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Man-O-War Cay

Hope Town, Great Abaco Island
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Type: Islands
Description: Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Newland, Nc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If your idea of a vacation is drinking and dancing until the wee hours of the morning then read no further and do a search for Cancun or Nassau. Man O' War is a conservative but friendly small island with beautiful, natural unspoiled beaches, one restaurant, no cars, two little but well stocked grocery stores, a few craft shops and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a special spot in this day and age. Where life is simple and calm. Fabulous boat building is going on making the sea worthy albury boats that ride fabulously. Dock and Dine is a great spot to grab lunch. Be sure to go to the canvas shop. Beautiful beaches also. No alcohol, but bring your own if you wish.

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Springfield, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We arrived around 2 p.m., and that was too late to find an open restaurant. We browsed a few shops and explored the island. It was a fun afternoon-outing, but there was very little to do.

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Deltaville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Warned about limited groceries on Man-O-War, we shopped on Marsh Harbour, Abaco & lugged bags of food over on the ferry. NOT NECESSARY! Maxwell's now has a grocer on the little island but the real find is Alburys Harbour Store just a short walk from the ferry landing. Forget the dire warnings of no produce, few choices, and exorbitant prices!... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a hard-working community with strong religious views. Dont expect bars and clubs! What you will find are friendly, polite people living an enviable life. There are several stores, a marina, restaurant, fuel, fabulous beaches, hairdresser, great views and a relaxing vibe. The island is small (some 3 miles long) and comprises a colourful community of around 200 people... More

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