JUSTLUXE | The 600-Acre Abaco Club On Winding Bay Is The Very Best Of Barefoot Bahamas LuxuryMonday, June 18, 2018
The impeccable Abaco Club on Winding Bay on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas is something of a well-kept secret as compared to flashier properties, but don’t expect it to stay that way for long. Formerly a Ritz-Carlton, it’s a luxurious private members’ club with 5-star amenities that’s home to villas and guest cottages of various sizes available for rent when the owners aren’t in residence. With some of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas, a world-class golf course and first-rate dining options it has a much more intimate feel than corporate-branded vacation destinations despite being sprawled on 600 acres. Golf cart is the preferred mode of transport.
Southworth Development, which acquired the Club in December 2014 just completed a $10 million phase renovation as part of ongoing enhancements, making it even more posh. Part sporting club and part residential enclave, the Abaco Club’s Scottish-style links planted with tropical vegetation is perennially rated the best golf course in the Bahamas. Other amenities including a spa, swimming pool, tennis courts, water sports and one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean perched on its 2.5 miles of perfect white sand add up to a truly one-of-a-kind experience. After one visit you’ll be looking at the real estate opportunities with an eye toward taking up permanent residence.