Here’s What’s Open in Abaco

For the latest updates about the Bahamian response to Covid-19, visit the Office of the Prime Minister’s website or Facebook page.

One of the best ways to help Abaco recover from the double hit from Hurricane Dorian and Covid-19 is to inject money into the local economy. The following businesses and services have reopened — please patronize them whenever you can (using appropriate face coverings and social distancing measures, of course.)

Remember that details such as operating hours can be fluid right now. Whenever possible, it’s a good idea to contact companies directly to confirm that info provided here is still current.

And of course, if you own or work for any of the businesses or services listed below and have updates, or you’d like me to include your reopened Abaco business on the list below, please send me an email.

ABACO WIDE

  • Abaco Health Services’ Mobile Medical Unit with Dr. James Hull will be visiting communities throughout Abaco according to a weekly schedule, which will be posted on their Facebook page.
  • Abaco Neem products can be ordered at (242) 367-4117 and are also available at Maxwells, Abaco Island Pharmacy and Cherokee Gas Station retail shop.
  • Abaco Uber is available via phone or Whatsapp at (242) 825-0815.
  • All Trax Heavy Equipment is offering demolition, debris removal, land clearing, excavation, grading and dune restoration throughout Abaco. Call Ken Bethel at (242) 577-7876 or Darryl Sawyer at (242) 577-6527.
  • Big Sam Taxi Service is available at (242) 801-7673
  • Cay Mills Taxi Service – (242) 475-1463
  • CBS Bahamas is selling a variety of building supplies including windows, doors, shutters, paint, flooring and cabiainets through their Abaco representative, Matthew Taylor. Contact Matthew at (242) 475-5728 or email sales@cbsbahamas.com.
  • Coastal Services offers demolition, house gutting, debris removal, land clearing and skid steer and dump trailer services throughout Abaco. Call (242) 826-0455 for more information.
  • Damianos Sothebys International Realty is open and available at (323) 322 2307.
  • Donna Burrows (Taxi #157) is available at (242) 559-8304.
  • G&G Property Management offers more than 20 years of experience in the business. Contact them at (242) 475-0766 or (242) 455-6164.
  • JCI Heavy Equipment and Trucking – (242) 829-3382
  • J Devoe Architecture – a fully licensed architectural firm, led by Jermaine Devoe, a member of the Bahamas Institute of Professional Architects (Registration # 138.) His team including structural engineers, mechanical engineers and property surveyors. See Facebook page for additional information.
  • Joe Knowles (Taxi #75) is available by phone or Whatsapp at (242) 359-6270 or (242) 826-4718.
  • Local architect Brent Key, of Key’s Architectural Designs is available at (242) 577-7103 or (561) 460-7103 or email kadabaco@gmail.com
  • Loader/Tractor Services – Clayton Colebrooke – (242) 471-5148
  • Lock Box Mobile Storage is now open weekdays 8:30am to 5pm, and can deliver a mobile storage container to your property. Call or Whatsapp (242) 826-0455 for more information.
  • M&K Security Services – (242) 577-7702
  • Mark Douglas, Taxi #13 – Phone: (242) 577-7702 (Also offering debris removal and home gutting services)
  • Maryann Archer (taxi service) is available at (242) 577-5200
  • Russell’s Taxi Service:
    • Debbie Russell (Taxi #134) – Phone (242) 805-6419 or (242) 475-3259 or email: mariondebbie134@gmail.com
    • Walter “Lil Russ” Russell (Taxi #130) – Phone (242) 553-7425 or email walterrussell967@gmail.com
  • Ojay’s Construction can help build or renovate businesses, homes, decks and more. Contact them at (242) 375-9774 and (242) 817-0123 or ojays.construction@gmail.com.
  • Sidney Hart (Taxi Service) is available at (242) 477-5753.
  • Terry’s Heavy Equipment Ltd. specializes in debris removal, land clearing, foundation digging, septic tank digging and more. Phone (242) 375-8840.
  • Waves I. T. And Consulting is available by appointment on a mobile basis to assist with your business IT, computer, technology and electronic needs. For more information, phone (242) 699-3124, Whatsapp at 24281waves (242-810-2837) or email wavesdesk@wavesitc.com

SOUTH ABACO

  • Abaco Big Bird Poultry Farm – Though Dorian took their chickens and crops, Abaco Big Bird has set up a farm store selling meats, produce, milk, eggs, drinks and assorted other grocery items. They also serve takeout meals, ice cream on Fridays, and are selling ice for $3.50/10lb bag. BTC Top Ups also available here. Open Monday thru Saturday from 1pm to 6pm on South Great Abaco Highway. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Abaco Big Bird’s new General Store (Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • Blackfly Lodge is open. Visit their website or call (242) 577-5577.
  • Pete’s Pub & Gallery (Little Harbour) is open Fridays 4pm-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4pm for lunch and 6pm-9pm for dinner. Consult their Facebook page or call (242) 577-5487 for menu and updated hours. Credit cards accepted. They also have several rental cottages available — see their website for photos and details.
  • In Cherokee Sound, Hungry Again restaurant is open in the green house on the shop corner (just down from the gas station.) Open noon-3pm for lunch and 5pm-9pm for dinner. Call or WhatsApp (242) 458-2191 for daily menu or to order.
  • Also in Cherokee Sound, the Sea Shell Museum has reopened for visitors. The only such museum in Abaco, the Sea Shell Museum features many beautiful and unusual shells, as well as antique bottles and coins. The museum is located under the Comms Tower on the front street — look for the prominent signs once you reach the settlement. Admission is FREE and the museum can be opened at almost any time by prior arrangement. Call (242) 366-2053 or (242) 475-7868 for more info.
  • Nancy’s Seaside Restaurant in Sandy Point is open for lunch and (with reservations) dinner. Call Mercy at (242) 475-9413 for more information.
  • Oeishas Resort in Sandy Point is open. Call (242) 366-4139 or (314) 664-4106 for more information.
  • Pete and Gay’s Guesthouse (Sandy Point) is open. Call (242) 366-4119 or visit their website.
The Sandpiper Inn, Schooner Bay
  • Mama D’s Seaside Bar & Grill (Crossing Rocks) is open. Call (242) 807-4005 for further information.

GREATER MARSH HARBOUR (Incl. Dundas and Murphy Towns)

