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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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Leapin Lizards and Hopetown

Just came back from a week long stay at Leapin Lizards in Hopetown. I traveled with six adults and eight teenagers. We absolutely loved the charming Hopetown. We rented three... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2013
MScott1248
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Just came back from a week long stay at Leapin Lizards in Hopetown. I traveled with six adults and eight teenagers. We absolutely loved the charming Hopetown. We rented three golf carts and had easy transportation everywhere on the island. The house had the perfect layout with the beach cottage and the main house. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub,... More 

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Angel Fire, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The beach is stunning & begs you to take a long walk searching for sea glass, shells or sea beans. The ocean waters are of a rare turquoise clarity meeting powder sugar sands. Restaurants, a new coffee shop, also a new wine bar, baked bread delights by Vernon, the iconic candy-striped lighthouse, charming little pathways with names like Lover's Lane,... More 

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Guilford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

No crime, charming, hard to get to. No cars are allowed in town and everything is very well maintained, and a lovely little harbor.

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2 Thank 198Gary
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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1 Thank MisterJames
Staten Island, New York
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103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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