Treasure Cay Family Vacation

Is anyone ready to go island hopping in the Abacos? The Abacos is a chain of islands in the Bahamas. It is about 120 miles of paradise with a panoramic view of beauty that awaits you.

We had decided on a trip to the Bahamas with our very dear friends and their boys. Not only would we have great company on this island vacation, but we will also be spending Christmas together. A week-long vacation in paradise.

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We rented a three bedroom condo at the Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay. Known as the best beach in the Carribean by Carribean Travel and Life, it definitely did not disappoint.

Photo credit: Shane Lo

To get to the island, we flew into Fort Lauderdale, FL then took a smaller plane into Marsh Harbour. From there, we rented a van (to fit all 8 of us) and drove out to Treasure Cay. The drive was about 45 minutes to an hour. Be sure to get your international driving permit before your trip. We went to the local AAA office to apply for ours and the process was pretty simple.

Before we headed out to Treasure Cay, we stopped at Maxwell’s Supermarket to stock up on food for the week. The official currency is the Bahamian dollar which is the equivalent value to the US dollar. However, both are acceptable forms of payment throughout the islands.

The drive to Treasure Cay was uneventful. Driving on the left side of the road is definitely different for us but it did not take long for us to get used to it. The roads were a bit bumpy but doable. There is not much to see on this drive but once we arrive at the resort, it was pure paradise. WOW!

This is our home for the week. Beautiful, isn’t it? What a view to wake up to! The Bahama Beach Club is located in a small coastal community and most people get around the island by golf cart.

We settled into our condo and asked the boys what they wanted to do first. In unison, they screamed “Swimming!” of course. No stopping them even after a long journey getting here.

The beach and view are breathtaking. The sands are white and so soft against the clear blue ocean. The water is perfect to swim in. What I love about this resort is because of the small community it is set in, the beach is pretty private. It is only 3 miles long and with not that many people on the beach making it a much more enjoyable stay. We did not have to rush out to “save” our beach chairs. There were plenty of them.

We enjoyed our walks along the shore where we were able to have some girl time. (We were the only girls on the trip)

The resort has a poolside bar and restaurant on site. While we did most of the cooking ourselves, there were several times where we just wanted to relax and ate at the restaurant.

We were also able to enjoy some cocktails at the poolside bar!

Photo Credit: Shane Lo

As the sun sets, the cool breeze came in making hanging out by the beach or pool even more magical.

There is so much to do on the island besides lounging on the beach/ pool. We took a day trip for a deep sea fishing excursion.

This included a boat ride out into the Carribean Sea; jumping into the deep ocean for a swim and some snorkeling.

We watched as our boat captain dived into the ocean for some spearfishing. What a sight to see! And all the things he brought back up from the bottom of the ocean!

We then stopped at Green Turtle Cay for an afternoon of exploring, swimming with the stingrays while our captain and his partner prepared us a lovely meal from all their catch.

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The food was exquisite. I have never had fresh seafood as in “catch and eat”. Very delicious meal for sure!

On the way back, we stopped for some snorkeling. The boys enjoyed snorkeling here and being able to see the various fish and the coral reef.

We then ventured off to No Name Cay to visit the swimming pigs. We can’t go to the Abacos and not visit the swimming pigs.

Another day trip we did was a boat ride to Great Guana Cay. It is an islet located in the center of the Abacos. We chose this day to visit there because of all the hype about Nippers and their roasted pig meals.

Photo credit: Shane Lo

The beach here was a bit calmer and the boys just loved swimming here. They did not want to leave at all!

Nippers is a very busy place with lots of young people and music. While it was a great experience with the beach and swimming, it was too much of a party scene for us. The food was good and we enjoyed the roasted pig.

We were able to catch this beautiful sunset on our way back to our condo.

And there were so many more beautiful sunsets while there.

We had planned for family photos on the beach and had some fun getting these. The boys were not too cooperative as they just wanted to swim. But they did good!

We loved this trip as we were able to travel with our very dear friends and their boys. We typically travel with just the four of us but this was definitely one of our best and most memorable trips.

What has been your most memorable trips?


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48 thoughts on “Treasure Cay Family Vacation”

  1. This vacation sounds absolutely amazing! Maybe our next big trip! I have always wanted to go to the Bahamas and I love the fact that this place doesn’t seem like there are a bunch of tourists. I have also never been to a pool side bar and always though that would be sweet!
    My favorite most memorable trip being an adult was the cruise to Mexico I went on with my husbands family! We spent some time in puerto Vallarta (my fav), Mazatlan and Cabo.

  2. This trip looks amazing! Getting to this part of the Bahamas is on our bucket list. My sister went last year and stayed at Staniel Cay and took a boat to see the pigs every morning.

  3. This looks like a beautiful vacation spot. The traveling seems simple enough for nearly anyone to do. And I’m glad you mentioned getting your international travel permit because I wouldn’t have thought to do that!

  4. What lovely photos; it looks like you guys had a great time! I especially loved reading about your deep sea fishing trip! It sounds like so much fun and the food looks absolutely delicious XD

  5. It looks like you had a beautiful vacation! I’ve always wanted to see the Bahamas, hopefully when my kids are a little older! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Omg this looks so nice from the water to the food I want to visit and swimming with the pigs ! I love places like this thanks for sharing putting on my to visit list

  7. It looks like you had a beautiful vacation! I wish I could see the Bahamas, hopefully in next June. I like your photography.

  8. Oh wow, the pictures are absolutely stunning! I would LOVE to be there right about now as it’s grey, wet and windy here despite being mid June lol

  9. WOW!!!!!!!! Can you adopt me and take me along on these trips. Love the Caribbean and this beach / island looks amazing

  10. Love this post.
    Found my tribemates! We love travel and adventure too! our blog PerfectDayToPlay.com is family-focused and we are from Canada. following your social media 🙂

  11. Wow looks like you had a great time! I would love to have been there for the fresh lobster!! Your pictures make me want to jump on a plane and head to the beach! Thank you for sharing!

  12. What a beautiful place to vacation! I love that the beach wasnt crowded! The fishing trip is right up my alley! And…that lobster! Mmmm.

  13. Oh my gosh! The swimming pigs!!! I’m planning a Christmas vacation for my family this year, but they don’t know it! Hoping to pull it off and make it a big surprise!

    1. That sounds fun! We went over the Christmas holiday and my husband even made up a Christmas meal all decked out with the turkey and sides. A definite memorable vacation and Christmas!

  14. Wow! What an adventure. I love the photos and everything sounds like it was wonderful. I’ve never heard the term “swimming pigs!” LOL!! What a sight to see, for sure!

  15. This looks like an amazing trip. I did not know about the international driver’s license. it makes sense, but I have never heard of it. I would love to swim with the pigs. How cute is that!

    1. That international driver’s license came in handy for this trip as well as our road trip across France. The swimming pigs was quite a sight to see.

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