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“Least friendly island in the Carribean” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Man-O-War Cay

Man-O-War Cay
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Owner description: Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.
Mooresville
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Least friendly island in the Carribean”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

The boat building is very interesting to see and the local grocery has everything. hey do not like anyone who is not local and they let you know. Stayed one night and moved on.

Visited January 2012
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English first
Mena. AR
Level Contributor
84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good fishing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

I have fished here, out of Green Turtle Cay, with great bonefish guide Ronnie Sawyer. It is very quiet, private, and the sea is gin clear around it. A small number of people have homes here, most of them for vacation purposes. It is nice and very private!

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Larry B
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Hunt, Texas
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142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Total Tranquility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Get on island time immediately! That means take a nap, read a book, relaaax! After a day or two then get active, swim, walk on the beach, rent a boat and island hop. Snorkel, rent a golf art and visit the whole small, historic town and the beautiful coast and beaches. Oh then take a nap and relax. Eat a good meal either home cooked or at one of the two restaurants. Poke your head in to the few shops, buy groceries at one of the two grocery stores. Look for Lola's bread store and eat one of her cinnamon fools. Or look for her driving her golf cart on Bay Street and buy off the cart. Oh take a nap! Enjoy this wonderful island.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank P H
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San Diego, California
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Man O'War Cay, a step back in time, a perfect place for relaxing on the beaches and fishing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Man O’War Cay, Abaco, Bahamas is small island off Great Abaco Island, full of charm and beautiful scenery, in many ways untouched by today’s modern hustle and bustle. The water is crystal clear. I saw groupers, angel fish, barracudas, manta rays and a sea turtle while sitting on the dock in front of Joe’s Studio.

After alighting at the dock, be sure to stop in at Joe’s Studio (owned by Joe and Mary Anne Albury) to see the beautiful hand-crafted boat models made by Joe of the Albury boat-building family. Joe and Mary Anne also helped us arrange a great fishing trip with Joe’s brother, an island fisherman. You can walk your way across this tranquil cay which measures 2 and a half miles long and half a mile wide. Everything is clean and well-kept, and the islanders (250 of them) are friendly and helpful. The beaches are quiet, clean, and feel like paradise. The residents use golf carts to get around as no automobiles are permitted on the island. There are two great places to savor delicious island cooking, Bradley’s (next to Joe’s Studios) and Dock N Dine just a couple of hundred yards away. And don’t forget to buy some ice cream at Edy’s ice cream shop next to the Marina. For groceries, stop at Albury’s Grocery store next to Joe’s Studio. There are a couple of families who sell take-out meals from their homes on Saturday, and the meals are delicious! Look for the signs posted on the community bulletin boards on the island, and on random utility posts. You have to call in your order in advance. On Thursdays, from 11 am to 1 pm the tiny Man O’ War Heritage Museum is open, if you’re around then, it’s worth the visit to learn about the history of this intriguing island of industrious boat builders and sail makers. http://www.mowmuseum.com/Welcome.html

Visited April 2012
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3 Thank tfobmtz
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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice island with a lot of sailing history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great island to stop over at while in The Abacos. Big Sailing history so you can see where they build the boats and walk around town.

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3 Thank Kari1205
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