The Abaco Club on Winding Bay - Abaco, Bahamas

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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 almost 500 acres, The Abaco Club offers a world of relaxation with luxurious residences and guest accommodations, a 2.5-mile white sand beach, a world-class Scottish-style tropical links golf course perennially rated #1 in The Bahamas, and a spectacular offering of other dining, spa, water, leisure and sporting activities. The Club was acquired in 2014 from Ritz-Carlton by Southworth Development, in partnership with a consortium of Abaco Club Members. Since that time, more than $30 million has been invested in enhancements to the property, most notably to the dining facilities, golf course and the extensive new golf practice facility. For more information visit

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Trip Type

Adventure/Eco/Nature, Family Vacation, Golf Getaway, Pet Friendly, Spa & Wellness, Villas, Wedding

Wow Factors

• #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.

Airport Distance

25 minutes

Getting There

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.