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Lofty Fig Villas
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Amelia island, fl
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5 reviews
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“Top Notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Spent a long weekend here last weekend-totally satisfied. Sid does a great job to ensure your comfort. Great location in the heart of marina/restaurant district.Would stay here again! Five stars in my opinion.

  • Stayed May 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We flew down to the Abacos to visit friends staying on their sailboats. We chose to stay at the Lofty Fig which is exactly as it is pictured. Small, cozy and beautifully kept, the Lofty Fig was truly a gem. Once we arrived from the airport by taxi, there was no need for a car as we were able to walk to anything we needed (boat rental, adult beverages, shopping, groceries and restaurants). The Manager/Owner, Sid, is very friendly, helpful and a treasure of information. We invited our boat friends over and sat around the pool and thought about ways not to go back home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eggertsville, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Nothing against "chain" hotels, but the little owner-operated places like Lofty Fig are definitely the way to go. Lofty Fig is owned by "Sid", who himself is a reason to visit Marsh Harbor. It's located right in the middle of the restaurant/nightlife/waterfront district of Marsh Harbor. Dining, recreation and just plain relaxation are all within walking distance. Dive Abaco is just a few hundred feet away. And if you want more mobility, Rental Wheels is just a short walk down the road. Cars, bikes and motor scooters. But don't forget- In Bahamas you drive on the LEFT! Lofty Fig is about 3 miles from the airport and a mile from the ferry docks. The rooms are actually studio apartments with fully equipped kitchen and screened patios looking out onto the pool. Three buildings with two units each. So with only 6 rooms available, you DEFINITELY get the owner's personal attention. When you come to Marsh Harbor (or anywhere in the Bahamas) you have to be prepared for "a bit" of sticker shock. Prices in the Bahamas are definitely higher on everything than stateside. But Sid's place is definitely well priced by Bahamian standards. One short coming- not quite enough electrical outlets. If you have laptops or alot of rechargable equipment (I'm a cave diver so I have multiple lights and cameras to recharge) you may need to bring or borrow a couple extension cords from Sid. Looking forward to coming back soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband and I had booked a room at the Lofty Fig, but decided at the last minute to stay with friends. Sid was very understanding and the Villas look lovely! We will not hesitate to stay there in the future!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed at the Lofty Fig for one night at the end of our sailboat charter week. The hotel is very quiet, very clean, and the bed was super comfortable. Sid the owner is very friendly and very helpful and a fun guy to chat with. We would definitely stay there again. At the beginning of our trip we stayed for a night at the Conch Inn. Between the two, we thought the Lofty Fig was much nicer, much more comfortable, and just as good of a location if you are diving or sailing with Mooring/Sunsail. You cannot go wrong choosing the Lofty Fig.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Lofty Fig Villas is a great place to call home while in Marsh Harbour. Directly across the street from one of the marinas, restaurants, and some nice shops. A short walk (1mile) to the ferry that takes you to Hope Town.

Sid, the owner, makes everyone feel at home. The villas are a cut above a number of other places in the Bahamas. They are very comfortable, clean, with a great kitchen to make meals or just keep some beer cold!

The pool is very clean and with the BBQ nearby, you can have a wonderful dinner.

When there ask Sid the tips for the ring toss game.

Room Tip: All rooms are very nice. They are similar to a studio apartment.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our second year traveling to Abaco and we found The Lofty Fig an Outstanding choice for the first two nights of our adventure. The owner is very friendly and infornative on the area attractions, food & drink as well as keeping a very well maintianed group of villas! The location is great!, being in walking distance of local eateries, clubs and provisions.
We had an "outstanding dinner" at Wally's restaurant about a block down from The Fig and yes, (LOL) Sid suggested it! Thanks Again Sid! Across the street from The Fig you'll find more great Bar & Grills we hit such as Snappas, Mangos and the view from "Curly Tails" as sunset is not to be missed! Did I mention the cool shops down the street? Iggy Biggy, John Bull and Mangoes Boutiques all had great buys to spoil your loved ones.
We had a blast soaking up the warm Bahamian sun pool side with a cold beer outside our villa watching the Hummingbirds flower hopping & curly tails that stop by!
Not to be overlooked! Tell Sid Mark & Kathleen said Hi........

Room Tip: We stayed in villa # 2 if that helps? But I believe they all are similar and Sid did an unbelievab...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lofty Fig Villas

Property: Lofty Fig Villas
Address: P.O. Box AB20437, Marsh Harbour ab20437, Great Abaco Island
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Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Abaco Islands > Great Abaco Island > Marsh Harbour
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated, the Lofty Fig has six spacious rooms situated around their private swimming pool. Each air-conditioned studio style room is comfortably furnished with a queen bed. There is a large eating and living area inside with a table and chairs, sofa and easy chair and a fully equipped kitchen with a pass through window to your private porch. Roll-away beds are available on request. All rooms have free WiFi internet access and a 32inch flat screen TV. ... more   less 
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Lofty Fig Villas Hotel Marsh Harbour
Lofty Fig Villas Abaco Islands, Bahamas

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