travel; abaco, bahamas

Here’s a photolog (+ some info) of my trip to the Abacos, Bahamas last week. Abaco is a quiet and low- key island. Perfect spot for a laid back beach vacation. We stayed at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Managed and owned (?) by the ritz carlton, the resort is a destination in itself. Lush tropical plants compliment the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Really very pretty. Except to dine, shop and island hop, we had very little reason to leave the resort. We spent time lazing about the beach, snorkeling {spotted two sting-rays and lovely coral}, kayaking and sailing. Since the resort is spread out, guests are given golf carts to move about. The beach on the property is gorgeous and you have access to the club’s kayaks, catamaran, snorkeling gear and more. The property also has a golf course, clay tennis courts, fitness center, spa and an infinity pool. Dining options at Abaco Club are limited to Busters on the beach for breakfast and lunch and the Clubhouse for dinner. Both very good. I recommend trying the butternut squash soup and coconut bread. Yum!

busters on the beach

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Abaco Club interiors; cabana

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Abaco club interiors; cottage

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Abaco Club water activities

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Eat + Drink: petes {cash only}, curlytails, anglers, wallys, mangoes

Getting around: The Abacos are known to be one of the best sailing and boating destinations.  Rent a speed boat from Marsh Harbor for about $150- $200 a day and go cay hopping. You can also hop on a ferry ($25 roundtrip) to take you to the other cays.

Winding Bay is about 20 miles from Marsh Harbor airport. While taxis to Abaco Club are available, they cost about $80 each way so I recommend hiring a car from the airport which is about $70 a day. Renting a car ( $70 a day} from the airport works out to be more economic than taxis which can be about $80 each way. And will give you more accessibility to explore the island on your own.

Currency: 1 Bahamian dollar = 1 US dollar, most places accept USD and give you Bahamian in change.

Electronics; same as in the US.

For more destination info: Bahamas.com, The Abaco Club and Destination Abaco

images: mdh, abaco club

3 Comments

  1. Boy do I wish I was there right now! Last year a group of us went to Punta Cana in the DR and had a wonderful time. Your photography is wonderful!!

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