Activities and adventures
When you arrive at Sea Oats you might be simply searching for a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. But, if you’re planning to get out and about during your holiday, there are plenty of things to do.
At only eight miles long, Elbow Cay’s bounty of activities are close at hand, easily accessed by a rented golf cart or bike.
The historical heart of Elbow Cay, Hope Town, is an easy walk or ride away and we have local stores just round the corner.
Here are a few of the ways you can have fun on and around Elbow Cay…
As the main village on the island, Hope Town has all the amenities you need. As well as grocery stores there are fabulous local restaurants and bars to explore.
It also boasts our famous 120’ red and white striped lighthouse, which has protected seafarers since 1864. It is one of the few manual, kerosene-fueled lighthouses left in the world, with a mechanism that has to be hand cranked every few hours to keep it lit.
Hope Town is also home to the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum and the Cholera Cemetery which commemorates the many residents who lost their lives in the 1850s epidemic.
Please note that you can’t take cars or golf carts into the center of Hope Town, although bikes are permitted.
Life's a beach
Our fabulously sandy beaches and clear blue oceans are one of the big attractions here on Elbow Cay. Whether you prefer to laze on the sand or go snorkeling among the reefs, we believe that there’s no better spot than here.
If you fancy a change from the beach at Sea Oats, a short journey south you’ll find Tahiti Beach, renowned as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. It’s also a great place to moor up and do some shark-spotting!
Diving and paddle boarding
If you want to go a bit further than the shallow snorkeling waters, scuba diving or paddle boarding could be the answer. Equipment for both is available for rental on the island and scuba diving courses are run by many local operators and resorts.
Being a small island, boating and fishing are second nature to the locals. Boats can be rented on Elbow Cay. Alternatively, you can rent one on arrival at Great Abaco Island and travel here under your own steam. You can also charter pleasure cruises or fishing trips.
Island hopping is one of the many seafaring pleasures the Abaco Islands have to offer. Just fill your cool box and head off for a day of exploration and adventure!
Boating is also a great way to spot our amazing marine wildlife, including sharks, dolphins and stingrays.
Bonefishing (fly fishing for bonefish) is a very popular sport on Elbow Cay. Bonefish, which can grow up to 35” and 22lb, are silvery fish which live in shallow waters. You can bonefish by wading out from the shore or from a shallow-draft boat. The popularity of bonefishing can be attributed to the fact that they’re easy to catch because they’re always in the mood to feed!
Eating and drinking
Elbow Cay has a welcoming array of places to dine and drink, whether you want a romantic evening meal or a casual family lunch.
Restaurants can be found in Hope Town and you can visit the eateries at most of the resorts on the island. And, if you’re off island hopping, there are plenty of wonderful places to stop and eat on your way.
Please speak to our Property Manager, Hilary, during your stay if you’d like some recommendations.