Local Attractions

Looking for something to do? The Villas at Palmetto Beach are near to many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest.                                                                                                                  

Activities/Services

Turtle Rocks (Short walk in the Sea of Abaco from your own private beach)
Snorkeling to and around the Turtle Rocks is an amazing experience ~ here are comments from some of our guests:
"we saw hundreds of fish...little ones, big ones and great colors too!"  "we saw two eagle rays!"  "it was better than any snorkeling we did in Mexico last year!"

Cuban Mini Spa (Personalized in Villa Service)
Enjoy spa services of manicures, pedicures and massages while relaxing on your own private deck or beach! 

Treasure Cay Beach (14 Minutes)
Treasure Cay Beach has been noted by National Geographic as "one of the top ten beaches in the world."  Enjoy the day with a windsurfer rental on Treasure Cay Beach or kayak tour exploring the estuaries.  Visit the workshop and showroom of Abaco ceramics or for a bite to eat, stop at Florence's Cafe known for their home made breads and world famous sticky buns.  Coco's Bar & Grill is right on the famous beach with tasty meals and drinks.  Take a dip in the well marked swimming area or sit under an umbrella and read a book.  Go to pizza night at The Tipsy Seagull, every Thursday night.  Shopping and groceries are available here too! Located only 10 miles north of the Villas at Palmetto Beach and rated one of the top ten beaches by National Geographic; this is definately a must see!  Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day soaking up the sun and taking in the breath-taking views or take advantage of some of the other activities available.   Within Treasure Cay Resort and Marina area, are pools, bars and restaurants, gift shops, grocery store and Florence's Bakery. As part of the resort you'll find the Spinnaker Restaurant and the hangout spot in the evening is the Tipsy Seagull Bar; right at the marina and steps from Spinnakers.  If there happens to be one of their many fishing tournament taking place, it'll make for a lively occasion.  Outside the resort area you find the popular Touch of Class restaurants.  Also just outside the gate, you might want to check out Abaco Ceramics.  Here you will find all sorts of lovely handcrafted items, which are made on the premises.  The shops owner, Karen McIntosh, has won many awards with cliental world wide.  Finally the Treasure Cay area offers some interesting exploration of Abaco Blue Holes and Wild Abaco Barbs, a type of horse left by the Spanish centuries ago.  The location for both can be found only a few miles from the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina; near the Green Turtle Ferry dock.

Marsh Harbour (20 Minutes)
Gift shops, art galleries, well-stocked grocery stores, liquor stores, and restaurants can be found in most areas throughout Marsh Harbour; offering the largest and most diverse selection of goods and services.  It is also a central location to many points of interest, whether traveling by boat, car or plane. Restaurants offer an elegant island style or a more laid back "mom and pop" atmosphere and offer local bands at several locations throughout the week.  Some favorites are Curly Tails, Mangoes, Snappas and Wally's; just to name a few!  

Albury's Ferry Service
Operates regularly scheduled service between Marsh Harbour and Man-O-War, Hope Town, Great Guana Cay and Scotland Cay.  The fare for adults is $15 one way and $25 round trip, open return.  The fare for children 6-11 years is half price.  Children five years and under ride free.  Albury's Ferry offers special Group Rates for Excursions, Sightseeing. Please Inquire at the Ferry Office.
www.alburysferry.com  (242) 367-0290

Boat Rentals
Captain Plug's Adventures - www.captplug.com  (242) 366-0023
Bare boat rentals are their speciality.  Cruise at your own schedule the many Cays and waters of the Sea of Abaco.  Best for tours within the 130 mile Sea of Abaco.  Great snorkeling and stories too!                                      

Seagull Boat Rentals - Contact Robert Lowe (242) 366-0266
Outstanding for larger groups and those who want deep sea fishing.  A better Captain can't be found!

Attractions

Bahamas Underground Cave and Technical Diving
The Bahamas Underground is the Bahamas only technical and cave diving oriented training and adventure facility.  Located in Marsh Harbour, the Bahamas Underground provides training and guiding services to some of the best blue holes and underwater caves in the Bahamas.
www.bahamasunderground.com  (242) 359-6128

Dive Abaco
Scuba and snorkeling trips.  Instructions.  PADI, NAUI, YMCA & CMAS. Equipment rentals and sales; guided underwater tours, reefs, tunnels and caverns.  Night, shark and wreck dives.  Sunset cruises, island tours, private charters.  Conveniently located in the heart of Marsh Harbour at the Conch Inn Resort & Marina.
www.scuba-diving-snorkeling-abaco-bahamas.com  (800) 247-5338

Treasure Cay Golf Course
Play a round of golf on the 72-par Dick Wilson designed golf course.  At 6,985 yards from the blue tees and with 66 strategically placed sand bunkers, the Treasure Cay golf course presents a formidable challenge with ocean winds, tight fairways and a layout that makes you ponder.
www.treasurecay.com  (800) 327-1584

Places of Interest

Birdwatching at Abaco National Park
In 1994, The Bahamas National Trust established the Abaco National Park primarily to protect the northern most range of the Bahama Parrot.  The Park, located on 20,500 acres of the south-eastern portion of Great Abaco Island encompasses over 5,000 acres of pine forest, the major habitat of the Bahama Parrot.  The Park is also home to many diverse species of birds making this one of the most important bird areas of The Bahamas.  The Park also preserves a large portion of Abaco's water table, protecting her limited fresh water reserves.  The Abaco National Park can be reached by traveling south by car out of Marsh Harbour towards Sandy Point (= 40 minutes).  The park is rich in biodiversity, offering hiking, and bird-watching.    
www.friendsoftheenvironment.org/Abaco_National_Park.html  (242) 367-2721

The Blue Holes of Abaco
The Bahama Platform is composed of primarily of lime stones of shallow water marine origin. Add to this the entire region was considerably affected by sea level changes during the period of the Pleistocene Ice Age.  The water level change encouraged the cave development that exists today.  These numerous caves and sinkholes in the Bahamas and especially the Abacos occasionally reach depths of 300 feet, representing the lowest sea level from those times. These water-filled caves and cavities in the Bahamas are known as "Blue Holes" due to their predominant coloration.  Such caves occur in the interior of islands; on Abaco alone, there are at least 17 caves and blue holes.     
www.bahamascaves.com

Coco Beach, Treasure Cay Bahama Parrot Blue Hole, Abaco
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