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The Abaco Club on Winding Bay - Abaco, Bahamas


The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is a private, international sporting club and residential community located on Great Abaco Island in The Bahamas.

Situated on 453 acres, The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation with pristine white sand beaches, world-class Scottish styled links golf and a spectacular offering of other water, leisure and sporting activities. Previously managed by The Ritz Carlton, The Abaco Club was acquired by Southworth Development along with a consortium of Abaco Club members and homeowners in December, 2014.

The Abaco Club was created not just to be an exclusive private club with a global membership, but a true sporting club in the Caribbean—where those who wish to do more than just relax in the Bahamas’ warm sunshine have a wealth of other activities to choose from. The Club’s Scottish-style links golf course is perennially ranked as the finest golf course in The Bahamas, a private course that surpasses those at the best golf vacation destinations in the world.

Water sports galore also vie for your attention—from kayaking, sailing and snorkeling to bonefishing and deep-sea fishing. Spending time on the tennis courts or in the fitness center are other options, while the 2-mile white sand beach calls out to you every day, just waiting to be explored. Cap it off with an open-air lunch at Flippers Beach Bar, or the exquisite cuisine offered daily at The Cliff House, and you have the makings of a day that you’ll wish would never end.


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• #1 Ranked Golf Course in The Bahamas
• Stunning 2.5 mile pink powder sand beach with turquoise water
• Spotting colorful Abaco parrots in the trees


Renting a cabana, cottage or estate home is the ideal way to discover what club membership and home ownership at The Abaco Club are really like.

A variety of these Bahamas vacation rentals are available to suit your preferences, from cozy 1-bedroom Cabanas to 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom Cottages to grand oceanfront Estate Homes.


• 2.5 mile powder-sand beach
• Water Sports: Snorkeling, Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Hobie Cats, Fun Cats, and Paddle Boards
• Golf
• European-style Spa
• Fully Equipped Fitness Center
• All-Weather Tennis Courts
• Heated Resort-style Infinity Pool
• Boating
• Beach Volleyball
• Children’s Activities & Play Area
• Flippers Beach Bar
• The Cliff House Restaurant
• Deep Sea and Bonefishing Charters
• Concierge Services


The Abaco Club spa is a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and revitalize—body and soul. It’s a place where you can choose from a wide range of signature therapeutic treatments and emerge feeling reborn. Treatments like the Royal Hibiscus Signature Facial, Bahamian Rhythmic Touch Therapy, and the popular sugar and salt scrubs utilize clinically proven products from Eminence, along with other locally sourced natural elements, to leave you looking and feeling wonderful.

The Club’s Fitness Center features state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment designed to help you make the most of your workouts. The Club also offers a range of other fitness and exercise programs, including the very popular sunrise workout sessions on the beach as well as personal training opportunities.


With over 650 square miles of beaches, bays, coves and cays, The Abacos offer visitors not just a relaxed way of life, but an inspired way of living.

The Abacos, a string of quiet Bahamian islands, are located 186 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida and just to the northwest of Eleuthera. The pace is decidedly (and intentionally) slower here than you’ll find in Nassau or Freeport, with the main attractions being the crystal-clear waters and secluded beaches of the Atlantic Ocean and The Sea of Abaco. Great Abaco, at 120 miles in length, is the largest island in the Abaco chain and is home to an abundance of wildlife, including wild horses, boar and the noted Abaco Parrot. Small, offshore barrier islands create the protected Sea of Abaco, ideal for boating with countless deserted sand beaches and romantic “out island” villages. The Abaco Club is a secluded enclave situated on Winding Bay, nestled amongst the palms on the island’s western shore.

The Abacos are truly heaven on earth for boaters, sailors, snorkelers, divers and fishermen. Whether you’re looking to cruise amongst the islands and cays in search of a beach to call your own for an afternoon, or to go diving amongst the brilliant tropical fish while you explore wrecks or caves, the aquamarine waters around these islands are brimming with possibilities. Bonefishing is a particular favorite of Abaco visitors, and there are excellent bonefishing waters within minutes of the Club.

There’s also plenty for landlubbers to do in The Abacos. Marsh Harbour is an attractive and thriving town with excellent restaurants, shops, banks, medical facilities and other attractions. Hope Town on Elbow Cay is a quaint harbour village with all manner of shops, restaurants, museums, historic sites, and pastel cottage homes that hearken back to the colonial era. You won’t find a better place to enjoy high tea or sip the favorite local rum drink, the Abaco Smile. The adventures continue in other exotic locales nearby like Green Turtle Cay, Great Guana Cay and Lubbers Quarters Cay, where beach bars and restaurants attract travelers from all over the world and serve up just-caught seafood like grouper, mahi-mahi and the famous conch fritters.

Closer to the club, there’s the historic village of Cherokee, a step back in time to the island’s earliest settlement. Little Harbour (where the club’s dedicated boat slips will be located) is a picturesque, protected harbour that leads out to the Abaco Sea. There you’ll find Pete’s Pub, where you can sample fresh-caught fish and Pete’s tropical drink of the day, as well as a historic foundry and gallery, where beautiful bronze sculptures are created and offered for sale.

The Abacos are also well known for their parks, too—both on land and below the sea. The Fowl Cay Government Preserve is a particular favorite, with abundant sea life, reef formations and undersea tunnels to explore. The south end of Great Abaco, near Hole in the Wall, is home to Abaco National Park, 20,000+ acres of wilderness that’s home to more than 1000 of the brilliantly colored (and often boisterous) Abaco Parrots.


Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH)


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The Abaco Club is located on Great Abaco, the main island of a string of quiet Bahamian islands known as The Abacos that are located 186 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida and just to the northwest of Eleuthera. Despite the club’s remoteness being one of its many charms, the Abaco Club is easily accessed by both air and sea.

The Abaco Club is located just 25 minutes south of Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) with direct regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Nassau, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Airlines servicing Marsh Harbour include American, Delta, Bahamas Air, Silver Air and Tropic Ocean Airways. The Marsh Harbour airport also has excellent FBO facilities for those wishing to fly to Abaco aboard private aircraft.






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