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Travel Warning WARNING: Due to the destruction by Hurricane Dorian, travellers should avoid visiting this area due to lack of safe accommodations, food and clean drinking water
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated Sep 2019)

The Abacos are a group of islands in the Bahamas east of Grand Bahama. Great Abaco and Little Abaco are the primary islands. Disney's privately-owned "Castaway Cay" is here.


Map of Abacos



You should not have problems speaking for they speak English and most employees speak Spanish.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The major airport is Marsh Harbour Airport, with scheduled flights from Freeport and Nassau in Bahamas plus Charlotte, several destinations in Florida and seasonal flights from Atlanta in the U.S.

Get around[edit]


The outer reefs are great to go to see sharks.



  • Curly Tails, +1 242 367-4444. Despite a very fun, touristy air to the place, Curly Tails features great gourmet food breakfast through dinner. $$$.
  • Magnolia Cafe. Maybe the best restaurant in the Abaco Islands. Situated in Man 'O War key, run entirely by a local man and wife.
  • Baker's Bay. World class dining in the brand new Baker's Bay marina on the north end of Great Guana Cay.


  • Nipper's. Three story bar overlooking the ocean with a famous Nipper's cocktail and a pig roast every Sunday afternoon.


  • Ocean Frontier. Great Guana Cay, Abacos, Bahamas, 1.888.828.6745, Well equipped cottages on the Atlantic beach of Great Guana Cay with private decks and well landscaped property provide privacy as well as direct access to the beach. All cottages are air conditioned and include a full kitchen and grill, a three piece bath, two private bedrooms and a loft with additional sleeping quarters.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

  • Elbow Cay is several miles east of Great Abaco Island. This six-mile stretch of land is less than an hour-long ferry ride from Great Abaco's Marsh Harbor.
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