Playground on land and sea
120 islands make up a ‘necklace of gems’ that form the Abacos; islands which to this day are an uninhabited paradise of islets, cays and beaches. The Abaco Islands are a sailing playground par excellence, yet there’s even more to them than that. There's Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco, the bustling capital of this chain, and Treasure Cay, both packing a funky assortment of family-run hotels, villas, superb restaurants and lively nightspots.
Nestling around these two thriving centres in outlying cays, are picture-perfect villages of white and pastel-coloured clapboard houses. On Elbow Cay, just a 20-minute water taxi ride from Marsh Harbour, you'll discover the enchanting New England-style, Hope Town, on an almost landlocked harbour, overlooked by a fabulously photogenic 120-ft candy-striped lighthouse. In a similar vein, Green Turtle Cay is another must-see while travelling amongst the Abacos. Islands in the chain are well-renowned for their stunning scenery and attractions.