Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
What We Love
- An iconic Bahamian beach resort in the beautiful Out IslandsSnorkeling over the live coral reef at nearby Hope Town Public Beach
- The option of arriving at the hotel via boat, thanks to the full-service marina, one of the largest in the Bahamas
- Relaxing in a beach cabana on the resort’s private stretch of sand
What To Know
- Located in the Out Islands on 40-beachfront acres
- All 72 guestrooms have ocean views
- Onsite you'll find two outdoor pools, a fitness center, and tennis and volleyball courts
- Enjoy complimentary access to all non-motorized water sport equipment, including: kayaks, boogie boards, and snorkeling sets
You’re on island time the minute you set foot on Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina – a Bahamian institution since 1955. Situated on the eastern shore of Great Abaco island, this iconic retreat is also flanked by one of the largest full-service marinas and yacht slips in the area, making it easily accessible via sea and air, thanks also to an international commercial and private airport less than ten minutes away.
But it’s not just the location that has guests coming back time and time again for their tropical fix. This laid-back property leaves a lasting impression thanks to its waterfront surroundings – think 40 acres of lush tropical landscape, private beach access (with beach cabanas), fitness center, and a plethora of activities on offer, including diving and deep-sea fishing. Throw an upscale, locally inspired restaurant into the mix, and a swim-up pool bar with frozen drinks at the ready, and you have all the makings of a perfect island getaway.
The property includes 89 beach-chic rooms and suites, all awash in a clean, neutral palette. Located in the quiet southwestern corner of the property, one floors one through four, Oceanfront and Superior Oceanfront rooms measure 410 square feet. The former has a sitting area with a desk, while the latter has a sitting area with a sofa. Deluxe Oceanfront rooms, meanwhile, are found on the first and second floors in the eastern wing of the main building, with a sofa.
Would you like an umbrella with that frozen cocktail? The swim-up Pool Bar has refreshing drinks on hand, not to mention live entertainment. For a more upscale affair, head to Angler’s, where fresh seafood and local flavors rule the menu. Look for the likes of Abaco grouper and lobster, served in an elegant atmosphere, accompanied nightly by the music of a local vocalist.
The hotel is within five minutes of Marsh Harbour International Airport – a 50-minute flight from Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Miami. Situated on the eastern shore of Great Abaco Island, it’s also just a hop, skip and a jump via ferry to nearby islands and cays, including Hope Town and Man-O-War Cay. Downtown Marsh Harbour and the ferry dock are just one mile away.
How to Get There
I stopped in here for lunch before I could get on board my sailboat. I had flown in on a red eye from the west coast so needless to say I was jet lagged and needed a place to relax.
I returned again on my last day, before my flight out, and hung out at the restaurant and on the beach.
We visited this resort in February. We had to find a hotel at the last minute due to boat problems. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The grounds were very pretty with a calm swimable beach. The restaurant was a little pricey but that is the Abacos! We had a direct water view from our room. There were restaurants near by that were in walking distance.
What a run down property. Nothing has been done to up date or maintain this property in years. I wouldn't pay $70 a night for it let alone over $300. My husband took a shower last night before going out for dinner. It's now after 9 am and the shower has not yet drained. The staff at the pool bar could not care less that you walked up for a drink. It took a half hour to get our first drink. I know we are on island time but dang, on top of it the drink was so dang weak it was ridiculous. And it wasn't just the first drink but the second as well. My feet are black from the slick greasy room floor (obviously sunscreen). Seriously the most expensive place on the island is a dump.