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Elbow Cay

Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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Type: Islands
Activities: Walking
Description: Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its candy-cane-colored lighthouse.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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166 reviews 166 reviews
26 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Los Angeles, CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Elbow remains paradise for us. It would not be for everyone. The island is a couple of miles long and perhaps up to 1/2 wide. There are no resorts like we are used know them, but there are a few places with multiple cottages or rooms like the Firefly Resort. No rental cars on the island, but you can rent... More

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Alpharetta, GA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I have been to Elbow twice before. Once with the family and once with my adult son and his friend for graduation celebration. Just finished planning our Thanksgiving and my 50th on Elbow. We are staying in the Half Moon House for the third time and love the property. It is right on the beach with a great reef right... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you're looking for a quiet piece of paradise in which to relax, this is it. If you're looking for a place with some night life, this is also it. Elbow Cay is an almost perfect vacation spot, unspoiled by commercialism and not overloaded with tourists. Elbow Cay itself is an island of upscale vacation rental homes, beautiful beaches, quiet... More

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