Top Things to do when Visiting Elbow Cay

Are you planning to come visit the beautiful islands of The Bahamas soon? If youre not, we highly recommend you do. While all the islands are captivating in their own ways, there is a special place in our hearts for The Abacos, specifically Elbow Cay. The turquoise waters, long stretches of sandy beaches, abundance of sunshine and wonderful locals are only a few things that should make this high on your destination list.

Even though there are obviously dozens upon dozens of activities and things to see and do here, we are going to focus on what is seemingly most popular. These are not in order of ranking, they are simply the highest ranked or sought after activities and places for visitors in Elbow Cay.

Sport-fishing ChartersPlenty of water means plenty of fish! If youre a fishing fan, you wont want to miss hopping aboard a sport-fishing charter. There is opportunity for reef fishing, deep sea fishing and fly fishing. We recommend two local companies you could use and get some yummy and large catches with. The first is A Salt Weapon Sportfishing Charters. The second is Local Boy Deep See Fishing. It will cost you a pretty penny at $500 for the half day and $800 for the full day with either company, but itll certainly be worth every cent. Boats leave from the main dock in Hope Town Harbour at 8:00 a.m. Make sure you bring sunscreen, a sun hat, cameras and drinks of your choice.

Wyannie Malone Historical Museum – This historical gem is in downtown Hope Town. If you are a history buff, or even just want to learn more about local heritage, then you should pop into the museum. Inside, you will learn about pirates, rum-runners, Lucayan Indians and wreckers. Gaze upon displays of ship building and ship wrecks and even hurricanes. The museum operates from November until August between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Adult ticket prices are $5 and children 5-14 are $2.

Scuba Diving – If you caught last months post, youll know we highly recommend scuba diving. You can take beginners courses, advanced courses and even become a dive master if you want to get a scuba career going. Youll have the chance to learn how to scuba first during your instructional lesson on land and in a pool, and then your instructors will take you out along 100 miles of beautiful reef. You will get to see tons of fish and friendly sharks, lush coral gardens, and swim through maze like caverns. There are a variety of local companies you can work with for your diving experience. Prices do vary by company, but can range anywhere from $150-$800 depending on what level of courses or trips you are looking to do. Here are a few we recommend:
      Dive Time Abaco

Dive Abaco

Froggies Out Island Adventures

Above and Below Abaco

Golf Cart Rentals – What better way to get around the beautiful island than by golf cart?        There are tons of cart rental companies available, some of which will even deliver your cart to  wherever you are staying. How convenient? A golf cart is a convenient way to see plenty of sights, get a nice breeze and cut down your travel time if youre visiting any other locations than where you are staying. Here are a few places you can rent your golf cart:

Island Cart Rentals

Hope Town Cart Rentals

Boat Rentals – If golf carts arent your thing, and you want to be on the water, there are plenty of boats for rent. Boating is a great way to see Elbow Cay all around, and even make your way over to other islands if that interests you. Calm blue waters make for the perfect water road for your boating excursion. The boat rental companies we recommend are:

Sea Horse Boat Rentals

Cats Paw Boat Rentals

Island Marine Boat Rentals

Water sports – Next up is some true fun in the sun, and the water. If you arent interested in diving deep into the water for scuba, you have the option to check out some other fun activities. These include snorkeling, kayaking , kiteboarding and paddle-boarding. If you are looking to enjoy one of these activities or any other water sports that may be offered, please reach out to our front desk as they can certainly assist you with rentals nearby. We do offer complimentary kayak rentals at Firefly Sunset Resort that you can enjoy.

Bicycle Rentals – The island wouldnt be complete without bicycle rentals! If you want to do all the leg work, and arent interested in a golf cart, bicycles are surely the way to go. You can take a bike to the beach, to dinner, or just for a nice ride in the sunshine. You can check out The Bike Shop, Harbours Edge, Sun Dried Ts and A&S for all your bike rental needs.

Elbow Reef Lighthouse – Of course we couldnt leave out this landmark. The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is probably the most recognizable landmark in this area. The red and white stripes can be seen from afar, and youll certainly want to see this up close, too. This lighthouse is actually one of the last manual lighthouses in the world. The lamp burns pressurized kerosene oil with a wick and mantle. The fresnel lenses concentrate the mantles light into a beam directed straight at the horizon Whoever is on duty as the lighthouse keeper has to wind up the weights every two hours in order for the lighthouse to be seen from 17 miles away. You can visit the lighthouse Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. It is closed for visitation on Sundays. If you arent afraid of heights, go ahead and climb the 100 feet to the top, and make sure your camera is ready for some beautiful photo ops.

Tahiti Beach – If youre unaware, Elbow Cay is known for its absolutely beautiful beaches. One in particular is Tahiti Beach. This isolated beach is at the far end of Elbow Cay. You can expect to see sparkling waters and white powdery sand. You can only access this beach on foot, or by riding a bicycle across sand and gravel paths from Hope Town, or you can take a private boat. Get ready to perfect your tan and hit the maximum level of relaxation when you decide to visit Tahiti Beach.

