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Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Having heard mixed reviews of the hotel rooms at the resort I was pleasantly surprised on our visit to Abaco Beach Resort! We stayed in a two bedroom villa which was very nicely decorated and furnished. Housekeeping was more than attentive with making the beds, tidying up, and turn down service. The restaurant has good food and the prices are reasonable considering the prices in the Bahamas. I was also pleasantly surprised with the great service we received from the beach attendant Alex who promptly brought drinks always with a smile on his face.
The pool bar is always a fun place to mingle and had a few extra nice bartenders this time ( Lisa and a guy whose name was Tomiko ?). Unfortunately there were a few that had a surly attitude.
Overall we had an excellent stay. In general my advice for anyone visiting marsh harbor is do not miss out on a day trip to Hope Town!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brent I, Director of Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Alexin, thanks for sharing your recent experiences during stay at the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. Further, we are happy to learn that as a result of your stay, you not only enjoyed your stay but overall we exceeded your expectations. Thank you! ABR commitment remains the delivery of a quality vacation experience and in those areas where we would have fallen short, we will assess those shortcomings and implement corrective action. I trust we would have the opportunity to welcome you back to the resort on your next vacation and that you would continue to share your positive experience with your close friends, family and business associates.
Brent.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Having done just that......we tagged four extra nights onto a bare-boat charter with the Moorings and just wanted a clean bed, some sun and somewhere to chill! But Abacos Beach Resort was sooooo much more than that, our room was large, airy and perfectly clean and though not especially 'swish' it certainly wasn't tired. We spent a lot of time at the pool bar and had fabulous cocktails every night but the best thing about the resort had to be be the food at Anglers which took us totally by surprise as it was so good! Would also like to make a special mention about Levy who served us on the two nights that we were there and made sure that we had a great time. We have stayed in plenty of places in the Caribbean and would definitely stay here again!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Brent I, Director of Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Sandra, thank for sharing so many positive aspects of your stay with us. We are also happy that you enjoyed your dinner at Anglers and had the pleasure of being served by Levy, a positive addition to our F&B team. We look forward to having you as our guest on your next trip to Abaco:)

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

My wife and I had to spend the night in Marsh Harbour to make a 7 am flight after a wonderful week in Hope Town. We were disappointed in the options in Marsh Harbour. For what we paid for the night, this place should have been gorgeous, unfortunately we had a shower/ tub that wouldn't drain, an A/C that rattled like an old Harley and overall a "weird vibe" experience here. The resort looks like it might have been nice 15+ yrs.ago but appears to have had no upkeep since. It had a strange "ghost town" feel to it. Next time I'll stay in Hope Town and pay to charter a private boat to get me to the airport early.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brent I, Director of Sales at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Mark, Our management team is very sorry to hear that your stay at the Abaco Beach Resort did not fully meet your expectations. We have taken note of each of your concerns and will immediately address those shortcomings. It is our hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our resort and that you would be able to see and experience a more positive stay.

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

just read the "real" reviews below. Good help must be impossible to find in Marsh Harbour. If your boat runs out of gas, you can get food (eventually) and a warm bed, but that's about all this place is good for.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is not Atlantis (which is not the Bahamas anyway, in my opinion), but it is the quality we enjoy in the U.S. without losing the Bahamas feel. I've been coming here for years and have stayed in the villas, the rooms and on a boat in their nearly 200 slip marina. The swim-up bar and easy beach access are a couple of my favorite amenities. You should definitely rent a boat, though, and explore the other nearby islands of the Abacos!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

First time visitor to Marsh Harbour and used this hotel prior to picking up a Yacht charter. Its ok but nothing special. Very quiet when we were there and its focus seems to be on hosting fishing groups. Rooms are large and motel like and we ate at the bar a couple of time which is fine for snacks. In hindsight I would of travelled on to Elbow Quay (Hopetown ) and bypased Marsh Harbour and this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The hotel has a run-down feel to it. Decor and plumbing looking old - both sinks in our room leaked. Service is average and staff not particularly friendly. Card system for beach towels exemplifies their lack of customent focus. Food was OK but expensive. Overall a 3 star experience with 5 star prices.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kevie T, Guest Relations Manager at Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Peter – We are very sorry to hear that you found your stay to be disappointing. Our guest service is at the heart of our operations and to learn that you did not experience the personalized service that we aim to provide is indeed disappointing. Please know that we have addressed your concerns and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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Address: Bay Street, Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island
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Region: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Abaco Islands > Great Abaco Island > Marsh Harbour
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Marsh Harbour
Price Range: £291 - £488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina 3.5*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since it's inception in 1955 Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has had the pleasure of welcoming back generations of loyal guests and families who continue to make the pilgrimage to Great Abaco Bahamas part of a storied family tradition. Simply and affectionately known as "Boat Harbour" to boating enthusiasts, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina has become a legend as one of the best resort for individual and family vacations and boating enthusiast in the Bahamas. Thousands of beach loving vacationers and boaters return year round to rekindle old traditions and create their own uniquely Bahamian experiences. Located less than 165 miles east off the coast of Florida and situated on 40 beautifully tropical acres along the tranquil Sea of Abaco, the Abaco Beach Resort is the gateway to the World's finest fishing, eco-adventure excursion, historical island settlements and an abundance of aquatic activities. Experienced boaters and novices alike can chart their own course making stops at the surrounding offshore cays and pristine barrier islands that are just waiting to be explored. With a variety of activities ranging from island-hopping, kayaking, paddle boats, snorkeling, yoga, and water aerobics and diving to shopping and dining, The Abacos offer the perfect sanctuary for every type of aquatic and tropical island adventure. Our resort boost more than 89 guest rooms and suites, 2 restaurants, fitness center, 2 pool and is home to the largest marina in the Bahamas with 200 slips that can accommodate boats up to 200 feet in length. The resort concierge provides all the necessary amenities to assist boaters with preparations for a magnificent day on the water. Marina services include 24-hour security, Internet, TV, full detailing and cleaning, electricity and fueling services seven days a week, 365 days a year as well as on-site customs and immigration clearance. Whether planning a getaway for a family vacation, destination wedding, and corporate incentive trip or boating trip the Abaco Beach Resort is the ideal location. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Abaco Beach Resort At Boat Harbour Hotel Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Marsh Harbour
Abaco Beach Resort And Boat Harbour Marina Abaco Islands/Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

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