  • 3 Guys Chicken & Fries (Murphy Town) is open Monday through Saturday, 11am until…. Call (242) 475-9741 for more information.
  • AB Architects (Gaetano Bonamy, IBA, RA, Architect, Designer, Developer) is open for business. Call (242) 577-0334 or email abarchitects@hotmail.com for details.
  • Abacays Carib Freight has reopened in the CJ’s Welding office. Call (242) 367-6247 or email abacays.freight@gmail.com for more info.
  • Abaco A & D Trucking is available for hauling containers and flat racks. Contact Peter at (242) 824-1373 or Timothy at (242) 577-1221 for details.
  • Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina – Rooms available, though resort services are limited. Call toll free (877) 533-4799, locally (242) 367-2158, or email info@abacobeachresort.com for information. Office hours are 7am-7pm. Fuel dock is open 9am-4pm (effective February 3, 2020) serving gasoline, with diesel to come shortly. Please hail via VHF on Channel 16 prior to arrival for updated procedures. For updates, visit their Facebook page.
  • Abaco Gas (propane) is open Monday-Friday 8am-2pm. Call (242) 819-5898, visit their Facebook page or email abacogas@hotmail.com for info.
  • Abaco Groceries has reopened and is fully stocked. Check their Facebook page for updates.
  • Abaco Insurance Agency has opened a temporary office at Maxwell’s to assist with underwriting needs only. (Claims still need to be processed through your assigned adjuster.) Office hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. For more information, email droberts@abacoinsurance.com or see their Facebook page.
  • Abaco Island Pharmacy is open in the Josh Hann Plaza next to Agape Dental. Hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Now accepting National Prescription Drug Cards. Call (242) 802-2544 or visit their Facebook page for updates.
  • Abaco Print Shop and Abaco Signs & Embroidery have merged to become Abaco Signs Printing & Embroidery. The company is operating Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from a mobile van. Call (242) 807-8953, (242) 812-0727 or (242) 825-1097 or email abacosigns@gmail.com for more info.
  • The centrally located Abaco Shopping Plaza is now accepting applications for retail tenants. Occupancy is as of April 1, and rent is free until BPL reconnects power. Spaces from 600 square feet and up. Contact (242) 477-5102 or email rentalsabacoasp@gmail.com for more information.
  • Abaco Vacation Planner can help with nightly, weekly and monthly rentals. Call (242) 367-3529 for more details.
  • A.C.C. Auto Care Corner/Parts City Auto Parts has reopened. They’re located in the Little Island Roofing building next to of Maxwell’s Supermarket and open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturdays 8am-noon. For more information, call (242) 699-0400 or (242) 805-7410.
  • Agape Family Dental Center will reopen post-Covid-19 on May 25th. Text or WhatsApp (242) 825-3691 for information.
  • ALIV‘s mobile truck is selling cell phones and Aliv Internet boxes 10am-5pm Monday through Friday at the government freight dock.
  • The Air Conditioning Depot is operating out of Maxwell’s. For more information, call (242) 821-8768 or email abaco@acdepotbahamas.com.
  • Allison Albury is offering a concierge service in Marsh Harbour, and is available for pick ups, drop offs, grocery shopping and more. Call (242) 577-0124 or email allisonalbury@hotmail.com.
  • Anthony’s Refrigeration (by appointment only) (242) 577-5913
  • Arawak Agency Customs Brokerage – Email info@arawakagency.com, call (242) 577-0060 or visit their Facebook page for more information.
  • Auto Marine Professionals (located near the airport roundabout across from Pinewoods) is open Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm. For an appointment, call (242) 801-2886.
  • A-Z Bargain is open for business, upstairs in the Dove Plaza, selling clothing for men, women and children.
  • A Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) representative is available Monday through Friday, 8:30am-2pm at Maxwell’s Supermarket & Grocery Store.
  • Barefoot Butler is available to complete your shopping or other errands while you stay safely at home. They deliver to the ferries as well. Call (242) 577-2273 or email info@barefoot-butler.com.
  • Barefoot Car Rentals (on S.C. Bootle Highway, east of the hospital) is open every day from 8am-5:30pm They offer tire repairs, snacks and cold beverages, ALIV devices and top-ups and BTC top-ups. For more info, call (242) 577-7373.
  • Bargain Car Rentals (located near the domestic terminal at the Leonard Thompson International Airport.)
  • Bay Street Suites are available for nightly and weekly rentals. Call (242) 577-0016 for more information.
  • Beverly Bethel is serving pizza Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Whatsapp (242) 475-6210 for further details.
  • Bonefishing guide Capt. Buddy Pinder is available for fishing trips to the Marls of Abaco National Park and East Abaco Creeks National Park He can be reached at (242) 242-577-7612.
  • BTC is open Monday through Saturday 10am-3pm at Maxwell’s Supermarket.
  • A Cable Bahamas Help Desk is available at Maxwell’s Supermarket & Home Store (next to Frederick’s Agency). Representatives will be available Monday and Tuesday 9am–3pm and Wednesdays from 9am-noon or by phone at (242) 300-2200. According to Cable Bahamas, their entire suite of services is available in Abaco south of Spring City and north of Blackwood. Internet services are also available to commercial customers in Central Abaco and on the Abaco Cays.
