One of Abaco’s greatest pleasures is hopping to its smaller cays — Green Turtle, Elbow, Man-O-War, Guana, Lubber’s Quarters, etc. Each has its own personality tied to the sea — from boatbuilding to a candy-striped lighthouse. All were settled by British Loyalists and most carry their trademark sherbet-hued, New England-style cottages.
On the main island of Great Abaco, Marsh Harbour ranks as the Bahamas’ third largest city and has the Out Islands‘ only traffic light. Abaco Beach Club is the biggest and most full-service resort. Curly Tails and Wally’s restaurants have the best food.
North of Marsh Harbour, the Treasure Cay area is more secluded and known for its award-winning beach.
The flight from Nassau takes 35 minutes. Bahamasair, Cat Island Air, Sky Bahamas, and Southern Air provide service.