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Old 05-01-2019, 07:45 AM
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In-laws wanted to do something different for Thanksgiving this year so they booked a place at Bahama Beach Club for the week. 6 adults & 4 kids under 5. I know a ton of y'all here in the FL/GA group are regulars to the Abacos so I wanted to pick y'alls brain about what to do and more importantly what not to do, especially with the young kids. Some close friends actually own a place at Bahama Beach Club and have given us some great pointers, but they're more the stay on the beach and relax type and our family enjoys being out on the water exploring. We've got a boat rented for most of the week so any recs on fun places to bring the kids would be nice. Wife and I will probably do one or two date nights so any pointers on a good place to get the wife liquored up would be greatly appreciated! My brother and law and I will be the "captains" for the week, father in law grew up landlocked in Indiana and has a hard time pulling the boat out of the slip much less navigating around the Abacos. Both of us grew up on boats here in Orange Beach, AL so all we need is some local knowledge.
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Go to Manjac and feed the sharks/rays/turtles. Go to see the pigs and then hang out around sand dollar beach one day. Head over to Mermaid reef at Marsh Harbor. Nice shallow area for the kids to swim/snorkel if they are able.
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Nippers and grabbers on Sunday to get liquored up!
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I agree but he said kid friendly so................

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Buy the Dodge Guide to the Abacos!
Lots of great info.
Check out The Abacos Forum.
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Without a doubt, Treasure Sands for any type of “date night.” Nicest restaurant in the Abacos.
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Download Navionics on your phone, iPad too if it has cellular ability. It will be good for you to get a feel of where everything is before you go. It is very accurate too when used to assist with navigation on the boat. As mentioned, North cove of Manjack Cay for shark/stingrays. Fiddle Cay to hang out in the afternoons on the beach/sandbar. Run out of the cut between Fiddle and Green Turtle and snorkeling around all the coral heads and the barrier reef. The public dock on Coco Bay on north Green Turtle for the friendly green turtles. Green Turtle Club for a Tipsy Turtle, say Hi to Miss Debbie! Sand Dollar Beach is another amazing afternoon spot. NoName Cay for the pigs. Let the kids have fun, but keep them close. Nippers and Grabbers are always a fun times for the adults. There is a lot to do on Treasure as well, but I rarely make it past the beach. We always stay on Green Turtle. Have fun!
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Good stuff, thanks to all! Already have Navionics on my phone but never thought to use it over there.
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The App is not just a great tool for using the nautical chart, sonar chart 1ft contours, auto routing..... just like the chart card that goes into your onboard gps, but it's a great tool for search functions like fuel, marina's.....


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Munjack/nunjack on a trip, and definitely a day exploring Green Turtle
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Go ahead and rent q golf cart now. Limited supplies lol And as others have said Manjack for a day. Probably my families favorite part of the trip last year.
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Good call on getting the cart early.

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There are some good recomdations so far.....

I will add:

At the entrance of The Treasure Cay Master Planned community, still several miles from the marina, is a liquor store called “Spanky’s”. This is where you will find the lowest prices on cases of beer and other drinks. I know they have Coors Light at approx $48 a case. I know this sounds expensive, but it is actually a deal, when you consider the prices at the resort and other places throughout the Abacos. I personally find the local beer (Kalik) to be just terrible, but the Kalik Light might just be palatable if it is freezing cold. Just a bit of perspective, I paid approx $80 per case of local beer in French Polynesia (Hinano).

When you go exploring Treasure Cay with your Golf Cart, you might want to check out Treasure Sands Beach Club. It has a nice upscale atmosphere, but be forewarned, you might need to mortgage your home to pay for the drinks. They are very pricey.

If you are staying in Treasure Cay for any length of time and you want to ad exploration with dinner, try “A Touch of Class” restaurant at the entrance to Treasure Cay. We enjoyed the food here and found it to be quite reasonably priced, since they do not have to pay the high rents inside the development. Every time we have gone here, it seems as though all the employees throughout Treasure Cays facilities, marina, and restaurant staff, seem to go here, instead of the restaurants inside the subdivision. Just an observation.

The pool bar at Bahama Beach Club is a great place to hang out in the afternoon!

One last thing.... Scotland Bay, the area between Guana Cay and Scotland Cay is our favorite place to just hang out. It is beautiful! I am sure others will agree.

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