The Abacos

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  • 1. Johnston Studios Art Gallery and Foundry

    Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    Sculptor Pete Johnston and his sons and acolytes cast magnificent lifelike bronze figures using the age-old lost-wax method at the only bronze...Read More

  • 2. Treasure Cay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    This beach is world famous for its expanse of truly powderlike sand and breathtaking turquoise water. In front of the handful of hotels lining...Read More

  • 3. Abaco Club on Winding Bay

    Sports–Sight

    Twenty-five minutes south of Marsh Harbour this glamorous private golf and sporting club is set on 534 acres of stunning oceanfront property...Read More

  • 4. Abaco National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The Abaco National Park was established in 1994 as a sanctuary for the endangered Abaco parrot, of which there are fewer than 3,000. Many other...Read More

  • 5. Albert Lowe Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    New Plymouth's most frequently visited attraction is the Bahamas' oldest historical museum, dedicated to a model-ship builder and direct descendant...Read More

  • 6. Carleton Settlement Ruins

    Historic District/Site

    Tucked away toward the northwestern end of the Treasure Cay development are the ruins of the very first settlement in Abaco, founded by the...Read More

  • 7. Guana Cay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    The beaches on Guana Cay stretch along much of the island's ocean side and are often only separated by rocky outcroppings. The sand here is...Read More

  • 8. Heritage Day

    Festival–Sight

    Hope Town's annual Heritage Day in March celebrates the Loyalist settlement's history with traditional songs, speeches, and exhibits on historical...Read More

  • 9. Hero's Wall

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Outside the public library is a wall adorned with plaques honoring residents who have helped to develop the community over the years. Notice...Read More

  • 10. Hole-in-the-Wall

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Off the Great Abaco Highway at the turn in the road that takes you to Sandy Point, a rugged, single-lane dirt track leads you to this navigational...Read More

  • 11. Hope Town Lighthouse

    Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Upon arrival in Hope Town Harbour you'll first see a much-photographed Bahamas landmark, an 89-foot-tall, peppermint-stripe lighthouse built...Read More

  • 12. Island Roots Festival

    Festival–Sight

    The Island Roots Festival celebrates Bahamian traditions with an outdoor party on tiny Green Turtle Cay the first weekend in May. ...Read More

  • 13. Junkanoo

    Festival–Sight

    Many Abaco communities have their own Junkanoo celebrations; Hope Town has a New Year's Eve children's rushout for locals and visitors to join...Read More

  • 14. Junkanoo Summer Festival

    Festival–Sight

    Junkanoo Summer Festival—traditional summertime parties with dance troupes and musical groups—take place in Marsh Harbour. ...Read More

  • 15. Man-O-War Heritage Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Historic artifacts from the boatbuilding industry are on display in this small museum. Built in the 1800s, the quaint white wooden building...Read More

  • 16. Memorial Sculpture Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    The past is present in this garden across the street from the New Plymouth Inn. (Note that it's laid out in the pattern of the British flag...Read More

  • 17. Pelican Cay Beach

    Beach–Sight

    In a protected park, this is a great spot for snorkeling and diving on nearby Sandy Cay reef. The cay is small and between two ocean cuts, so...Read More

  • 18. Regatta Time

    Festival–Sight

    Regatta Time in Abaco, the first week of July, stretches over several islands, with races and plenty of onshore parties. ...Read More

  • 19. Sandy Point Beach

    Beach–Sight

    If shelling and solitude are your thing, venture 50 miles southwest of Marsh Harbour to the sleepy fishing village of Sandy Point. Large shells...Read More

  • 20. Sawmill Sink Blue Hole

    Geological Site

    A half-hour drive south of Marsh Harbour is a crudely marked electric pole directing you to turn right onto an old logging trail. A short drive...Read More

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