Our house was just finished. Constructed by the top builder in Abaco, it is just over 1000 square feet with high, peaked ceilings. This is our dream, vacation house. However, like most people, we would not have been able to build it without "sharing" it with other people that love the Bahamas and places that are a little out of the way ... but so worth getting there.
Everyone you meet in the Abacos are down to earth people that love the environment there. If you simply love the hustle and bustle of Nassau or Freeport, by all means, skip Treasure Cay. If you'd rather explore a shore or ski town in the off season and feel like it's all yours, even for a day, you'll love it here.
We went to Abaco on vacation five years ago. Have not gone to any other place for vacation since. Each time we searched for the best place to settle. Treasure Cay is wonderful. Our two bedroom house is fifty feet from the water of the marina. Our view is unobstructed.
A three minute stroll along the water takes you to a restaurant/bar where you can swim in their pool all day long for the price of a soda ... not that they ever check though. If you prefer just hanging out, the beach at Treasure Cay is listed as one of National Geographic's top ten beaches in the world. It is approximately 3 miles long with beautiful, soft white sand. The water is warm and deep blue. It is a five minute walk from our house.
We love it. However, Treasure Cay is for people who want to "make" their own vacation. You can rent a boat from the place next to the pool ... remember, you're "on" the marina. There are many day trips that a novice boater can make.
Abaco is a boater's paradise and the boat rental places are used to going over the details of how to operate a boat for first-timers. The Sea Of Abaco is protected from the open ocean by a string of Cays (in the US, it would be Keys) You never have to go out into the open ocean. As I said, and do not exaggerate, it is a boater's paradise.
Ten years ago a stewardess told me about a vacation she went on where she stayed on an island and used a boat as their "car" to get everywhere. You start your day early, go as far as, and visit as many places as you desire, and then make it back by sunset. Nightlife is really ... during the day. It's not just a couple of hours in a club or restaurant. It's time on a boat. Lunch at an outdoor restaurant. Drinks at an outside bar on a different island. By the time you get home ... you don't need any nightlife.
It took me about six years to get there. I wrote down the name and never forgot it. Couldn't even afford it when we did go, but who can't justify a well earned vacation. Three years ago my wife and I, on our honeymoon, searched for the perfect place. Hopefully, you'll agree that we found it.
Any questions you have, I will be more than happy to answer.