20 Best Hotels in The Abacos, Bahamas

Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina

$$$ | East of Conch Sound Marina, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

The largest hotel in Marsh Harbour has a fresh look and feel following a major post–Hurricane Dorian overhaul. The resort centers on its marina and is set on 40 manicured acres overlooking the Sea of Abaco, five minutes from the Marsh Harbour airport or a short ferry ride away from Hope Town on Elbow Cay. The spacious ocean-view rooms have natural stone floors, marble wet bars, built-in hair dryers, and in-room cable TV, with Wi-Fi throughout the sprawling grounds. Use of nonmotorized water-sports equipment is complimentary. Lounge poolside or enjoy fruity rum drinks at the bar while your kids explore the beach playground.

Pros

  • Ideal location for all water-related activities
  • Only hotel in Marsh Harbour with a private beach
  • One of the best marinas in The Abacos

Cons

  • Can be crowded and noisy during fishing tournaments
  • Pricey accommodations
  • Long walk from car to rooms (call front desk for golf cart pickup)
East of Conch Sound Marina, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-367–2158
hotel Details
88 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Abaco Inn

$$$ | Elbow Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

The motto here is "Tan your toes in The Abacos," making this beachfront resort the ideal place for a getaway. The cozy rooms— some with Atlantic Ocean views and some overlooking the harbor and the Sea of Abaco—have simple comfortable furnishings. Luxury villas have kitchenettes, small living areas, and sunrise and sunset water views. After your complimentary pickup in Hope Town, rent your own boat so you can zoom into town or to the smaller neighboring cays. The bar is a lively spot for guests and locals to mingle and for couples to watch the magenta sunsets. Ask for a table on the enclosed patio overlooking the ocean. 

Pros

  • Self-contained resort with one of the best restaurants on the island
  • Easy access to beaches, surfing, and fishing
  • Hypnotic ocean views

Cons

  • 10-minute golf-cart or boat ride to Hope Town
  • Nothing else around
  • Accommodations are basic
Elbow Cay, Bahamas
242-699--1368
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Abaco Suites

$$ | Don Mackay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

There's nothing fancy about this all-suites motel, but its rooms are clean and spacious. Each suite includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge area, and a basic kitchenette. There are no other amenities on-site, but if you are looking for a spot to stay on the mainland while you explore the surrounding cays, this is a good option in a town where options are few and far between.

Pros

  • Ideal for longer stays
  • Near the current heart of Marsh Harbour
  • One of the few lodging options in the city

Cons

  • In the heart of downtown
  • No amenities
  • Not walking distance from the ocean or beach
Don Mackay Blvd., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-699--1130
hotel Details
10 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Bahama Beach Club

$$$$ | Treasure Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Ideal for families and small groups, these two- to five-bedroom condos are right on the famous Treasure Cay beach. Interiors vary, but each unit has ceramic-tile floors and stylish furniture with colorful accents, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and a large living room. All also have a screened-in patio or balcony overlooking the azure ocean and the grounds, which are landscaped with tropical palms. Like most Treasure Cay properties, Bahama Beach Club suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Dorian in 2019, but a couple years of hard work have brought this spot back to life. These are some of the nicest condos in The Abacos.

Pros

  • Luxury accommodations on one of the most sublime beaches in the world
  • Large pool area with Jacuzzi
  • Only hotel in Treasure Cay

Cons

  • Check-in can be slow
  • Housekeeping is a separate cost
  • Closed September and October
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
800-284–0382
hotel Details
87 condos
Rate Includes: Closed Sept. and Oct., No Meals

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Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina

$$ | Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

With its enchanting old-world charm, this historic hotel boasts eight exquisitely furnished suites that offer breathtaking views of the Sea of Abaco. As the first hotel established on any of The Bahamas' out islands, Bluff House holds a special place in history. Each suite features a private balcony, perfect for savoring a morning coffee or indulging in an afternoon cocktail. Nestled within a sprawling 12-acre property, guests can delight in two exceptional restaurants, a secluded beach, and a marina-facing pool. Bluff House is renowned for its warm hospitality, welcoming returning visitors with open arms and ensuring that everyone feels right at home.

