A mile or two away, Marriott manages The Abaco Club of Winding Bay. The championship golf course of this full-service, private sporting club offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic along with a sybaritic lifestyle. Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie designed this 18-hole Scottish-style links golf course that was ranked #1 in the Bahamas by Golfweek and Golf Digest.
Sailing offers the chance to get out on the water and explore the rich diversity of the islands. Abaco hosts its fair share of regattas, but two in particular stand out. The annual Five Towns Regatta Time stretches from the American to the Bahamian Independence Day celebrations. Sailing sloops, many from the States, bring enthusiasts to Abaco for this fun-filled and exciting racing series. The competition starts in Green Turtle Cay and finishes in Marsh Harbour eight days later. Expect parties all along the way!
Yet closer to home, the 2014 E-Class sailing invitational takes place in the village of Schooner Bay. This competitive, friendly and fun weekend not only highlights Abaco’s rich sailing tradition, but also shows off the craft of sculling, Bahamian music and many native dishes. The event is sponsored by Bahamian Brewery and Sands Beer.