Welcome to Frangipani Cottage, a vacation rental cottage on Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.
About Great Guana Cay
The Abacos are a group of Bahamian islands located approximately 175 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. Great Guana Cay is an out-island off the coast of Great Abaco, the third largest island in the Bahamas. Approximately seven miles long and varying in width from 200 yards to 1/2 mile, this "Loyalist Cay" has an old English population of 150 residents that live in and around the settlement. Guana Cay lies between Green Turtle and Man-O-War Cays with the electric blue Atlantic Ocean to the east and the resplendent turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco to the west.
Surf & Turf
Vacationers in search of the "Perfect 10" in beaches can end their quest at Guana Cay. A picture perfect pink sand beach that offers wonderful swimming, snorkeling and beach combing. Beach-entry snorkelers and divers can explore the Great Abaco Barrier Reef which starts less than 50 feet from shore. Elkhorn, Brain and Star coral form caves and trails that lead to coral gardens and tropical fish in every vibrant color imaginable swim within reach, but look and don't touch as the reef is a protected area. A short boat trip can take you to Fowl Cay National Park underwater preserves. Arrange a dive or snorkel trip with Troy or Maria of Dive Guana for an adventure you will not forget.
So many islands, so little time!
The Abacos are a boaters paradise. Rent a boat from Blue Wave Rentals or one of several rental companies in Marsh Harbour and spend your leisure days island hopping. Visit the Hope Town Lighthouse on Elbow Cay, Man-O-War's boat building shops or the museums and shops on Green Turtle Cay. Hire a fishing guide or try your luck at Bonefishing on the flats. Just offshore you can test your newest fishing tackle on tuna, wahoo, dolphin and billfish, or fish the reefs for snapper and grouper.
What's on the Cay?
There are a number of restaurants on the island; Grabbers Bar & amp; Grill, Bakers Bay Restaurant, Island Flavors, Orchid Bay Marina Restaurant and Nippers Bar & Grill. Reserve Sunday afternoon for Nippers famous pig roast. The Guana Harbor Grocery has everything you will need, if home cooking is what you desire. Check out Milo's for fresh fruits and vegetables, Nippers T-shirt & Souvenir Shop, and Fig Tree Wine & Spirits. We do recommend a golf cart for exploring the island and rentals are available on the island.
If your idea of a relaxing vacation includes golf, night clubs and gambling, Great Guana Cay is not for you.