat charter in the Bahamas' Abaco Islands last summer gave me the ultimate test of living the champagne charter lifestyle on a beer budget. In the end, a boatful of seven (four adults and three hungry kids) enjoyed nine days of tropical living for less than $200 per person, per day (good luck finding that at any all-inclusive family resort!).