Indulge in a complete island vacation filled with miles of sandy beaches, quaint colonial towns, and exquisite resorts. The Abaco Islands are an ideal location for the perfect adult-friendly vacation. Our Air Unlimited crew has firsthand experience exploring the islands and has great recommendations for individuals, friends or couples traveling to the Abacos without kids in tow. For the adrenaline seeker, wine and dine couple, or adult looking to relax – do not miss out on the perfect Abacos getaway.
Best Abacos “Watering Holes”
No shoes? No shirt? No problem – bar hopping and dining in the Abacos is the perfect way to enjoy drinks and tasty delights beachside. The restaurants in the Bahamas thrive on laughing faces, sandy feet, live music and sunshine. Don’t miss out on the lively experience of a Pina Colada overlooking the clear blue waters.
Our recommended bar destinations include:
- Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill in Great Guana Cay
- The famous Pig Roast Party is every Sunday afternoon with live music, dancing and sandy white beaches, and frozen cocktails are available every day for a refreshing signature Abaco drink.
- Grabbers Bed, Bar and Grille in Great Guana Cay
- Known for its famous Grabber cocktails and featuring the most interesting and tasty food on the Cay, this hotspot prepares everything fresh daily for its guests.
- Tipsy Seagull Pool Bar in Treasure Cay
- A traditional favorite for tourists with an open atmosphere, cool tropical drinks, and dancing to live music ‘til the wee hours.
The beautiful views of the Abacos are something no one wants to miss, and thankfully there are scenic adventures offered by sky, land and water. When it comes to traveling to new places, experiencing your destination from every angle can give you a new perspective and memories that last a lifetime.
For the adventurous side in you, here are some of the best excursions in the Abacos:
- Shark Diving with docile Abacos native sharks
- Mingle with the reef sharks in crystal clear blue water and explore their underwater stomping grounds.
- Day Trips in the outer islands
- With surrounding islands and cays – there is much to explore and experience. Rent a boat or ferry to ride the waves and take a dip in between islands.
- Golf Cart Blast Tours on Treasure Cay
- Experience the natural beauty and scenic views of the cay, while winding and carving your way through the island. With golf courses nearby, a quick game of golf is encouraged.
Spending vacation time with a significant other in a romantic beach destination has romance written all over it. Be fully surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal waters, aromas of the island and sounds of gentle waves crashing on the shore. There is a romance novel written in the sand with these relaxing moments.
For romantic ideas be sure to check out these top recommendations:
- Over the water oasis at Kamalame Cay
- Facials, body treatments and massages give the ultimate revitalization and relaxation to any couple staying at the Cay.
- Castaway Picnic
- Have the day to yourselves under a palm tree on your own private island with a gourmet hamper filled with a delicious lunch and wine.
- Wild Pigs at No Name Cay
- Relax on the beach with a cute group of friendly pigs swimming in the crystal-clear waters that are fun to feed and picture-ready, so bring your camera!
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 adults traveling to experience an Abacos Getaway. Visit us online or give us a call at (407) 585-4300.
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.
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.