With its calm waters, warm breezes and stunning panoramic views, the Abaco Islands are an ideal location for the perfect family vacation. Our Air Unlimited crew has firsthand experience exploring the islands and has some great recommendations for families traveling to the Abacos. Whether you’re craving action-packed water sports or have your sights set on a uniquely serene experience with your loved ones – you won’t want to miss these bucket list ideas.
Island Hopping Destinations
A unique group of islands form a 120-mile-long chain, helping the Abacos stretch over 650 square miles. With bay-scalloped coastlines, dream-worthy coves and picture-perfect harbors, it’s no surprise that island hopping by boat is one of our favorite family activities in this area and something that should be on everyone’s trip bucket list.
Our recommended destinations and experiences by boat include:
- Private relaxation at Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay
- This desolate oasis is perfect for a more private beach experience amid soft white sand and coconut trees.
- Scenic views from the Hope Town Lighthouse
- This candy-striped landmark is one of the last manually operated lighthouses in the world and boasts outstanding views from the top.
- Brendal’s Dive Center at Green Turtle Cay
- This dive shop offers everything from snorkeling and scuba diving to glass bottom boat tours to explore one of the world’s largest barrier reefs.
Mouth-Watering Bites & Delights
While traveling in the Abacos, you’ll want to make sure to cross off the top food and drink destinations from your bucket list. The Bahamas has a lively food scene from restaurants and bars to bakeries and ice cream parlors.
For families, here are some of our favorite dining spots in the Abacos:
- Family dining at Firefly Bar & Grill
- The terrace is a great place to catch the sunset over the Sea of Abaco, a beautiful saltwater lagoon, while enjoying a delicious meal of fresh fish and local cuisine.
- Island Bakery in Marsh Harbour
- The perfect place to cool off while enjoying baked breads and pastries that have delighted guests for decades.
- Café La Florence in Treasure Cay
- They’re famous in the islands for their freshly baked cinnamon rolls, which are big enough for two.
A Unique Wilderness Experience
Flights to the Abacos are always met with incredibly unique experiences that families rarely have the chance to experience elsewhere. There are very few tropical locations throughout the world that offer the opportunity to swim with wild pigs on an otherwise uninhabited island.
For bucket list ideas like this, be sure to check out these top recommendations:
- Wild Pigs at No Name Cay
- You’ll find a group of pigs swimming in the crystal-clear waters that are fun to feed and picture-ready, so bring your camera!
- Sharks and Stingrays at Manjack Cay
- There is a small cove right off the cay that is home to a group of friendly stingrays and harmless sharks for an incredible snorkeling experience.
If you’re looking for additional recommendations on local activities to try, visit our destinations page for more insight into each island and where to explore. To get there, Air Unlimited offers affordable, luxury flights for families traveling to the Abacos. Visit us online or give us a call at (407) 585-4300.
This past year, 126 million people visited Florida, breaking the highest number of visitors the state has ever recorded. Many of these tourists are attracted to Central Florida for its renown theme parks and often overlook the chance to experience more than a few roller coasters during their stay. By extending their trip by just a few days, travelers can elevate their Florida vacation to include an Abacos getaway with Air Unlimited, adding on an incredible destination that’s only a short flight away.
It’s an easy way to have a vacation within your vacation – after spending a few days exploring the area’s theme parks and entertainment, you can take advantage of Florida’s close proximity to the Caribbean with a quick flight to the Abacos. With Air Unlimited, you’ll waste no time in getting there, so you can squeeze in an extra destination, without any extra travel stress.
If you’re staying around the Orlando theme parks, you’ll be happy to know that Air Unlimited is conveniently situated just outside the city, in Sanford. Once you arrive to our private hangar, you’ll be on the plane and on your way to the islands within 30-minutes. We offer free valet parking and luggage up to 40 pounds, as well as by-passed security lines, so travel is hassle-free.
Riding with Air Unlimited, you’ll already feel you’re on ‘vacation time’, as every seat boasts window views overlooking the beautiful ocean below, and the flight is just over an hour to paradise. We fly directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay in the Abacos, which are two beautiful island destinations in the Bahamas Out Islands. Upon arrival, you’ll be swept away by some of the world’s most idolized beaches and resorts, while tucked away from the Caribbean’s more crowded tourist hotspots.
The next time you’re looking to visit Central Florida, consider adding one more stop to your trip itinerary – the Abacos. This destination is the perfect cherry on top to any vacation and offers the chance to experience all-new activities like diving with sea life and island hopping. Each island is rich in history, arts, culture and excursions, so the hardest part of your trip will be deciding what to do!
To book a vacation within your vacation, reserve an Abacos getaway with Air Unlimited by visiting, www.flyairunlimited.com.
Central Florida is known for its outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment, making it a top destination for locals and tourists alike. Beyond its famed theme parks and resorts, Central Florida is also home to affordable luxury airline, Air Unlimited, a hidden gem in Sanford that offers travelers a top-notch experience with free valet parking, fast check-in and free baggage up to 40-pounds.
Here are some of the region’s other best-kept secrets:
- Downtown Sanford – Just a short drive from Air Unlimited, Downtown Sanford is rich in history and offers a variety of things to do. A great way to visit multiple stops in a short period of time is by taking one of the city’s tours. You can consider one of the Sanford Food Tours or a Limo Cycle Tour for a great day of exploration and delights. There’s also the Sanford Museum, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, award-winning food and drink hotspots, and so much more.
