We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour 20669 Great Abaco Island
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveler (246)
360
Panoramas (19)
Room & Suite (367)

View prices for your travel dates

Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all

About

#1 of 2 resorts in Marsh Harbour
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.0
Value
3.5
Since its inception in 1955 Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina have 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 have become a legend as one of the best resorts for individual and family vacations and boating enthusiasts in the Bahamas. Thousands of beach-loving vacationers and boaters return year-round to rekindle old traditions and create their own uniquely Bahamian experiences. Located less than 165 miles east off the coast of Florida and situated on 40 beautifully tropical acres along the tranquil Sea of Abaco, the Abaco Beach Resort is the gateway to the World's finest fishing, eco-adventure excursion, historical island settlements, and an abundance of aquatic activities. 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, and water aerobics and diving to shopping and dining, The Abacos offer the perfect sanctuary for every type of aquatic and tropical island adventure. Our resort boasts more than 95 guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, a fitness center, and 2 pools and is home to the largest marina in the Bahamas with 200 slips that can accommodate boats 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. Whether planning a getaway for a family vacation, destination wedding, corporate incentive trip, or boating trip the Abaco Beach Resort is the ideal location.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Water park
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Full body massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German

Location

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour 20669 Great Abaco Island
Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
301Reviews8Q+A63Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 122
  • 81
  • 52
  • 25
  • 21
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Rocco26 wrote a review Dec 2023
Branchburg, New Jersey6 contributions2 helpful votes
First the employees are lovely and food is good and the facilities are well kept. Unfortunately there are roughly three rooms occupied! No one is at the hotel and you are isolated. The beach is very rocky and Shelly so swimming is not convenient and there are no activities at hotel. There is nothing to do locally, no shopping, sightseeing or other beaches or experiences unless you ferry to another island. We have asked for an early departure and they are not accommodating the request. This is a great stop for boaters but definately not for vacationers. When we checked in the desk clerk was shocked and said you are here a long time, 7 days. That should have been a clue. I wish we knew more before we came. Supposedly the owner runs at a loss and keeps all employees working though there are very few guests at any time. The attached photo is at 1:30pm.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: If you want things to do or a swimmable beach go elsewhere, otherwise you are the only ones here!!!
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Dec 11, 2023
Dear Annunzial, thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your recent visit at our Resort. Thank you for acknowledging and praising the superior Customer Service that you experienced during your visit by giving our team members a 5 rating out of a possible 5. I will certainly share this response with the associates. On the other hand, I was not happy to hear that the volume of activities being offered during your stay did not meet your expectations. The time of your travel to the island is what we call our "shoulder period" and thus activities are limited due to business closures or limited times of operation. During our peak season, there is so much more activities, including more open stores, restaurants and bars during the months of March - August of each year. Should you travel plan allow you to return during those dates, I can assure you that your experience would be much different. Finally, our work and focus continue on improving our overall beach experience and the work continues with the desire to make the beach a more enjoyable experience for our guest. I trust that on your return visit we can tailor a more enjoyable experience and we do recommend that you travel during the peak season.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
rlcoates24 wrote a review Nov 2023
Peterborough, United Kingdom42 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We arrived early morning and were welcomed by Carolyn. We were encouraged to use the facilities while the room was prepared, and had a lovely breakfast by the marina. Our room was ready by about 10.30am. There was an issue with the WiFi but this was resolved within an hour. Otherwise the room was clean and comfortable, with beautiful views over the beach. With only 3 days on the island, and hopes to see the pigs/sharks/turtles etc, Carolyn set about calling around to see how we could rent a car and book a boat etc. She managed to secure us with a boat through Wilson at Treasure Cay, but given how last minute we’d left it couldn’t find a hire car available. So a friend of hers agreed to take us there and collect us again later that day! He stopped at a bank for us, and at a grocery store so we could buy the pigs some food, and we had the best day ever. Cannot recommend this place enough. In the same trip we’ve stayed at the Atlantis and Margaritaville in Nassau but the service has been awful in comparison. We would definitely return! Thank you Carolyn and team!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Coates, thank you for taking the time to share your overwhelmingly positive review on your recent visit. We hope that we have the opportunity to welcoming you as our guest on another visit to the Abacos.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
jpettey2016 wrote a review Oct 2023
Annapolis, Maryland17 contributions6 helpful votes
A little slice of paradise in Abaco, Bahamas. Thank you to Andre, Mickelle, Carolyn, Preston, Garnet and Chef Forbes. After sailing to Abaco from Annapolis we enjoyed a great stay at the beach club. Our farewell dinner was exceptional (grouper) and we splurged on the Caymus.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2023
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled with friends
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Pettey, thank you for your positive review. When next you are in the Abacos, do stop in and stay for awhile. Safe travel back home
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Yvonne R wrote a review Sep 2023
3 contributions
I enjoyed my stay at the Abaco Beach Resort. The staff was friendly and I loved waking up seeing the sunrise overlooking the beach for the week I was there. The room was clean, well kept and I loved the decor
Read more
Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Ayvonner, thank you for your positive review.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Aric L wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