Obviously you cant go wrong with anything you choose to do when you visit Elbow Cay. There will always be fun in the sun, sand and water.


Happy 45th Independence Day Bahamas!

On this day the beautiful country of The Bahamas gained independence from the United Kingdom. July 10, 1973. Happy Independence Day to all of our Bahamian family! We will be celebrating tonight.  CHEERS! 


RTIA Schedule

The 2018 Regatta Time in Abaco Race Committee put together an exciting week of sailboat racing and parties that will ensure that everyone in the Bahamas knows it must be Regatta Time! Check out all the fun!

 

 

 


American Airlines Now Offering Flights from CLT to Marsh Harbour

 

We are thrilled that American Airlines will be flying into Marsh Harbour. Making it even easier to visit Firefly Sunset Resort. We’re already booking up for 2019 so make your travel plans to see us now!

Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s dominant carrier, American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL), is bulking up its flight offerings to the Bahamas with weekly, nonstop flights to Eleuthera, a tiny, secluded island east of Nassau, and Marsh Harbour, a town in the Abaco Islands east of Freeport.

Both flights will start service Dec. 22, with ticket sales beginning May 14. The flights will operate on Saturdays year-round. Read more here….


Mark the Calendar: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Firefly

Join us April 15th at the Firefly Sunset Resort for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
We are looking forward to a great day with fun for the whole family! 


Kicking off The Songwriters Festival~ Firefly Sunset Resort

We had a blast kicking off the first night of the Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival last night. The island will be filled with music for the next five days and we are thrilled. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone back at Firefly Sunset Resort for the
‘Songwriters in the Round’ Jam Session this Saturday. 

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Villa Spotlight~ ‘Mint To Be’

‘Mint To Be’ is one of our 2 bedroom/2 bath villas loved for its breathtaking view of the unforgettable Bahamian sunsets from your private back deck. Great for Honeymooners or vacationing couples the ‘Mint To Be’ is a regular favorite at Firefly Sunset Resort.

Villa includes fully equipped kitchen, central AC, Wifi and phone, iPhone docking station, dock slip, onsite staff 9am-5pm plus more. And pets are welcome!

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Our FAVORITE place to be…Mint-Two-Be! Everything about Firefly is fabulous…the staff, the outside bar, the restaurant, the dock and the boutique. We feel at home with the precious dogs that greet you. Can’t wait for our next trip!

We had such a wonderful time, and everyone at FireFly was so accomodating. We look forward to coming again and again. We’re kind of spoiled as we stayed in what we think is the best house on the property. That view is breath taking.


Holiday Decor at the Firefly Sunset Resort Boutique

Visiting us before the holidays? Make sure to check out our adorable Holiday ornaments at the Firefly Sunset Resort Boutique. They make great additions to your tree, souvenirs or gifts!
New items are arriving all the time. 

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Villa Spotlight~ ‘Georgia Peach’

The Georgia Peach’ is one of our 4 bedroom/4 bath villas loved for its extensive wooden decks with elevated views overlooking the luscious and manicured grounds, fresh water pool and Sea of Abaco. With spacious living and dining areas, these villas are perfect for several families to share an unforgettable vacation.

Villa includes fully equipped kitchen, central AC, Wifi and phone, board games, iPhone docking station, dock slip, onsite staff 9am-5pm plus more.
And pets are welcome!

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Georgia Peach was everything and more than I expected. beautiful house with great amenities and who could forget the great restaurant and bar just a 2 minute walk out the front door. The staff at Fire Fly are amazing. WILL DEFINATELLY BE BACK NEXT YEAR.


Villa Spotlight~ ‘Firefly’

The ‘Firefly’ is one of our 2 bedroom/2 bath villas designed with modern yet tropical interiors offering a perfect blend of island sophistication and southern cottage living, setting the scene for paradise where the tea is just as good as the sunsets. Great for a family or couples as each bedroom has their own adjoining full bath.

Villa includes fully equipped kitchen, central AC, Wifi and phone, board games, iPhone docking station, dock slip, onsite staff 9am-5pm plus more.
And pets are welcome!

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Want to see what other’s are saying:

“My wife and I like to call firefly resort our home away from home. From arrival to departure you are treated with service beyond your expectation. Everyone associated with the property makes your every wish a reality. I would especially like to thank Lorenzo Barigelli and his staff for making our days and nights something special. We had the majority of our meals on the property. Chef “Jay” has composed a menu of extraordinarily delicious food, like no other on the island! We would also to thank the bar staff, Devero, Patrick, for their concoctions of delight….See you soon!”

“Our second family stay at Firefly was so good, we booked for next year before even leaving. Cottage was comfortable with great view. Restaurant and bar are the happening gathering place on Elbow Key. Golf cart was waiting for us when we got there. Boat rental just around the corner. Lorenzo and his team strive to make it an easy and enjoyable experience and they succeed on all fronts.”

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