Pros

  • Secluded and private beach
  • Safe harbor for boat owners
  • Beautiful decor

Cons

  • Golf cart or boat required to get into New Plymouth
  • Lots of steps up to all suites
  • Crowds at on-site bar/restaurant make private beach less secluded
Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
954-284–7341
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed early Sept.–late Oct., No Meals

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Cocobay Cottages

$$$ | Coco Bay, north of Green Turtle Club, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

Sandwiched between one beach on the Atlantic and another calmer, sandy stretch on the bay are four spacious cottages—including three three-bedroom cottages and a two-bedroom cottage—and two villas, all with views of the water. Each has lovely rattan furniture and a modern kitchen with utensils. Conch Shell and Conch Pearl, the three-bedroom cottages, each have a master suite with a king-size bed and walk-in closet, washer and dryer, satellite TV, and a DVD player. Snorkeling and diving are excellent around the reef that protects the Atlantic beach. If you rent a boat—it's recommended—you can tie up at the property's bayside dock. 

Pros

  • Complimentary docking for boats up to 40 ft
  • Great beaches for shell or sea-glass collecting and bonefishing
  • Feels like a home away from home

Cons

  • Renting a boat and/or golf cart is essential
  • Five-night minimum stay
  • Not well lit at night
Coco Bay, north of Green Turtle Club, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
949-734--7367
hotel Details
8 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Firefly Sunset Resort

$$$$ | Elbow Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Each of these fully equipped, beautifully appointed two- and three-bedroom cottages boasts a stunning view of the Sea of Abaco, and all are situated on the vast property in a way that creates privacy and a sense of true exclusivity. If you want the space and flexibility of a rental vacation but still yearn for the amenities and service that come with a resort stay, this is the place for you. Free dockage is offered with rental, and there are two pools and one of the top restaurants in The Abacos on-site. 

Pros

  • Warm and friendly staff
  • Large, beautifully decorated accommodations
  • One cottage has a small private swimming pool

Cons

  • Golf cart or boat is a must for getting around
  • Small man-made beach
  • Minimum three-night stay
Elbow Cay, Bahamas
242-366--0145
hotel Details
5 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Green Turtle Club Resort & Marina

$$ | North end of White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

The long-standing colonial tradition and tone of casual refinement continues at this well-known resort. Cheerful yellow cottages are scattered amid lush trees and shrubs. Villa accommodations have decks overlooking the water and docks for rental boats; poolside rooms are more formal, furnished with mahogany Queen Anne–style furniture, gleaming hardwood floors, and Oriental rugs. Breakfasts and lunches are served on a screened, terra-cotta–tile patio, but it's dinner under the harbor-view dining room's chandeliers that makes the club shine. The modern 40-slip marina makes it easy to dock your boat out front, and in a 10-minute walk, you can be bonefishing in Coco Bay or lying on the secluded Atlantic Ocean beach. If you need anything else, the accommodating hotel staff can arrange it.

Pros

  • Excellent on-site restaurants for casual or fine dining
  • Easy access to great beaches
  • Personalized service

Cons

  • If you're looking for Bahamian casual, this isn't it
  • A golf cart or boat is essential to explore the island
  • Some rooms are a long walk from the hotel amenities
North end of White Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
242-816–0625
hotel Details
34 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Aug.–late Oct., No Meals

Quick Facts

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Hope Town Inn & Marina

$$ | Elbow Cay, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Watch the hustle and bustle (relatively speaking, of course) of Hope Town from this spot across the harbor. When you feel the need to join in the activity or explore the quaint town and surrounding island of Elbow Cay, just catch the on-demand complimentary speedboat shuttle. Most of the rooms and suites at this small but lovely hotel at the base of the lighthouse have kitchens, and there's no additional charge to dock a small rental boat. Two pools, a restaurant, a bar, and a tiny harborside beach spread over 15 acres guarantee you'll find a secluded spot.

Pros

  • Great spot for families
  • Swim-up bar serving excellent cocktails
  • Short walk to the lighthouse

Cons

  • Across the harbor from everything else
  • Few on-site activities
  • Some cottages are remotely located from the rest of the property
Elbow Cay, Bahamas
242-366--0003
hotel Details
24 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Island Breezes Hotel

$ | Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

This simple, no-frills motel is ideal if you plan to spend your days exploring the mainland by car or the surrounding cays by ferry or boat and just need a place for a shower and a good sleep before starting all over the next day. It's about the only thing left on what was once a bustling tourist strip following Hurricane Dorian's direct hit. Clean and spacious rooms include two full beds or a queen and single bed and all the basic amenities you'll need for your home base. Outside the rooms is a shared deck with outdoor furniture. You won't find a less expensive room in such a prime spot.

