Treasure Cay & Resort
Treasure Cay(Map) It may surprise you but, Treasure Cay is not a Cay "any more" but rather the name of the resorts, region and airport serving that area of Great Abaco Island. There are two resorts here, the largest is the Treasure Cay Resort and Marina and the upscale Bahama Beach Club. In addition there are numerous rental homes and villas. Treasure Cay boasts the most beautiful crescent white sand beaches (sat photo) in all the Abacos and in the worlds top 10. It's beach is on Great Abaco Sound.
Most accommodations are in the form of condos, villas and homes which the resorts manage or private agency rents to vacationers. Many condo owners have their own website, use the likes of vrbo.com or can be found on our Accommodations and Services page or with a Google/Yahoo search. One that we thoroughly enjoyed staying is Sanddollar Dreams, which is right on Treasure Cay's famous beach.
Within Treasure Cay Resort and Marina area, are pools, bars and restaurants, gift shops, grocery store and Florence's Bakery. There is a diversity of rental properties pretty much clustered by style. As mentioned villas, townhouses, condos and single family homes. All focus on the beach and marina, pool bar and its restaurants. As part of the resort you'll find Spinnakers Restaurant. It's a first class restaurant where we once dinned on their delicious 9 oz lobster tail - fantastic! And the conch chowder, exceptional. Ask for table 6, 7 or 8 in the Bar area. The Hangout spot in the evening is the Tipsy Seagull. - right at the marina and steps from Spinnakers. The house drink as one might expect is the Tipsy Seagull. If there happens to be one of their fishing tournament taking place in season, it'll make for a lively occasion. If you are lucky, usually "Pizza Night", Chris "The Burner" Russell's, band may be playing. Chris leads one of the best bands we've heard in the Abaco and written about in one of our updates AbacoUpdate.com. He is not just limited to "Island Music", his country repertoire is great too.
As for other activities, be sure to advantage yourself of their renowned 18 hole golf course. Afterwards a swim at their quintessential crescent beach with lunch at their beachside Coco Bar is a must. The marina's dive shop has unfortunately closed (8/14) - suggest Brendal's on Green Turtle or Troy at Dive Guana. At the Treasure Cay Marina you'll also find the fishing charters are endless, ranging from deep sea to bay or bone fishing. The Marina is also the home base of the ferry "Prozac" which runs to Guana Cay / Nippers and places elsewhere. Their slip is near the Tipsy Seagull. (365-8749)
Outside the resort area you'll find the popular Touch of Class restaurant. They will send a courtesy shuttle to pick you up and bring you home after dinner. Closer in but just outside the resort gate is Treasure Cay's newest resort which includes a Mediterranean style restaurant called "Treasure Sands Club. It's right on the beach front and has had some very positive reviews.
For things to do, 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 and has cliental world wide. It's just outside the gate. All in all the Resort area is a great location for day trips to Green Turtle and Guana Cays with a rental boat from one of the agencies in the area. See Boating Abaco, and remember the reason why you came to this part of the world - the waters and the Beaches.
The Nearby Blue Hole and Highest Point in All of Abaco.
Treasure Cay Area offers some interesting exploration namely one of many Blue Holes, which is a short hop from the resorts front entrance and only a few miles from the Green Turtle Ferry dock (see slideshow). And finally, on the road between Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour you will be passing the highest point in Abaco. And that be 134 feet! Not very high I know, but a lot higher than the costal keys and barrier islands of the US. (Map) It's Just off a dirt road heading east. You'll see a tower erected in earlier times by real estate interests. On a recent visit I climbed to the top and took the picture shown below.