Schooner Bay has all of the amenities you need to enjoy authentic island living.
We’ve got our own marina, the Beach Cabana bar and grill, as well as a general store with groceries and other common household items.
However, if you’re thinking about living here full-time or for several weeks or months at a time, you probably have questions about where to find the closest bank, hardware store, and other specific stores like a car dealership or furniture store.
Fortunately, you can find all of the conveniences of home within a short drive from our harbour village. While Great Abaco certainly doesn’t have the variety of accommodations that you would find in a major city like Miami or Houston, you’ll find that it has everything you need to keep your home prepared for entertaining and to run your businesses from paradise.
Most of the island's banks are located in Marsh Harbour, which is the business and transportation hub of Great Abaco.
They have at least seven banking locations, including a Commonwealth Bank, Fidelity Bank, Scotia Bank, and Royal Bank of Canada.
Schooner Bay has a general store that sells lunch items, fresh-baked goods, organic produce, and condiments. However, if you're looking for larger grocery store similar to what you would see in the United States, you'll want to check out Maxwell's Grocery in Marsh Harbour.
You'll also find a variety of small family markets and mini-marts around Marsh Harbour and throughout the island.
Purchasing or Renting a Car
If you plan on staying in Schooner Bay most of the time, you won't need a car because you can get here by taxi and once you're here, everything is within walking distance. Plus, we have golf carts!
However, if you plan on exploring more of Great Abaco, it makes sense to rent a car -- and if you are going to live here for months at a time, you might consider buying a car to keep here.
You'll find plenty of car rental services around the airport in Marsh Harbour to accommodate you for very reasonable prices. As expected, there are a handful of used car dealers in town as well.
Do you want to get a few tools to keep around the house?
Marsh Harbour has a couple of large hardware stores, including an Ace Hardware, and you can also grab random household items from our general store.
Schooner Bay has a bar and grill in our lovely community for whenever you want to enjoy a cold drink. However, many of our residents like to keep their home prepared for entertaining guests.
If that's the case, there's no shortage of beverage stores in Marsh Harbour to help you stock your home with beer, wine, liquor, and cocktail ingredients.
All of our homes come fully-furnished with beautiful, high-quality furniture hand-picked by our interior design team, so you won't have to worry about getting furniture for your new home.
However, you might want to get some extra chairs for guests or other small finishing touches. You can find foldable chairs and similar items at Maxwell's Grocery, but if you want to shop a traditional furniture store, check out Furniture Plus in Marsh Harbour.
Make Yourself at Home
When you come to Schooner Bay, you're here to escape the congested city life and endless rows of shopping centers in the suburbs -- but it's nice to know that you can still find all of the essentials you need to call this island home.
"We love Schooner Bay because it's easy to conduct business as usual when you're here. Whether you want to stock your home for guests or you like the idea of having a local bank, you can find everything you need." -Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development
Before you visit Schooner Bay, we can help you make arrangements to ensure you have everything you need during your stay.
To visit our property and enjoy an unforgettable vacation in the Bahamas, schedule a Discovery Stay!