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Elbow Cay

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Address: Hill Tpo, Great Abaco Island
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Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its...

Island best known for the friendliness of its residents and its candy-cane-colored lighthouse.

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Hopetown and beyond

A must-visit location if in the area, Elbow Cay has shops, marinas, restaurants, hotels and a plethora of rental accomodation. Moorings are available in the harbour or tie up at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2013
MisterJames
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

A must-visit location if in the area, Elbow Cay has shops, marinas, restaurants, hotels and a plethora of rental accomodation. Moorings are available in the harbour or tie up at one of the marinas, all have great views of the natural harbour and the amazing lighthouse.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

I've just written a review at some length for the Hope Town Lodge (well recommended), but as I wrote a good bit about Elbow Cay itself, I'll paste that part of my review in here. If you're interested, the full review for the lodge is the one titled “Perfect Balance of Amenities and Small Charm on a Beautiful Beach” and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

If you are debating about whether or not to go to Hope Town - GO! It is simply amazing. My family and I stayed there for a couple of days during our sailing trip throughout the Abaco Islands, and we loved it. The crystal blue water, soft sand beaches, quiet sea breeze, and swaying palm trees won’t fail to impress... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2012

I had a wonderful get a way in Hope Town I meet the friendliest people. Don't miss Hope Town Coffee Roasters, Firefly, Tahiti Beach, North Point, finding all the cemeteries, and the long beautiful beaches.

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2 Thank Elizabethe B
Hardeeville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

The pure beauty of the island. The clear water, beautiful beaches. Not crowded or overly touristy. We loved just walking around the settlement of Hope Town and getting to know the people.

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Hard to get to but well worth it. It has a pretty little town called Hope Town with some very nice restaurants and a couple of bars, has beautiful white sand beaches and gorgeous sunsets...

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Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

Took Spring Break here. It is a wonderful place to get away to. Good breezes and mild temperatures relative to the Caribbean were especially delightful. Coming from Pittsburgh it was a lot quicker and easier to get to then many places in the Caribbean. That ment noticeably more time relaxing! Do allow time for the ferry (see the TripAdvisor review... More 

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Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, The Bahamas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

If you don't go to the top of the lighthouse you haven't been to Hope Town! Took lots of pictures, 360 views. The ferry takes you there for free and either catch the next ferry coming back or to go back or bum a boat ride!

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Aiken, South Carolina
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120 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Hope Town was full of wonderful people and THE most delicious seafood !! Liked everything about Hope town - Be sure and rent a golf cart in order to be able to see all you can see.

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

Love Elbow Cay, wish I could stay there forever! Have been here 4 times in the past 14 years, and I will go again! If you need to rent a house, try Hopetownhideaways.com.

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