Abaco Attractions

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Consisting of two main islands and a string of much smaller ones in the surrounding waters, the attractions of the Abacos could take you from beaches to forest, and even underwater.  There are a few museums that touch on the history, culture, and art of the area, but for the most part you'll find things to do here revolve around the outdoors. 

Beaches

Guana Cay Beach

You will discover a large selection of beaches to enjoy in the area. Whether you enjoy people watching, or you enjoy relaxing in a secluded area, you can find a beach that appeals to you. You can click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location where that is an option is Sandy Cay. There are two beaches on this private island. Once faces to the west and the other to the south east, totaling 800 feet of some of the softest, whitest sand imaginable.

Another option worth considering is Guana Cay Beach. Guana Cay Beach is a truly stunning beach that runs along and around the northern rim of the cay. You'll be able to walk for miles along the pristine coastline, often without seeing a soul.

Nathan’s Bay Beach: The tiny Nathan's Bay Beach does not offer much room for people looking to play on the beach. However, if you plan on simply laying out in the sand or enjoying the cool water, Nathan's Bay will suffice.

Attractions Map

Abaco offers quite a few other beaches to choose from. To find out about other beaches available, click here.

Museums

In case you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Abaco.

One popular destination is Wyannie Malone Museum. It is Hopetown, in eastern Abaco. Named after Hope Town's founder, this museum showcases the history of the area with photography and artifacts. They host events for the island's Heritage Day and track the genealogy of the Malone family.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Albert Lowe Museum. It is Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco. Admission grants you to look around the museum and read about the artifacts, as well as a tour by the caretaker who will give you a narrative of life in the early time of the British Bahamas.

Cetacean Museum: This specialized museum is dedicated to the long and rich history of whaling. While the practices has for the most part died out over the years, whaling was a very influential industry for much of the early and pre-industrial era world, providing the world with oil.

The table below provides more information on a few the available museums in the area.

Museums In Abaco
Name Phone Location Island
Albert Lowe Museum (242) 367-4094 6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay
Cetacean Museum -- 0.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Wyannie Malone Museum (242) 366-0293 0.0 mi. North of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors can discover some other intriguing sites in this area.

A landmark worth visiting is Memorial Sculpture Garden. It is Green Turtle Cay, in northwestern Abaco. The Memorial Sculpture Garden contains 24 busts of important Bahamians who represent different islands. The centerpiece of the garden is two life-sized bronze statues of a black girl and a white girl, one holding a conch and the other the Union Jack.

The table right below provides more details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Abaco
Name Type Location Island
Hopetown Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hopetown Elbow Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden Monument 6.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay

Natural Attractions

Pelican Cays National Park is one of the more frequently visited natural attractions. <p>Established in 1972, this land and sea park is comprised of Channel Rock, Gaulding Cay, the southern portion of Sandy Cay as well as their surrounding waters. It is a popular destination among snorkelers because of the great underwater biodiversity, coral reefs, and underwater caves.</p>

Fowl Cays National Park is a second place worth a visit. <p>Established in 2009, this is one of the newer national parks in the region. The reserve measures in at 1,920 acres and features a colorful barrier reef.</p>

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. Click on this link to check out our guide to natural attractions in this area.

 

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