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!
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.
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.
It sounds like a dream: whisking your loved one away on a luxury plane to a tropical island and spending Valentine’s Day with your feet in the sand. This dream can become a reality, thanks to our boutique airline, which offers daily flights to the Abacos at affordable prices.
No one wants to be fighting for a beach chair on what is supposed to be a relaxing and romantic vacation, which is why the Abaco Islands are the perfect destination for any couple looking to get away this Valentine’s Day. It’s warm and tropical, without the crowds you’d expect in the Bahamas, so you and your loved one can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful weekend together.
The Abaco Islands are known for having dozens of breathtaking destinations, which are easily accessible by boat or ferry. A couple of the most popular destinations include Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, and Hope Town. Marsh Harbour is the perfect place for anyone looking for city-like amenities in a small town. Treasure Cay is known for its powdery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, while Hope Town boasts quaint and historic cottages, winding village paths, and plenty of tropical greenery.
Adventurous couples can book exciting island excursions, such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. On the other hand, couples looking for a more relaxed getaway can spend the day soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches with a mimosa in hand. As the sun goes down, couples can spend romantic evenings watching the sunset and dining at their resort with champagne and chocolates.
Remember that luxury plane we mentioned? By flying Air Unlimited, couples can have an intimate, one-hour flight to the Abacos on one of our luxury, commuter planes that comfortably seat up to nine passengers. Couples will have a top-notch, romantic experience from the moment they arrive at our private hangar, greeted with free valet parking and by-passed security lines. We’ll have you boarding the plane within minutes of arrival. The best part: this private and luxurious experience costs about the same as flying commercial first class!
Air Unlimited’s boutique airline is ready to help create an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for you and your partner. Ready to score major brownie points? Book your getaway now at www.flyairunlimited.com. Your partner is sure to feel special with a memorable gift like a trip to the Abacos!
With daily flights to the Abacos, Air Unlimited offers golf enthusiasts the chance to experience some of the most beautiful golfing destinations, including courses situated on the quaint islands of Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Each course is a golfer’s paradise, featuring spectacular oceanfront landscapes that attract players from around the world.
In Marsh Harbour, golfers will delight in the voted #1 golf course in The Bahamas. The Abaco Club on Winding Bay’s direct views of the sea and ideal climate for enjoying the outdoors is a highly sought-after course. In addition to its 18-hole championship golf course, the club features a world-class practice facility, which allows guests to work on their perfect shot and offers instructional programs and private lessons that are led by PGA professional staff. Outside of these golfing venues, the club has created a community fit for the entire family. Locals and guests alike can enjoy luxury spa treatments, fine dining, tennis courts, water sports, travel excursions and long walks on the beach.
At the heart of Treasure Cay, the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort is conveniently situated around local shops, restaurants, and bars for a fun day of golfing and relaxation. Golfing alongside the coastline offers a gorgeous backdrop of tropical trees, a refreshing beach breeze and the scent of salty sea air. Golf carts are available and the course is generally uncrowded, so no tee times are necessary. Stretching nearly 7,000 yards, this golf course invites guests to experience a day of golf unlike any other.
The incoming coastal winds at both of these renown golf resorts present a unique challenge for golfers trying to hit a straight shot, making it a fun test of strategy and precision. Tournaments are periodically held on each island throughout the year for players of all levels.
For golfers looking to book a trip to the Abacos, Air Unlimited can fly you there in style. Our private flights will whisk you away to a golfer’s paradise in just over an hour. You will experience the perks of flying private – including free luggage (up to 40 lbs.), free valet parking and quick check-in – at commercial prices. You can reserve a ticket online today!
Whether it’s piloting a short flight to the Abacos or leading an aircrew on a long-distance journey, all pilots have had to earn their ‘wings.’ Wings are a recognized badge in the aviation industry that pilots proudly wear on their uniforms. This emblem has an interesting history and is designed for everything from representing a pilot’s license to serving as a charming memento!
The crew at Air Unlimited knows how special it feels to earn a pair of pilot wings, as many of our team members started their fascination for aviation as a child, dreaming of the day they’d earn their own badge. Now, this day can come sooner for youth that feels passionate about flying, thanks to our Junior Pilot Program. Through this program, families can register their kids to have the rare chance to sit in the cockpit with the pilot during their flight to the Abaco Islands and experience spectacular views from the front of the plane, all while learning about the wonders of air travel. Afterward, children co-pilots receive a certificate with a commemorative photo, a souvenir, and their very own pilot wings.
The meaning of pilot wings goes back to the early 1900s when one of the first commercial airlines started scheduling passenger services, making crew uniforms come into fashion. As part of their uniform, pilots started wearing shiny, specialty wings to showcase their qualifications. Around the same time, military aviation became prominent during World War I, and soldiers started earning their wings based on their flight experience, rank, and accomplishments. In both commercial and military aviation, the design of a pilot’s wings distinguished their seniority or merit, thus changing in color, material, embellishments, and patterns based on its intended purpose. To this day, earning wings is a significant and exciting moment for any pilot, considering the hours of hard work, schooling, in-flight training and experience required to receive this token of achievement.
Knowing the valued history and meaning behind pilot wings, we want to share this special keepsake with young passengers and inspire their love for aviation through the Junior Pilot Program. Register children for this unique experience for just $50, and you can enjoy an unforgettable flight to the Abaco Islands. Interested parties should call our team directly at (407) 585-4300.