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Address: Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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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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One of my favourite spots on Planet Earth.

We returned here after 20 years away. Having spent 2 days looking at the changes in Nassau we were delighted to find Hopetown exactly as we had left it. Completely unspoilt and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Manassas
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have been to some incredible dive locations and new that the Bahamas would not compare but still wanted to give it a try. The dive at Fowl Cay was good unfortunately the weather was spotty and the dive master did not want to wait it out even though the storms were not bad and he thought he hit the... More 

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Edinburgh
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We returned here after 20 years away. Having spent 2 days looking at the changes in Nassau we were delighted to find Hopetown exactly as we had left it. Completely unspoilt and utterly charming. I just love it here. We stayed in Opals Cottage and it was just the best possible place for their 4 of us. The beach to... More 

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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you want to getaway to a true Caribbean adventure without commercials for U.S. Chains this is the place. Beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Great fishing and the clearest water in Western Hemisphere. The people are very friendly and kind.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Something different that is sure to woo the discerning traveller looking for relaxation and laid back island style fun in a chic Bahamian fashion. This is a most enjoyable experience sans all the noise of city life to include traffic congestion. This quaint Cay is a definite must stop if you are island/cay hopping, most especially appealing is that it... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had the pleasure of staying on 65' boat in the Hope Town Marina. Honest and kind staff returned a left-behind smartphone to us. Clean facilities.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Spent 1 week June 2015 with our two teen daughters and three other families (kids aged 13 to 18) on Elbow Cay. Loved the quiet and beautiful island and our stay at Firefly Sunset Resort. Our family stayed at Butterfly Cottage, our friends stayed at Dragonfly Cottage (both part of Firefly) and the other two families rented the house Junkanoo.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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