Fowl Cay has good snorkeling. Sandy Cay is smaller but convenient. Even though it's "inside" it can get big swells in strong easterlies. The reef is very close to shore off the the NE tip of Great Guana. You can swim to it from the Beach in about a minute, so that's nice option if some people want to enjoy the Beach while others snorkel. There are a couple coral
heads in the bay as well. I've also hit the reef north of Elbow
, and north of Manjack and north of No Name - all good, just not quite as convenient. Obviously weather
My favorite small town is New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay followed closely by Hope Town on Elbow Cay.
Manjack has trails that can be walked as well as a very long ocean side beach. Places in the southern Abacos I have often had an anchorage and bay all to myself include: Powell (sometimes), Manjack, north two bays, No Name, Whale, Spoil, Water
, and Snake/Deep Sea , Bucaroon Bay, Spencers Bight, Bight of Old Robinson and maybe Lynyard. The "creek" behind Seep Sea is a fun to explore with dinghy
at higher tide.
Sadly lobster are out of season in June. Spearing Lionfish is very easy, but one has to be extremely careful cleaning
them to avoid their venomous stingers. We've caught a couple fish
trolling as we go around the Whale, and I've caught a few small fish
such as snapper inside with bait.
When I've chartered out of Marsh Harbour, I much prefer provisioning
myself to having them do it, both for to have just what I want as well as cost. It's maybe a mile or so to the grocery store from the marinas
and you easily take a taxi back.
It sounds like you are chartering, but if not, consider some of the many wonderful cays north of those I've mentioned, especially if you want more isolation. The Carter Cays, Umbrella, Fish Cays, and Allan's-Pensacola are some of my personal favorites up that way.
I don't eat out a lot, but when I do often hit a place that has free wifi
such as Snappas in Marsh Harbour or Pineapples on Green Turtle. Curly Tails as the Sunsail/Moorings base has a nice harbour view. Captain
Jack's in Hope Town is another I like. If you want to see a town that is less touristy stop in at Coopers Town.