Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
A luxurious getaway in the Bahamas
“The peak of the vacation season started early this year,” says Brent Ingraham, director of sales and marketing for Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. “We are anticipating robust occupancy once the season starts between April and August.”
Setting the Stage for a Memorable Vacation
That said, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is just 165 miles off the Florida coast and on a good day, the speeds reached by the new outboards could have you over there in a few hours. Then again, book a flight to Abaco and be there in about an hour. However you arrive, there is so much to do whether you have a boat or not.
The resort sits on 40 beachfront acres within Marsh Harbour, and its wide-open beach is a beautiful spot to lounge in the sun, swim, snorkel, launch a kayak or paddleboard, or play a little volleyball. There are also a fitness center and tennis courts to make the most of your workout routine. Or…you can go hang by the two outdoor swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar and terrace that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and poolside snacks. In addition to the Pool Bar & Terrace at Marinaville, be sure to spruce up and head up to The Bistro in the main building. The chic dining room has indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the garden pool, beach, marina, and beyond where dinner features favorites such as Conch Croquettes, Seared Snapper, Blackened Grouper Risotto, fondue, and specialties from the grill.
If all this activity is too much, the resort can coordinate massages, especially after working out those shoulder and back muscles during a day of fishing.
Fishing Adventures Await: Tournaments and Charters
Speaking of which, you’re in the islands, and the Bahamas is well known for its fishing adventures. In fact, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is hosting four fishing tournaments this season, the first was the White Marlin Round-up this past April. Here’s a list of what’s up in May 2023.
May 3–6: Production vs. Custom Shootout
May 10–13: Armed Forces Shootout
May 17–20: Custom Shootout
But if you want to get out for a relaxing day of fishing, Abaco Beach Resort can coordinate with a wide range of professional fishing charters for dolphin, marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, and the elusive bonefish. You can even rent your own boat, and if it’s not fishing, there are plenty of other water activities, such as diving, snorkeling, and lunch on the beach in a secluded cove. Ferry service will take you island hopping to nearby cays, including Elbow Cay and its Elbow Reef Lighthouse. Visit the national parks, take an eco tour, and shop and dine to your heart’s content.
Discovering the Netherlands Antilles Islands: A Unique Hidden Gem
Stay in Comfort: Abaco Beach Resort’s Accommodations and Amenities
Every room at the resort has a private patio with an ocean view. Filled with the usual amenities, some rooms have the option to connect to adjoining rooms to fit the entire family. Two-bedroom residences have a living room to accommodate up to six guests, while the three-bedroom penthouse has a king bed in each room with private bathrooms and a full kitchen—all with views.
“We continue to focus on small touches that continue to add value to our guest experiences,” says Ingraham. “We have added high-end Parachute Linen from New York and Molton Brown Amenities in all guest rooms. And for guest convenience, they can now enjoy guest tram service throughout the resort and marina.”
Boat Harbour Marina: Premium Facilities for Yacht Owners
For those coming by boat, the renovated Boat Harbour Marina is newly dredged with a mean low water depth of 7 to 11 feet. Expanded slip sizes and the addition of 480V power connections opens up dockage for vessels up to 200 feet in length. It’s the perfect staging spot for your Out Island adventure and a comfortable place to call home for a few days while you’re cruising the islands.
The state-of-the-art marina has potable water, multiple pumps at the fuel dock (low sulfur diesel and gasoline), pump-out services, and single- and three-phase power. It is child- and pet-friendly, has on-site laundry, free Wi-Fi, and 24-hour security. There’s also a helipad, you know, in case it won’t fit on your yacht. In any case, those staying in the marina have full access to all the resort’s amenities.
Abaco Beach Resort’s Experience – Tailored for You
Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina caters to everyone looking for that relaxed, hassle-free experience. It’s all in the attitude, and that is what makes Abaco Beach Resort such a wonderful place to call home, at least for a few nights. abacobeachresort.com