Out Islands, The Bahamas
Surely no visitor could ever become passive about the waters of The Bahamas, but just to be on the safe side, our islands also offer a countless array of inland (or on-land) activities designed to whet your interest. Just imagine:
Bicycles are available anywhere, and The Islands Of The Bahamas provide plenty of easy cycling terrain. But remember, traffic drives British-style, so mind the crossroads, and be sure to give motor vehicles the 'left-of-way.'
When visiting The Abaco Islands prepare yourself for some fun water adventures. Whether you’re looking to try something new or enjoy a favourite water activity, your options are plentiful. Everything from snorkelling and diving to waterskiing is at your disposal. You’ll also find that most larger hotels can set you up with everything you need for your desired activity.
In addition, the calm, temperate water surrounding The Abaco Islands makes it easy to try one or all of the activities.
Snorkelling is the best way for the inexperienced to become acquainted with the stunning beauty of the Bahamian reefs. Equipment and instruction can be found at many hotels, and reefs teeming with colourful marine life can be found on every island.
With the beautiful water surrounding The Islands Of The Bahamas, there’s no better place to learn to dive.
The Bahamas offer some of the best waterskiing in the world. Many larger hotels offer waterskiing as part of their service.
What to do: Go bonefishing—the national pastime—or dive the challenging Devil's Backbone; Harbour Island Marina can arrange for both . Don't miss: The Native Boys, a calypso band that plays at sunset between Queen Conch and Harry's Lobster.
I would definitely recommend water shoes due to the rocks in the water. The water slide there is huge and even as an adult I was scared of it. My four year old went down it, but it goes so fast that I was terrified for him to go down. Unfortunately I went first and he came down before I could tell him not to. I would say at least age 8 for the slide. I didn't see anyone taking multiple trips on it. It doesn't look that bad in pictures and videos, but it really flies. The little shops have some interesting stuff and aren't terribly overpriced. The eating area offers about the same stuff as the boat, but it is large and there is a lot available. And we got to go back multiple times in one day to eat. The people working at the kid's area were awful and didn't appear to like kid's at all. And we had to basically beg them to tell us the day's events or how the games are played. You do have to ride the ferry to and from the island. I recommend going early since it does get extremely hot there in the middle of the day and we did have pick of our beach chairs since we were on the first boat.
Abaco's is a great place for a little 3-4 day jaunt. Make sure you stay through the weekend, and leave the following week. All the islands have something going on, on weekends. Best one of all is the Pig Roast on Great Guyana Cay.
There are several islands, the main one being Elbow Cay, where the town of Hopetown is. This is where the candy colored lighthouse is. The grocery stores, liquor stores, and lots of food joints. Great place to spend the day. Bring some beach gear, they have an incredible beach.
there is one Island lady who gives a tour on her private
bus.....be prepared to taste one of her 'homemade' teas
second, would be snorkling or scuba diving.......
very eccentric....and loves to tease men....
on the second activity.....owners are very accomadating to your schedule.........
There's an old monk's chapel on top of the highest hill on the island. It's actually the
highest point in all of the Bahama Islands. He built it himself out of rocks.
NIce view from up there.
They are softly coloured unintimidating buildings which fit in perfectly with the rest of the landscape. A stark difference to many of its European counterparts.