I just returned from the Abacos today which is about my 7th trip there. Where you should go all depends on what you are looking for.
I enjoy the less inhabited islands and usually head
for Powel, Manjack, No Name, Spoil Cay, Whale, Pelican Cays, Snake Cay, etc.
For towns I prefer Hope Town and Green Turtle, but do as much of your provisioning
as you can in Marsh Harbour.
Good snorkeling spots include the reef just off of the top of Great Guana (dinghy moorings) and Fowl Cay and the reefs
just north of Elbow
. I find the Sandy Cay spot is often open to swell.
You can get wifi
for free if you are a customer at Sapodillys at the Conch Inn Marina and at the coffee shop in Hope Town.
I don't eat out a lot but a few of my favorite, affordable places include Captain
Jack's on the pier in Hope Town and Pineapples, also with their own pier in Green Turtle.
ride throught the "creek" behind Deep Sea Cay is fun on a rising tide of half tide or more.
Doing a tour of the foundry in Little Harour when they are casting is one of those things I'm really glad I've done.
Cold fronts are common this time of the year, and on a short cruise
, I prefer to use them to my advantage rather than sit them out. For example, on my last cruise
, we rode
the last day of SE wind
from Marsh Harbour up to Powell, then worked our way back south on a NW wind, rounding Whale Cay before it swtched to the NE and used the NE wind to head
south towards Little Harbour, then used the returning southerlies to head back to Marsh.
Often when it feels cold on the boat, a sheltered beach in the sun is warm enough for swimming.
You can see some photos from my last two Abacos trips at: