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Bahamas Private Lodge - Abaco

The Important Highlights

Species

Bonefish, Permit

Season

October to June

Lodge Type

Luxury

Lodge Capacity

16

Quick Facts
Bahamas Private Lodge - Abaco

Price Range$2040 and up

LocationBahamas Abaco Islands

Equipment OptionsEquipment provided

Equipment ProvidedYes

Trip Length2-14 days

Cell ServiceYes

Internet ServiceYes

Other Activities AvailableYes

How long has outfitter been in business?Since 2010

Nearest AirportMarsh Harbour

Airport Drive Time30 minutes

Airport Transfer AvailableYes

Overview of Bahamas Private Lodge - Abaco

This Bahamas private lodge – Abaco is a luxury boutique resort complete with lovely private beaches and a variety of activities in an idyllic wilderness location. Its guests enjoy the best of Bahamas bonefishing, brilliant birding, infinity pool, scuba diving and snorkeling and a wide range other activities in one of the Bahamas’ hidden beauty spots.Bahamas Private Lodge - Abaco

Surrounded on three sides by dense and pristine woodlands and coppice, the club is a haven for wildlife. In the nearby mangrove wetlands may be found a huge expanse of unspoiled bonefishing flats and superb habitat for a wide array of wading birds and other wild life.

Most guests come for a week, but shorter stays are possible. There is a very high level of repeat visits

Or guests can just completely chill out in the pool garden, on the beach or on one of the Club’s large verandahs, perhaps with a cool glass of Meursault, enjoying one of the world’s most pleasant climates and most beautiful seascapes.

Note that the lodge is not a hotel in any conventional sense. Its atmosphere and the way in which it is run are more akin to a private country house party, elegant yet informal – and very relaxed.

 

Fishing

The Bahamas are the bonefishing capital of the world.  Fishermen normally fish in pairs with a guide. Single occupancy of a boat may be available at extra charge.  For bone fishing, the lodge is close to the world-class bonefishing flats of the Abaco Marls, where large numbers of uneducated bonefish provide fantastic sport for fly-fishermen in uncrowded waters. There are also superb white-sand wading flats at nearby Cherokee Sound where larger and more seasoned bone fish present a special challenge.

The great majority of the fishing is from boats, but there may be opportunities for wading, especially at Cherokee Sound. Most of the fishing, however, is normally on the west side of Abaco in the famous Marls, where wading is less easy. Bonefish and other species are sometimes also caught right off the Club beach.  Whether wading alone on the flats, paddling a kayak or poling gently through the mangroves in a guided skiff, fishermen will enjoy many opportunities to cast to these most powerful but stealthy of fish.

The lodge shop has plenty of local fly patterns but no monopoly of wisdom, so bring all your bonefish and other saltwater flies.

The lodge boats (Dolphin 16ft skiffs with 40hp motors) have padded seats, a leaning bar on the casting platform and dry storage lockers, as well as radios & GPS locators.

The excitement and anticipation of bonefishing has no equal in the flyfishing world. Stalking these spooky fish in beautiful shallow waters, casting delicately to a cruising shadow and then trembling with tension as the reel screams out line to a fantastically powerful five-pounder is one of the most complete fishing experiences.

And visually bonefishing is a glorious enterprise, with diverse wildlife on the flats, stunning colours and frequently exquisite weather. Even if the fish are moody and disinclined to play, the whole experience of being out on the water, far away from civilization, is deeply rewarding.

Bonefishing is a year-round activity, although it is generally best in good sunny weather, with not too much wind, when visibility is optimal. The Bahamas has a very benign climate throughout the year, with average monthly low/high temperatures ranging between 65 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

As with any fishing, one can be unlucky with the weather for a few days, but cool, overcast or windy spells rarely last long in the Bahamas. Difficult weeks are possible, especially in the winter, and there are occasional hurricane threats in the summer. But for the great majority of the time the conditions for bonefishing are good or excellent

Fishermen normally fish in pairs with a guide. Single occupancy of a boat may be available at extra charge.

Lodging

Designed in the style of an 18th century colonial plantation house, with large wrap-around verandahs, the 8-bedroom resort stands on a small hill to catch the sea breezes and panoramic ocean views. With beautiful gardens and a tranquil setting, it’s a romantic getaway, a luxury bonefish resort and a birder’s paradise all rolled into one.

The club overlooks an idyllic beach on the east coast of Great Abaco.  Quite apart from its beautiful sandy beach and turquoise seas, the club has a lovely pool, an eclectic library, a great wine cellar and a fabulous atmosphere.