- Lake Eola Park – Downtown Orlando features Lake Eola, a central lake that locals frequent for its iconic fountain, swan-shaped paddle boats and lively amphitheater. Surrounding the lake, you’ll find a lineup of local eateries, shops and artwork – all situated amid the lake’s beautiful parks, landscaping and flower beds. While many local residents are already familiar with this destination, it’s a park that visitors and tourists don’t want to miss.
- Wekiwa Springs – This state park is a natural wonder located in close proximity to both Sanford and Orlando, making it a convenient place for all to visit. Here, you can immerse yourself in wildlife and enjoy swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking or fishing. You can even stay the night at one of the park’s camping or lodging sites.
- Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour – This quaint boat tour is in the heart of Winter Park, a charming city and mecca for art, culture and community events. One of the city’s hidden gems is its Scenic Boat Tour, which invites travelers to experience an hour-long, guided tour across three of the city’s outstanding lakes. Passengers can enjoy the area’s wildlife and landscapes, in addition to views of breathtaking private homes and estates that decorate the shorelines.
Next time you’re looking for things to do in Central Florida, consider trying something new and off-the-beaten-path. Explore areas beyond the theme parks, such as Downtown Sanford or Winter Park, and during your visit, be sure to check out the coolest airline in town, Air Unlimited. To learn more about this affordable luxury airline, visit www.flyairunlimited.com.
At our boutique airline, Air Unlimited, we are proud to say we have a new shining star, Bria. Bria is a six-year-old yellow lab, who is quickly becoming the “co-pilot” of our operations, having flown thousands of miles with our airline ever since she was a puppy. Manning the plane is Bria’s owner, and one of our airline’s co-owners and pilots, Chick Gregg. Bria has long been a star in our hearts, but lately her fame has taken new heights, as she has made recent appearances on Good Morning America, Yahoo and the local Orlando CBS news station, WKMG (TV and online). She’s also quickly becoming the latest pet influencer, as every news outlet that has covered Bria has also been sharing her story on social media.
Bria got the travel bug when she was 12 weeks old! Chick and his wife, Lisa, flew her from Missouri to her new home in sunny Central Florida. Since then, she’s become a jetsetter! WKMG reported that Bria has “flown at least 30,000 miles from Orlando to the Bahamas all the way to the Colorado hills – giving passengers a better flying experience.” Bria loves to greet guests at the hangar and her relaxed nature helps reduce the anxiety of passengers. Chick is quoted saying, “She’ll go say hello, and she’ll sit until they pet her.”
Nowadays, Bria can often be found hanging out at the Air Unlimited hangar or in the co-pilot seat on one of the airline’s planes. As soon as Chick says, “You want to go?” to Bria, she immediately starts wagging her tail and barking before finding her seat in the car or the plane.
Naturally, with frequent time spent around loud engines, keeping Bria calm and content is a top priority. Good Morning America reported that Chick invested in a pair of “mutt muffs” to protect Bria’s ears from loud noises and prevent her from getting nervous during her adventures in the sky. In fact, Chick recommends “mutt muffs” to any pets that are easily startled by noise or are prone to travel anxiety.
On long haul flights, Chick also makes sure Bria has time for exercise before the flight, and spends time throwing a ball for her during fuel stops. After that, “she jumps back on board, ready to go again,” WKMG reports.
With all of Bria’s newfound stardom across the news, we can only hope that she doesn’t become too much a diva. If we aren’t careful, she’ll soon be requesting filet mignon as her next in-flight meal.
Bria isn’t the only pup who flies with our boutique airline, so if you’re interested in bringing your pet along on your next trip, consider flying with us. Air Unlimited’s pet-friendly policies make sure that every member of the family is included on your next vacation. For more information visit, www.flyairunlimited.com.
Airlines collected $5 billion in baggage fees in 2018 – along with billions more in other added fees and hidden charges – at record high numbers. On your next Abacos vacation, you can avoid these common airline fees by flying with Air Unlimited.
Air Unlimited avoids charging fliers for basic travel needs, such as bringing a bag on a trip or acquiring a boarding pass for the plane. The boutique airline offers complimentary perks, including free luggage (and pets!) up to 40 lbs., as well as free valet parking. Co-owners Chick Gregg and Mark Neubauer know that these are some of the most common travel pain points, and therefore, believe these services should be included with a ticket. They set up Air Unlimited so it can operate without hidden or nuisance fees for things that every traveler needs on their journey, such as parking and luggage.
“At Air Unlimited, the guest experience is our top priority from the moment they start the booking process,” says Gregg. “We want travelers to feel like they have reliable options like Air Unlimited –affordable air carriers that won’t start piling on unexpected, additional fees before a trip.”
Another common fee that fliers are able to by-pass with Air Unlimited? Seating fees. With many commercial air carriers, passengers pay additional fees for seat selection and upgraded seating options. At Air Unlimited, guests headed on an Abacos vacation are treated like first-class fliers from the moment they arrive to the hangar – at no additional cost. Each plane seats up to nine passengers with plenty of leg room, abundant aisle space and spectacular window views. This means every seat is an “upgraded” seat for passengers.
