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Man-O-War Cay

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Address: Hope Town, Great Abaco Island
Phone Number: 2425778007
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Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has...

Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.

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Charming, as if time stood still

We docked at the marina and extended our stay, as we found this island to be extraordinarily inviting, clean and beautiful. We enjoyed several delicious lunches at the open-air... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carina B
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We docked at the marina and extended our stay, as we found this island to be extraordinarily inviting, clean and beautiful. We enjoyed several delicious lunches at the open-air marina restaurant. Exploring the island with a rented golf cart was fun and quite the adventure! There is so much to discover, at times it feels like exploring uncharted terrain. Great... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

If you need something repaired, this is a good stop. There are a couple good restaurants too. If you need exercise, walk the length of the island and you'll see some funky things along the way.

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Thank DTR35
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Dock and Dine is a fabulous place to eat on Man O War Cay in Abacus. Despite it being know forever as a dry island, things have changed and a cold Kalik with the spicy conch fritters is perfect before a fresh fish sandwich. The small shop behind the pool has a huge variety of teeshirts and souvenirs. Everyone makes... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My favorite place to stay so far in the Abacos is Hope Town since there are a number of good restaurants there and a real nice ocean beach, but in Man 'O War it feels a like bit more of the authentic Bahamas, as opposed to being so heavily influenced by vacation homeowners. I really enjoy taking a day trip... More 

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Houston
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Dock and Dine was one of the lunches we had in the Abacos, up there with On Da Beach. Had the conch burger and it was spot on. Wife had the Cove Conch burger which was more like a crab cake made with conch, was excellent. Table also had a conch pizza which was to die for. Great Harbour side... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We are currently sitting in front of Edwin's Boat Yard getting our boat fiberglass repaired by Keith and he is doing an excellent job. We also love the model ships that Andy Albury makes. Great island to visit in the Abacos!

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Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

All service with the rental boat were as described, Waterways also handles homes and snorkel equip . We used the 20.5' Key Largo with 150 Mercury outboard engine, very fuel efficient set up and we felt this was a great size for a family of 4, along with a fiend or two. We used the boat everyday and it honestly... More 

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I'd like to take the opportunity to explain Man-O-War so that visitors are not put off by any of the low ratings given to Man-O-War. This island is completely different from Marsh Harbor or Hope Town. First, it's a very religious, conservative, mostly all caucasian, DRY island. There are no bars or places to buy alcohol on the island. Everything... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Enjoyed the Hibiscus Café, the Albury boatworks, the Albury canvas shop. Great bags. Just a great feeling on the island. Been there several times.

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Annandale, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Man O War Cay is definitely different from the other locations in the Abacos. It does have a great boat building industry. When compared to other locations though, it is pretty much a white conservative enclave. Most interesting visit of a couple hours gives a good feel for the location.

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