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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Most amazing property in the Bahamas”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

I just returned from spending a week at one of the best resorts in the Caribbean " The Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour" on Abaco Island. If you are looking for exceptional service, unbelievable cuisine and beautifully appointed (newly remodeled) ocean front rooms this is the place for you.

I didn't know what to expect on a lesser known island but I was pleasantly surprised.
The Marina is right in front of the hotel and you can easily rent a boat to visit the neighboring islands and the most pristine white sandy beaches you will ever see in your life.

This hotel is truly a "Diamond in the Ruff"! Can't wait to go back!

The island is also opening a new state of the art airport in March (which is really needed).

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies overlooking the ocean and are very spacious.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Barton, Vermont
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

I stayed only one night. The room was spacious, the bed extremely comfortable, and I loved the beach with free use of the kayaks. I had a delicious curried chicken salad at the nice open air bar by the pool. The bartender made a perfect Goombay Smash.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Hamilton, Canada
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nice clean hotel with comfy beds and a nice view during the day. It is very dark at night but you can see the stars for miles! Beautiful pools and playground for children. It is a long walk to the shopping core but there are taxis available.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Indiana
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21 reviews
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Stayed for a week in June while family fished the BBC. Stayed in a two bedroom condo. The condo was new and very nice. There were a few kinks in the room that maintenance resolved quickly. The unit was in excellent condition and extremely clean. The tiki bar at the pool was the happening spot and lots of fun.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Vero Beach
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed for three nights. The bed was comfy, we loved walking out our patio door and walking a couple hundred feet to take a swim in the ocean. the beach was sheltered by the boat harbor, so the swimming was always nice, regardless of the wind. It is walking distance (but keep an eye out for traffic) to Mermaid reef, a snorkeling site you can reach by swimming from shore.
Walking distance to the Abaco Dive Center, and Captain Keith really does know the best spots to take snorkelers and divers.
Food is not outstanding, but Curly Tails across the street, WOW!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Love Abaco Bahamas and Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbor been coming to this area since 1978. This is one of the best spots to stay the staff are very friendly and helpful you can feel safe if traveling alone. The rooms have a stunning view, the ocean color is like no other, if you fish, and I did great fishing!!! There is great Island hopping to Guana Cay is one of my Favorite!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Elkview, WV
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbor just last week, and we had a wonderful time. The resort was very nice, and the staff was extremely friendly. In fact, everyone on the island was friendly. The food was very good...we ate in the main (fancy) restaurant, Anglers, for dinner one night and breakfast one morning. We ate dinner the other two nights at the pool bar. It was all very good. My favorite thing was the banana pecan pancakes for breakfast-yum!! We can't wait to go back to Abaco Beach Resort with all four of our kids and our nanny :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina

Property: Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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Also Known As:
Abaco Beach Resort At Boat Harbour Hotel Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Resort And Boat Harbour Marina Abaco Islands, Bahamas

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