The Delphi Club on Abaco is a small luxury hotel and fishing lodge in an idyllic wilderness location. Its guests enjoy the best of Bahamas bonefishing, brilliant birding and a wide range other activities in one of the Bahamas’ hidden beauty spots.
Its top quality accommodation and food and its beautiful, unspoiled location attract nature lovers from all over the world. Add in world-class bonefishing, a stunning deserted beach, and charming pool garden, superb food and a great wine cellar, and you have the perfect tropical hideaway.
Surrounded on three sides by dense and pristine woodlands and coppice, the Delphi Club is a haven for wildlife. In the nearby mangrove wetlands may be found a huge expanse of unspoiled bonefishing flats and superb habitat for a wide array of wading birds and other wild life.
Designed in the style of an 18th century colonial plantation house, with large wrap-around verandahs, the 8-bedroom hotel stands on a high ridge to catch the sea breezes and panoramic ocean views. It’s a romantic getaway, a luxury bonefish resort and a birder’s paradise all rolled into one.
The Delphi Club has attracted consistently favourable reviews from guests and from the press since it opened in 2009. As one guest commented: “It’s payback time for the fishing widow; she’ll love it just as much as him.” So bonefishers with non-fishing wives or partners to pacify need look no further.
This elegant beachfront retreat is half an hour south of Marsh Harbour, which has an international airport with many direct flights to and from the US and Nassau each day.
The Club is close to the world-class bonefishing flats of the Abaco Marls, where large numbers of uneducated bonefish provide fantastic sport for fly-fishermen in uncrowded waters. There are also superb white-sand wading flats at Cherokee Sound, where larger and more seasoned bone fish and occasional permit present a special challenge, and at Cross Harbour. With the right conditions, there can also be great fishing off the Club’s beach.
There are many options for non-fishers. Diving over spectacular coral reefs; golf at Treasure Cay; guided snorkelling; big game fishing and miles of beachcombing along Abaco’s amazing sandy coastline.
For the less active, boat trips to the charming outer islands, with their picture-postcard colonial villages; massage and beauty treatments; shopping for local crafts in Marsh Harbour; or guided trips on sea or land to explore the amazing wild life and scenery of the Abacos.
The fishing on Abaco is of top quality and far less crowded than on the better-known island of Andros. Whether wading alone on the flats, paddling a kayak or poling gently through the mangroves in a guided skiff, fishermen will enjoy many opportunities to cast to these most powerful but stealthy of fish.
The Delphi Club’s guides are all experienced professionals and there will be few excuses for anglers not nailing a handful of bonefish from two or three pounds and up. While blank days can happen (in cloudy or windy conditions spotting the fish can be tricky), the bonefish are always there, year-round and feeding. And unsuitable weather rarely lasts for long.