With winter nearly over, it’s the perfect time to start planning a warm getaway with Air Unlimited and simultaneously support ecotourism in North Eleuthera! This beautiful island destination offers the ideal escape, giving visitors the chance to be one with nature and enjoy the environment, while leaving it as undisturbed as they found it. In addition to sunbathing on a beach and enjoying the delicious cuisine, tourists also have many eco-friendly, adventurous options to fully immerse themselves in the island life.
Ripley Head Cliff
Just a short boat ride away from Eleuthera, Ripley Head Cliff is found in Spanish Wells – perfect for visitors looking to explore the uniqueness of these Bahamian islands. To truly appreciate the landscape, many travelers jump off the cliff or rope swing into the clear blue water. Also nearby, Spanish Wells Fishing is one of the many places in the Bahamas that offers the unique experience of swimming with the pigs.
Bahamas Ocean Safaris
Visitors can easily travel to the Bahamas Ocean Safaris while at Ripley Head Cliff – just a quick 13-minute walk west of the cliff. Travelers can participate in many adventurous outdoor activities at Bahamas Ocean Safaris, such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Bahamas Ocean Safaris allow visitors to explore the coral reefs and observe marine life in their natural habitat with guided tours and customized itineraries.
Sapphire Blue Hole
On the main island of Eleuthera, the Sapphire Blue Hole is a hidden gem camouflaged behind lush trees and wildlife. Much like its name alludes to, Sapphire Blue Hole is a rich blue body of water that offers family-friendly fun. Travelers will be able to jump into the water, swim and soak in all the beauty nature has to offer. Sapphire Blue Hole is located a quick 13-minute drive away from the North Eleuthera airport.
A 15-minute walk east of Sapphire Blue Hole on the main island of Eleuthera, visitors can also explore Preacher’s Cave. The cave was discovered in the 1600s by Captain William Sayles. Unique in its history and charm, Preacher’s Cave gives travelers a better understanding of North Eleuthera’s story.
There are many natural treasures that these Bahamian islands have to offer through ecotourism in North Eleuthera. Book a direct flight to this tropical paradise with Air Unlimited for the perfect post-winter getaway starting mid-March.
Every four years, we are given the gift of an extra day – so our team at Air Unlimited is offering a leap year travel guide for those looking to make the most of the additional 24 hours in February.
The history behind the leap year stems from the idea that Earth’s orbit is not exactly 365 days – it’s estimated to be 365.25 days, which may seem small, but adds up over time. After 300 years, January 1 would land in fall, and after 600 years, it would land in summer. To prevent the calendar year from being thrown off, an extra day is added to the month of February every four years.
Air Unlimited recommends spending this extra day in the stunning Abaco Islands. Our boutique airline flies directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, two beautiful destinations in the Abacos. Our crew can get you to paradise in a little over an hour, so you have more time to spend in these amazing islands!
Marsh Harbour is perfect for travelers looking to relax on the beach and experience the Bahamian restaurants, hotels and bars. Pete’s Pub & Gallery in Little Harbour is a classic beach restaurant and pub where you can sample Bahamian fare, while overlooking the ocean waves crashing onto the sand.
For adventurous travelers, Treasure Cay is a popular spot for scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, and even a round of golf. Our destinations page lists additional businesses that are open and welcoming visitors in the Abacos.
Time is one of our most valued resources, so this leap year travel in style with Air Unlimited and make priceless memories in the Abaco Islands!
Your search for a spring vacation destination is over – visit Spanish Wells with Air Unlimited! This Bahamian district is just a short boat ride away from North Eleuthera, one of Air Unlimited’s direct flight destinations. Our team is offering an inside look into the history of this community and giving expert insight as to why Spanish Wells is the perfect location for your upcoming spring holiday.
The people of Spanish Wells are welcoming travelers with open arms in an effort to boost tourism to the area, and continue to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian. Known to be a small, world-class fishing town, Spanish Wells is a destination for those who desire to be free of the hustle and bustle of a tourist town.
Spanish Wells has a rich history, making this charming community desirable for travelers interested in experiencing the spirit of this captivating city. The village natives are descendants of original Eleutheran Adventurers and Loyalists, who were known for their seamanship. The original inhabitants of Spanish Wells were either British settlers from the 1600s, or Loyalists from the 1700s, bringing over the English language spoken with a British accent. These settlers also brought the quaint New England style architecture that is still around today.
Now, Spanish Wells is a destination for world-class bone fishing and snorkeling. A widely known spot in the Spanish Wells is the Devil’s Backbone barrier reef. Home to many shipwrecks, including The William dating back to 1648, and the USS Boston in 1846, this snorkeling adventure is a history lesson of its own. This reef is now known as “snorkeler’s paradise,” and is home to stingrays, moray eels, and a variety of coral formations.
