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4 Must-See Places in the Abacos Islands

The Abacos bring the Out Islands to life. Full of activities, amazing cuisine, and beautiful views, there are a few destinations that you do not want to miss while you boat around the area. Check out our 4 Must See Places in the Abacos Islands:

Elbow Cay
If you’re someone that prefers to venture off the beaten path, then Elbow Cay is the place for you! This area has a beautiful barrier reef that protects its 6-mile beach coast and offers a haven for fishing, snorkeling and swimming. While exploring Elbow Cay, you will want to check out Hope Town, a quaint village of 400 people living in pastel cottages and a candy cane striped lighthouse that hugs the coast. You won’t see many cars on the island, if any at all, as walking and biking are the primary modes of transportation here. Definitely worth the stop!

Marsh Harbour

This is the Bahamas third largest city and the largest town in the Abacos. Here you will find the commercial hub of restaurants, stores and tourism. One of the most popular attractions at Marsh Harbour is the Mermaid Reef, a must-see snorkeling spot.

Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay was named after the once abundant turtles in the area and is often referred to as the “friendliest island in the Abacos”, as the locals are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. The Village of New Plymouth is a beautiful and bright village that can be walked in less than 15 minutes from end to end. You’ll want to stop at one of the local bars and have a ‘Goombay Smash’, as this where the national drink was created!

Great Guana Cay
This is a paradise for all. It is known for breathtaking sunsets, coral reefs, the virgin forest and the culture and social scene. Sea turtles frequent the 7-mile coastline and the forest hosts migrating birds and Abaco endemic species. This island will offer you an experience you will never forget.