Welcome to the Abacos, one of the most cherished destinations in The Bahamas, where every kind of traveler is invited to indulge in the pleasures of bright white sands and the invigorating salty blue waters. Whether you’re a beach bum seeking tranquility or a passionate deep-sea fishing enthusiast, the Abacos have something for everyone. Spanning 120 miles, the islands are loosely divided into North, Central and South regions.
Start your journey at Green Turtle Cay, a place famous for the abundance of green turtles that grace its shores. This enchanting island is renowned for its New England-inspired architecture, breathtaking beaches and delightful clapboard cottages adorned with picket fences. For avid fishing and boating enthusiasts, Marsh Harbor, Treasure Cay, and Walker’s Cay are top-notch destinations that offer fantastic opportunities to make the most of your favorite activities.
Don’t forget to visit the iconic Elbow Reef Lighthouse on Elbow Cay, one of the two remaining lighthouses that have been preserved from automation, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the local residents. Standing tall at 120 feet, this red and white candy-striped historic landmark, accompanied by a village of charming cottages painted in pastel shades, exudes undeniable charm.
If you’re keen on underwater adventures, make sure to explore the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, where you can snorkel and try to spot eagle rays and sea turtles. Head to Fowl Cays National Park to marvel at the vibrant coral reefs. For bird enthusiasts, Tilloo Cay National Reserve is a haven where you can spot various avian species. Abaco National Park, located near the Hole in the Wall Lighthouse, serves as a natural habitat for the Bahama Parrot and other fascinating wildlife.
Art aficionados shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Joe Albury’s studio at Man-O-War Cay, where you can witness the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating handcrafted model boats made from Abaco hardwoods.
Embark on an exciting expedition towards Great Guana Cay, a captivating islet nestled off the shores of Great Abaco. Prepare to uncover the hidden secrets of this seven-mile-long paradise, boasting exclusive beaches and refreshing grassy dunes. As you traverse the island, you’ll encounter a tight-knit community of approximately 100 locals, alongside a handful of proud roosters.
Treasure Cay Beach, a true landmark of the Abacos, is an absolute must-see. Located 17 miles northwest of Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay is a vibrant community. With its vibrant, soft white sand and the awe-inspiring blend of diamond and turquoise waters, this beach has undeniably secured a well-deserved spot among the crème de la crème of global coastal wonders.
Last but not least, don’t forget to visit Tahiti Beach, accessible only by foot, bike or boat. As you set foot on its soft white sand, you’ll be captivated by the crystal-clear waters that stretch before you, an experience that will leave you in awe.
Get ready for an adventure-filled journey in the Abacos, where natural beauty, cultural charm and unforgettable experiences await at every turn.
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