Air Unlimited also offers its Book of 10 deal that comes with cost-saving bonus perks, like no fees for booking changes. This is especially great for fliers who have a vacation home or property in the Abacos and therefore might not know exactly when they plan to come and go. It gives travelers added flexibility. The Book of 10 also locks in flight rates, allowing these pre-purchased tickets to avoid any increases in ticket costs during peak season.
Don’t let baggage fees and added costs prevent you from flying to paradise this summer. Choose Air Unlimited for an affordable and luxurious Abacos vacation and you won’t have to worry about unexpected charges. To learn more about our daily scheduled flights, or our Book of 10 deal, visit www.flyairunlimited.com.
Summer is almost here, and as the weather heats up so does the list of exciting things to do in the Abaco Islands. From celebrating Bahamian Independence to boating events and festivals, everyone in your family is sure to have a great trip to the Abacos this summer.
This year, summer kicks off with the Abaco Goombay Summer Festival, which runs on Friday, June 14th and Friday, June 21st. This family-friendly festival showcases the exciting culture of the Bahamas. You can taste local cuisine, listen to live music and purchase handcrafted Bahamian goods. Better leave some extra room in your suitcase! If you attend this festival, you’ll even experience a Junkanoo rush-out, in which local dance troupes parade through the streets in dazzling, colorful costumes to the island rhythms of goatskin drums, cowbells, bugles and whistles.
Regatta time is another great event taking place in the Abacos this summer, and it is the perfect way to get in some time on the water while competing with other racing boats. Regatta Time officially begins on June 25th and runs through July 4th. The race kicks off in Marsh Harbour, and boaters will spend the following days sailing through some of the most beautiful islands in the Abacos.
Looking for the ultimate party this summer? You have to check out the Cheeseburger in Paradise party in Green Turtle Cay. This event began in the 1980s as a way for Jimmy Buffet fans to meet up and spend some time together under the tropical sunshine. Since then, the party has grown, and partygoers can spend the day boat hopping with their families. Did we mention that record-breaking numbers of free margaritas and hamburgers are given out each year at this event? This one-day-only party is set for July 2nd, so make your plans now.
The Bahamas is also excited to celebrate 46 years as a fully independent nation on July 10th. The Bahamas separated from the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973, but it remains a member of The Commonwealth of Nations. Join locals to celebrate with a week of Junkanoo, carnival parades and firework displays.
With so many exciting events happening in the Abacos this summer, it’s no surprise that Air Unlimited is expanding its flight options. Book your trip to the Abacos today at www.flyairunlimited.com, and experience any of the incredible celebrations happening this summer. You might experience something new, or simply have a great time enjoying the culture and the sunshine with your friends and family.
Wellness tourism is one of the fastest growing areas of travel and could serve more than 1 billion travelers this year as people are increasingly trying to find new ways to unplug and destress. Wellness travel focuses on promoting health and wellbeing while also allowing travelers to experiencing stunning destinations. A luxury getaway in the Abacos is the perfect way for you to destress, recharge the body and nourish the mind.
We live in a fast-paced world where work is no longer confined to a nine to five desk job. People are regularly checking work emails from the moment they wake up until the moment they fall asleep at night – but in the Abacos you can truly unwind. In fact, research has shown that serotonin, a chemical in the body that is known to make people feel happy, is almost immediately released when you arrive on the beach. The beach is also a great way to get in some natural light therapy, which is recommended by doctors and therapists to help combat anxiety and stress. Imagine how relaxed and at ease you would feel after a weekend lounging on the pristine, white sand beaches in the Abaco Islands.
To take relaxation to the next level during your trip to the Abacos, consider booking a spa day at Island Spirit Day Spa in Treasure Cay or The Abaco Club’s exclusive spa. Aside from making you feel great, massage therapy also helps to reduce fatigue, improve sleep, eliminate toxins and improve circulation.
Want to add a little exercise into your vacation? Yoga has been shown to improve athletic performance, increase protection from injury and improve cardiovascular and circulatory health. Relaxing outdoor yoga classes are offered at many of the resorts – The Abaco Beach Club offers classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort offers classes on Mondays and Fridays.
If yoga isn’t your thing, take a walk around Hope Town and explore one of the many quaint villages in the Bahamas or book an excursion that allows you to get more active. Some of our recommendations include Cruise Abaco, which offers both charter services and day sails where guests can visit surrounding islands, and Dive Abaco for snorkeling and underwater adventures.
A luxury getaway in the Abacos is the perfect way to unplug from work and the stresses of like back home – but you don’t have to wait until you land to start relaxing. Book a trip with Air Unlimited at www.flyairunlimited.com, and you can feel at ease from the moment you step foot in our hangar. We’ll handle everything while you sit back in our spacious planes and enjoy the view.
Many flights from Florida to the Bahamas cost several hundred dollars, yet still expect travelers to endure long security lines, dreaded layovers and additional parking, pet and baggage fees (which can really add up). In fact, a study conducted by the International Air Transport Association shows that a majority of flyers believe a few airport hassles top the rest, including how much time is wasted, the inconvenience of security and the hassle of checking luggage. Are you interested in how a luxury flight experience avoids these dreaded travel pains – at a price that’s more affordable than you’d think? If so, Air Unlimited has insight on how a little extra investment might be worth it for travelers in search of stress-free travel.