  • Cable Bahamas Business Solutions – contact Leanne Russell at (242) 817-1675 or leanne.russell@bealiv.com, or Chantelle Sands at (242) 801-7923 or chantellesands@cablebahamas.com
  • Calypso Hills Hideaways – A 6-room hotel and restaurant, plus car rentals. Call (242) 825-6175 or email calypsohillshideaways@gmail.com or usaveautorental72@gmail.com.
  • Cash N Go, a cash advance and currency exchange service, is coming soon to Abaco. Visit their Facebook page for the latest updates.
  • Central Pines Liquors (in the Teachers and Salaried Cooperative Credit Union Plaza) is open daily 9am-9pm. Credit cards accepted.
Central Pines Liquors (Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • The Chemist Shoppe has opened a location in Maxwell’s. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 3pm, and Saturday 9am – 1pm. Call (242) 817-3106. Follow their new Facebook page for updates.
  • Chandler’s Tasty Treats food truck is located across from the Marsh Harbour Clinic.
  • Cherokee Air is up and running, offering flights between Abaco and Florida. Starting in February, they will offer flights between North Eleuthera and Marsh Harbour on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for the latest flights and information.
  • Chubs Kitchen (Central Pines) is open – to place an order, call (242) 475-2931 or (242) 808-4264.
  • CMM Construction is available to assist with a variety of construction projects, including roof repairs, sheet rock installation, window and door installation, flooring installation and much more. Call (242) 812-6248.
  • Commonwealth Bank is open inside Maxwell’s Supermarket & Home Store. Bank hours are Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm and Friday from 9:30am – 2:30pm. A Commonwealth Bank ATM is also available at Maxwell’s.
  • Computer Creations Available on a mobile basis for now, but will soon open a temporary retail location in MH for sales of computers and accessories, printers, ink and office supplies, as well as a business center for printing, copying and computer and printer use. For more information, call Johnell Curry-Russell at (242) 821-8722.
  • Cruise Abaco is accepting reservations for November 1, 2020 on. Check their website to learn more about the available fleet and book your captained or bareboat charter.
  • DK’s Auto Works, located on S.C. Bootle Highway, offers mechanic services, auto body repairs, hydraulic hose assembly, tire sales and repair and welding. Mobile service available. Call (242) 577-7373 or email info@DKsAutoWorks.com.
  • D’s Signs & Imaging will be back in service soon. Call Desmond at (242) 810-9142 or email 3dsigns.sales@gmail.com for full details.
  • Da Crabman Landscaping and Maintenance – Available for gutting houses and businesses, large tree removal, roof repairs (tarps, ice & water shield, shingles) as well as tree pruning, mowing, and debris removal. Contact Edwin Curry at (242) 559-8062.
  • Capt. Danny Sawyer, bonefishing guide, is booking for mid-March. Contact him at (242) 477-5901.
  • Deuces Liquor Store (opposite St. Francis de Sales school)
  • Diva Dolls Beauty Couture is open in Central Pines. For more information, call (242) 814-9440.
  • Doug’s Place, in the Dove Plaza, is open Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm, selling items such as generators, fans, appliances, electronics and more. Dough can also order and bring in other items he may not have in stock. Phone (242) 825-2608.
  • Dr. Derrick Bailey (Veterinarian) is available weekdays and some weekends. Call him at (242) 577-0397 or (242) 812-7717.
  • Driftwood Food Company farm stand (on South Ernest Dean Highway, at the trailer with the pallet flags) is open Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-5:15pm, selling fresh greens and produce.
  • Drill Rig Marine Construction Ltd. is fully operational and on the ground in Abaco to assist you with all of your marine construction needs. Call (242) 577-DOCK or (242) 577-LIFT, or email drillrigmarine@gmail.com.
  • Finders Keepers has reopened in the little yellow building next to Marco’s. They carry used furniture, laptops, kitchen appliances, mattresses as well as new toys, kitchenware, makeup, electronics and more. Hours are 10am-4pm Monday through Friday for the time being. Please shop safely and practice all social distancing guidelines. Ask about their layaway plans. Call (242) 432-1553 for more information.
  • Frederick’s Agency (Brokerage and trucking)  is open at a temporary location inside Maxwell’s Supermarket and Home Store. Call (242) 818-1011 for more info or email abacocustoms@gmail.com, wesley@fredericksagency.com, or krista@fredericksagency.com
  • G&L Ferries is open. Here’s their current schedule. All Marsh Harbour runs depart from the Crossing. Visit their Facebook page for updates.
  • Gelin’s Autobody Repair is open and offering paint and detailing services, tinting, door motor replacement, windshield and glass replacement, car wash and tire service, as well as undercoating. Call (242) 475-3444 or email gelinsautobody@gmail.com. Mobile service available to the Abaco Cays.
  • Government ComplexNational Insurance (Tel: 242-397-7112, open 9am-1pm, M-F), Housing, Business License, Immigration, Administration, Road Traffic and Social Services are available. The labour board is open Wednesdays only. (Not yet open: post office and passport offices.) The Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority office is also open here.
