Elbow Cay, Bahamas – Island Talk Tuesday

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About Elbow Cay

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Elbow Cay is part of the Abacos islands in the Bahamas. It is only 6 miles long and it’s main village is called Hope Town. Being a small island, its’ reputation has grown from fishing and boating.

How Do I Get There?

The easiest way to get to Elbow Cay is to fly in from the island of Nassau or from Florida. The airport is – Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH).  If you’re headed for the village – Hope Town, you can catch a ferry from Marsh Harbour for $15 one way. There is a separate airport for private planes and there are options for liveaboard cruises.

What is There to Do?

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On Elbow Cay, the majority to do is relax, play on the beach, boat and go fishing. There is a reef right outside the marina with lots of sealife.

Hope Town has the main restaurants but many visitors like to rent houses and have a private stay. There’s small boutiques for arts and jeweleries and a historical museum  – Wyannie Malone Historical Museum – on the cay also.

Since the island is so small, you can rent bicycles or a golf cart and explore it that way.

The Elbow Reef Lighthouse is one of the last manual lighthouses constructed.


Bars split the different nights of the week to promote themselves through “Bar Night” where DJ’s come to spin and other fun events are held.

Climate and When to Come Visit

Elbow Cay has mostly sunny weather and was last hit by a hurricane in 1999. Even though it is rare, hurricane season is from May- November so that time comes with more risk of stormy or cloudy weather.

It’s summer all year round, what else do you expect?