At Air Unlimited, up to nine guests are invited to fly in style for the affordable price of a commercial first-class ticket. Daily flights are available from Sanford, Florida to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, and tickets include free luggage up to 40 lbs., free valet parking and quick security. The experience has you arriving at the hangar and boarding the plane in a fraction of the time of any commercial airline. Then, the flight is just over an hour to paradise with every seat featuring plenty of legroom and outstanding window views. Additionally, our direct flights mean you won’t waste any vacation time at a connecting airport, and instead, you will be able to spend more time exploring the islands.
Based in Sanford, Florida, Air Unlimited serves travelers not only statewide, but nationwide too, and a luxury flight experience isn’t the only thing attracting customers from far-and-wide. Central Florida is a destination that millions of people seek to visit throughout the year. With people from all over the country visiting Central Florida as a touch point to board a cruise and head to the tropical islands – it makes sense to take a luxury flight to the islands instead. Tourists flocking the region for its famed theme parks, entertainment and dining can consider extending their vacation to include a quick flight to the Bahamas as the cherry-on-top to a perfect trip.
Regardless of the journey that brings you to our hangar, Air Unlimited ensures that a hassle-free experience awaits you at our front door. A luxury flight experience is unlike any other, so instead of enduring through common travel pains, consider booking with us for a truly relaxing getaway. You can book your next trip online, and if you plan to frequent the islands, we also offer a Book of Coupons with an annual fixed price and added traveler benefits.
Nothing is better than a relaxing vacation with all your loved ones. When you book an Abaco getaway, you are booking a fabulous beach vacation for every member of the family, even the four-legged members. We know traveling with your pets can seem daunting, but if you are prepared, it really is a breeze. Here are some of our tips for bringing your pets on a flight, whether it’s flying to the Abacos or traveling to a different destination:
- Visit your veterinarian. – Make sure you plan a vet visit a few weeks ahead of your trip. Your vet will make sure your pet has all of its vaccines and will sign a health certificate, which is required for travel on many airlines. Every state adheres to different policies, so make sure to do your research to ensure you don’t miss any important steps leading up to and during your trip. Additionally, your vet can also provide you with tips for keeping your pet calm during the flight.
- Plan ahead. – Receiving the correct documentation and confirming flight arrangements can take time, so it’s always a good idea to book in advance. If you are flying to the Abacos with your pet, you can learn more about the process and what you will need on The Government of the Bahamas website or at Bahama’s Pet Permit. Additionally, some airlines have a limit on the number of pets allowed per flight and reserving ahead of time can guarantee your furry friend a ticket before they sell-out. Don’t forget that you should also pack your pet’s favorite toys, treats, and necessities into an easily accessible bag the night before you leave for vacation.
- Think about meal time. – We all know that travel is a nightmare when we don’t feel well, and the same goes for our pets. Because of this, it’s a good idea to avoid feeding your pet a large meal right before boarding the plane to prevent an upset stomach. Also, make sure they have something to chew on during take-off and landing. This will help prevent their ears from popping and will make them more comfortable.
- Schedule play time before travel time. – Travel time can make for a long day for our furry friends, so make sure you schedule some time for your pet to run around and play before you head to the airport. This will help them release their energy, and a tired pet will rest easier on the plane.
- Fly direct, whenever possible. – Layovers are already inconvenient but imagine trying to manage a pet through a connecting flight. As bad as the wait is for you, it’s even harder for your pet. If possible, try to cut down your pet’s total air time and travel time by booking direct flights.
Flying with Air Unlimited makes taking your pet on an Abaco getaway easier than ever. Two pets are allowed on board per flight and are welcome to relax in the cabin space with you. If your pet is more energetic, they can fly on a close harness or in a pet carrier next to you. Once you land, you and your four-legged friend will be well rested and ready for fun in the sun. Call us today for more information at (407) 585-4300.
Summer is quickly approaching, so kids will be out of school soon and ready to spend more time with friends and family. Take advantage of this long-awaited break by booking an Abacos vacation with Air Unlimited. We offer a top-notch flight experience to some of the Caribbean’s most unique island destinations, perfect for the whole family.
The Bahamas has hundreds of islands, but instead of going to the overcrowded and commercialized areas, take your family to the relaxing and intimate islands of the Abacos. Here, your kids will delight in the wonders of island culture and ocean life, taking time off from their screens to enjoy breathtaking scenery and adventure. Parents can bask in the sun, enjoying some much-needed relaxation, while the kids play in the shallow, clear waters and build sandcastles by their feet.
If you’d like to go fishing with your kids, but don’t want to commit to a full day out on the water, we recommend visiting a public dock – visitors are welcome to fish at most local docks in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, and Hope Town. Regardless of where you decide to drop a line, if you plan to fish without a licensed guide it is recommended that you look into the Fishing Rules and Regulations, and consider asking a local dive shop or charter guide with any questions during your trip. Once you get situated fishing, your kids will love the experience of catching their first fish, and you can identify fish together using a simple fishing guide.
Parents can also look into the Bahama Buddies Program for their younger ones to experience the island from the local perspective. This program pairs local children with Abaco visitors to explore the island together, learning firsthand how the community lives, and trying out popular island activities, like catching and cleaning fish, cracking conch and making island crafts. The Abaco Beach Resort hosts the program and participants always walk away with fun memorabilia, photos and exciting stories to tell those back home.