  • Insurance Management – Their Abaco office has not yet reopened, but they are serving Abaco clients through their Rosetta Street branch in Nassau. Contact information is provided below.
  • Integrated Medical Center is open in the former Evergreen Mortuary building opposite the hospital. Call (242) 367-1304 or email imcabaco@gmail.com.
(Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • Jimmy’s Wine and Spirits has reopened on Bay Street in Marsh Harbour, selling wine, spirits and cold beer Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm. Further details below.
  • Joyce’s Kitchen – serving lunch. Call (242) 432-3684 or (242) 475-3962 for more information.
  • Julia’s Kitchen is located in a brown house on Morning Glory Circle, next to Soul Saving Ministries in Central Pines. Call (242) 823-8864 or (242) 551-4926 for menu or to order.
  • Bonefishing guide Capt. Justin Sands is taking bookings for April. Call (242) 359-6890 for further info.
  • K&S Gas Station – serving gas and diesel
  • Kidz R Us will be opening soon in the Abaco Shopping Plaza (where KFC used to be.) Projected opening date is April or May.
  • King’s Plumbing Service is available at (242) 559-8977 or (242) 475-1865 or at lady-russell@hotmail.com.
  • Lock Doctor (Locksmith) Phone (242) 577-4801
  • Lovely’s Delight is open in Marsh Harbour. Visit their Facebook page for daily menus, and call (242) 802-6375 to order. Now serving breakfast from 7am-10pm.
  • Lucayan Surveying Company (formerly in Memorial Plaza) is available for surveys. Contact Reggie via Whatsapp at (242) 477 5953 or Victor at (242) 577 5868, or email lucayansurveyingcompany@yahoo.com. Cash or direct deposits (U.S. or Bahamian accounts) accepted.
Maxwell’s Supermarket (Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • Megan’s Place (Strachan Drive)
  • Melinda and Rosolyn’s Housekeeping Services – call (242) 475-3472 or (242) 478-0219 for more information.
  • Najah’s Salon and Spa (Murphy Town) is open Monday through Saturday 9am-3pm for appointments. To book, call (242) 553-4144 or (242) 465-5310.
  • Nana’s Kichen is open. Visit their Facebook page for full details and menus, or call (242) 559-8862 or (242) 810-0425.
  • National Marine is working towards reopening soon. In the meantime, they’re usually around Monday through Friday 10am to 3pm, and they invite you to stop by if you need service or parts.
  • Ny’s Restaurant (Crockett Drive)
  • The Outboard Shop has reopened in Marsh Harbour. See the graphic below for contact information.
  • Park View Variety Store (Murphy Town – down the street from Patrick J. Bethel High School) Open daily from 7am-8pm, carrying various dry goods, fresh produce, toiletries and more. Call (242) 367-6403 for more info.
Park View Variety Store (Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • Parks & Parks Electrical Repairs and Installation. (Licensed Electrician) Contact Richard Parks at (242) 425-8357
  • Pine Woods Nursery is open several days per week. Hours vary, so call (242) 803-8671 for further information.
  • Premier Importers (Lumber and building supplies) Open 8am-3pm Monday through Friday. Located off the roundabout on SC. Bootle Highway. See their Facebook page for latest updates or call (242) 824-4044.
Premier Importers (Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea)
  • ProGuard Security is a professional security company offering security and armored services to the island of Abaco and surrounding cays. Call (242) 577-7233 for details.
  • Quality Star Rubis Gas Station (Marsh Harbour) is open daily 7am-4pm.
  • The Road Traffic Department has reopened. Road Traffic folks are also available at the “one stop shop” at the government complex.
  • A Royal Bank of Canada ATM is now available 24/7 at the government plaza. For additional services or in-person appointments, contact Joyce Mackey at (242) 357-0176 or Kirshon Neely at (242) 322-2045. A Royal Bank branch is scheduled to open in Marsh Harbour sometime in late March or early April.
  • A ScotiaBank ATM is now available at the Rubis gas station in Marsh Harbour. Station hours are Monday through Saturday 7am-6pm and Sunday 8am-2pm.
  • Scrumdillyumptious Sweets (Central Pines) is a custom cakery designing tailor made creations for every occasion including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and special events. Call (242) 458-8141 for details.
  • Sheva’s Take-Away (Murphy Town) has reopened in their old location. Call (242) 808-5361 for menu and to order.
  • Shell Gas Station (Dundas Town)
  • Shell Gas Station (Marsh Harbour)
  • SG Car Rentals is open at the Leonard Thompson International Airport.
  • Spicey’s Kitchen (Murphy Town) is open. Call 242-699-1185 for hours, menu and other details.
  • SunCash is open Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm in the Teacher’s & Salaried Cooperative Credit Union Plaza.
  • Sunshine Wholesale Market, is open on the Port Road in the plaza that previously housed Abaco Dry Cleaners and Kera’s Fashions.
Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea
  • Skyview Airport Restaurant and Bar at the Leonard Thompson Airport is open. Operating hours per flight schedule.
  • Terry’s Painting is available for pressure washing, drywall work, window cleaning and, of course, painting, throughout Abaco. See contact info below.
  • Zion’s Landscaping, Ground Maintenance and Lawn Care (Murphy Town) – Contact Rodney Stuart – (242) 475-3062

