Hi! I've been reading lots on this forum and other sites about the Abacos, and we are ready start planning our first trip! Yay! Still trying to figure out where the best place for us is. We are a family of 4, with the young teenagers. We like low-key, not too touristy, but we want a place where we can either walk, boat, or cart to outdoor restaurants, bars and maybe some local shops and markets.
Husband likes to fish and snorkel. He will love the idea of renting a boat for the week. I just like to relax with great views...a book and a drink. Kids are flexible and will adapt to wherever we are.
I was thinking Elbow Cay might be the best bet for us. I do not want to have to drive a car to go anywhere, and I would like a small island that is friendly and safe. We have been to Eleuthera, which we loved, but the driving became tiring.
Am I thinking right? Is there another island that might work better for us? If Elbow is on the right track, which area of Elbow would be best for us? I read that it might be best to stay anywhere between Hope Town and the south end because of not being allowed to take the golf cart through Hope Town. Is this right? Is it possible to rent a house with a beach view and a dock, or do you just decide on 1 or the other?
Lastly, do people normally fly into Marsh Harbor? Then do you take a ferry?
Thanks so much for any advise! Wish we were there now!