Our final Island on the Bahamas FAM trip was Abaco Island.  We arrived at  Cherokee Air and drove through the town which has one stop light. 

We entered a gated resort to find beautiful Abaco Beach Resort.  http://www.abacobeachresort.com We checked into our rooms and gathered in the lobby area to hear about all the wonderful activities that Abaco has to offer.

After that everyone boarded boats to go to Hope Town Hideaway Resort for lunch.  


We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, nice ocean breeze, great drinks, and good food.   We walked around the town, went to Iggy Biggys, Vernon’s Grocery Store and passed a cemetery where 100 people had died from cholera.  

After lunch we boarded the boats again to go to Nippers, a 45-minute ride but worth it.  Nippers (photo below) is very colorful bar with 2 pool areas and a beautiful beach.  We swam in the beach and the pool.  I enjoyed the pool better, because I was knocked over by huge waves three times.  On Sunday’s Nippers has a pig roast and their speciality is Nipper Juice, a very potent rum drink. http://www.nippersbar.com/

After a great day, we arrived back at Abaco Beach Resort and got ready for dinner at Angler’s Restaurant.  During cocktail hour, we tried conch fritters and conch salad while Thierry Pouille, owner of AirJourney.com treated us to a wonderful slide show of the trip.  Dinner was delicious, I had tuna with cellophane noodles, and Pete had skewered chicken.   After dinner, Mark Steinburg and Terry Spurlock presented bottles of “Fire In the Hole Rum” to the pilots in exchange for hearing their “never again” stories.  The rest of the evening was wonderful entertainment by Stephen Colebrook.

Our trip to paradise was over too fast, the next morning we boarded our aircraft and flew back to Banyan at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.  Many thanks to Greg Rolle, Leonard Stuart, The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, the great places we visited, and the wonderful Bahamian people.  We’ll definitely be back because “It’s Better in the Bahamas!” N.B.