After a fun-filled vacation, top it off with a sweet treat that you know the whole family will enjoy. The Island Bakery in Marsh Harbour is a perfect place to cool off while enjoying baked bread and pastries that have delighted guests for decades. Cafe La Florence in Treasure Cay is another great option for the sweet tooth in your family. They’re famous in the islands for their freshly baked cinnamon rolls, which are big enough for two.
From its quaint beaches and tropical adventures to its tasty treats, the Abacos is the perfect place for the ultimate family trip. Avoid the summer crowds often found at the Bahamas’ main tourist hotspots and choose to take an Abacos vacation instead. Start your trip off with Air Unlimited to by-pass long lines and packed planes, so your trip is hassle-free from start to finish! Book online today and check out our coupon books here.
With over 100,000 miles of shimmering turquoise waters surrounding the Bahamas’ Out-Islands, it is no surprise that the Abacos are considered the boating capital of the Bahamas. When you vacation in Marsh Harbour, you become immersed in a world of boats made for leisure, sporting, and fishing, as well as super yachts crafted for a day of luxury.
Marsh Harbour is the ultimate boating destination for those looking for convenience and comfort. The Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina is the largest marina in the Bahamas with 198 boat slips and dozens of amenities. This marina offers guests 24-hour security, Internet, TV, full detailing, cleaning, electricity and fueling services. Other amenities are included for your enjoyment, such as pools with a swim-up bar, free showers, token laundry, nightly entertainment, and more. Also, guests who prefer to spend the day at sea and the night on land can still stay close to the action at the Abaco Beach Resort, never missing a sunrise sail.
The Abaco Beach Resort and Marina also offers competitive pricing with rates as low as $3.10 per foot per day for a short-term slip rental and $1.50 per foot per day for a long-term slip rental. Thinking of planning a private rendezvous? Group rates are also offered, and marina experts will gladly help plan a custom event that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. The culinary team can even assist in planning an island-inspired menu for your guests when you return from a day on the water.
For less experienced boaters or travelers without their own vessel, boats can be rented daily at the marina, or through nearby rental companies such as Cj’s Abaco Dorado Boat Rentals, Blue Wave Boat Rentals or Dream Yacht Charters. With so many rentals to choose from, you are sure to find the right boat to fit your needs.
Next time you’re looking to set sail, consider a vacation in Marsh Harbour. Forget the hassle and schedule your boat ahead of time or rent one when you get there. When you fly with Air Unlimited, you can be out of the sky and on the docks faster than you can raise the anchor! Book online at www.flyairunlimited.com.
Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, so why not make it even more memorable by planning an Abaco Island getaway to coincide with your big day? The Abacos is a great place to travel, whether it’s for a bachelor/bachelorette party, destination wedding or honeymoon celebration.
Located in the Bahamas, the turquoise waters and powdery sand of the Abaco Islands are a huge draw for many wedding festivities. It’s the perfect place to soak up some sun and get that wedding glow with your spouse, friends and loved ones.
Beyond the sea and sand, there’s plenty to do in the Abacos. You can sign up for some relaxation by booking a spa session at Island Spirit Day Spa in Treasure Cay or The Abaco Club’s exclusive spa. If you’re staying in Hope Town, you can visit the iconic Hope Town Lighthouse or do some shopping in the village. You might even find the perfect souvenir to remember your trip. If you and your group want a day on the water, stop by Blue Wave Boat Rentals in Marsh Harbour and rent a boat for the day. Customers have full access to the marina facilities, including their grilling stations, so feel free to barbeque some burgers or fresh fish once you return to land. With so many exciting activities available in the Abacos, your wedding guests will want to extend their stay beyond your big day!
If you’re planning a destination wedding, the Abaco Islands are the perfect mix of quaint and tropical. There are fewer crowds than some of the other islands in the Caribbean, meaning that you and your loved ones will have a more private experience. From tying the knot surrounded by turquoise waters on the beach, in a quaint inn, luxurious resort or traditional chapel – every couple is sure to find the best venue to say “I do”. You’ll capture some amazing wedding photos with breathtaking island scenery.
Whether you’re traveling with your entire “I Do Crew,” or alone with your new spouse, your Abaco Island getaway starts the moment you arrive at Air Unlimited. We believe that getting there is half the fun, so sit back, drink some champagne and let us do the flying. Book now at www.flyairunlimited.com.
In addition to the world-class beaches, resorts and spas in the Caribbean, there are many ways to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands. For your next vacation to the Abacos, consider taking a look at the wilder side of the Bahamas with our top recommendations for nature lovers.
Fowl Cays National Park, a short ferry ride from Marsh Harbour, is an underwater enthusiast’s paradise with more than 1,300 acres of biologically diverse coral reefs and seagrass beds. Be sure to bring your snorkel or diving equipment, because you won’t want to miss the chance to see some of the Bahamas most beautiful fish up close, such as Barracudas, Lionfish, Clownfish, Nassau Groupers, Spiny Lobsters and Blue Tangs.
Looking for some less traditional aquatic wildlife? Look no further than No Name Cay, where wild pigs will actually swim up to meet your boat as you dock. No one is quite sure how these pigs came to be on this island, but they sure make for an interesting addition to the Abaco wildlife. When visiting No Name Cay, consider bringing some extra fresh water or fruit with you to share with the pigs, as they always welcome tasty treats from visitors. Of course, it’s good to keep in mind that there is always a need to be cautious around any wild animal (no matter how adorable and friendly they seem)!
