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Boating Capital of The World! 55 Miles from Jupiter!

Posted by Brittany Bosher on Friday, June 8th, 2012 at 12:00pm.


The islands of the Abaco’s are a small chain of islands found in the Bahamas. Together they are known as the “boating capital of the world!” these small islands are surrounded by warm, clear waters and white sandy shawls. Each island boasts its own style but they all fit into a charming colonial theme. The homes and resorts are colorful and quaint. The landscaping of the islands is lush, brimming with palm trees and shrubbery dotted with fiery, orange flowers.  You will be immersed in tropical wildlife. Beautiful birds call home to these islands, and the waters are teaming with life. Standing on the beaches of the Abaco’s you will see porpoises and turtles come up for a breath, starfish and sand dollars lay still in the shallow waters. 

Adventure Awaits!  

Endless journeys wait. Boating enthusiasts will never run out of things to do or places to explore. Each island offers a unique attraction, some with lighthouses, some with great history, pink sand beaches, some with caves and most with lively bars and pools. The local people are friendly and welcoming. You will love the indigenous cuisine, which boasts fresh ingredients from the land and sea. Once you dive into the waters, you enter a new world. For snorkeling, there isn’t a sight more beautiful than some of the reefs in the Bahamas. Underwater you will see sea fans, coral, caves and all of its residents. Other activities to do on the water include: leisurely sailing, world-class fishing, paddle boarding, swimming, snorkeling and more. On land you can find a number of great pools, some of the resorts offer casinos, fine and causal restaurants and enchanting boutiques. 

The Bahamas- Closer to Jupiter Than Miami 

For Jupiter locals we are only 55 nautical miles away, from the Jupiter Inlet to West End, Grand Bahama (an island of the Abaco’s). For many who live in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and the rest of Palm Beach County, the summer holidays are spent in the Bahamian islands. If you don’t have a boat or boating isn’t your thing, don’t fret! The airfare is very affordable and the Bahamas features limitless activities for those who don’t own a private boat. Cruises are available to and from the Bahamas as well! 

The Abaco’s and the Islands of the Bahamas are Florida’s neighbors, making south Florida even a more desirable place for you to call home! 

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