On the east coast of Great Abaco, Treasure Cay, along with its Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina, is probably best known for its magnificent, 3.5-mile beach which has been rated one of the 10 best in the world. It is also quite famous for its resort and marina. But golf? Yes, that’s available too, but while the Abacos are probably not known at all to most traveling golfers, Treasure Cay does boast a nice Dick Wilson layout.
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina is part of a quaint Bahamian village on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas. It a quiet spot on the Bahamian map; a true getaway where you can relax, take a load off, enjoy the pristine powdery white sand and emerald seas, balmy nights under the stars with the soft, lilting sounds of the steel drums playing in the distance – ah… there’s nothing quite like it. Treasure Cay Hotel Resort and Marina is also THE spot for outdoor recreation, fishing, boat rentals, scuba diving, snorkeling hiking, beachcombing and just plain-old sun worshipping. If you play golf, an added bonus is the challenging 18 hole, 6985 yard championship golf course designed by Dick Wilson. Barring the odd spate of bad weather, you play away to your heart’s content the year round, for the temperature is always balmy and the sun seems to shine all the time.
Accommodations at Treasure Cay include standard rooms, deluxe rooms and 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites, and you have a choice of garden or marina views. The suites offer full, complete kitchens, a living area with private balcony and multiple bathrooms.
The Resort’s Spinnaker Restaurant, overlooking the marina, is the resorts featured restaurant, or you can order lunch at the Coco Beach Bar located directly on the beach. Both restaurants feature Bahamian dishes and Continental cuisine.
Finally, no Bahamian vacation destination would be complete without offering access to those good-old beverage favorites: the Bahama Mama, Yellow Bird, and my favorite, the simple rum punch. That being so, Treasure Cay features several locations where you can “partake of a little of what does you good,” including the Spinnaker Lounge, the Coco Beach Bar and the Tipsy Seagull Bar. Speaking of the Tipsy Seagull, the place renowned as the local “hot spot” where you can enjoy local, live entertainment and dance away the hours.
Treasure Cay Services, Inc.
2301 South Federal Highway.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33316-3949
1-800-327-1584 or 1-954-525-7711
How to Get There:
Some direct service to Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco is available from Florida and, of course, there’s regularly scheduled service available from Nassau via Bahamas Air, and by sea via Fast Ferry. Service to Nassau is available from just about every major North American hub and from Europe. From Marsh Harbour, you’ll grab a taxi and take a fun, 20-mile ride north along the paved but often bumpy Sherben A. Boothe Highway.
The Islands of the Bahamas are served by two international airports: Nassau International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport. These two airports are served by almost all of the US domestic airlines as well as airlines from Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Travel to the Out Islands of the Bahamas is achieved via Bahamasair. Bahamasair offers regular scheduled service to the Abacos, Exumas, and most of the smaller inhabited islands.
Travel to the Abacos and The Exumas can also be achieved via the Fast Ferry from Potter’s Cay in Nassau – daily scheduled service is available. This is a great way to visit the Out Island. I highly recommend it.
Rental cars are readily available at both international airports.
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I have been traveling to, and writing about, the Islands of the Bahamas for more than 25 years. The Bahamas are my own, personal favorite vacation destinations. I love the emerald waters, the glittering white sands, the friendly people, and the overall feeling of well-being. I have NEVER had a bad experience anywhere in the Bahamas. I never miss a chance to hop on a plane and travel between these most beautiful of islands. I truly hope that you enjoy your visit to the Bahamas as much as I always have.