7 Best Hotels in Marsh Harbour, The Abacos

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 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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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