Abaco is a group of islands where time seems to have stood still, virtually untouched by modern man. There are no crowds, high rises, or casinos to be found here. The pace is relaxing and the dress is casual. A barefoot elegant atmosphere.
Scattered amongst 649 square miles, one will find sugar sand beaches aligned with palm trees and casuarina pines, gently swaying in the constant, gentle breezes. The soft turquoise, green and azure blue waters are a boater's dream and will surely captivate the eye.
Abaco is comprised of one large island with a group of barrier cays (pronounced keys), occupying the second largest landmass in the Bahamas. The mainland is known as Great Abaco, extending 130 miles long and rarely more than 4 miles wide.<br>
To the east of Great Abaco, a chain of smaller cays are located two to six miles off the shoreline, providing a natural barrier from the Atlantic Ocean, and forming a protected body of water, known as the Sea of Abaco. Abaco has the third largest barrier reef in the world.
Quaint villages, such as Hope Town, New Plymouth, Great Guana Cay, and Man-O-War Cay retain the 18th Century ambiance. Clapboard homes with gingerbread trim are painted in a variety of pastel hues and are accented with picket fences. The streets resemble sidewalks and are fringed with purple bougainvilla, pink orleander, and hibiscus of every shade, which bloom year round. There are many points of interest to explore in each area.