The re-opening of The Abaco Inn is a success story of perseverance. One of Abaco’s favorite hot spots opened Friday, November 16th. The Abaco Inn invited all who could attend to a cocktail party with complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres for the reopening of the iconic Abaco Inn! An amazing time to be thankful.
The property has 60 plus years of history and is more than just a place to relax and get a good meal. It has been a popular spot for marriages, fundraisers, Christmas gatherings, art openings and even celebrations of life. Which seems quite apropos today. There is a warm and giving atmosphere that attracts many.
These are just a few reasons why we celebrate the opening. This is a remarkable accomplishment given the amount of damage the island endured. Like many others, the Abaco Inn was not spared by the wrath of Dorian. The Inn lost four villas, plantings, coconut trees and suffered damage to the roof on the main building. Not to mention the piles and piles of debris and lack of power, hampering the rebuilding efforts.
That did not stop Tom Hazel, the beloved general manager and visionary of the Inn who wasted no time assembling the Abaco Inn team to clean up and rebuild. Jack, Joe, Moses and John are a few names of those who worked tirelessly to help clean up and rebuild the Inn. From trucks carting debris to the planting of trees, shrubs and hedges to the installations and repairs of doors and rooves. Local workers, carpenters powered by the five-star team of staff members worked in collaboration to restore the iconic Abaco Inn. It’s amazing what the human spirit can do to overcome devastating situations. The revitalization of the Inn and the incredible accomplishment in just 76 days is a testament to the people who love Elbow Cay and especially The Abaco Inn. Not even a category 5 storm can stop this community! The staff of Abaco Inn is welcoming all back for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the amazing sunsets.