Abaco Islands: Colourful, Colonial & Charming

The Abaco Islands is an archipelago home to some of the finest cruising grounds in the whole of the Bahamas, characterised by clear glass turquoise water and pure white powder sand beaches - mostly uncrowded. Starting in Marsh Harbour on Grand Abaco where a great marina will meet all your needs, head to Treasure Cay to the north. The stunning beach has great amenities, including a private marina, a golf course and a clutch of hotels. Close by, on the small island of Great Guana Cay. Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club attracts discerning group looking for peace and quiet.

South of Marsh Harbour lies Little Harbour, home to a small colony of residents artists who have been lured by the inspiring landscape. You can enjoy the same from the deck of your yacht and witness postcard sunsets guaranteed to soften the hardest hearts. Various smaller islands offer excellent snorkelling, diving, surfing and fishing in their azure waters. There are no casinos, shopping malls or amusement parks here, just relaxed bars and restaurants on the fringe of beautiful landscapes – no need to book or plan ahead here. Simply steer your yacht from island to island, visit quiet villages and appreciate the immense natural beauty.


When to go:

the whole year round

High season:

October – March

Highlights

1

Anchor off Man O Way Cay and have a light lunch at Hibiscus Café before buying travel bags at Norman Albury Sail Makers

2

Snorkel or Dive on Fowl Cay, part of the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world

3

Head to Great Guana Cay and anchor at the exclusive Bakers Bay for relaxed beaches and excellent snorkelling and fishin

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