For enthusiasts of boating, sailing, fishing, and diving, the
lovely islands and cays that constitute the Abacos are a dream come
true. The northernmost part of the Bahamas,
stretching 120-miles along the calm crystal-clear cerulean blue
waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco, the Abacos
feature some of the world’s most beautiful shores, a laid-back
beach lifestyle, and an endless amount of seaside pursuits to
fulfill your inner escapist fantasies.
The Abaco Islands consist of two main islands: Great Abaco and
Little Abaco and a number of picturesque neighboring cays that are
tiny and mostly uninhabited. Most yacht charters will begin in
Marsh Harbour which serves as the main hub of the Abacos, and from
here your options are endless. An idyllic yacht charter destination
with plenty to love, whether exploring this tropical paradise from
the comfort of a lavish charter mega yacht, sporty
charter power boat, chic charter
catamaran, or elegant charter sailing
yacht, the panoramic beauty of the Abaco Islands is
enough to take your breath away.
The appeal of Elbow Cay lies in the beauty of its stunning tropical
beaches and charming New England feel. In Hope Town, the tiny
6-mile-long island’s largest settlement which is flowered with
bougainvillea, you will find quaint shops, museums, and eateries
and beautiful pastel-hued saltbox cottages. As most of village is
closed to motor vehicles, walking and biking are the main forms of
getting around. Worthy of a visit is the peppermint-striped Elbow
Reef Lighthouse which was built in 1838. A climb up to the top of
this landmark 120-foot lighthouse will welcome you with
unparalleled views of the Sea of Abaco and the neighboring cays.
It is like taking a trip back in time when visiting the
conservative 2½-mi-long Man-O-War Cay. The beaches are lovely and
secluded and there are only a handful of shops and restaurants that
line the waterfront of this relatively undeveloped island. The
capital of The Bahamas’ boat-building industry for more than two
centuries, Man-O-War Cay is renowned for the superior workmanship
of handcrafted boats. A local specialty that makes for a
fashionable gift to take home, are the colorful bags and
accessories made by the women of the island from sturdy canvas
fabric traditionally used for sails.
Green Turtle Cay is a quiet and quaint little island that offers
exceptional beaches, lovely secluded inlets, excellent deep-sea
fishing and great diving, making for an alluring tropical yacht
charter getaway. The English loyalist 18th-century settlement of
New Plymouth is big on colonial charm and picturesque
crescent-shaped Coco Cay Beach which is lined with casuarina pine
trees is the perfect place to bask in the sun. Cocktail aficionados
will want to stop by Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar to sample the drink
that made it famous, the Goombay Smash.
Welcoming you as you step ashore to Great Guana Cay is a sign that
reads “It’s Better in the Bahamas, but…it’s Gooder in Guana.” With
a carefree and fun laidback atmosphere, Great Guana Cay has
established itself as the party island of the Abacos and the main
attraction here is the famous local hangout Nipper’s. Situated on a
bluff overlooking the ocean, spend a lazy Sunday afternoon at their
pig roast enjoying live music, great drinks, and quintessential
tropical bliss. For sunbathing and snorkeling head to the pristine
5 ½-mile long Atlantic Beach and nearby Fowl Cay Reserve.
Treasure Cay is one jaw-dropping beautiful destination that you
need to include on your Abacos yacht charter. There are
full-service marina facilities, a championship golf course, and
“one of the 10 best beaches in the world” as voted by National
Geographic. The beach, which stretches 3 ½ miles long and has the
softest powdery white sands, truly should not be missed. As the sun
goes down, make sure to grab a drink and listen to some live music
at the Tipsy Seagull.
With breathtaking cruising grounds, stunning beaches, and a
carefree way of life, the Abacos are a luxury island paradise.
Chartering a yacht in this blissful Bahamas destination is just
about as idyllic as it gets and at Sunreef Yachts Charter, our
expert yacht vacation specialists can assist you with planning all
of the details so you can enjoy every moment.