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Man-O-War Cay

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Address: Hope Town, Great Abaco Island
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Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has...

Known as the boat-building capital of the Bahamas, this island has historically been populated by religious white settlers.

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Back in Time

Have been coming to MOW for 10 years now. Always rent a home on the water. This is my favorite place in the Caribbean. It is like stepping back in time. The people are wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Elaine B
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Standish, United States
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Standish, United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Have been coming to MOW for 10 years now. Always rent a home on the water. This is my favorite place in the Caribbean. It is like stepping back in time. The people are wonderful, always so friendly and helpful! Grocery store has everything plus fresh baked goods. Love the Hibiscus cafe and Joe's Gift Shop. Sally's is my all... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Hobe Sound, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love Man O War. It is the most ideal place in the Bahamas to simply relax. The place is quiet, the local residents are wonderful, respectful people. There are 2 restaurants on the island that are excellent. There is a market that pretty much has everything you would need during your stay. You can, however, go to the grocery... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We docked at the marina and extended our stay, as we found this island to be extraordinarily inviting, clean and beautiful. We enjoyed several delicious lunches at the open-air marina restaurant. Exploring the island with a rented golf cart was fun and quite the adventure! There is so much to discover, at times it feels like exploring uncharted terrain. Great... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you need something repaired, this is a good stop. There are a couple good restaurants too. If you need exercise, walk the length of the island and you'll see some funky things along the way.

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Thank DTR35
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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177 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Dock and Dine is a fabulous place to eat on Man O War Cay in Abacus. Despite it being know forever as a dry island, things have changed and a cold Kalik with the spicy conch fritters is perfect before a fresh fish sandwich. The small shop behind the pool has a huge variety of teeshirts and souvenirs. Everyone makes... More 

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2 Thank Jacqui B
Staten Island, New York
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100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

My favorite place to stay so far in the Abacos is Hope Town since there are a number of good restaurants there and a real nice ocean beach, but in Man 'O War it feels a like bit more of the authentic Bahamas, as opposed to being so heavily influenced by vacation homeowners. I really enjoy taking a day trip... More 

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Houston
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Dock and Dine was one of the lunches we had in the Abacos, up there with On Da Beach. Had the conch burger and it was spot on. Wife had the Cove Conch burger which was more like a crab cake made with conch, was excellent. Table also had a conch pizza which was to die for. Great Harbour side... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We are currently sitting in front of Edwin's Boat Yard getting our boat fiberglass repaired by Keith and he is doing an excellent job. We also love the model ships that Andy Albury makes. Great island to visit in the Abacos!

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Thank Cherimarie P
Martinsville, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

All service with the rental boat were as described, Waterways also handles homes and snorkel equip . We used the 20.5' Key Largo with 150 Mercury outboard engine, very fuel efficient set up and we felt this was a great size for a family of 4, along with a fiend or two. We used the boat everyday and it honestly... More 

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
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162 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I'd like to take the opportunity to explain Man-O-War so that visitors are not put off by any of the low ratings given to Man-O-War. This island is completely different from Marsh Harbor or Hope Town. First, it's a very religious, conservative, mostly all caucasian, DRY island. There are no bars or places to buy alcohol on the island. Everything... More 

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