In Episode 13, The Travel Brats interviewed close friend, Andrew Morgan, to uncover the hidden gems, food recommendations, and fishing hot spots in Abacos Island, Bahamas. He shares his tips on how to make the most of out your Bahamian trip, best time to go, and how to stay safe!
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When in the Abacos Islands, he loves to visit and explore Elbow Caye and Hope Town. He recommends going in the summertime because that’s when it’s pretty busy and there are tons of activities to do; he also suggests going with family or friends, basically anyone who likes doing the same things as you so you can book fun day trips. The Bahamas are known for having a warm and welcoming culture, and the cays are a great places to delve into it.
Best place to stay:
Rent a house and go to the local grocery stories; live like the locals
So you can check out places to rent:
Things to Do:
- Scuba Diving at the Reefs https://www.myoutislands.com/bahamas-islands/abaco/snorkeling
- Explore the Worlds 3rd largest great barrier reef https://theculturetrip.com/caribbean/articles/an-introduction-to-the-andros-barrier-reef-in-the-bahamas/
- National Parks: https://www.bahamas.com/vendor/abaco-national-park
Festivities and Activities:
Junkaknoo — a smaller version of mardi gras at Nassau https://www.bahamas.com/event/new-year’s-day-junkanoo-parade-abacos
Every island has its own band and they practice all year, drums trumpets, tubas, sticks, custom made costumes.
Jimmy Buffet Event: Margaritaville, free burgers and beers and everything with tons of boats and Mr. Buffet will fly in with his boat, every year, stage in the middle of the water
Best Food To Eat:
- Crab Conch or Conch Fritters
- Conch Salad Raw conch, pounded down, a shot of rum and beer, with chips and salsa
Nippers, north end of guana cay. Crazy colors, right on the beach, pool you can hang at, it’s very beachy vibe and on Sundays, there is a pig roast, 25 pigs 500+ people, 9am until the parties go on late (frozen nipper: best drink rum, cranberry juice, gumbay punch: illegal in the US bc too much sugar. https://www.nippersbar.com
Pete’s Pub — get there by noon for food http://www.petespub.com
Firefly — Hotel/ Restaurant owned by the people who own Firefly vodka https://fireflysunsetresort.com
Hidden Gems Fishing Editions:
Kalamora Caye– https://www.kamalame.com
Crashed plane from the 80’ so it’s a sunken plane off the coast and you can dive into it, it’s only in 10 feet of water (try to find it)
Tips to make the most out of a Bahamas trip:
Don’t take too many lobsters (no no, trouble)
Staying safe advice:
Traveling on boat, make sure to follow the GPS, don’t want to hit a reef, so pay attention to the navigation system
When diving, be aware of your surroundings and know where the boat is at all time
Don’t get too far from the boat, there are a lot of sharks and you may have to get back to the boat quickly
If a shark swims towards you, don’t get so frantic and swim away, you are a friend, not food