So much depends on your desires, crew, the boat, the weather
, etc. so it's hard to say any route
is necessarily better than any other.
Personally, I often sail solo and prefer to avoid sailing thought the night if possible, so I'd probably hop off from Fort Lauderdale
to West End.
Days 1-2: to Fort Lauderdale
3: To West End.
4: To either Strangers or Great Sale
5: To either Powell, Manjack or Green Turtle
6: to Marsh Harbour.
The above however adds some miles and does not leave a whole lot of time to enjoy these islands. If you want a faster route
with a couple over night sails
, the Berry's are in my opinion a nice area to spend a night or two. When you hit Abacos at their south end this way, some possible stops include Little Harbour and Hope Town. Lynyard, the Bight of Old Robinson, and the Snake Cay area offer some more "primitive" options.