Top 10 Things to do in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas

July 18, 2017 Matilde Konrad

Discover the best top things to do in Great Abaco Island, Bahamas including Castaway Cay, Hope Town Lighthouse, Albury's Ferry, Elbow Cay, Tahiti Beach, Treasure Cay Beach, Man-O-War Cay, Lucayan Nature Tours, Lowe's Green Turtle Cay Ferry, Windward Point.
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1. Castaway Cay

Sandy Point, Great Abaco Island +1 800-951-3532
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Castaway Cay

Bahamian Out Island currently owned by the Disney Corporation, which is accessible only by arriving on a Disney cruise ship.

Reviewed By Shawn H

Went on a Disney cruise to celebrate my daughter's 21 birthday which was wonderful! Our last stop was Disney's beautiful private island Castaway Cay. The day was great! We were not able to enjoy our watercraft excursion due to choppy waters but that did not dampen our spirits. We enjoyed getting in the ocean, laying out, character greetings, and of course, the lunch buffet. There is plenty to enjoy. The biggest disappointment of the day was having to leave.

2. Hope Town Lighthouse

Elbow Cay, Great Abaco Island
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Hope Town Lighthouse

This peppermint-striped lighthouse is one of the few remaining Lighthouses in the Caribbean that is still man-operated.

Reviewed By tomburriss - Townville, South Carolina

9 of us toured it and we all enjoyed it. You must climb the stairs to appreciate the beauty of the area. Last manned kerosene powered lighthouse in the world. Please buy something from the gift shop because all funds go towards the preservation of the lighthouse.

3. Albury's Ferry

Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Albury's Ferry

Reviewed By Capt Steve R - Boca Raton, Florida

Like NYC subway system, this ferry takes you everywhere pretty much no matter what the weather is. Just flying in to Marsh Harbor and need to get to Hope Town or other locations, this is your method of travel. Friendly and efficient.

4. Elbow Cay

Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island +1 242-366-0423
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Elbow Cay

Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its candy-cane-colored lighthouse.

Reviewed By needagoodsleep - Newcastle

Sailed to this island and stayed a couple of nights. Lots of fantastic Beaches and snorkelling. Lighthouse is worth a visit and a golf cart tour around the area was fun!

5. Tahiti Beach

Great Abaco Island
Excellent
71%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Tahiti Beach

Beautiful beach on Elbow Cay bordered by a thick grove of palm trees.

Reviewed By bekntony - Merritt Island, Florida

This beach is a great place to hang out. You can sit in 2 feet of water and chill or get up onto the beautiful white sand and hang out. The water is clear and there are two sides to the beach/ water. We pulled up with the rest of the boats and anchored in a couple feet of water. Hung out with friends and just chilled with a cocktail. It's about five minutes from Sea Spray Marina. Easy to get to and nice place to chill.

6. Treasure Cay Beach

Great Abaco Island
Excellent
86%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

Treasure Cay Beach

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Reviewed By Cherimarie P - San Diego, California, United States

The light blue clear water and white sand Beaches are the most beautiful in the Caribbean! Miles and miles of soft sand under your feet.

7. Man-O-War Cay

Hope Town, Great Abaco Island +1 242-577-8007
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Man-O-War Cay

Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.

Reviewed By Jacqui B - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dock and Dine is a fabulous place to eat on Man O War Cay in Abacus. Despite it being know forever as a dry island, things have changed and a cold Kalik with the spicy conch fritters is perfect before a fresh fish Sandwich. The small shop behind the pool has a huge variety of teeshirts and souvenirs.
Everyone makes the short trek to "the sail shop" (Norman Albury Sail Makers) where the bags are made onsite and can only be purchased there on MoW - they don't sell on the internet or other stores so it's sort of a badge item from the Abacos. Stop at the other stores as the items are great there as well. Joe's Studio in particular was an awesome find with handmade Christmas ornaments, pottery, coverups, shirts, cute sandals and G&M Pantry jellies ($11, but can be found at the pantry store direct for $9.)
MoW reminded me of how some of the Florida Keys used to be - friendly, historical, classy, relaxed and with working sea related stores (boat builders, sail shop etc) - not commercialized and not a party place. Absolutely love it.

8. Lucayan Nature Tours

Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island +1 242-477-5953
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Lucayan Nature Tours

Reviewed By Cinnamonbun1 - Kingsville, Maryland

We learned about Reggie and Lucayan Nature Tours here on Trip Advisor, and made arrangements in advance for a tour our first day on the island. We were especially interested in seeing native bird species, and it exceeded our expectation. We went to parts of the island we could never have found on our own, and Reggie knew the best places to spot the Cuban Parrot, the most colorful (and noisy!) local bird. Well worth the cost of the tour for the two of us. Lots of fun, lots of info, lots of birds.

9. Lowe's Green Turtle Cay Ferry

Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island +1 242-365-4166
Excellent
76%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Lowe's Green Turtle Cay Ferry

Reviewed By abceram - Abaco Islands

I recommend taking the ferry to Green Turtle Cay. They offer comfortable 40 passenger boats with plenty room for all your luggage or groceries. They pride themselves for being on time, so don't be late. Regular Ferries to GTC leave Mainland Abaco 8:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and 5. Charter trips after 5pm available for late flight arrivals or emergencies.

10. Windward Point

1 Windward Beach Drive, Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Windward Point

Reviewed By sask64 - Saskatchewan

As the name suggests it tends to be extremely windy in the winter months but none the less some great ocean view alongside some high end homes. Shallow water out front.

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