ELBOW CAY AND HOPE TOWN
Elbow Cay is 3.5 miles long and has a protected, beautiful harbour with a couple of marinas. This harbour is many boaters destination and paradise. The village of Hope Town is quaint, peaceful and winds along the harbour. The most famous land mark is of course the candy striped light house. You can actually climb up it to enjoy the view. Once you get over to the village side of the harbour, you can stroll along happily on the narrow concrete roads, without having to throw yourself in the ditch due to traffic. The village is blocked off from regular car and cart traffic, and only people with a key and a good reason can go through in a golf cart or a car. As you walk on the charming road along the harbour, you’ll notice beautiful, well kept homes with colorful gardens and artsy decor. You’ll find a coffee house, several gift shops and restaurants. At Hope Town Canvas, you can rent a bike or buy a colorful bag made of modern sail material. Hope Town Harbour Lodge is a charming resort hotel, and you can have lunch by their pool and enjoy the view to the beach while you eat. There are several other resorts on Elbow Cay. Several more restaurants outside of town as well, accessible by boat or by golf cart or bike.
Elbow Cay is home to sociable people, great food, beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. You can rent a golf cart or a bike to explore the rest of Elbow Cay. If you rent a bike, you can explore the North End of Elbow Cay with tall trees, charming dirt roads and beautiful homes along the water. At the far south end is Tahiti Beach, a famous destination for boaters and tourists to hang out in the water.
But you don’t necessarily have to go out of town. You can go snorkeling right from the beach in the village, and discover lots of interesting sea creatures. Fishing is also great outside of Elbow Cay.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, or some happy hour cocktails, you’re in luck. Several bars/restaurants have decks over the water where you can enjoy your evening meal or a tropical drink while watching the boats in the harbour. If you’re into museums, Hope Town has its own museum as well, where you can learn about the first settlers on Elbow Cay. At one point, Elbow Cay was the “Capitol” of Abaco. You’ll find charming cottages for sale in the Settlement and beautiful homes and vacant land on the rest of Elbow Cay. Hope Town and Elbow Cay is the “Hollywood” of Abaco. A very popular destination for visitors from near and far. Yet, it is still laid back and charming.