AAAGO MAGAZINE | In an Abacos State of Mind

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Roughly halfway through a Bahamian rhythmic massage, the masseuse hits pause on alternating between her stress-melting kneading and gentle drumming action.

I’m about to nod off when all of the sudden a rapid cooling sensation crawls across my back and it’s goose bump city. I’ve only just arrived to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a lavish resort on Great Abaco Island, just a 30-minute drive from Marsh Harbor Airport and have made a beeline to the spa to get the vacation off to a relaxing start.

“Umm … what is that?” I wonder aloud, genuinely confused by the sudden cold front crawling across my skin. The feeling is very pleasant and refreshing but my curiosity is piqued. Was I just hit with a snowball? “It’s Biofreeze,” explains the masseuse, without missing a beat.

Expecting the unexpected seems to be the norm in this Out Island paradise – like spying British Open winner Darren Clarke chipping in the practice area of the club’s links or catching two Abaco parrots nuzzle cheeks on a tree branch.

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