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“Excellent location And off the charts wifi service” 4 of 5 stars
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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location And off the charts wifi service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was there to do bone fishing on November. The temperature was in the 70s and very comfy.

Location was excellent . We were able to just walk to most places.

Beach was groomed and clean.


Wait staff was very nice. The bars and restaurant were open on time every day.

No issues with security and felt safe . No issues.





Love the full access wifi. it was better that most free wifi in the states!

rooms were large and clean.


A week ago hurricane sandy just went through it. You could never tell. Would definite go back.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Barnegat, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

We just got home yesterday and can't wait to get back! The resort grounds are clean and beautiful. The pool is clean and I love the swim up bar. The bartenders were very personable as were all the staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and can't wait to go back. The kids had a blast fishing, swimming and going snorkeling, diving for lobster and conch! Everyone should visit this resort! We will be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, it’s much appreciated. We are so glad your family was able to get out there and experience The Abacos both on and in the water. We hope to see you all again soon and look forward to your return!
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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at this resort in the off season (early august). The grounds of the resort were gorgeous, the beach was nice and the boats were a cool perk. Unfortunately the staff was awful. I'm not sure if this is namely because it was off season and they were understaffed but regardless there is no excuse for what we experienced.

Upon check in we were purposefully put into the wrong room. The room was pre paid for online and we were brought to a cheeper level room. This is my opinion because this is what happened. We were being checked in and the front desk clerk told us the room we would be brought to. I told her that I think it's the wrong room and retrieved the receipt I printed. She didn't even look up at it and told me that NO this was the correct room. We were shuttled to our room. It was clearly the wrong room and we had to be shuttled back to the front desk where I angrily insisted she actually glance up at the receipt. She did and said "owe yes, we realized that it was the wrong room once you left." Yet she didn't call the room to switch it.

The correct room smelled musty. The first night the shower head broke off while I was in it. We had to switch rooms. The second night the door lock broke and we could only exit and enter our room from the balcony. We again had to switch rooms. The drinks were awful (cheep and poorly mixed). The restaurant in the hotel was very good. Good "arnold palmer" drinks. The view from the restaurant was excellent too.

We paid 500$ for a private boat tour. It was excellent. Our guide took us to Hopetown, a few other keys and guana cay. We also went snorkelling. It was a good experience.

We rented a car and drove to treasure cay. This was the best part of the entire trip, it was magnificent. The beach is rated among the best in the world and I understand why. We ate and lounged at "treasure sands club." The food was superb and the drinks were fantastic. The pool and club were top notch. Don't miss this experience if you're there.

Otherwise we ate in town and it was excellent. Don't ask the cabbies for restaurant advice. We made that mistake one night and he took us to the local hangout, which was gross. Overpriced and bad food. Do your own research. I suspect the cab drivers are compensated for telling you to go to specific places. Curly tails was very good, as was the restaurant across the street from it.

You don't have to go early to the airport, it takes 5 minutes to check in once you arrive.

Room Tip: Make sure they don't rip you off. They may try.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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KevieT, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Katrina we value your feedback tremendously and sincerely apologize for your recent stay. We pride ourselves on our guest service and what you experienced absolutely did not measure up to our standards. Please know that we have addressed the issues you faced and we hope to have the opportunity to make it up to you should you allow us to be a part of your future travel plans.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Absolutely beautiful resort. The rooms are very nice, the suites have a kitchenette and full size fridge. There is a small protected beach, the restaurant is wonderful at every meal. The poolside bar keeps the Kaliks cool. The harbour and its many boats is a wonderful sight every morning. Just a short walking distance away from many off property shops and restaurants. Excellent staff and service. A truly wonderful resort.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Our staff strives to provide the best experience for our guests from a comfortable oceanfront room to a great dining at Angler’s. We appreciate your review and hope you visit us again soon for some more cold Kaliks, beautiful views, and beach time!
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palm city
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

One of the nicer hotels in the Out Islands, Abaco Beach Resort has by far the best hospitality. All the staff were so pleasant and accomodating. Deondre "D" in particular was exceptional. He is fairly new to the resort and was extremely helpful. The rooms are above average for the Bahamas (cold a.c., very clean room and comfortable beds). Only setback was the water pressure in the showers. Overall, we had a great time and is in the perfect location to venture out to the surronding Cays.

Room view was amazing! Definitely recommend.

Room Tip: Choose bottom floor rooms. Best chance to get good water pressure.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind words. One of the things we feel sets the Out Islands apart from other destinations is our warm hospitality and we are thrilled to hear that Deondre and our staff are demonstrating just that. We hope to welcome you back soon to take in some more island hopping and beautiful views.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Enjoyed the beach and pool! The outside bar is very handy and the restaurant has amazing food.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you for your feedback! We are very lucky to have award-winning Chef Charles here with us at Angler’s restaurant and delighted to hear that you not only had a chance to enjoy the beach and pool but also taste some of his culinary creations. The specials are always changing based on fresh local catches, so we hope you will join us again for a taste of what’s cooking.
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KTCL
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

It’s not the cheapest, but it is the best. Nice beach (not on the ocean). Nice pool areas and an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Good on-site restaurant and pool bar. While I was here it was very quiet and not crowded even with a fishing tournament going on. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Simon with the IT office was great when the Internet went out. He got it going again very quickly. Kudos to him!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. It’s always nice to hear that our guests have the opportunity to not only enjoy the resort, but also spend some time exploring Marsh Harbour. Our staff is greatly appreciative of your recognition and Simon is happy to know that he helped make your stay at the resort a positive one.
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Address: Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Abaco Islands > Great Abaco Island > Marsh Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since it's inception in 1955 Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has had the pleasure of welcoming back generations of loyal guests and families who continue to make the pilgrimage to Great Abaco Bahamas part of a storied family tradition. Simply and affectionately known as "Boat Harbour" to boating enthusiasts, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has become a legend as one of the best marina and resort destinations in the Bahamas. Thousands of boaters and beach loving vacationers return year round to rekindle old traditions and create their own uniquely Bahamian experiences. Located less than 165 miles off the coast of Florida and situated on 40 beautifully tropical acres along the tranquil Sea of Abaco, the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is the gateway to the World's finest fishing and cruising grounds. Experienced boaters and novices alike can chart their own course making stops at the surrounding offshore cays and pristine barrier islands that are just waiting to be explored. With a variety of activities ranging from island-hopping, kayaking, paddle boats, snorkeling, yoga, water aerobic and diving to shopping and dining, The Abacos offer the perfect sanctuary for every type of aquatic and tropical island adventure. Our resort boost more than 89 guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, fitness center, 2 pool and is home to the largest marina in the Bahamas with 200 slips and can accommodate vessels up to 200 feet in length. The resort concierge provides all the necessary amenities to assist boaters with preparations for a magnificent day on the water. Marina services include 24-hour security, Internet, TV, full detailing and cleaning, electricity and fueling services seven days a week, 365 days a year as well as on-site customs and immigration clearance. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Abaco Beach Resort At Boat Harbour Hotel Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Resort And Boat Harbour Marina Abaco Islands, Bahamas

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