One of the most friendly islands in the Bahamas is Abaco, with it's many cays and towns. One of my favorite places to stay there is the Conch Inn in Marsh Harbour. This warm resort offers the comfort of fine rooms, a complete marina, and of course "Curly Tails Restaurant and Bar". I've spent many a weekend at the resort with friends that I brought with me as well as those I met there, and they are all very memorable for the fun that we had. This resort sits on the water that leads to the "Crystal Sea" that takes you to Great Guana , Hopetown, Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay and all the rest of the wonderful cays that make up the Abaco's.
Curly Tails offers a full menu with fabulous seafood dishes to tempt your pallet, and a great atmosphere as you look out offer the moored sailboats in the harbour. There is indoor or outdoor dining to choose from, both have great views and great food. The bar is my favorite, imagine that, having full service and bartenders that mix some of the best island drinks around. The beautiful gardens and the calm laid back atmosphere makes this one of the centerpieces of the resort.
The resort has a ferry dock where you can pick-up one of the Aubury Ferry's to take you almost anywhere in the Abaco's right from the resort marina just out back. They also have a wide selection of rental boats of all sizes and types to fit your needs. The Moorings has many boats there at the marina as well. The ship's store is also well stocked with the necessities for a day on the water in the Abaco's. Whether you bring your boat in or rent, this is a great central location from which to explore the "Crystal Sea" and the outer cays of the Abaco's.
I've had the privilege to follow the "Barefoot Man's" song and been "Conched Out at the Conch Inn" just a few times, but I always have to smile when I think about my visits to the resort. ;o)