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Out Islands Holidays tells you the best places to visit in this beautiful region of bahamas with maps, pictures and resort reviews. Find out which Out Islands resorts to stay at for your holiday and day tours to visit the best scenic attractions in Bahamas.
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The delightful, unspoiled Abaco Islands- one of the largest of the Bahamas' Out Islands – lie in the northern Bahamas and aremade up of the two primary islands: Great Abaco and Little Abaco, along with the smaller Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay, Wood Cay, Lubbers Quarters Cay, Great Guana Cay, Castaway Cay, Man-o-War Cay, Stranger's Cay, Walker's Cay, Umbrella Cay, Little Grand Cay, and Moore's Island.The Abaco Island group forms a boomerang-shaped,193 km chain that's more than60m² long.Between the main islands and the smaller cays is a turquoise seagoing paradise for boaters and sailors -the shallow, calm Sea of Abacos.Great Abaco's scalloped coastline is dotted with numerous bays, coves, and protected harboursaround which you can sail to your heart's content just like the pirates once did.

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The Abaco Islands are considered by many to be one of the top boating and sailing destinations in the world, due in large part tothe calm seasandpleasant surrounding islands and cays. At each port you can find quaint colonial towns, pristine beaches, world-class fishing and diving, and a diverse selection of restaurants and bars, hotels and resorts.The capital of the islands is Marsh Harbour, which has the only one operatingtraffic light in The Bahamas Out Islands.

Marsh Harbour is the center of activity, and has anoutstanding selection of hotels and restaurants, as well as full-service marinas where you can rent a boat to travel from one island/cay to the next, or dock a boat. Throughout Abaco are hotels, condos, villas, inns, cottages, apartments and homes for rent, in all price ranges. You can cook and clean for yourself, or opt to be pampered; be in the center of it all or isolated as you please.

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If its sightseeing you love, Hope Town is home to a famous candy-striped lighthouse. This lighthouse has been photographed and painted by many, andhas an interesting history: when it was under construction in the mid-1800s the island's residents were unhappy, as they had been making a good living salvaging ships that wrecked off the coral reefs. North of Elbow Cay you'll find Man-O-War, The Abacos' boat-building center. North of Marsh Harbour is Treasure Cay, a small but relatively well-developed spot with golf, hotels, and a marina surroundingsome of the softest, most attractive beachesin the Caribbean. Just to the south is Little Harbour, a protected bay that is home to a small artist's colony. There are four national parks on the Abacos Islands: Pelican Cays Land & Sea Park, Abaco Wild Horse Preserve, Man-O-War Cay, and Great Guana Cay.Abaco is also known for the underwater vistas of intact elk-horn and stag-horn coral, and for the Abaco Barb, its critically endangered breed of wild horse.

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There are two airports on The Abaco Islands – Marsh Harbour International Airport and Treasure Cay International Airport. Domestic and international service is available, and charter services can be arranged. You can catch a ride to a number of settlements/towns by ferry or mail boat, for a real 'island' experience. On the main island, rental cars and boats are available, while on some of the smaller cays golf carts, scooters, bikes, and boats are the preferred mode of transport.

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