HOPE TOWN/ELBOW CAY

  • Abaco Construction has reopened. A full service construction management company, Abaco Construction is able to assist in every stage of the building process – from planning and permitting, through the entire construction process, to final inspections and provision of occupancy certificate. Services offered include new home construction, renovations, pools and now full size building plans printing. For more info, contact Ryan Cash at ryan@abacoconstruction.com.
  • Abaco Inn – The inn has reopened to guests. The bar is open and breakfast, lunch and dinner are being served daily. See their Facebook Page for further updates.
  • Abaco Marine Mechanics – repairing boat engines, golf carts and generators – Email fourrussells2@gmail.com or call (242) 577-0319
  • Barefoot Boat Rentals is back up and running. Contact them at barefootboatrentals@gmail.com
  • Cap’n Jacks Wholesale is open – contact them at (242) 577-0319. Cap’n Jacks has also begun serving pizza Friday through Sunday evenings. Details below.
  • Chopping Block is open for haircuts. Call Monica Cook at (242) 375-9329 for appointment.
  • Clinic with Nurse Glori is open at the Yellowbird Cottage across from the fire house
  • Frankie’s Gas Depot is open, serving sandwiches, cold drinks, coffee and Vernon’s fresh-baked bread.
  • Getaway Cart Rentals is open for business. Call (242) 357-6672 or (242) 477-5201 or email at getawaycarts@yahoo.com
  • Harbour View Grocery is open 3pm to 5pm
  • Home Supplies Monday-Friday, 8am-noon
  • IslandBoy Excursions, operated by Francis Charles, is available for boat charters and transport between the Abaco mainland and the cays. Email islandboyexcursions@gmail.com or call (242) 808-1789.
  •  Island Cart Rentals is open. Call or WhatsApp (242) 577-0317, call (561) 208-8160 or email info@islandcartrentals.com.
  • Imports Unlimited (9am – 12pm, 1pm-4pm Monday through Friday)
  • Lighthouse Liquors is open for curbside pickup Monday through Friday 12pm to 5pm. To order, call (242) 475 8028.
  • Lighthouse Marina Gas and diesel available Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-pm. Please check in at the Post Office dock at 9am with jugs clearly marked gas or diesel and your name. Or pull up to the shoreline if you’re in a boat. For further info, call (242) 577-0283 or email lighthousemarinaht@gmail.com
  • LVA Grocery is open 8am-9pm.
  • MJ’s Sandwich Shop at Frankie’s Gas Depot is open, serving sandwiches, cold drinks and coffee.
  • St. James Methodist Church
  • Sun Dried T’s will be open for Christmas & holiday shopping 1:30pm-4:30pm Dec 18 through the 31. Saturday hours are 11:30am-4:30pm, and they’re closed Fridays and Sundays.
  • Turtle Hill Villas (Elbow Cay) is open and offering special hurricane rates as they undertake repairs.
  • Vernon’s Bakery & Grocery – Fresh-baked bread and various groceries including milk and fresh produce. Hours are flexible. Call him at (242) 824-7739 or on VHF Ch 16.
  • Willie’s Kitchen & Bar is open, serving Caribbean cuisine, Chinese food and pizza. Call (242) 802-5754 or (242) 813-7490 for more info and to place orders.

MAN-O-WAR

  • Albury’s Sail Shop has set up a ‘mini’ Sail Shop just across the road from their original location, and is selling bags, hats and more.
  • Hibiscus Café – Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. For more info, contact Neil Albury at (242) 577-8007
  • Gas and diesel are available at the pump where the marina used to be.
  • Joe’s Studio is open Monday through Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm. Call (242) 577-0338. (Note: on Thursdays, call ahead to ensure it’s open.)
  • Man-O-War Grocery – open Monday through Saturday, 8am-1pm and 6pm-8pm. For more information, contact Haziel McDonald at (242) 577-6449
  • MOW Hardware – Store is open 7am-1pm, office is open 9am-1pm Monday through Saturday. Call (242) 826-6513 for more information.
  • MOW Heritage Museum and Coffee Shop – open 7am-11am Tuesday through Friday, 8am-11am Saturdays.
  • Water Mission is set up near the former site of the marina, offering fresh drinking water.

GUANA CAY

  • Caribbean Landscape LTD has doubled its labour and equipment capacity to address local needs for landscaping, maintenance, lighting, clean up, irrigation, hardscape, drainage and design services. Call Brandon at (242) 377-1149 for more information.
  • Conch Pearl Estate Management (Property and Home Management) — Contact Charlotte Green at (242) 577-4158 or charlotteconchpearl@gmail.com
  • CSC can pick up freight from the landing and deliver it to you. Call (242) 577-0332
  • Dive Guana (Guana Cay) is open and offering limited dive excursions as well as golf cart rentals and rentals accommodations. Call (242) 577-0661 or email diveguana@yahoo.com for details.
  • Fig Tree Wine, Spirits & Convenience Store is open Monday through Saturday 6am-4pm. Masks are required for entrance.
  • A Food Bank is open at the school Monday through Saturday, 10am to noon and 4pm to 6pm.
  • Great Guana Cay Clinic is open Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • The Great Guana Command Center is open and feeding volunteers three meals per day.
  • The Grocery Store is now open Monday – Saturday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Located at Jamie’s Lumber Yard silver trailer.
  • Guana Lumber is open Monday through Saturday. Free drinking water available here – bring your own container. To order supplies, contact Jamie at (242) 477-5765 or sales@guanalumber.com
  • Mama’s Take Away is now open for lunch and dinner
  • Michelle Ruiz has housing rentals available on the cay. Call (242) 825-5309.
  • Orchid Bay is open for gas and diesel – available metered at the roadside next to their tanks. Gas and diesel can also be taken out to the docks in 100 gallon containers by forklift and pumped from there to boats. Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday by appt only. Cash only at this time. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and laundry service is available.
  • Sands Construction – Charles Sands is available to deliver 1,000 gallon loads of water for filling cisterns and can also pick up freight from the landing and deliver to your home. For more information, call (242) 577-0332.
  • Sparky’s is now open at the Bakers Bay dock for lunch, 7am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.

