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Colorful Chain of Islands


The Abaco Islands were once the home of swashbuckling privateers and the native Arawak people. This is evident in the culture. It is one of the world’s great cruising grounds. The reef-protected waters are suitable for snorkeling and scuba diving. Many airlines fly to the Bahamas from North America. Visitors come from all corners of the world to find warm sun and the most beautiful turquoise waters.

Originally settled by the Arawak people, these laid-back islands are known for snorkeling, diving, fishing, and astonishing beaches. The small towns are picturesque. You will be charmed by the hospitality and genuine friendliness of the native people.

One of the world’s largest barrier reef systems surrounds these reef-and-cay sheltered waters. There are hundreds of miles of relaxed cruising in the relatively shallow safety of the Sea of Abaco.

In the Sea of Abaco, you will find the islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco. There is a delightful string of sandy cays just to the east.

Weather

In the Abacos, summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy. The winters are comfortable, humid, windy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 66°F to 88°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 91°F.

Abacos Islands | Things to do and see

  • Check out Man-O-War Cay, an area at the heart of this popular cruising destination.
  • Visit the beach at Treasure Cay. In fact, this beach is one of National Geographic’s Top 10.
  • The Cultural appeal is the calling card of Green Turtle Cay with its museum, sculpture gardens, and fine dining at the Green Turtle Club.
  • Visible for miles is the historic lighthouse of Hope Town, a candy-striped sentinel on the southeastern reef.
  • Pelican Cays National Park has a vast collection of sea life and coral. Scattered along the sandy bottom for miles, are giant starfish.
  • Dive sites include Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park with its underwater caves and colorful coral reefs.
  • Turtles, eagle rays and sharks populate Walker’s Cay National Park in the far northwest.

Abacos Islands

The two large islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco and the Abacos Cays make up the Abacos.

Hawksbill Cays, Double Breasted Cays, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Great Guana Cay, Man-o-War Cay, and Hope Town are popular cays. One of the popular towns is Marsh Harbour, located on a Great Abaco peninsula.

Marinas

Abaco Beach Resort & Marina with its state of the art 198-slip marina and the best award-winning cuisine in the Bahamas Out-Islands.