Places in Abacos
Believe it or not, this one-stoplight town is the third-largest city in the Bahamas. Situated on a peninsula, quiet Marsh Harbour has worked to establish itself as a small tourism and boating center for visitors to the Abacos. It’s a pleasant enough place, with most of the hotels and restaurants lining a small strip of road alongside the marina.
Green Turtle Cay
If you’ve got time for only one cay, make it Green Turtle, by far the friendliest island in the Abacos, if not the Bahamas. The inhabitants are more than willing to point you in the right direction for hearty dining, primo diving and Loyalist-minded sightseeing. And being the birthplace of the goombay smash isn’t such a shabby distinction either.
Great Guana Cay
Everyone’s here for one reason. Maybe two. But trust me, if you ask your ferry mates if they’re heading to Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill, it’s almost guaranteed they’ll say yes. This candy-bright beachside Shangri-la is a forget-your-cares kind of place, where Kaliks taste better, your sweetie looks cuter and everyone in sight is your new best friend.
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