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.
TREASURE CAY…A small beach-side community, Treasure Cay is located about 25 miles north of Marsh Harbour on the S.C. Bootle Highway. Follow the signs to turn off the highway to Treasure Cay. Several good beach restaurants are located in Treasure Cay. For those wishing to play a round of golf, they also have an 18 hole golf course at Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort (Phone: (800) 327-1584). They rent golf clubs so you can travel light!
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!