The Abaco National Park, located about an hour’s drive away from Marsh Harbour, is the perfect day trip for bird watchers looking to catch a glimpse of the endangered Bahama Parrot. When visiting the park, you’ll have the chance to see these colorful birds, which feature white heads, green bodies, and vibrant, cobalt blue wings. About 5,000 acres of the park is dedicated as a parrot nesting area and habitat, offering these birds a rich source of food and safe haven for breeding season. In fact, the ground’s limestone cavities are perfect for these birds to nest in.
Another bird-watcher’s paradise can be found outside Treasure Cay at Black Sound Cay National Reserve. Here, visitors will find a small mangrove reserve, which is home to waterfowl, such as tiny Sanderlings and Piping Plovers, as well as migratory birds such as Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, and Magnolia Warblers.
With so many wildlife parks and reserves to visit, nature enthusiasts should make a vacation to the Abacos top of their bucket list. Book a flight at www.flyairunlimited.com and experience the wilder side of the Bahamas on your next trip!
For those of us who want to take our Caribbean vacation to new heights, the Abaco Club on Winding Bay is the perfect destination to indulge in island luxuries and experience five-star amenities such as world-class golfing, spas, sailing, fishing, tennis and more while on vacation in Marsh Harbour. Take a flight to Winding Bay with Air Unlimited and land at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour, just a short distance away from this world-class resort.
The Abaco Club is a high-end, private sporting club where members, their families, and guests can enjoy more than 500 acres of land designed for ultimate relaxation and recreation. If you are looking to unwind and get away from the outside world, you can enjoy 2.5 miles of the Abaco Club’s private beach, which boasts shallow, crystal clear waters ideal for all swimmers. You can also spend your day at the spa and choose from a wide array of therapeutic treatments. You are guaranteed to feel rejuvenated by the time you check out.
The crowning glory of the Abaco Club is the golf course, which is the first true Scottish-style links golf course in a tropical setting, complete with pot bunkers and sloping greens. Here golfers can play like the pros and experience this world-class golf course with a gentle sea breeze. Golfers looking for a little practice before hitting the green can head over to a practice facility that features a double-end range and a short-game training area. This course also offers spectacular views of the ocean, so be sure to tuck your camera in your golf bag when you’re packing your gear for the day.
Located on Winding Bay, the Abaco Club is the perfect location for a variety of water sports such as snorkeling, sailing and paddle boarding. Electric catamarans and water hammocks are also available for guests looking for a more relaxing experience. Additionally, the calmer waters make this resort ideal for boating and sailing. Members and residents who own their own boats are free to dock at the Abaco Yacht Club, and guests without boats can always contact the concierge to book a day-cruise aboard the Abaco Club’s 54-foot yacht, The Duchess of Longwood.
When meal times roll around, there is no need to leave the resort, which offers three dining experiences. Fresh, island-inspired breakfasts and lunches can be enjoyed outdoors at Flippers Beach Bar. As the sun goes down, guests can watch the sunset while enjoying evening cocktails and dinner served at the Cliff House. Members looking for an intimate experience can arrange for the Private Catering Chef to come to your home and cook for you and your guests.
A luxury vacation in Marsh Harbour needs an equally luxurious way to get there, so book a flight to Winding Bay with Air Unlimited at www.flyairunlimited.com and start your vacation off with free valet parking, free luggage up to 40 pounds and spacious cabins aboard our nine-seater planes.
It’s that time of year again! The Abaco Islands are about to become a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts looking to duke it out to become the winner of the 2019 Abaco Black Diamond Series. This event is a three-part fishing series that kicks off on April 10th and runs through June 1st. Even though the tournament starts in just a few weeks, there is still time to book a flight to Marsh Harbour with Air Unlimited.
The White Marlin Roundup, which is the first leg of the series, begins on April 10th with a cocktail party and dinner. The real fun, however, starts on April 11th when all competitors depart from the Abaco Beach Resort marina for the first day of fishing. This leg takes place during the transition from sailfish to blue marlin season.
Between the first and second leg of the Black Diamond Series, the most elite teams of the sporting boats community are invited to compete in the Custom Shootout Invitational. This event runs from April 29th to May 4th and raises money for charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, IGFA, and Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.
The Shootout: Production vs Custom (P vs C), is the second leg of the competition, which begins on May 15th and runs through May 18th.on May 15th and running through May 18th. During this leg, production and custom boats will compete in a billfish tournament to settle the age-old debate over which type of boat is the best for sport fishing. The final leg, the Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Tournament, which begins on May 29th, allows participants to finally hook their lures into one of the largest fish the Bahamas has to offer, the Blue Marlin.
Throughout the competition, there will be live scoring available through links on the Skip’s Tournaments website, and participants who compete in all three legs of the series will qualify to win cash prizes and custom championship rings. There are also various cash prizes up for grabs during each leg of the tournament.
If you’re planning to attend this year’s tournament, our flights are the perfect hassle-free way to travel. You’ll feel well-rested and ready to start fishing as soon as you arrive. You can book a flight to Marsh Harbour with Air Unlimited and feel at ease knowing that you (and your gear!) will arrive quickly and safely in the Abacos. During our peak summer season, we’ll be extending our flight options to offer up to five flights per day, providing guests with more flexibility than ever. Book online today!
