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Marsh Harbour vs Cays?

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Marsh Harbour vs Cays?

Hi. My wife and I and our soon-to-be-born child are going to stay at Parrot Cay off Hopetown for a week in May (he'll be 4 months old when we go).

The stays at Parrot Cay run Monday to Monday, so I figure we'll head on down that Saturday to spend 2 nights in Marsh Harbour or one of the nearby Cays.

Since we'll be kind of isolated staying on Parrot Cay, for the 2 nights before we get there I'd like to stay somewhere we can get a feel for the culture and local cuisine. Would like to have that within easy walking distance as well as being on or very close to the beach. An on-site pool would be great too.

Abaco Beach Resort seems kind of expensive to me, with tax the cheapest room is about $370/night.

Great Guana Cay looks intriguing, maybe staying at Grabbers?

Hope Town Inn & Marina looks intriguing also.

Man-O-War seems more isolated than what I'm looking for (but I could be wrong).

So - do you think staying somewhere in Marsh Harbour would be a good idea - or heading to one of the Cays? And if so, where would you recommend staying with a 4-month-old?

Thank you very much for your insight, I appreciate it!

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1. Re: Marsh Harbour vs Cays?

I answered your other post but neglected to say that personally, I have always found MH to be a "jumping off spot" for us and many other travelers rather than a destination. There is not really much of a beach at the Abaco Beach Resort- great marina location though. It is not hard to walk from there to Curly Tails or Mangoes but I would not spend the money to stay there considering what you are looking for. I have stayed there a couple of times but mainly to make an early flight- the rooms are nice.

I prefer the more pedestrian/golf cart/bicycle feel of the cays rather than MH.

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2. Re: Marsh Harbour vs Cays?

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Marsh Harbour vs Cays?

Head for one of the Cays. My favorite is Green Turtle Cay, but the other cays are also very nice.

You are welcome to check my island blog for photos of what to expect:


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