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The Abacos are a 120 mile string of islands that stretch over 650 square miles and situated roughly 175 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. Great Abaco is known as the mainland and is the third largest island of the Bahamas, the islands are known for their calm water and warm breezes which makes them ideal for sailing or a day trip power boating. The shores of the Abacos are lined with bays, hidden coves and protected harbors featuring full service marinas and luxury resorts.
The Abacos are known as one of the worlds top sailing and boating destinations although this does not mean that those who prefer to be on dry land should look elsewhere for their vacation! The islands are the most complete vacation destination in the whole of the Caribbean with miles and miles of beautiful beaches, great fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, historic colonial towns and great activities.
The population of Abaco descends from Loyalists from the United States who arrived during the American war of independence. The Abaconians have since given up wrecking and rum running, although they still work at traditional occupations such as farming, fishing and boat building. Each of the Abaco Cays have their own charm and even though there are many of them, very few of them are heavily inhabited.
For those wanting to explore the beautiful cays and islands, there are ferries or private boats that will transport visitors. The Abacos are a great place to live offering peace and tranquility. Elbow Cay is a quaint place to live and work with plenty of activities, restaurants, marinas and vacation rentals. Man-o-War Cay has no tourist facilities and is the perfect place to build a home for those looking for the ultimate in peace and quiet. Green Turtle Cay is a quiet area for anyone wanting to work in tourism but live in privacy, there are resorts, marinas, private cottages, restaurants and activities. As Great Abaco is the main island it is home to an international airport and the main city of Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco is a popular destination for tourists has many activities, restaurants, marinas, and vacation rentals.
The Abaco Islands in the Bahamas are a good choice for home buyers and vacationers alike. With the islands peaceful atmosphere, people have the time they deserve to enjoy life to its fullest. This is one of the main reasons people choose the Abaco Islands to buy their new home for investment or their own vacation home in the Bahamas.