There are so many reasons to book a flight to the Abacos, where warm sun, white sand, and turquoise waters await. Here at Air Unlimited, we fly directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, two leading destinations in the Abaco Islands that offer top-notch resorts, food, and entertainment. That being said, the neighboring islands and towns of the Abacos are easily accessible and worth exploring too. One of these destinations, Hope Town, is a quaint village on the island of Elbow Cay – just a short ferry ride away from Marsh Harbour.
To help plan your next trip to the Abacos, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in Hope Town below.
Things to Do
Because of Hope Town’s rich history and gorgeous waters, there are plenty of things to do on the island. We recommend:
- The Hope Town Lighthouse – This candy-striped landmark is one of the last manually operated lighthouses in the world. Climb up more than 100 lighthouse steps for a quick workout and some spectacular views of the surrounding area.
- The Wyannnie Malone Museum – History buffs will get a glimpse into the pirates, Lucayan Indians, rum-runners and wreckers of yesteryear. Guests will see Hope Town’s history come alive among the displays of shipbuilding, shipwrecks, hurricanes and torpedoed freighters.
- Froggies Out Island Adventures -Visitors interested in exploring the water should check out scheduled snorkeling and dive trips. Half-day and full-day tours are offered for snorkelers and certified divers, as well as lessons.
Where to Eat
After a day of exploring, we know you’ll be starving. Lucky for you there are plenty of mouth-watering choices. Here are some of our recommendations for places to eat in Hope Town:
- Firefly Bar & Grill – This restaurant is perfect for those looking for a date night destination. The terrace is a great place to catch the sunset over the Sea of Abaco, a beautiful saltwater lagoon while enjoying a delicious meal of fresh fish and local cuisine. Firefly also has a full-service bar and a featured wine list.
- Cap’n Jack’s – This dive bar is nestled in the marina and is the perfect casual spot to grab some local grub, fresh fish or a burger. If you happen to visit on Thursday nights, you can even take part in Trivia Night and interact with the locals.
Where to Stay
So, you know what to do in Hope Town and where to eat, but where should you stay? Allow us to make a couple of suggestions:
- Hope Town Inn and Marina – This relaxed resort is perfect for both couples and families. The inn offers plenty of space and amenities, such as boat rides to the beach, a swim-up pool bar and patio and complimentary kayak and paddleboard rentals.
- Firefly Sunset Resort – This up-scale and pet-friendly resort has seven fully-equipped cottages and villas to choose from. Amenities include golf cart and boat rentals, errand services, excursion planning services and on-location visits from masseuses and nail technicians.
The Abaco Islands are filled with hidden gems like Hope Town, so book a flight to the Abacos at www.flyairunlimited.com and start exploring.
It’s no secret that we strive for perfection at Air Unlimited, and a big part of our success rests in the hands of our world-class pilots. Our pilots know that each passenger expects the very best when booking a luxury flight experience. Because of this, they go out of their way to offer exceptional service and treat every passenger like part of the family.
You may wonder why our pilots enjoy going above and beyond for our passengers, and the answer is simple: they truly love what they do. Co-founders, Mark Neubauer, and Chick Gregg, are both pilots that appreciate aviation and all it has to offer. By sharing their expertise and passion for aviation with the rest of the crew, Mark and Chick lead by example, helping the entire team feel inspired.
Outside of work, many of Air Unlimited’s pilots enjoy flying in their free time, keeping their skills sharp for our passengers. For some, this love of flying started at a young age. In fact, Pilots Todd Sickle, Ron Bernard, and Ed Moon discovered the wonders of flight as children. Ed decided he wanted to be a pilot at only 14 years old. As a child, Ron was fascinated with model airplanes, and nowadays he’s fascinated by the real thing. Similarly, Todd grew up next to the Orlando International Airport and began watching planes take-off and land early on. After 21 years of flying experience, he continues to enjoy frequent flights and getting to know the passengers.
For other Air Unlimited pilots, flying is in their blood – at least that’s what our Pilot Greg Rupp says! Pilots Dave Owen, Alan Griffin, Chick Gregg, and Mark Neubauer also had fathers or grandfathers who were pilots. Hearing their family stories of aviation helped spark an interest in flying.
Chief Pilot, Josh Stover, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his passion for aviation expanded as he learned all about flight. Interested in passing on his knowledge of aviation, Josh became a flight instructor at the school, before ultimately joining the Air Unlimited crew.
Realizing that passion is developed early in life, our pilots are now dedicated to inspiring children through our Junior Pilot Program, which allows kids to get an up close and personal look at life as a pilot. Children are invited into the co-pilot seat on a flight to the Abacos, where they can witness spectacular views, see how the equipment works, and ask our pilots questions about aviation. Through this program, we hope to spark the next generation of pilots.
We can tell you about our pilots’ passions and skills, and our great services and programs, but why not show you instead? Next time you plan a trip to the Abaco Islands, let us do the flying. We promise you’ll be in good hands and will enjoy a luxury flight experience with Air Unlimited. Book online at www.flyairunlimited.com.
While we push through these last few months of colder weather, many of us are already dreaming of the sun and are looking ahead to spring break. We all know about the typical spring break destinations, but a trip to the Abacos is perfect for those of us craving a more unique and off-the-beaten-path experience. The Abacos offers something for every traveler, whether you’re looking for a destination with exciting nightlife or somewhere to relax and unwind with your family.
