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Man-O-War Cay

Address: Hope Town, Great Abaco Island
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by...
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Owner description: Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We have spent a week in a rental cottage on Man O War Cay in the Abacos. This is one of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas. A small settlement with friendly and helpful locals. The village is spotless, gardens edged with tropical flowers. Lots to do if you enjoy a perfect beach, peace and tranquility. Water sports activities... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My first visit to Man 'O War was in early 2013. We rented a local cottage at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Immediately our landlords took us under their wings & began introducing us to locals and 2nd homeowners from away. I fell in love with the casual & friendly atmosphere, as well as the safety & security of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This has to be the cleanest, neatest island in all the Bahamas. We have visited many times over the last 10 years. This is a great place to relax, read, and enjoy exploring the island. Lots of beach access and many cottages are available for renting for a short stay or long vacation. Boat rentals are also available along with... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a beautiful harbor on an historic cay, but there is not much to do, if your not resting on your yacht, or building a boat. There are very few places to eat, shop, or do much else. We had to wait for a dock space - a gentlemen was waiting for his wife. We talked and asked him... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have been here twice, the beach is exquisite and untouched. The people are so friendly and the island just has a special charm. The Albury Sail Shop with the ladies sewing the beautiful bags, is a huge draw.The first visit I forgot my credit card, so the second time I made sure I secured a gorgeous bag. My son... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have been going to Abaco for sometime and found Man-O-War just by chance. Don't drink so my wife and I could care less about it being dry except it does keep the cay quiet at night and no bad behavior by drunks. Dock and Dine is great to eat not only because the food is great but also because the... More 

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South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Been to Abaco and the out islands several times. Found a sea to sea rental (ocean on the front and dock on the back to park the boat) and it is great. The warm turquoise waters of the ocean and white sand beach has spoiled us. No crowds! MOW is located in the middle of the boat rental area making... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

People were very friendly, some neat and eclectic restaurants, and the working boat builders are very cool. Definitely check out the Albury Sail Maker shop for some very nice bags. The beach is very pretty but we skipped the museum based on a friend's recommendation.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of my favorite stops in the Abaco Islands. A very small community doing boat building and sail making for decades. The history and trades showcased on this island were fun to witness. The island is clean and the people are friendly. Dock and Dine is a fabulous place to eat.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Found the place by accident years ago and for someone who said they will Never repeat since there are to many places to see, well that was approx 10 yrs ago. Man-O-War is a dry island but that never bothered us since my wife and I don't drink but you can bring your own bear or whatever. See Water Ways... More 

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