Abaco - a hotspot for sailing in the Bahamas
Looking to book the Caribbean holiday of a lifetime? With so many private islands to choose from, making a decision can be difficult. Allow us to make that decision a little easier by sharing one of our top picks. Eagle Rock Cay is the perfect Caribbean island vacation for those looking for a little bit of peace and quiet whilst still enjoying the best of the Bahamas.
Promising 360 degree views of the outstanding Abacos region, this destination is a veritable yachtsman’s paradise. Capable of accommodating four people it is perfect for those hoping to take to the seas and embark on an island-hopping adventure. For the less adventurous or those looking for a more romantic getaway, there are white sand beaches and turquoise waters abound, enticing you to enjoy a more relaxing island experience.
Prices begin at USD 3,600 per night. The island can accommodate up to four people comfortably. Please enquire for further information.
Situated in the northern Bahamas, Eagle Rock Cay forms part of the much-loved Abaco chain. Something of an insiders’ tip amongst the yachting community and those in the know, the region offers incredible water conditions and unforgettable scenery without being overrun with holiday-makers. From its magnificent location in the heart of Hopetown’s harbor, this private island escape lends itself perfectly to simply unwind and watching the world cruise by.
Peaceful but for the sound of waves gently lapping against its shores, the first-rate accommodation on hand here simply embraces you in tranquility. Enjoy island life in style, rising with the sun and taking advantage of everything this brilliant Bahaman island rental has to offer. As you open the blinds in one of the two tropically appointed bedrooms, you will start the day with a smile as your room is flooded with golden sunlight.
With incredible views from every corner of this property, it’s difficult to know where to start. Both bedrooms offer comfort and great design, whereas the master bathroom, with its whirl pool tub and double headed shower forms the perfect place to relax and soak up the ubiquitous Caribbean atmosphere. Meanwhile, the air-conditioned living area boasts plenty of activities to keep you amused should you seek shelter from the soaring temperatures.
Wireless internet, cable television and an internet telephone ensure you’ll never feel stranded on this island retreat. Take a book from the island’s library and make your way to the spacious deck area or hot tub, resplendent with 360 degree views of Abaco’s picturesque harbor. Waving at passing yachts as they cruise through the calm waters and soaking up the spirit of the Caribbean - this is an island vacation to remember.
The warm waters of the Caribbean Sea positively invite guests to explore the region’s thriving marine life, either via a colorful snorkeling adventure, scuba diving or simply splashing about beneath blue skies. Nearby Elbow Cay is home to what is generally considered to be the world’s third biggest barrier reef – a must see for any budding marine biologists. Home to any number of weird and wonderful creatures, the reefs of the Abacos offer something for everyone – from seasoned experts right down to absolute beginners.
No holiday in these parts would be complete without a spot of sailing! The favorable conditions of the Abacos have made this corner of the Caribbean a hit amongst sailors, keen to embark on their own island-hopping adventure. Whether you choose to travel to your island vacation destination in your own yacht or prefer to hire a vessel from one of the local boat rental services, whilst navigating the calm, clear waters here, you won’t have a care in the world. Even those without a great deal of boating experience have a world of water going opportunities to choose from.
There are private boat rentals, charters with captains as well as group trips-something for everyone with so much local expertise near at hand to help you enjoy your stay. Eagle Rock and the Hopetown area is the premiere destination of the 700 islands in the Bahamas. It is a popular place for wedding and private island honeymoons as well as a region families return to year after year proving that there really is fun for all the family in the Abacos.
Choose to cook your catch of the day in the well-equipped kitchen of your island holiday home or take advantage of the wealth of restaurants in nearby Hopetown and the neighboring islands, many of which will even cook your own catch as per your specifications into the meal you desire. Thanks to its diverse and colorful collection of marine life, seafood fans in particular will enjoy the culinary landscape of the Abacos. For those who really want to make their stay on this Caribbean island a memorable one, for an additional fee, it is also possible to engage the services of a talented chef to conjure up culinary delights to suit you. Let your taste buds take control and enjoy a taste of the Caribbean.
Best Time to Travel
When the weather cools down back home, things start heating up in the Bahamas. The peak of the Caribbean high season coincides with Christmas, bringing with it a flurry of festive events. The best of the Bahamian weather and busy activities continues well into April and May, giving you plenty of time to explore white beaches and bask under blue skies and brilliant sunshine. Summer brings more heat, but very calm seas and warm water make for a popular time to visit as well.
How To Get There
Marsh Harbour International is easy to reach via a commercial or charter flight from many of the region’s nearby islands. With regular services from Florida’s major airports (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando) and from the Bahaman capital of Nassau, guests should have no problems reaching their destination. From the Abacos mainland on Marsh Harbor, guests are invited to travel to their private island destination via boat. Choose between taking the ferry service to Hopetown or hire your own vessel here for the duration of your stay. Other rentals are available once you reach Hopetown.
However you choose to travel, your friendly island caretaker will be on hand to greet you upon arrival in Hopetown to get you checked-in and will assist you at check-out. Although he does not live on the island, he is in nearby Hopetown, close at hand and he will also help accommodate your requests and make your dream trip a reality.