For the latest Guana Cay news, tune in to “As The Fig Tree Grows” on VHF Channel 11 at 1pm daily.

GREEN TURTLE CAY

  • Arawak Adventures is back up and running. To book an island hop or fishing adventure, email dcfar821@gmail.com or call (243) 577-4394.
  • D&P Cart Rentals is open for golf cart and bike rentals. Call (242) 359-6605 or email giselle@dpcartrentals.com.
  • Domino Dreams (a rental home near Bita Bay on Green Turtle Cay) sustained some minor damage during Hurricane Dorian, but due to the limited availability of accommodations on GTC, the house is available for rent “as is.” Check VRBO calendar for availability and message Denise McCauley for special pricing.
  • The Green Turtle Cay Community Clinic is open 9am-3pm Monday through Friday, and on call evenings and weekends.
  • The Green Turtle Cay Town Council Office is open Monday through Friday, 9am to noon.
  • Harvey’s Island Grill has reopened in a temporary location for take away only. Check their Facebook page or call (242) 577-2616 for daily specials. Orders can be picked up at Julie Farrington’s porch.
  • Island Property Management has a variety of vacation properties available for rent. Contact them at abacoislandrentals@gmail.com or (242) 357-6566.
  • Jason McIntosh is available to customize a fishing day or tour specific to your needs. Call (242) 458-6276 or email jasonmcintosh242@gmail.com
  • The John Lowe House, a historic 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in the heart of New Plymouth is available for vacation rentals. Email Julie Farrington at ipmgtc@gmail.com for more information.
  • Kool Karts is open for golf cart rentals, and is also selling ice. Call (242) 477-5920 or email koolkartrentals@hotmail.com.
  • Pineapples Bar & Grill is open for window service (takeaway only) weekdays from 3pm. Call (242) 821-8892 to order, and check their Facebook page for latest information.
  • Rhett Roberts (Mini-split A/C cleaning, replacement and installation.) Call (242) 357-6591 or email robertsrhett244@gmail.com
  • Roberts Hardware is open 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday and 9am-noon on Saturdays.
  • Sea Side Cart Rentals has carts available. Contact Marilyn at (242) 577-5497. They also have several vacation properties available for rent.
  • Sid’s Groceries (includes fresh produce, dairy items and some frozen meats)
Sid’s Groceries
  • Shavon’s – household goods, some clothing, etc.
  • Sundowners – Open Fridays and Saturdays for drinks at the outside bar.
  • Sunset Marine – Gas and diesel available 7am – 3:50pm. They also have rental boats available, and offer tours to nearby attractions and destinations.
  • T&A Cart Rentals has carts available. Phone (561) 594-2433 or (242) 375-8055.
  • Two Shortys is open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11am-3pm, and some Friday nights.
  • The Wrecking Tree is operating out of the Levarity residence on York Street, preparing takeaway meals. They’re open Monday through Thursday, 11am-3pm, and Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm and 5pm-8:30pm. Call (242) 824-6378.

TREASURE CAY

  • Cash’s Carts in Treasure Cay has new vehicles on order, and expects to be open in March. Check back for more information.
  • Cornish Car Rentals (242) 357-6714 or (242) 828-0386
  • Fruity Freddie Farms is still producing their great sauces and jellies, which are available at Maxwell’s, Candies Snack Shop at the Marsh Harbour Airport, Pete’s Pub at Little Harbour, and the Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. Shipping to the U.S. and Canada is also available. For more information, email fruityfreddiefarms@yahoo.com or call (242) 475-3226.
  • R&M Car Rentals -call (242) 475-8382 or (242) 475-7235
  • Rubis Gas Station is open in Treasure Cay
  • Seve’s Mobile Storage & Heavy Equipment Services (see below) is scheduled to open in Treasure Cay December 2, serving all of Abaco.
  • Treasure Cay Airport is functioning. Bahamasair is flying to and from Nassau to TC, and a number of private planes are landing here. Customs is available.
  • The Treasure Cay Mini-Mart has reopened, offering a variety of grocery items and dry goods.
  • Triple J Car Rentals is up and running again. Call Jenson or Rosanell at (242) 699-2531, (242) 577-6727, (242) 804-0996 or (242) 809-0481.