Pros

  • Lowest rates in Marsh Harbour
  • Warm and friendly staff
  • One of the only hotels for short-term stays

Cons

  • Very simple accommodations
  • No indoor common areas
  • No pool
Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-367–3776
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Linton's Beach and Harbour Cottages

$$ | S. Loyalist Rd., Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

These three classic Bahamian-style cottages are ideally placed on 22 private acres between Long Bay and Black Sound. Two beachside cottages are on a rise overlooking Pelican Cay and the Atlantic. Each has two comfortable bedrooms, a screened-in porch, a combination living–dining room with built-in settees, a well-stocked library, and a fully equipped kitchen. The Harbour Cottage, with one air-conditioned bedroom, is on Black Sound, steps away from the dock. If you're renting a boat, you can tie it up right out front. Families, groups of friends, and couples looking for an escape will enjoy this location. 

Pros

  • Free docking for hotel guests, accommodating yachts up to 70 ft
  • Great value for families and groups
  • Private access to beautiful Long Bay beach

Cons

  • Gathering groceries and supplies can be an adventure
  • No phones or TV in beach cottages
  • No swimming pool on property
S. Loyalist Rd., Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
772-538–4680
hotel Details
3 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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Lofty Fig Villas

$ | Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Run by exceptionally friendly and attentive owners and staff, this intimate compound has six spacious villas with pool or garden views. Kitchens are fully equipped, and the supermarket is about a 10-minute walk away. Restaurants, marinas, bars, and a dive shop are just outside the front door. For families or groups on a budget, this is a great option.

Pros

  • <PRO>centrally located</PRO>
  • <PRO>great pool</PRO>
  • <PRO>warm and friendly service</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>dated furnishings</CON>
  • <CON>no place to dock a rental boat</CON>
  • <CON>some room porches face busy main road</CON>
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-367–2681
hotel Details
6 villas
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Pelican Beach Villas

$$ | Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

On a quiet private peninsula opposite the main settlement of Marsh Harbour sit seven waterfront clapboard cottages cheerily painted in pale pink, yellow, blue, and green. Inside the air-conditioned rooms are rattan furnishings with pastel cushions and porcelain tile floors. A small sand beach is out front, and the cottages are near Mermaid Reef, a prime snorkeling spot. There's no restaurant on-site, but there are eateries within walking distance at the Marsh Harbour Marina; for other options, you'll need to rent a car or, better yet, a small runabout, which you can tie up for free at the 100-foot dock.

Pros

  • <PRO>tranquil beach location</PRO>
  • <PRO>near some of the best snorkeling in the Abacos</PRO>
  • <PRO>many repeat guests</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>no restaurant</CON>
  • <CON>need to rent a car or boat</CON>
  • <CON>pricey for less than full-service accommodations</CON>
Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
877-326–3180
hotel Details
7 cottages
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

Quick Facts

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Sandpiper Inn & Cottages

$$$ | Bahamas Fodor's Choice

With harbor views, luxuriously decorated rooms and suites, and the only restaurant and swimming pool in Schooner Bay right downstairs, this quaint bed-and-breakfast inn is the perfect spot for visitors who want to be taken care of. Three suites are located in the main three-story house, while the rooms are situated in two small cottages right out back. Two beaches—one perfect for lounging or paddleboarding (just grab a board and head into the water), the other great for snorkeling—and a 50-acre protected forest with well-marked walking trails are all just a quick golf-cart ride or five-minute walk away. The Dining Room is the only full-service restaurant in the community serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner (dinner is served Thursday through Sunday only). The menu is often determined by what looks good at the community farm, and they use as much locally sourced product as possible. 

Pros

  • Personalized service
  • Fun on-site bar frequented by boaters docked in the harbor
  • Small and intimate

Cons

  • No organized activities
  • Limited dining options
  • Long way from anything else in Abaco
Bahamas
242-577–4656
hotel Details
7 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Schooner Bay

$$$$ | Schooner Bay Village, Bahamas

Many of the homes and cottages in this designer community are available for rent. All are beautifully decorated and fully outfitted with everything you'd need in a vacation home. Select from two-, three-, or four-bedroom homes that are all just a quick walk to the four pristine white-sand beaches accessible only from within Schooner Bay. Full provisioning is available, or you can head on down to the tiny general store and the community farm to stock up. There are five miles of marked trails through the 50-acre protected hardwood forest and kayaks and paddleboards waiting on the beach. Once dinner is done, hike up to the iron shore (exposed coral reef) for some of the most incredible stargazing outside of a planetarium. Cars must be parked at the community entrance. From there you can only enter the village on foot or by bicycle or golf cart.

