Aspire Magazine Issue 2 - Page 75

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: The Abaco Club hugs the gorgeous Winding Bay; the club’s natural landscape celebrates a sense of place; guests can stand up paddleboard to a tiny island off the main beach; outdoor living spaces are anchored in ocean vistas. EAT Ocean-to-table fare is the anchor of this upscale restaurant, considered the hub of The Abaco Club. Signature dishes include fresh lobster, blackened grouper, and conch chowder. And don’t miss the famous Winding Bay Wind-Up cocktail. THE CLIFF HOUSE FLIPPERS BEACH BAR Breakfast, lunch, and weekly Wednesday night barbecue is served at this beachfront, al fresco bar and grill. Part tiki hut, part sidewalk café, part casual bistro, think fish tacos, feisty rum cocktails, and plenty of local Bahamian smiles. The “rake n’ scrape” music on Wednesday nights is a must. PLAY Explore the bay via snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and paddle boarding, or soak up the sun in a water hammock. Club staff provides instruction for adventurers of any age or skill level. AQUA ADVENTURE / / DID YOU KNOW Consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the Caribbean and Mexico, this Scottish-style links design makes the most of its seaside setting and provides challenges at every turn. In January it hosted the second annual Web. com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. TEE TIME Book such signature Abaco Club Spa treatments as the Royal Hibiscus Signature Facial, Bahamian Rhythmic Touch Therapy, and sugar and salt scrubs with Eminence products. SPA The surrounding sea is a boater’s mecca, whether island hopping via private yacht, sailboat, or chartered vessel. While cruising the crystal-clear Sea of Abaco, leave time for bar hopping between some of the world’s best beach bars. BOATING FISHING Sport fishing is supreme here, including trophy bonefish, permit and tarpon fishing. Deep-sea wahoo, marlin, and dolphin fish also lasso bragging rights. The Abaco Islands are home to the most acclaimed underwater caves in the world. You may spot Jimmy Buffet at the famous Sunday pig roast at Nipper’s Beach Bar + Grill. The Abaco Club is developing plans for dedicated boat slips in Little Harbour, a short drive from the club’s front gate. Net worth is paramount, with all-weather, hard-surface tennis courts—the same ones used at the U.S. Open Tennis championships. The Club features competitions, instructional sessions, and private lessons. TENNIS Just a short drive or bike ride away you’ll find Little Harbour and Pete’s Pub—an open-air beach bar serving some of the freshest fish and rowdiest rum concoctions in the islands. LITTLE HARBOUR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ABACO CLUB ON WINDING BAY, MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, AND REAL ESTATE, VISIT THEABACOCLUB.COM ASPIRE | ISSUE TWO 73