Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Just east of southern Florida is an island oasis like no other. The Abaco Islands are a chain of islands and cays notorious for the unparalleled diving spots, underwater caves, coral reefs, and Walker Cay’s National Park. Turtles, sharks, eagle rays are just a few of the familiar faces you’ll see in the surrounding waters of the Abacos making the harmony between nature and luxury one-of-a-kind.
Green Turtle Cay – Only accessible by ferry or boat Green Turtle Cay, a barrier island off Great Abaco, is the pinnacle of seclusion. Surrounded by crystal blue waters, Green Turtle Cay is known for its abundant green sea turtles and pristine white sand beaches. Onshore the New England style community and neighborhoods emit a feeling of comfort and coziness even at the farthest point from home. New Plymouth, located at the south end of the island, boat museums, restaurants, shopping, galleries, and historic sites that tell of the island’s history since the 18th century. The deeply rooted past of the island town makes it the perfect day trip to explore somewhere new while still enjoying the slow and sleepy pace of relaxation.
Treasure Cay – Only a ten-minute ferry from Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay is an easy and logical addition on your visit to the Abacos. With an elevation of exactly zero, Treasure Cay is an ideal spot to be one with the ocean. Treasure Cay boasts the amenities to accommodate for an easygoing day trip or a longer stay in a resort, villa, or private home. With bars, restaurants, galleries, and shops the onshore experience is just as exciting and fulfilling as the offshore experience. While protected within the marina, paddleboarding, kayaking, and taking a dip in the ocean is the perfect way to cool off under the hot Bahamian sun.
Great Guana Cay – Great Guana Cay, a 7-mile islet in the center of the Abaco Islands, is one of the most private islands with a population of only 150. Serene is an understatement when it comes to the atmosphere of Great Guana Cay. Vibrant blue waters surround the quiet island known for sea turtles and mangroves. Protected docks accommodate boats large and small into the harbors for visitors to explore all the island has to offer. With the conservation of the island’s natural mangroves and coral reefs in high priority, Great Guana Cay is a place of natural beauty and appreciation that should be a definite stop on your tour of the Abacos.
Hope Town – With golf carts, biking, and walking being the main modes of transportation around the island known as Elbow Cay, Hope Town is a district of the Abacos that is both quaint and bustling. While most activities take place in the water like snorkeling, scuba diving, and deep sea fishing there are plenty of waterfront restaurants to grab a nosh after a long day excursion. The classic and characteristic architecture of New England cottages resonates throughout the island and a trip through the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum would highlight that. Free of large resorts, congested tourist havens, and cruise ship docks, Hope Town is the perfect place to explore for couples, families, or groups looking for new experiences. Whether Hope Town is your first stop while in the Abacos, a place that falls somewhere in the middle, or where you choose to end your journey it is a fabulous representation of the freedom and bliss the Abacos offer.