ABACO CLUB HOMES ON WINDING BAY
CLAIM TO FAME: Designed by golf course architects Tom MacKenzie and Donald Steele, and built at enormous cost in 2004, the club’s renowned Scottish-style course provides stunning views of the ocean. Bring lots of balls and pay attention to the breezes, unless you’re just enjoying the scenery.
ROOM WITH A VIEW: Paradise Found, one of the rental cottages here, has a private plunge pool and fire pit perched on a cliff, which offers a wonderful view of Winding Bay. Conch Villa has a small deck on the cliff’s edge, the perfect place to spend an hour or six doing nothing but gazing.
AMAZING AMENITIES: Upon arrival, you’ll find the concierge service has already stocked your kitchen with the food and drink of your choice and arranged your tee times, along with dinner reservations, spa appointments and any other activities that take your fancy.
WHAT YOU’LL FIND JUST OUTSIDE: The nearby village of Cherokee Sound offers picturesque early-American architecture, boat-building history and highly skilled bonefishing guides. At Little Harbor, Pete’s Pub hosts spirited Sunday pig roasts in a Robinson Crusoe setting. Offshore is a shallow barrier reef, where guests can snorkel among spectacular coral gardens, home to spotted eagle rays, sea turtles and schools of fish almost too colorful to be true.