CHEROKEE SOUND….Located across the sound from Casuarina Point (you can see the lights at nite across the sound), the road to Cherokee Sound is back toward Marsh Harbour on the Great Abaco Highway. Watch for the signs to Cherokee Sound and Pete’s Pub. Cherokee Sound is a quaint community that is the most isolated settlement on Abaco. It has neat, narrow concrete streets and pastel painted houses. It is clean and quiet, surrounded by ocean beaches, with an awesome creek teeming with marine life. It has the longest dock in Abaco, known as The Long Dock (approx. 700’). They also have a nice little grocery store and will sometimes have home-made goodies. They recently opened a small museum dedicated to the town and fishing industry.
SANDY POINT… Homecoming and Conchfest – During the first weekend in June, Sandy Point’s Development Association sponsors this event which showcases traditional cultural activities, including music, cuisine, games and a church service.
CROSSING ROCKS… Beautiful beach glass can be found on the shores at the ocean located at Crossing Rocks. Take the road into the settlement and go straight ahead to the end of the road. You will find the crashing waves of the Atlantic which can bring in beautiful shells and sea glass.
BLUE HOLES IN SOUTH ABACO & ABACO NATIONAL PARK… There are several nice blue holes located on land in the south of Abaco. The famous Sawmill Sink Blue Hole is known as a unique blue hole that you can swim in. Abaco National Park is located in the south of Abaco. The park is famous for hiking, exploring the park’s caves and viewing of birds and parrots. We would recommend a guide to fully enjoy all the aspects of the reserve and also for travel purposes. We are happy to provide more information if you wish to check them out!
Abaco & Out Island Events
Along with all the natural attractions and activities, Abaco and the Out Islands also offer a series of events worth traveling to see, particularly the regattas (boat races and floating parties – one of the largest takes place in the Abacos) and uniquely Bahamian celebrations like Junkanoo “rushes” which happen most boisterously during the holiday season and/or on New Year’s Day. Check local scheduling for dates and places. We highly recommend the Junkanoo celebrations! They are truly Bahamian in every sense!
During the season of Christmas and New Year’s, many local communities have individual and unique celebrations. They are always fun!