Abaco - The Location

Abaco Lodge is located on the western side of Great Abaco Island, Bahamas.

The Abacos are a string of islands located about 175 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. The “mainland” is Great Abaco, third largest island in the Bahamas, and one of the commercial centers of the island nation.

The western side of the island is home to the ‘Marls’, once considered a boating hazard and a wasteland, until anglers explored it and found a vast and unique environment that provides the perfect habitat for bonefish. For over twenty miles along the coastline the average depth is four feet. The lodge has unrivalled access to all of the most productive flats. While It would take a lifetime to fish the entire Marls, Abaco also offers some incredible fishing on the eastern ocean side of the island as well.

Marsh Harbour is the principal town and is only a 10 minute drive from the lodge. It has the largest protected deep water harbour in Abaco and an international airport serviced by major US and Bahamian carriers. Naturally, it has many shops, restaurants and marinas.

Historically different from other areas in the Bahamas, the population of the Abacos descended from Loyalists during the War of Independence from the United States. These blonde-haired, blue-eyed Abaconians still work at traditional occupations — farming, fishing, and boat building. Guests can embrace the relaxed culture and will feel like “locals“ almost immediately.