For people looking for ultimate relaxation, your days can be spent with your toes resting in the powdery sand or floating in the turquoise waters. The Abacos are also home to many luxurious spas, such as the Island Spirit Day Spa in Treasure Cay and the exclusive spa available at the Abaco Club on Winding Bay in Marsh Harbour.
Couples who want a romantic getaway will appreciate that the Abacos feel more private. Days can be spent enjoying the amenities at any of the high-end resorts, and once the sun goes down, evenings can be spent with a drink in hand and a delicious meal at any of the restaurants on the islands. Some restaurant and nightlife recommendations include The Bae in Marsh Harbour and the Treasure Sands Club or Coco Beach Bar and Grill in Treasure Cay.
Families and adventurers will be happy to know that fewer crowds make booking excursions easier than ever. With so many great options, the hardest part will be choosing which ones to do. Some family-friendly activities worth exploring include Cruise Abaco, which offers both charter services and day sails where guests can visit surrounding islands, and Dive Abaco for snorkeling and underwater adventures. Additionally, for those interested in art, Little Harbour is the perfect place to visit, housing a small artist colony.
On the days you don’t have an excursion booked, there is still plenty to see. Each island is home to world-class beaches, native wildlife, spectacular landmarks, such as the Hope Town Lighthouse, and quaint towns full of history. Explorers young and old can spend their trip embracing the island life, learning about the Bahamas and interacting with locals.
The Abacos have something for everyone to enjoy, and the journey there can be just as special with Air Unlimited. To experience a unique spring break this year, consider flying to the hidden islands of the Bahamas in one of our luxury aircraft and arrive at your destination in style. By booking through Air Unlimited at www.airunlimited.com, you can have an unforgettable trip and be the envy of all your friends.
Air Unlimited is pleased to announce a new arrival gate at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is dedicated to helping our passengers breeze through airport customs after a relaxing, island getaway.
Guests flying with Air Unlimited will continue to depart from our private hangar, which is offset from the main terminal to offer a more exclusive and luxury experience. Here, guests can valet their cars for free, experience a smooth check-in and relax in a comfortable waiting lounge. However, flights returning to Sanford will now utilize customs at the main terminal to streamline and expedite security checks, providing our passengers with a hassle-free experience at the end of vacation. Using the main terminal for customs allows baggage to quickly pass through X-ray scanners, instead of relying on hand-checked security. It also allows our guests to use Global Entry for faster clearance.
Additionally, we’re excited to introduce a new Global Entry process to help our travelers receive this earned security status after flying with us. Passengers interested in Global Entry can simply apply online and schedule their screening interview to take place after their next Air Unlimited trip, conveniently meeting enrollment officers in customs upon their return. This avoids the need to schedule an appointment outside of planned travel. Applicants that receive Global Entry will take this accreditation with them for future travel with any air carrier.
After a quick stop at the main terminal for customs, we invite our guests to re-board the plane for a short ride down the tarmac to our private hangar. This way guests are swiftly reunited with their cars and are able to by-pass the typical baggage claim and passenger pick-up areas of the main airport. Passengers needing access to car rentals will be able to leave directly from customs, eliminating the need to find transportation from Air Unlimited’s private hangar to the rental car facilities.
At Air Unlimited, we’re always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience. That’s why we worked with Orlando Sanford International Airport to rethink customs and simplify the process for our passengers, offering exceptional services to all of our valued customers. We hope you can join us on a trip soon to enjoy hassle-free flying and tropical destinations.
Right now, many travel enthusiasts are planning ahead and booking vacations for later in 2019. For example, January through March are the most popular months to book a tropical cruise, inspiring the travel industry to dub this time of year as ‘wave season’. However, for those of us who deal with sea sickness or simply want to have a more unique travel experience this year, there is another option to consider: choosing a boutique airline. Air Unlimited offers exclusive island flights that are luxurious, intimate, and best of all, affordable.
Flying in a lavish aircraft instead of taking a cruise is not only more spectacular, but it’s also faster, allowing travelers to spend more time on vacation, and less time worrying about getting there. Break out from the traditional cruise activities to discover the hidden gems of the Bahamas, where you’ll arrive after a quick flight feeling ready to explore everything the local cultures have to offer. With our nonstop flights to paradise, you’ll have more time than ever to enjoy new and exciting activities with your loved ones.
At Air Unlimited, we prefer quaint destinations to typical tourist hubs, which is why we offer daily flights to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, located in Abaco, Bahamas. These islands are perfect for someone who is looking for a range of activities but don’t want to fight the crowds. While visiting the Abacos, vacationers can go snorkeling, diving, and boating, or relax at high-end resorts and beaches.
While the Caribbean draws in tourists with beautiful ocean views and thrilling excursions, we understand that getting there is half the fun, too. Our crew focuses on elevating the guest experience to make each trip enjoyable and efficient. Arrive at our private hangar, valet your car for free and open the doors to our friendly staff, quick-check in desk and private waiting lounge. You’ll board the plane in no time, walking into the cabin to nine standalone seats, each situated to provide passengers with window views, plenty of legroom and adequate aisle space for ultimate comfort.
From the time you leave for vacation to the memories made in each destination, choosing a boutique airline over a cruise won’t disappoint. This year, book with Air Unlimited to experience a better way to travel and more vacation time – at affordable rates. Schedule a flight to the Abacos with us at www.flyairunlimited.com.