Quaint little Hope Town (a prime area) on Elbow Cay is a community of colourful Cape Cod-style cottages along the edge of Hope Town Harbour. Although far from the major commercial centres, Hope Town has extensive telecommunication services, including telephones, fax machines, computers, internet service, and cable TV.
Hope Town’s most famous landmark is its candy-striped lighthouse, built by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service in the mid-1800s to mark the location of Elbow Reef, which was a site of frequent shipwrecks. The main cultural attraction of Hope Town is the Wyannie Malone Museum, a reconstructed replica of a 19th century home, complete with photos and furniture dating back to colonial times.
One of the Bahamas’ most beautiful beaches, Tahiti Beach, is in Hope Town. The settled areas near Hope Town are North Town and White Sound, which has a resort and a marina.
Hope Town is one of the best sailing destinations in the world.
Six-mile Elbow Cay is one of the smaller cays in the Abaco island chain. Long sandy beaches are protected by the spectacular Elbow Reef. Sunken wrecks make Elbow Cay a popular location for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
The main settlement on Elbow Cay is Hope Town, with its candy-striped lighthouse visible from Hope Town Harbour.
Hope Town is the location of Elbow Cay’s notable sights. These include the island’s largest hotel Hope Town Harbour Lodge and the Wyannie Malone Museum.
A popular destination for yachtsmen, some of Elbow Cay’s accommodations are provided by rental properties and rooms at the Abaco Inn and Sea Spray Resort and Marina, which are the focus of the region’s economy.
Tilloo Cay is a private island which sees no tourist activities. Guests to the island are treated to the luxury of private white sand beaches and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a nearby blow hole along the west side.
Only a five-minute boat ride from Tilloo Cay is the Sandy Cay Reef and Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, a 2,000-acre National Park that is also a noted nesting site for seabirds.