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Address: Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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Activities: Walking
Description: Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its...
Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its candy-cane-colored lighthouse.
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Elbow Cay and Hopetown Harbor

My wife and I have been sailing to and flying to this amazing Cay In the Abacos for over 15 years. We have traveled to most of the Caribbean and this is by far our favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have been sailing to and flying to this amazing Cay In the Abacos for over 15 years. We have traveled to most of the Caribbean and this is by far our favorite location. We even recently renewed our vows (in the surf) for our 30th wedding anniversary. Many good lodges here, but also check out VRBO... More 

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Take a day trip over in your own boat or rental boat. This is also a nice island to visit for several nights. The town is gorgeous and several great places to eat. Everyone is friendly.

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Highland, Maryland
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Elbow Cay -- and its city Hope Town -- was a perfect size. There are only about 9 restaurants on the island, and we got to where we'd see the same faces and make friends easily. A very relaxed place, with friendly locals. Hope Town itself is quite charming, as it the Lighthouse. Pretty good snorkeling right off the beach... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I could never understand why people would visit the Abaco Islands and never want to go anywhere else. The atmosphere here is laid back, its people friendly, and the area clean and beautiful. There are tons of options for dining, beaching and water activities. Go there with your family, friends, or by yourself... you will not be disappointed!

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Ok, that title is saying a lot because the Abacos have a lot to offer...Think about it– immaculate powdery sand beaches, full-service marinas, Out Island charm combined with ease of travel convenience and top-quality accommodations–you have a lot going in the Abacos. Then add in world-class golf courses at Treasure Cay and Winding Bay, tennis, diving, snorkeling, and just hanging... More 

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Zurich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

... or finding the right spot off the vibrant world ... We spent a few days on New Providence and decided flying to Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay for a day to explore this spot. We were just a little bit off the season and some of the places were (still) closed. We really liked to small town on the... More 

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Headley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

As soon as you enter Hope Town harbour you are aware your in somewhere special. Cars replaced by golf buggies. A delightful mostly deserted beach and lots of picturesque painted weatherboarded cottages

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Yarmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Elbow Cay is a sweet little village with a lovely harbor filled with all types of boats. There are some very nice restaurants in the village, as well as a few shops. The Elbow Cay lighthouse is located here, a must see for amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby islands.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took the Ferry to Elbow Cay from Marsh Harbour. We walked around Hope Town and enjoyed the peaceful ambiance of a beautiful day in the Bahamas. It is amazing how much the homes here look like houses in the maritime communities of New England. The difference being the vibrant colours preferred for houses in the Bahamas. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

In August, my family and I spent a fantastic week on Great Guana Cay. On the last day of our vacation, we visited Elbow Cay as part of a dive/sightseeing trip with Dive Guana (a great family-owned and operated business that I reviewed separately). Although we spent just a couple of hours in Hope Town, I was very impressed by... More 

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Address: Address: Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Out Islands  >  Abaco Islands  >  Great Abaco Island

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