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Elbow Cay

Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its candy-cane-colored lighthouse.
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Yarmouth, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Back in the 70s' I found the people in Marsh Harbour a little stand off-ish. but back then sea-doos weren't there yet. The main vocation was fishing, and I felt as A visitor I was somewhat of an outsider. I was single and carefree and didn't let it bother Me too much. After several visits to the Abacos I got... More

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Ft. Myers FL
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182 reviews 182 reviews
27 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We rent a house on Elbow Cay every other year and we love going there. It is a sleepy little Abaco town with decent food and drinks and music on the weekends. there is a gorgeous beach and reef and the people are friendly and helpful. It is a great place for boaters or day trippers off of the Albury... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our visit in 2010 left us wanting more so we returned in 2011 and had a fantastic time. We returned this year and things had changed a lot: The native islanders were not so friendly. They seem to be tired of tourists. A lot are trying to sell out. We heard many snide and sarcastic remarks about tourists. The most... More

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Colorado USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Typical Bahamas out island, if there is such a thing, in terms of friendly and sincere people, shallow, beautiful water, expensive, limited groceries, fair weather. Only a few beaches, really, if that's your thing (it was ours). Only one easily accessed beach is leeward, where the water is much calmer, and the water there really recedes at low tide, and... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The pastel wooden cottages, small lanes where all you need is a bike or golfcart to get around........provides the most laidback, relaxed and romantic vacation. If you have children, they would love this island!

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Holly, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Its not a cheap vacation destination but well worth it for the beauty as well as the people. Everyone we met were kind, helpful and glowing about the place. Could have enjoyed it more

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Visit Elbow Cay and Hope Town and its no wonder the loyalists having left New England in the 18th Century decided to settle there. Full of history and simply beautiful .

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