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Elbow Cay

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Address: Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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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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Worth the stop

We anchored off the lighthouse and took the dinghy in for lunch and supplies. You can snorkel off the beach (other side of island than lighthouse) either by taking the dinghy all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DTR35
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We anchored off the lighthouse and took the dinghy in for lunch and supplies. You can snorkel off the beach (other side of island than lighthouse) either by taking the dinghy all the way around or docking it and walking. The hike up the lighthouse is worth the effort. The views are wonderful.

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GOSHEN
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot to hang your hat for a while. There are several great resorts to stay, marinas to dock your boat, restaurants with fabulous food and drink and beaches to rest. Notably the Harbour Lodge was a beautiful property as was the Hope Town Inn and Marina. Easily accessible to other islands by ferry service. I will definitely return!

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

very nice, idyllic, wonderful beaches. Don't miss climbing the stairs to the lighthouse, the view is spectacular.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This beautiful Cay has everything you're looking for in a Bahamian destination. The town is perfect for walking through, beautiful beaches, access to the Atlantic and friendly people. Wonderful place to spend a week-end or a month.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you're looking for paradise - this is it! Having spent almost five months at the North End last year, we just came back for two weeks now and still love it. We'll leave again with sand in our shoes - meaning we're coming back again. Very nice community, great people, good food and pure nature. The North End Swissies

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Stone Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

I took the ferry from Marsh Harbor to Elbow Cay to visit the Hopetown Lodge for the day. Lovely place with a beautiful private beach & pool. I enjoyed a couple of Bloody Mary's by the pool! Treated myself to Bahamian Mac n Cheese for lunch! Yum! Great!

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This was my favorite island in the Abacos. Hopetown on Elbow Cay is what you think of when you want the classic Bahamian look, the pastel colored homes with the picket fences. And the Lighthouse gives it the Thomas Kinkaid feel. The people are friendly and the streets are clean, what more could you ask for. Will be back again

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Great Abaco Island
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Elbow Cay is one of the most attractive cays in the Abacos with a natural harbour in the main settlement - Hope Town - and of course the lighthouse which has come to be one of the better known symbols of the whole Bahamas chain of 700 islands, Climbing the stairs to the top of the lighthouse is rewarded by... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

This is the place to go to get away from it all! Friendly people and just a beautiful place to unwind!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I love spending weekends in the Florida Keys. However, this little island has to be one of the single most relaxing places to spend a week. Everything is walking distance and not overdone with tourist traps. Great restaurants and just a great place to go to relax, wind down, and do nothing (if you choose). The people are extraordinarily friendly... More 

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