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The Abacos
Travel Planning
The Abacos

The Abacos at a Glance

The Abacos are a chain of Bahamian islands that stretch for 120 miles. Their calm waters and the opportunity to island hop make them a famous sailing and boating destination. Whether you're golfing, taking a boat ride, lounging on the beach or exploring the Abacos' towns, you're sure to enjoy the remarkable beauty of these islands. 

If you are looking for downtown amenities and activities, head to Marsh Harbour where boaters can stop to fuel up. You'll find smaller settlements scattered throughout the island, each with its own story. Visit Treasure Cay for a look at one of the top beaches in the world. Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay were enclaves for British Loyalists who escaped to the Bahamas after the American Revolution. You can still see their colonial architecture along with the bright colors of traditional Bahamian dwellings.

If you aren't sailing, there are still many ways to enjoy this beautiful area. Sit on the beach, visit the Hope Town Lighthouse, learn about the tradition of boat building. There is something for everyone here. 

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High Season
December - April
Low Season
May - November
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Travelers to the Bahamas will need legal passport from their country of origin. Most travelers will not require a visa. American citizens can learn more on the U.S State Department's website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Ferry Abaco Islands Inter-Island Ferry
      • Ferry Albury's Ferry Service
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Hurricanes and tropical storms hit the Bahamas during the spring, summer and early fall.

      Safety Concerns Travelers are most likely to fall victim to petty crime so never leave your belongings unattended on the beach. For updated information about travel alerts in the Bahamas, check the U.S State Department's website.

      Health Concerns Chose bottled water while in the Bahamas and request no ice while at restaurants. Travelers may want to speak with their health care provider to learn more information about vaccinations and health advice.