The Abaco Islands are a Caribbean paradise where life is conducted at the leisurely pace so typical of the region.
Surrounded by warm Atlantic waters, Abaco is a long, thin island archipelago off Florida's east coast - a short flight from Miami but a million miles from big city life.
Coconut palms, awe-inspiring sunsets and romantic, deserted beaches form the basis of an Abaco Island holiday.
Just off the Abaco Islands you'll find the world's fourth largest barrier reef system offering some of the best shallow water diving in the Caribbean. The reef incorporates the underwater Pelican Bay National Park where the vividly-coloured coral and abundant marine life make for a stunning Abaco Island holiday experience.
These protected seas, studded with hundreds of tiny uninhabited islands, provide some of world's safest and most rewarding diving, snorkelling and boating opportunities, with the outer reefs having the added draw of sunken shipwrecks for the more serious diver.
For places to stay on your Abaco Islands holiday, you'll find accommodation to suit your needs in Marsh Harbour. The largest city on the island, nevertheless, it has just a single set of traffic lights!
It may be a commercial hub, but Marsh Harbour is nevertheless a tranquil spot for browsing boutique shops and dining out in the 'marina district'. The best way to explore the key islands is by boat, as then you will discover each one's unique charm.
In Marsh Harbour, you'll find a wide range of small, family-run hotels offering all-inclusive holidays and package holidays on the Abaco Islands. Superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and easy access to some fine golf courses are all great reasons to base yourself here for a Abaco Islands package holiday or Abaco Islands all-inclusive holiday.
The outlying cays, huddled around this thriving centre, house gorgeous villages with quaint white and pastel-coloured clapboard houses.
Elbow Cay, just a 20-minute water taxi ride from Marsh Harbour, is home to Hope Town. Modelled on a New England settlement, this car-free village is situated on an almost landlocked harbour and surveyed by a 120-foot candy-striped lighthouse - perhaps the most photographed sight in the Abacos.
There are several fine restaurants, fabulous inns, good grocery stores with fresh baked bread, and fascinating shops packed with artwork, jewellery and clothing.
There are many marinas dotted around the cays, where you'll see a flotilla of luxury yachts which have permanent moorings here.
If you want to experience the relaxed side of the Caribbean, book your Abaco Islands holiday from The Co-operative Travel. Check today for availability of late deals and special offers, so get ready to go - and relax.