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Lubbers Quarters, Abaco, Bahamas

Things to Do

Island hopping is one of the fun activities in the Abacos.  Hope Town LighthouseAll of the islands are close together and you can get to them in the protected waters of the Sea of Abaco. 

  The settlement of Hope Town on Elbow Cay is a short 10 minute boat ride from Lubbers Quarter  Here you will find the historic candied stripe Lighthouse, grocery stores,  liquor stores,  post office, numerous waterside restaurants, gift shops, boat gas & supplies.

 Man-O-War Cay is noted for their boat building and wood working businesses.  Stop to the Sail Shop and get a beautifully handmade bag by the local women of MOW.

 Guana Cay is the home of the infamous “Nippers Bar and Grill” known for “Nippers” and their Sunday pig roast. They have music, a beautiful view of the ocean and a gorgeous beach to swim and snorkel from.

Little Harbour where there is Pete’s Pub which serves liquid refreshments and a limited selection of food items.  There is also a foundry where they make cast bronze items. There is a lot of history to this place and the family that started it.  It is approximately a 15 mile boat ride in the Sea of Abaco so you will probably want to make this an all day trip. There are several deserted islands and beautiful beaches along the way where you can stop and beachcomb or take a swim or snorkel.

 

 

The Abaco island chain is the cruising center of the Bahamas with hundreds of cays stretching across 130 miles. 

<span style=">The Abaco island chain is the cruising center of the Bahamas with hundreds of cays stretching across 130 miles. 

Visit Great Abaco and Little Abaco and check out the colorful colonial architecture at Elbow Cay, watch traditional boat building at Man-O-War Cay, spot the green turtles at Green Turtle Cay, bathe with the swimming pigs at No Name Cay, eat conch at Moore’s Island or go deep-sea fishing at Walker’s Cay. Discover protected landscapes and colorful underwater worlds within six national parks, including the Abaco National Park, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and Tilloo Cay Reserve.

 

Don’t leave without visiting Hope Town, Elbow Cay, to snap the candy red and white-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse or head to Cherokee Long Dock, Great Abaco, at low tide for a photo at the end of the 770 ft dock.

 

 

Bathe at the Bahamas’ best beaches

Relax at Treasure Cay Beach, voted one of the best Caribbean beaches

Stroll seven miles of white sand at Great Guana Cay

Swim in clear, shallow waters at Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay

Beachcomb for seashells at Sandy Point Beach on Great Abaco

Shelter from the wind at Gillam Beach on Green Turtle Cay

 

 

Drop by the top snorkeling spots in the Abacos

Mermaid Reef, Great Abaco, to see barracuda, eels and colorful fish

Snorkel the elkhorn coral at Sandy Cay Reef, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, and spot beautiful eagle rays and turtles

Tour the Abaco Blue Holes, such as the Sawmill Sink, Nancy’s Blue Hole and Far Side Blue Hole

 

Taste Bahamian flavors

Cracker P’s  is Lubbers only restaurant and has a spectacular view overlooking Tilloo Cut and Tahiti Beach.  Lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and drinks and appetizers til dusk.  Full moon parties once a month provide a buffet dinner with music and dancing as long as guests continue to party.  Cracker P’s beach is family friendly with picnic tables, volleyball,  bocce ball, corn hole toss, horseshoes, paddle boarding, and swimming.  You can walk to Cracker P’s from Honey Bee cottage.

Try conch fritters at most of the restaurants in Abaco!

Enjoy the Sunday hog roast at Nipper’s Bar & Grill, Great Guana Cay

Order the rum cocktail, Goombay Smash, at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar, Green Turtle Cay

 

 

 

NEARBY ISLAND TO VISIT

Hope Town is best known for its iconic lighthouse on Elbow Cay. It began as another refuge after the Revolutionary War. Hope Town was settled by Wyannie Malone, a widow from South Carolina who traveled with her four children for safe refuge after the American Revolution. Explore the town’s gift shops, restaurants, and historic homes.

 

The picturesque Tahiti Beach is also located on Elbow Cay. The beach is only accessible by foot, bike or boat. You’ll find a stretch of secluded beach and a seemingly endless sandbar will help pass the day. Search for seashells or try your hand snorkeling.

 

 

Man-O-War Cay is famous for its boat building history and Albury Brother’s Boats still produces some boats there today. The island is very laid-back, even by Bahamian standards, with a population of about 350 locals. There is also a public dock and a few small shops new Man-O-War Marina.

 

 

 Nippers and her sister Grabbers will provide you with ample entertainment and spirits.

Arguably one of the prettiest anchorage spots in the Abacos, Great Guana Cay boasts picturesque beaches and great fishing. The small island has some big-name restaurants— hotspots Nippers and Grabbers will provide some of the most fun you’ll have on your trip.

 

 Historic Green Turtle Cay is famous for its shops, restaurants, and scenic sites. The quaint town, New Plymouth, was a former haven for Brits fleeing the US after the Revolutionary War. The New England–influenced architecture lining the streets shows off the historic roots.

 

Developed in the ‘50s as a resort town, Treasure Cay has one of the most beautiful beaches in all the Bahamas. Photos do it no justice. For resort-style amenities, stay at the Treasure Cay Marina.

 

Little Harbour
In 1951, Randolph Johnson, his wife Margot and their three sons settled Pete's Pub sandy beaches. Eventually, the family began the first bronze foundry in the country. Many Johnsons and their relatives are still in the area.  Treat yourself to a romp at Pete’s Pub, a cruiser favorite.'

 

 

 

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