The Abaco Islands lie in the north eastern Bahamas in the Atlantic, two hundred and ninety kilometres east of Palm Beach, Florida. They comprise the main islands of Great Abaco and Little Abaco, along with smaller barrier cays made up of coral and limestone formations. The turquoise water and white sandy beaches provide a beautiful backdrop to the expansive bonefishing grounds.
The 'Marls of Abaco' are situated along the western shore of Great Abaco Island, encompassing a vast swath of prime, wilderness bonefish habitat. The Marls has long been considered one of the most unique and productive fisheries in the Bahamas for its prolific numbers and cooperative fish.
Abaco Lodge is the only fly-fishing operation on the Marls, an area with direct access to some of the best bonefish habitat in the Bahamas, and the world. While it would take a lifetime to fish the entire Marlsand many of their expert guides have spent that much time exploring itAbaco Lodge also offers incredible fishing on the eastern edge of the island. Here you’ll find big ocean-side Bones, shots at Permit and the occasional Tarpon, as well as Barracuda, Shark, and Mutton Snapper.
Abaco lodge is set up primarily as a fly-fishing lodge and is highly regarded as one of the best managed and run operations in the Bahamas. Featuring luxury waterfront accommodation it overlooks world-renowned flats on the west side of Great Abaco Island, just north of Marsh Harbour.
The newly constructed lodge has eight air-conditioned, clean, comfortable and stylish private, single rooms. They all have a private bath, with plenty of storage space for your fishing gear and clothing. Rooms feature large king beds, plush linens, rain showers, and patios that terrace over the rugged shoreline.
As well as a bright comfortable lodge with dining facilities and fully stocked bar (soft drinks, plenty of ice, a blender and mixers for cocktails) the lodge also has a pool, outside fire pit and plenty of patio space to stretch out on the sun loungers. Ideal for kicking back, telling stories over a beer and taking in the stunning views. Amenities include high-speed internet, WIFI connections, phone service, tying room, and a new flat screen TV for all the games.
The lodge shop includes everything you need for a spectacular day of Bahamas bonefishing on the flatsand moreincluding Sage rods, Abel reels, RIO lines, backing and tippets, Costa polarized sunglasses, a prime selection of top-producing flies, sunscreen, lip balm, and logo-wear and packs from top brands such as Patagonia. If you left it at home, you’ll find it here.
In terms of food at the lodge, think fresh, creative, indigenous, and delicious. Abaco Lodge takes pride in serving spectacular food, deriving its acclaimed menu from top local produce and specialising in fresh-from-the-ocean plates brimming with Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Conch, and Lobster.
Tasty appetizers are served on the verandah, where you’ll sample local Bahamian specialties such as cracked Conch, Grouper fingers, and Conch salad. Desserts vary from chocolate decadence to key lime parfaits and rum cake with coconut ice cream. Save room.
Breads, pastries, and treats are baked daily and breakfast features a variety of cereals, fresh-ground coffee and a selection of teas, as well as fruit. Eggs are prepared a-la-carte, with bacon, sausage, and grits or potatoes. Hot cereals are also available.
Place your menu order nightly for the next day’s lunch. They have an open bar policy at the lodge, where you’ll find cold beers, spirits, and a blender for cocktails, as well as soft drinks. House wines such as Chilean Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon will be served with dinner. After dinner coffee, tea, and liquors are served in the sitting room.
Abaco Lodge also caters to special dietary needs.