Air Unlimited’s flights to North Eleuthera are now available to book for your trips starting mid-March. Visit Spanish Wells for your upcoming spring holiday with Air Unlimited – only a luxury flight and a quick boat ride separates you from experiencing the deep history of this charming city!
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching – think outside of the (chocolate) box this year and gift your loved one a romantic getaway to the Abaco Islands with Air Unlimited!
Many restaurants, resorts and attractions affected from Hurricane Dorian are reopen and warmly welcome you and your date to enjoy quality time at their romantic destinations. To help plan your vacation, our destinations page lists businesses that are currently open. For a nontraditional Valentine’s Day, couples can also consider volunteering in relief efforts, opening their hearts to the island communities in need.
What says romantic Valentine’s Day getaway more than spending the day on one of the best beaches in the Abaco Islands? We recommend booking your stay at The Abaco Inn, where you can end each day watching the sunset and enjoying the view of the Sea of Abaco from the comfort of your own villa. Recently, our team visited The Abaco Inn. The Inn looks and feels like the same beloved resort that has been serving guests for many years – the friendly staff, excellent service and fresh food was outstanding.
For couples who want to show their love for the Abacos by joining community relief efforts, they can volunteer to help others through verified organizations and volunteer groups like All Hands and Hearts. Through this organization, teams are working around the clock to rebuild schools in Marsh Harbour, as well as other community-based facilities like clinics and the local library.
By flying with Air Unlimited, couples can board a luxury flight to the Abacos on one of our nine-seater planes. Couples will experience a top-notch, romantic getaway from the moment they arrive at our private hangar, where you’ll be greeted with complimentary valet parking, and enjoy a quick check-in & boarding process.
Air Unlimited’s boutique airline is ready to help create a last-minute romantic getaway for you and your partner this Valentine’s Day – book your trip now at www.flyairunlimited.com.
A recent article from the Orlando Sentinel shares the news that Air Unlimited has officially resumed its scheduled island services, as Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts continue. The article highlights that from its inception, Air Unlimited’s first travel destination was the Abacos, making this Bahamian destination a place that is extra special to the crew.
Taking a trip to the Bahamas right now is guaranteed to provide memories that will last a lifetime, while also supporting island recovery, regardless of where you visit. By planning a trip to areas in need, travelers can volunteer in between beach time, to make an impact and bring home a sense of philanthropic accomplishment. Visiting areas untouched by the hurricane, travelers can experience the traditional Bahamas vacation, while their tourism dollars will continue to fuel the reconstruction of communities and assist Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
With this in mind, there are more reasons to travel to the Bahamas than ever before, and there is something for everyone to enjoy upon arrival.
Mark Neubauer, co-founder of Air Unlimited, recalled a recent trip to the Abacos in his interview with the Orlando Sentinel, describing that he is impressed by how much the island has recovered since the hurricane. Mark saw the islands immediately after the hurricane hit, so he has seen firsthand the progress being made. Mark notes that a semblance of normalcy is returning to the hard-hit areas of the Abacos, as power is being restored and running water is returning. Many fan-favorite island destinations are re-open for business.
According to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, 84 percent of the Bahamas’ hotels and restaurants are back in operation. Additionally, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation exceeded a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019.
For the new travel year ahead, Air Unlimited encourages travelers to explore the Abacos and offers recommendations on places to visit, such as:
- Pete’s Pub & Gallery, located in Little Harbour, is open Fridays 4-9 p.m., with dinner served from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon until 6 p.m. Pete’s is known for its oceanic and nature inspired large sculptures and is the only working sculpture foundry in the Bahamas.
- Abaco Inn has reopened to guests. The bar is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Stay at a waterfront villa, lounge on the secluded beach, or take a dip in the turquoise sea. See their Facebook for further updates.
- The Green Turtle Club Marina is now open, with rooms and some villas available to be booked starting on March 1. Located in Green Turtle Cay, this marina is surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches in the Abacos. Check their website or Facebook for more information.
- The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is now open and welcoming guests and members to experience the club. Golf, fish, partake in tropical beach activities (and more) at this family-friendly international sporting club.
- Firefly Sunset Resort is open Monday through Saturday. Located on the Sea of Abaco, this resort is one of the favorites in Hope Town. Overnight accommodations should be available beginning March 2020.
- Cruise Abaco is accepting reservations beginning April 1. Check their website to learn more about the available fleet and book your preferred charter.
Everything that makes the Abaco Islands beautiful is still there – the beaches, the sunsets, the weather, and the people. Book a flight with Air Unlimited today and help support the Abacos, as Dorian recovery continues!