Hope Town is a quaint, 18th century fishing village on Elbow Cay, (six miles long by a quarter mile wide) located on the outer reef of a string of emerald isles, known as the Abacos. Surrounded by a translucent turquiose sea and known for being one of the most protected areas in the Caribbean for small boat exploring.
The historical settlement of Hope Town wraps around a protected harbour, only three blocks wide from ocean side to harbour side, it is also known for its famous candy striped lighthouse. Visitors are free to climb the lighthouse for splendid views of the adjacent islands and barrier reefs.
Island life is notably unhurried, locals and visitors stroll the narrow streets of Hope Town with its brightly painted clapboard houses, picket fences and flowering gardens. Original settlers were Loyalists who relocated to these islands after the American Revolution. Plantations, sponging, fishing, boat building, piracy, smuggling and wrecking became ways of past life. A close knit community of 600 people populate the island year round. The activities that attract visitors and keep our guests returning annually are:
- Renting a boat and exploring the many islands and historical settlements in the protected waters of the Sea of Abaco.
- Snorkeling or diving on our national underwater sea parks.
- Dining at our fine restaurants under the stars, and dancing to calypso music.
- Picnicing and shelling on the many beaches of deserted islands.
- Exploring an artist colony, and sipping rum punches at romantic beach bars.
- Exploring our island on a rented golf cart or bicycle.
- Deep sea fishing, bone fishing are offered by professional guides.
- Sitting on your waterfront deck or hanging out in a hammock and reading a good book.
We hope you will take the opportunity to visit us, please let us know if you have any further questions, we don’t want to tell you everything about our island, but leave some things a pleasant surprise.