Discover The Abacos, Andros and Cat Island
Calm waters, warm breezes and panoramic beauty make this 120-mile–long chain of islands a boating and sailing paradise. But it’s not just the sea that attracts travelers from around the world. Those who prefer to explore by land will find championship golf courses on Treasure Cay, charming colonial towns on Green Turtle and Elbow Cays, and countless hotels, restaurants and bars throughout The Abacos.
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MARSH HARBOUR is the commercial center of The Abacos and hosts the larger of two international airports. It has a growing number of shops, cafés, a selection of hotels and resorts, restaurants and other service amenities, and the only stop light to be found in The Bahamas' Out Islands. The lively downtown area offers all city amenities, yet it maintains a small-town feel. At any of the full-service marinas you can dock your own boat or find a rental – both live-aboard sailboats and powerboats are available. A number of well-stocked stores can fulfill the boater's every need, plus you'll find a great selection of hotels, restaurants and bars.
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All the Bahamian islands boast abundant natural attractions. But Andros—the largest, yet most sparsely developed of all The Bahamas—is king when it comes to exceptional natural surroundings. Here, you’ll find the world’s third-largest fringing barrier reef, mesmerizing blue holes that some say are home to the mythical creature Lusca, the Tongue of the Ocean (a mile-deep abyss teeming with vibrant marine life) and numerous species of flora and fauna. If you’re an ecotraveler, kayaker, bird watcher, hiker, snorkeler, diver or fisher, Andros should be your first stop when visiting The Bahamas..
As for the Cat Island, pristine is the perfect word to describe it. From the weather to the water to the sand, every inch is breathtaking. Its untouched landscape is perfect for those looking to explore the island’s natural beauty, while its laid-back environment provides a unique destination to relax and unwind. And with 50 miles of rolling hills, endless nature trails and the eight-mile Pink Sand Beach, visitors can choose to do everything or absolutely nothing at all.
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