Black Fly Lodge

Bay St., , Great Abaco Island, Bahamas

Fodor’s Expert Review

Make your reservations well in advance if you want to stay at what has very quickly become one of the most popular bonefishing lodges around. And although they do welcome nonfishing guests with open arms, it's clear that fishing is what this place is all about. The simple, but nicely appointed single rooms are named after bonefishing legends, and conversations in the cozy lounge every evening tend to center around the day's adventures fishing the world-famous Abaco Marles. The lodge has five boats and two anglers share a boat and expert guide. Deep-sea fishing is also available. At Black Fly, they take food as seriously as they do the fishing. Once everyone has showered up and had a few drinks at the open bar, they gather at the large rustic wooden dining table at 7:30 pm to see what gourmet fare chef Devon has prepared that evening. The lodge is usually booked out months in advance–-guests tend to book the following year's visit before they leave to guarantee they get to come back. Nonguests can sometimes find a place at the dinner table, but call at least 24 hours in advance to inquire and make a reservation. Rates include room, all meals, alcohol, fishing, airport transfer, and Global Rescue coverage for guests under age 75.

PROS

  • world-class fishing lodge
  • excellent meals
  • lovely location

CONS

  • often booked far in advance
  • near, but not on the beach
  • not much for nonfishing guests to do

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
NewTrendy
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 242-376–0321

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid Aug.–early Sept. and Christmas eve until just after New Year's, All-inclusive

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