I had to change my reservation to stay longer. I was charged for my original reservation and my modified reservation. Three weeks later I got a 40% refund on my original reservation. I do not trust this establishment any more and will not recommend.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There are other places to stay in the area. Look into them instead.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Aricl, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused as a result of the accounting error. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to make the correction and we are delighted that you were duly compensated. We trust that would still have the opportunity to provide accommodations for any future visit to the Abacos since were able to resolve the error.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Sunny Dr wrote a review Jun 2023
Alexandria, Virginia893 contributions311 helpful votes
We stayed here after a hard day of work and had the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful beach in pristine water, without crowds. The rooms were very nice with wonderful views. The only thing is they don’t offer free water. The restaurant is expensive but there are cheaper options at walking distance
Read more
Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Walk to Colors restaurant for cheaper good food options
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Claudiast, thank you for taking the time to share a review on your recent stay at the resort. We are so happy you had an amazing stay. Come and visit us again in the not too distant future.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Donny C wrote a review Jun 2023
Sidney, Canada51 contributions15 helpful votes
The resort room was good, like a high end 3 star or low end 4 star. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The beach was very nice. The real star was the Bistro restaurant right off the main lobby. We had one of the best dinners we’ve had in years there. The service and food were first class. Very impressed.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Curiosity, we are so happy you had an amazing time. We look forward to seeing you again on your return to the Abacos
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Rodney B wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This is our second visit, two years in a row. This place is conveniently located and has some nice amenities. The rooms are a bit on the tired side and need a refresh; especially the bathrooms (tubs didn't drain well on either visit). Balconies are nice. There are a few frustrating things that one needs to be aware of; there is no early check-in despite what they tell you. They'll take your number but they won't call. This was the same last year on our visit. All of the rooms magically become available at 3PM. Checkout is at 11 AM and they were knocking on my door at 9:50 AM. I didn't appreciate that. The biggest frustration for us was their apparent policy change from last year; they now require a minimum two-night stay. Since our primary vacation was on a charter boat we hoped to add one additional night to our stay like we did last year but they wouldn't do it. We got some lip service and feigned promises to check into it and call back but no calls came. No idea why the change and no explanation offered. Just policy. The room air conditioning worked great both trips. Felt great to come in out of the heat to a nicely cooled room. The staff are pleasant, love Marjorie at the Tiki Bar. Restaurants on the property are pretty good but pricey, pools are nice; beach is just OK. Other restaurants and shops are within walking distance of the property and in a safe area; Wally's, Snappa's and Colors were great to visit with good food and reasonable prices. Grocery shopping is close by as well. You'll need a taxi for Maxwells but there is a small convenience store just outside the security gate.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Nov 12, 2023
Thanks for sharing feedback on your recent visit. I shared your comments with our Operational Team, and they have assured me that corrective action will be taken to ensure that future guests to our Resort would have an amazing time. we hope that we also have the opportunity to welcome you back so you can also experience the changes and improvements.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Neil K wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
Shakira is the best bartender! Shelly showed us a great time and all her servers were amazing! Best food in marsh harbor!!!! Pizza is great, drinks are strong, and tons of games to play! The resort has many activities which are completely open to residents of the hotel!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Response from Brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Mar 30, 2023
Craigs, thanks for taking the time to give our F&B team, and the Resort a high 5 review. I am excited to share your comments with the Resort's Associates as your comments will act as a catalyst for our associates to continue to strive to offer exceptional service and accommodations to our guests. When next you are vacationing in the Abacos we look forward to welcoming you as our guest.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
avatar-image
Thomas And Karri wrote a review Mar 2023
4 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
Every employee we encountered was wonderful. Overall I felt everything was overpriced for the quality. As an example my first drink from the beach tiki bar was a tiny plastic cup of premixed rum punch pored from a milk jug for 15.40. An overcooked ribeye at the bistro restaurant was 78.00 and included no sides (they were extra) not even bread. Our room was ok. Nothing special but with the king terrace room we could walk right out the patio door to the beach which was wonderful. We found only one chair on the whole beach that wasn’t missing webbing. Such an easy fix that did not seem to be a priority but just in the week we were there I heard multiple guests complaining about the lack of beach chairs Employees all wonderful. Special thanks to Carolyn that took us down the road to play tennis in her own car due to hotel advertising they had tennis courts that had not been repaired after the hurricane. I will say that the management definitely made that up to us which we appreciated
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Beach restaurant food very good and priced more reasonable
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Brent Ingraham, Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Responded Mar 9, 2023
Thanks for sharing feedback on your recent visit to our Resort. I have taken the liberty of sharing your comments with key members of our Management Team so that they can each perform an assessment of your comments and initiate the appropriate action to correct any shortcomings. I am delighted by your acknowledgment of the hotel's ability to effectively execute a service recovery opportunity that made your stay an enjoyable one! We trust that should your travel plans bring you to the Abacos again, we would have the opportunity to welcome you as our guest.
Read more
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the Marsh Harbour area.
PRICE RANGE
$467 - $529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
abaco beach resort at boat harbour hotel marsh harbour, abaco beach marsh harbour
LOCATION
CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsAbaco IslandsGreat Abaco IslandMarsh Harbour
NUMBER OF ROOMS
95
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

ABACO BEACH RESORT AND BOAT HARBOUR MARINA - Prices & Reviews (Abaco Islands, Bahamas)

Frequently Asked Questions about Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Which popular attractions are close to Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Nearby attractions include Iggy Biggy Boutiques (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jib Room, Snappas Chill and Grill, and The Bae.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.