Secluded, tranquil and surrounded by dense vegetation, the Lodge stands some fifty feet above sea level and offers panoramic views over the Atlantic.

The Great Room at the center of the house features an enormous dining table (which can seat over twenty people), a discreet honesty bar, abundant comfortable seating and, again, stunning views from its many glass doors. With fine antiques and an overhead gallery full of fishing paraphernalia, the Great Room is full of character and atmosphere.

The adjacent library is well-stocked with a wide choice of books and features (with some reluctance) the Lodge’s only TV in case of sporting emergencies or global financial melt-down.

Six of the Club’s eight bedrooms are on the ground floor. There are two more on the third floor. All have lovely ocean views and there is a choice of super-king size beds or queen size twins.

Outside, the landscaped gardens feature bougainvillea, frangipani, oleander, hibiscus, ficus and a wide variety of palms and other shrubs. There’s an attractive infinity pool and patio with comfortable sun loungers.

The Lodge is run in the style of a country house party, where the characters change from time to time. Everyone generally eats together at one big table from a set menu. There are no bell hops or room service – it’s just a relaxed gathering of kindred spirits in a spectacular location with the best of everything.

The Club is also popular with family or corporate groups wanting to take the whole lodge for a private but fully catered house party, perhaps to mark a special occasion. This can be a remarkably inexpensive option for a group of 12 to 16 people.

Due to its highly secluded location (it can only be accessed by a mile-long forest laneway and there is only one other house within a one mile radius), the club is also an ideal hideaway for those wishing to escape the glare of public life. The small staff is reliable and discreet.

The Club’s food is some of the best in the Bahamas. The head chef has worked in several top restaurants in Europe. His food is simple, fresh and delicious, making optimal use of local ingredients. And the Lodge has an exceptional wine list that is very fairly priced.

Length of Stay / Itinerary

All trips are customized for your interests.  You might enjoy a quick 3 night stay or a luxurious week long vacation!

Travel Details & Location

Guests fly into Marsh Harbour where they will be greeted by the lodge and transfer by road about 30 minutes.

Other Activities

There are numerous options for non-anglers, both active and inactive.

  • Guided dives to spectacular coral reefs
  • Golf at Treasure Cay
  • Guided snorkeling
  • 2 mile jogging circuit
  • Beach walk
  • Body boarding
  • Sea kayaks
  • Big game fishing
  • Miles of beachcombing along Abaco’s amazing sandy coastline.

For the less active:

  • Boat trips to the charming outer islands, with their picture-postcard colonial villages;
  • massage and beauty treatments by the pool
  • Lounging by the pool
  • Shopping for local crafts in Marsh Harbour
  • Guided trips on sea or land to explore the amazing wild life and scenery of the Abacos.

Or guests can just completely chill out in the pool garden, on the beach or on one of the Club’s large verandahs, perhaps with a cool glass of Meursault, enjoying one of the world’s most pleasant climates and most beautiful seascapes.

Nearby: 

  • The outer cays, with their charming colonial settlements such as Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay, are easily reached by ferries from Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay and make for pleasant day trips.
  • Big game fishing charters are available in Marsh Harbour and golf is available at Treasure Cay and sometimes at Ritz Carlton’s superb Winding Bay course.
  • The Club has close links with excellent scuba diving instructors and snorkeling guides. Abaco has some wonderful reefs.

There is an excellent guide for nature tours who is a mine of information about Abaco’s bird life, flora and fauna. Eco-tours by cycle or kayak are also possible.

Internet & Communications

Telephones in rooms

Guest computer with free internet access

Free Wi-Fi access in public rooms

Pricing

Rates through July 2020

Accomodation
Packages
** Rates are per person – Max 2 per room 
PEAK SEASON OFF-PEAK SEASON
1st Guest: Single Occupancy 2nd Guest:
One shared room
1st Guest: Single Occupancy 2nd Guest:
One shared room
7 Nights $5,495 $2,345 $4,305 $1,785
6 Nights $4,848 $2,148 $3,828 $1,668
5 Nights $4,150 $1,900 $3,300 $1,500
4 Nights $3,400 $1,600 $2,720 $1,280
3 Nights $2,550 $1,200 $2,040 $960

 

ADD FISHING TO YOUR PACKAGE

Per Boat/Per Guide
(max 2 per boat/guide)

 

 
Solo Boat/Guide Shared Boat/Guide
(per person)
6 Full Days $5,160 $2,580
5 Full Days $4,300 $2,150
4 Full Days $3,440 $1,720
3 Full Days $2,580 $1,290
2 Full Days $1,720 $ 860

Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info

“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.

Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:

If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”

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