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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed here on either side of a sailing school (3/16 & 3/23). Staff was very helpful. Our room was clean, spacious and had a terrific view of the sand beach and marina with a patio. It would seem most rooms have great views as well. We enjoyed dinner, lunch and breakfast in the restaurant. Only a couple of issues, there is no room service and there was no bellman when we checked out (an issue since the rooms are generally cart rides from registration). I consider the $369 rate high given the services available but the choices are limited.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Got to spend a few days at the Abaco Beach Resort in early March. The location is amazing. We were able to easily run into town, catch a boat to the outer islands, watch the sunrise. They have a very cute pool bar, with swim-up seating; you could always find a friend to chat with.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

I visited the Bahamas and the Abaco Beach Resort for the first time a couple weeks ago. It was one of the greatest vacations I've ever had and the resort was one of the most peaceful, clean, friendly, and beautiful places I've stayed at! The rooms were clean, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, and the views....WOW!!!!! Every room has an amazing view. You really can't lose. Overall, I'd say if you are looking for an authentic Bahamas vacation, where you can enjoy peace and quiet, but also get out on a boat and have a blast with friends and drinks...then this is the place to go!!! Highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2012

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. You sum up an experience with us perfectly. We are just the place for visitors interested in a laid-back vacation. Guests love being able to jump on a boat from our own marina to go island hopping to visit all the nearby bars and attractions.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

This was my first trip to the Bahamas and The Abaco Beach Resort is certainly a place I will return to. The room is very clean and well kept and every room has a fantastic view of their private beach and that beautiful aqua/green/blue water. The restaurant at the resort serves some of the best lobster I have ever eaten and the service was far more attentive then any of the other spots I visited while on the island.

Room Tip: Every room has a beach view, you can't go wrong. First floor rooms have direct access to the yar...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2012

I spent this March 8-11, 2012 at this resort. If your company is looking for a great resort for an incentive, retreat or board meeting this is the place to go. This is the best kept secret in The Bahamas. It was very easy to get too and the rooms are big, clean and very comfortable. The people are very friendly and helpful. There are so many locations for teambuilding activities. You can spend a week at the resort and not run out of activities. The food is awesome, the meeting and event space is beautiful and an open canvas. I loved this location and if you are travelling with friends or for a wedding, family reunion or any other social group, this resort is a must see. I cannot wait to visit again.

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Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2012

We appreciate your review and are pleased to see that you highlighted our group offerings. From hosting corporate groups in our new air conditioned marquee space to family reunions kicking off a weekend of fun with a beach barbeque, our dedicated staff can meet the needs of any group. We look forward to welcoming you back again for your next meeting or family vacation.

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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We spent the week between Christmas and New Year's at the Abaco Beach resort. We were just wanting a place to unwind and do nothing after the hectic holidays and this was perfect. First, keep in mind that the Abacos are not Nassau. There is simply not going to be as much in the way of restaurants, nightlife, or shopping. If any of that is really important to you, then don't go. The resort shows a bit of wear, but the rooms were recently redone and very nice. All have a water view that is spectacular when the sun comes up. Our room had a small fridge which made it nice to stock drinks and snacks. WiFi is free and works throughoug the resort, including on the beach if you absolutely can't disconnect. The resort is very laid back with its own private beach, with beach chairs and some shade if you aren't a sun worshiper. There is both a full service restaurant and an outside bar that has typical burgers, etc. The restaurant was very nice for breakfast. We had a package that included breakfast and it really was as advertised - anything on the menu. Dinner is a little pricey and nothing outstanding, but certainly acceptable. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help.

The resort is about a $20 cab ride from the airport. If you just plan on staying around the resort, don't bother on renting a car. You are within walking distance of the restaurants and also to the ferrys that go to the other islands for a day trip. You can make arrangements at the hotel for diving, snorkling, etc trips. And the resort provides free kayaks for those so inclined. Scooters and cars can be rented nearby (walking distance) if you want to venture beyond Marsh Harbor. And taxis are abundant.

Note that the resort has special rates for private pilots flying to the island and let us use there phone (at no charge) to call back to the states to make arrangements to clear customs on the trip home.

Room Tip: Take the ferry for the day to Hopetown. There are quaint restaurants and the beaches are fantastic...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2012

Thank you for your feedback and recent stay with us. We’re delighted to learn that you enjoyed your accommodations. As you experienced, one of the best benefits of our location is our close proximity to nearby restaurants and the ferries for island hopping, which is certainly a “must-do” when visiting the Out Islands. You certainly understand that visiting the “real Bahamas” is not about nightlife or shopping but more about unwinding and experiencing the destination’s natural beauty.

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Reviewed February 4, 2012

I just returned from the Abaco Beach resort...if you are looking for a very relaxing vaction in Abaco try Abaco Beach resort . Very clean and friendly on a nice harbor, beach just Ok. The food at the hotel ( Anglers) is great for breakfast ,lunch or dinner. Byron, the reservation manager ( good guy) can arrange any activity from bone fishing to dinner reservations to boat charters. Try dinner at Curly Tails, walking distance from the hotel. We looked at most of the other hotels on the Island and this was the nicest.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Abaco Islands > Great Abaco Island > Marsh Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Price Range: $385 - $653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since it's inception in 1955 Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has 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 has become a legend as one of the best resort for individual and family vacations and boating enthusiast 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 boost more than 89 guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, fitness center, 2 pool 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, and corporate incentive trip or boating trip the Abaco Beach Resort is the ideal location. ... more   less 
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Abaco Beach Resort At Boat Harbour Hotel Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Marsh Harbour
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