An island archipelago, Abaco is 126 miles long and often called an “island,” but is actually a cluster of islands, islets, and hundreds of offshore cays, many uninhabited, with a population of about 13,000.Bahama Beach Club is located on gorgeous Abaco Island in the northeastern Bahamas, a place of sleepy cays, tiny villages, superb beaches, world-class diving, genuinely friendly people, and stunning natural beauty. Wildlife on Abaco abounds: parrots, flamingos, wild hogs and, of course, our extravagant marine life.
We’re also a leader in the Bahamas “Out Islands” for our architectural preservation efforts. Settlements on Abaco look like brightly-painted pastel versions of New England’s quaint fishing villages, while many of the homes are more than 100 years old.While much of the more touristed Bahamas (Freeport and Nassau) is covered with asphalt, cement, and concrete, the residents of Abaco and the Bahamian government have gone to great lengths to preserve the integrity of our island “ecosphere.” Abaco Island has set aside a multi-thousand acre preserve to protect the environment of the endangered Abaco Parrot. More government-protected parks and undersea preserves exist on Abaco than anywhere else in The Bahamas.
Abaco Island has been the boat-building capital of the Bahamas for more than 100 years. This northern Bahamas island is also the original colonization site for the Loyalists who arrived in 1783 after fleeing the American Revolution. Now, Abaco is populated by friendly, industrious islanders who are proud of their heritage and love meeting visitors.