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Old 09-11-2018, 08:52 AM
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Hey guys I'm planning a trip to the Abacos for 2019 and we're thinking of June 29th - July 7th. I want to rent a house with enough dock and rooms for 2 boats, one 30' and one 25'. There's going to be a total of 4 couples so we need a house big enough for that. I've never been to the Abaco's and I'm really looking for a guide on where to go and what island to stay on. I like to plan my trips and have a good wealth of knowledge, hopefully gained here, so that I can keep the Admiral happy.

Our trip will mostly consist of relaxing and just boating around the different islands with a definite trip to Nippers. We'll probably get away for a couple of days of fishing and maybe one day of free diving.

Any suggestions of houses or locations would be great!
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Read these they will help

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Old 09-11-2018, 09:24 AM
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I was just there in June.
Check out VRBO. We had 6 in our group and found a nice 4 bedroom house with a dock.
This was on Guana. I would first figure out which cay you would want to stay on.

Guana is a good jump off point to where ever you want to go in Abaco.
And you`ll need a golf cart. That`s about the only way to get around on the island.

That, and cash. I was not expecting fuel to be $6 a gallon. That messed with my budget a bit.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:35 AM
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First trip I would suggest either Elbow Cay or Green Turtle Cay. One is north end and one is south end. With your own boats you will not have an issue seeing it all regardless where you stay. GTC is a little bit more quiet compared to EC. I have a slight preference to EC due to better dining options as we did not eat in much.
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I would agree that Elbow is a good choice, but be aware that is probably the busiest week of the summer in the Abaco's.
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I would agree that Elbow is a good choice, but be aware that is probably the busiest week of the summer in the Abaco's.
I didn't pay attention to dates but yes that is true. Most of the good rentals will be likely be booked by now. A lot of people book a year in advance for those dates.
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This is why I'm looking to book now. I found a house on Elbow that fits to my needs perfectly and has a private dock. Sent it to my buddy to get the OK so we could book it.
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We are doing Elbow a week after your dates, been several times, you will love it. So much more going on versus Guana. You will see after trips to Petes, cracker Ps, green turtle, treasure sands that Nippers is def not the highlight.
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Check out Abacoforum.com
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Thanks for the help and responses. We should hear from all parties confirming and will book the week, hopefully by the end of today.
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Nippers is a buzzkill unless single, 23, enjoy roids on he side, with silicone bags makey me smiley on the brain. Hey, I went there and chilled by the boat but everyone seemed to be having a raging good time if into that. Not the chill family joint more of an all day night club vibe. Loved that crap 20years ago.
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North and south ends of Guana are private with gates. Besides grabbers and maybe one trip to nippers it gets small fast.
I prefer green turtle but elbow is also good. Much more going on.
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We stayed on Treasure last summer. Went to Nippers....won't go back....drinks were $$$$ and they got pissed if you asked for a water after your 5th drink....
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We also stayed in Treasure last summer, had a great time.
Treasure Cay is more foreign-owned, and from what I could tell generally better kept up than Green Turtle. Accommodations are nice, good groceries within walking distance, they have fuel, it is well protected, and it is close to halfway between Marsh Harbor / Hope Town and Green Turtle
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We also stayed in Treasure last summer, had a great time.
Treasure Cay is more foreign-owned, and from what I could tell generally better kept up than Green Turtle. Accommodations are nice, good groceries within walking distance, they have fuel, it is well protected, and it is close to halfway between Marsh Harbor / Hope Town and Green Turtle
Everyone has their own opinions but certainly disagree that TC is better kept up than GT. IMO TC has steadily gone down hill over the years. It does have a beautiful beach and Treasure Sands restaurant. Guana, GTC and Elbow are much friendlier, cleaner and nicer IMO. OP check out the Indigo house in GTC it's very nice. Its only 3 bedrooms so maybe not big enough.
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Originally Posted by C Skip R View Post
Everyone has their own opinions but certainly disagree that TC is better kept up than GT. IMO TC has steadily gone down hill over the years. Guana, GTC and Elbow are much friendlier, cleaner and nicer. OP check out the Indigo house in GTC it's very nice. Its only 3 bedrooms so maybe not big enough.
When we were there, in GTC there were loose boards on buildings, many in need of a fresh coat of paint, some windows boarded up, etc. We didnít see any of that in TC and we spent a week there. TC was most certainly cleaner than GTC.
People were very friendly no matter where we went.
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When we were there, in GTC there were loose boards on buildings, many in need of a fresh coat of paint, some windows boarded up, etc. We didnít see any of that in TC and we spent a week there. TC was most certainly cleaner than GTC.
People were very friendly no matter where we went.

GTC is a horrible place. Definitely stay away
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You have to go when people can go but if can go later or earlier it will be less crowded.
I haven't looked at the calendar but I think you're going to hit Regatta week and the 4th.
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When we were there, in GTC there were loose boards on buildings, many in need of a fresh coat of paint, some windows boarded up, etc. We didnít see any of that in TC and we spent a week there. TC was most certainly cleaner than GTC.
People were very friendly no matter where we went.
LMFAO. yes. Stay away from that awful place. Please!
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LMFAO. yes. Stay away from that awful place. Please!
I didnít say it was an awful place. In fact i said everybody was very friendly.

Thank you so much for being so tolerant of someone who has had a different experience and opinion than you. It really says a lot about you.
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