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.
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Very disappointed in this resort! We stayed here for two nights after our boat charter. Thought we would splurge on what we thought was a good hotel. Our room was very damp and musty smelling. We complained and they checked the AC but it didn’t make a difference. The beds were uncomfortable and the service was terrible! It was like we were invisible in the restaurant. Had to ask for the check three times. They finally printed it when we started walking out. We also got the same bad service at the outside bar. Don’t waste your money on this overpriced hotel.
Food at the pool bar ok to good. Food at the restaurant: just simply terrible.
Soggy, re-heated veggies, totally tasteless sauces and the service: worst ever.
This, on top of pretty hefty prices. Just simply avoid it.
Where do I begin??... Checked in, got my keys, went to my room, inserted keys, got the green light but the door would not open. because my room was so far away and i had a lot of luggage, I called the front desk from my cellphone to ask for assistance. Engineering came and I eventually got inside.Went inside, used the restroom and the toilet bowl was like a rocking chair, so bad that i had to grab the side of the tub not to fall over. Left the restroom to call the front desk again from the room phone only to find out that there was no phone in this room. Left the room to go to the front desk to ask for a switch, and was told the hotel was completely booked and they would see what they can do the following day. went to the pool bar to order food and was completely ignored for about half an hour before I had to ask if I was invisible. Went back to my room only to be locked out again and had to call engineering again to assist. needless to say ..this happened every time I left the room. I came on business and was given a wifi code that never worked, even after engineering was sent to correct it.Thank God it was only a two night trip!... At checkout I was told that I cannot get a receipt because my bill wasn't correct and there was some confusion that needs to be corrected and a corrected bill would be sent to me via email later that day. I am writing this review 3 days later and still have not yet received the bill. I have stayed at this hotel before, but must say that this experience in particular has totally turned me off from this property. A fishing tournament was going on while i was there and it was obvious that only those that were apart of that elite crew got quality service!... SAD!!!
This is NOT a luxury resort. Set your expectations accordingly. The setting is beautiful. Abacos and this area of the Bahamas are extraordinary. The beach is small, but pretty. You are very close to a lot of fun restaurants and bars in town, as well as day-trips to many adventure sights.. The rooms are adequate but when we checked in, there was blood on the mattress and sheets. The staff responded quickly, but it was hard to overcome. The gym is a JOKE, and other amenities are not as advertised. Weights are rusting and the air is full of mold. The pools are VERY small and not at all luxurious. The bars and restaurants offer NOTHING healthy. Everything is fried. We also have a boat in the marina, which is protected and well-staffed. However, the docks are natural wood and are not floating, so be prepared for slivers and a climb to the dock from your boat. There is a grocery store in town- the best we have seen so far in the Bahamas. Enjoy, but just realize you are paying for the location!
Why do you go back to a place again and again? Because you love it.....! We fish in the marls several times a year and would dream of going anywhere else. Nice people, nice rooms, great beds and linens. We are fussy and this is the place to go.