Pros

  • Homes are completely turnkey
  • Friendly staff
  • Sense of community

Cons

  • No organized activities
  • Just one full restaurant in the village
  • Long way from other communities
Schooner Bay Village, Bahamas
242-577–1040
hotel Details
5 homes
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Spanish Cay Resort and Marina

$$ | Cooper's Town, Bahamas

Take your pick here—a beachfront room or a one- or two-room hotel suite tucked away on a hill overlooking the marina and the Sea of Abaco. Decisions, decisions. Regardless of location, all rooms have tile floors, pastel draperies and bedspreads, private porches, king or double beds, and desks. Two- to four-bedroom condos and luxury villas are also available. The Point House restaurant serves three meals daily; locally caught fish is your best bet for dinner. The 55-slip marina can handle yachts up to 250 feet.

Pros

  • Totally off-the-beaten path location
  • Lots of privacy on remote beaches
  • Full-service marina

Cons

  • For entertainment, you need to rely on yourself
  • Accommodations are dated
  • You'll need a boat to really explore the islands
Cooper's Town, Bahamas
242-807–0317
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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The Conch Inn & Marina

$$ | E. Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Completely rebuilt and expanded after Hurricane Dorian, this 17-room three-story marina hotel is a great choice for tourists and business travelers alike. Choose from a mix of 17 rooms—some rooms, some suites, and three 2-bed, 2-bath apartments. Each room is tastefully decorated and includes either two queens or a single king bed. The 72-slip marina, one of Marsh Harbour's busiest, with gas and diesel available, is The Bahamas' headquarters for the Navigare catamaran charter service. Dream Yacht and TradeWinds are also based here. Top restaurants and shopping are within easy walking distance. 

Pros

  • Centrally located
  • Easy to arrange boat rentals and diving
  • Good value for comfortable rooms

Cons

  • Far from beaches
  • Small pool area
  • Basic amenities only
E. Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-577--7000
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

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The Delphi Club

$$$$ | Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Although The Delphi Club is billed as a bonefishing lodge, it's a great middle-of-nowhere bed-and-breakfast perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all but not willing to give up style or comfort. The plantation-style lodge boasts a grand great room, where guests gather for multicourse meals at a long wooden table that seats 24 and then retire to one of the comfy couches, the library (where the only television on-property is hardly ever turned on), or a chair on the wide wraparound balcony that offers incredible ocean views. Days are filled with bonefishing or deep-sea fishing for the anglers, bird-watching, or lounging poolside or on the long, private white-sand beach below.  Nonguests can join the group for dinners if space is available. Dinner reservations are essential and must be made before noon that day.

Pros

  • Private and secluded
  • Lots of on-site activities
  • Situated on a beautiful private beach

Cons

  • Very remote
  • Lots of stairs
  • Dinner is always family style at a set time
Bahamas
242-577–1698
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, 3-night minimum; fishing or birding packages additional

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The Residences at Abaco Beach Resort

$$$$ | Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas Fodor's Choice

Lots of room, contemporary upscale island decor, and large balconies where you can sit and enjoy amazing views of the Sea of Abaco make these two- and three-bedroom condos a popular choice. Each is fully furnished and has a fully appointed kitchen and laundry room. Full housekeeping is included, as are all the amenities of the resort.

Pros

  • Lots of room for families
  • Upscale accommodations
  • Offers chef and butler service

Cons

  • Extremely pricey
  • Noise from marina below
  • Beach is a far walk from rooms
Bay St., Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
242-367–2158
hotel Details
9 condos
Rate Includes: No Meals

Quick Facts

Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort

$ | Treasure Cay, Bahamas

Treasure Cay is known for its 18-hole golf course, one of the few open to the public in Abaco; its first-class 150-slip marina; and its location across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The property has town house–style accommodations set along the marina's boardwalk that can be blocked off into one-, two-, or three-bedroom units. Depending on the configuration, you may have full-size refrigerators, toaster ovens, and small dining counters or an upstairs town house with vaulted ceilings, spacious living–dining area, full kitchens, loft bedroom, and a balcony. New furnishings and other upgrades have given this resort a breath of fresh air. The indoor-outdoor Spinnaker's Ocean Grille & Wine Bar serves Bahamian and Continental cuisine. A more casual, kid-friendly option is pizza night on Thursday at the Tipsy Seagull Pool Bar, also a popular happy-hour destination, and there's live music and dancing three times a week. The resort can arrange fishing, diving, and island excursions.

Pros

  • <PRO>convenient location</PRO>
  • <PRO>multiple on-site restaurants and bar</PRO>
  • <PRO>golf course</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>restaurant reservations essential in high season</CON>
  • <CON>pool area can get crowded</CON>
  • <CON>the famous beach is a few minutes' walk away from your room</CON>
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
800-327–1584
hotel Details
64 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals, Credit cards accepted

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