Activities on Abaco

Photo credit: © Ben Campbell
 

A collection of out of the way islands that are sparsely developed, but often set up for resort tourism the Abacos are the perfect destination for a true tropical getaway.  This chain of islands and cays within the Bahamas is best known as a boating and sailing paradise, and tourists often spend their time here participating in activities that center on the sea.  This includes pleasure sailing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, and diving.  

On land, there is a a championship golf course on Treasure Cay, walkable towns with colonial architecture to explore on Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay, and plenty of green space to hike on each of the islands.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

WInding dirt roads line the Abacos Island, meaning traditonal cars may not be the best option for exploring.

If you are thinking about feeling the wind in your hair, you will encounter 10 rental agencies that can help. You can read this page which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you're seeking additional specifics.

Diving

Abaco Diving

Known for cave diving and some deep water dives, the Abacos offer an experience different than most Caribbean destinations.

You'll find 4 dive services and at least 10 good dive sites in the area. Click here to view our extended discussion of diving opportunities in this area.

Fishing

Local Boy Deep Sea Fishing

Abacos is known as a prime fishing destination, especially among fans of flyfishing and bonefishing. Additionally, the abundance of fishing lodges ensures you will be on an island where your pastime is shared by many.

If you have some fishing fanatics traveling with you, they'll be pleased to know they can fish with one of the 6 charter operators in this area. To reach our full guide to deep sea fishing, click here.

Golf

Treasure Cay Golf Course

Enjoy playing golf? You might be pleased to know there are three area golf courses. The courses are The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Treasure Cay Golf Course, and Great Harbour Cay Golf Course. For a detailed article concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more simply click on the name of the course. Moreover, you can take advantage of this article if you want to find additional information about golf courses throughout the Bahamas.

Sailing and Boating

Abaco Sailing and Boating

Be sure to look at the following table to read more about local providers that will enable you to get out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Dive Abaco Snorkeling Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (800) 247-5338 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Marsh Harbour Great Abaco

If you're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.

Shopping

Sally's Seaside Boutique

If you're vacationing with some folks who enjoy shopping they can while away some time exploring a few of the area's 43 retail stores. Go to this extended discussion if you want to know more about shopping on Abaco.

Sightseeing

Great Stirrup Cay Lighthouse

Sightseeing is also a great activity for anyone visiting Abaco. Nature enthusiasts typically have fun visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical garden. To read about other area sightseeing attractions, go to this page.

Information about a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Abaco Eco Kayak Tours and Rentals Nature Tourism Service (242) 366-0398 0.0 mi. West of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Abaco Outback Eco Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 367-5358 Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Lincoln Jones Island Adventure Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (242) 365-4223 6.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay

Snorkeling

If you enjoy sightseeing underwater you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing on Abaco. To read about other snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.

Spas

The Bahamas Spas

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to know the area has one. Visit this article concerning spas in the area if you want to find additional facts.

Tennis

Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 4 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following list can help with your decision making process. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis In Abaco
Property Location Island Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort 0.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco 4 check check
Spanish Cay 5.1 mi. North of Central Coopers Town Spanish Cay 4
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 5.7 mi. West of Central Hopetown Great Abaco 2 check
Mariners Cove 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Treasure Cay Great Abaco 4

For example, Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort has a tennis pro who can give you lessons or tips for improving your game.

Other Activities

The chart right below enables you to get a few details concerning one other type of activity.

Other Activities In Abaco
Name Type Phone Location Island
Hope Town Community Pool Swimming Pools -- 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
 

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