For regular updates from Treasure Cay, visit the Treasure Cay Community Facebook page.

COOPERS TOWN

  • Abaco Pine Spring Water & Ice (delivers throughout Abaco) is open Monday through Saturday 8am – 8pm
  • Administrator Mrs. Terrece Bootle-Laing’s office is open
  • The James Inn is open. Call (242) 828-3011 for further information.

NORTH ABACO

Photo courtesy of Vandea Stuart, Fresh Fruit Arrangements by Vandea
  • Millie’s Guest House (Fox Town) is open. Contact them at (242) 365-2046.
  • Mills Gas Station/Hardware (Cedar Harbour) Phone: (242) 475-8044
  • Pinder’s Ferry Service (Crown Haven to Maclean’s Town, Grand Bahama) Departs Crown Haven at 7am and 2:30pm, and departs Maclean’s Town for Crown Haven at 8:30am and 4pm. For more info, email pindersferryboatservices242@gmail.com or call (242) 441-3069, (242) 557-6624 or (242) 806-0924
  • The Sweet Spot (Fox Town) specializes in homemade cupcakes and cakes, cinnamon rolls and edible arrangements. Call (242) 806-1204.
  • V&M Dry Cleaners (Mount Hope, Little Abaco) First blockhouse on the hill as you enter Mount Hope. Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm. Call (242) 475-8017 for more information.

SPANISH CAY

  • Spanish Cay Resort has accommodations, golf carts and fuel (gas and diesel) available, and the marina store and Pointhouse Bar and Restaurant are open. Customs is available with 24 hours’ notice and the landing strip is available with advance notice. Call on VHF Channel 16 or at (954) 213-6195 or (242) 807-0317. Credit cards accepted. Check their Facebook page or email spanishcay@aol.com for more information.

OTHER RESOURCES

Note: some of the following companies have suspended service to Abaco amid the Covid-19 crisis. Contact them directly to find out when service will resume.

The following companies are based outside of Abaco, but are available to help and support Abaconians as they recover and rebuild:

  • Abaco Freight, based in West Palm, Beach Florida can help with shipping items of all sizes by plane or freight boat to Abaco. Call Kimber at (561) 502-2632, Nick at (561) 689-1010 or email nick@abacofreight.com.
  • Air Unlimited is offering scheduled flights from Orlando Sanford Airport into both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Book online or call (407) 585-4300 for more information.
  • Effective February 13, American Airlines is flying once a day from Miami to Marsh Harbour.
  • The Auto Mall in Nassau (which carries Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, BMW and Mini vehicles, as well as a variety of used cars) is helping Abaconians replace vehicles lost in the storm. They can assist with all necessary customs paperwork and arrange shipping to Abaco. For more information, call (242) 397-1700.
  • Aztec Airways has scheduled flights to Treasure Cay from Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport.
  • Island Wings USA is shipping freight into Abaco (Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay) from Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Makers Air, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, flies twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) direct into Marsh Harbour with continuing service to Scotland Cay. Email info@makersair.com or call (954) 771-0330 for more information. Private charter services also available.
  • Trans Island Airways is available for travel between Nassau and Abaco. Call (242) 362-4006 or email sales@tia.aero for further details.
  • VJP Business Services offers a concierge service in Nassau, including errands, banking, shopping and pickups from and delivery to mailboat. Call (242) 439-8396 or email vanessicapritchard@gmail.com.
  • Western Air is offering regular flights between Nassau and Marsh Harbour, and has recently reintroduced evening flights.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not affiliated with any of the above businesses and their inclusion on this list should not be construed as any sort of endorsement. Always do your own due diligence, check references and ensure your own comfort level before doing business with any company.

  1 comment for “Here’s What’s Open in Abaco

  1. Ron Ball
    April 13, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Nice to see Abaco and area recovering. I am a Canadian and scuba diver having frequently visited with Keith Rogers and Dive Abaco. Do you have any information about Keith or Melinda? I cannot get any answer from the phone numbers from the past.

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