The Abacos: Places to Explore

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  • Elbow Cay

    Five-mile-long Elbow Cay's main attraction is the charming village of Hope Town. The saltbox cottages—painted in bright colors—with their white picket fences, flowering gardens, and porches and...

  • Great Abaco Island

    If arriving by air, your trip will most likely begin on Great Abaco, the main island. It's bordered on its eastern side by a chain of cays that extend from the north to about midway down the...

  • Great Guana Cay

    The essence of Great Guana Cay can be summed up by its unofficial motto, painted on a hand-lettered sign: "It's better in the Bahamas, but it's gooder in Guana." This sliver of an islet just off...

  • Green Turtle Cay

    This tiny 3-mile-by-½-mile island is steeped in Loyalist history; some residents can trace their heritage back more than 200 years. Dotted with ancestral New England–style cottage homes, the...

  • Man-O-War Cay

    Fewer than 300 people live on skinny, 2½-mile-long Man-O-War Cay, many of them descendants of early Loyalist settlers who started the tradition of handcrafting boats more than two centuries ago....

  • Spanish Cay

    Only 3 miles long, this privately owned island was once the exclusive retreat of millionaires, and many visitors still arrive by yacht or private plane. Although several private upscale homes dot...

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