Caribbean Tourism

Elbow Cay

The name Elbow Cay is rarely used, people refer to the settlement as Hope Town, the main town. It is marked by a striped lighthouse from the top of which you can get lovely views. Built by the British Imperial Lighthouse Service in 1863, it is one of the last hand-powered Kerosene-fuelled beacons still in use. Mon-Fri 1000-1600. White Sound, southwest of the town, has a couple of resorts. Hope Town is very picturesque, set around a charming harbour, cluttered with jetties and brightly painted wooden houses. Cars are not allowed along the narrow streets edged by white picket fences and saltbox cottages. Visit the Wyannie Malone Historical Museum which has a collection of old furniture, genealogies and memorabilia from the town. The museum is staffed by volunteers. If it is not open, call Peggy Thompson at Hope Town Hideaways. The town’s jail is no longer used as such, but is filled with visitor’s brochures. There are several places to eat and drink in the town, there are grocery stores, bakeries and gift shops. A lovely beach runs along the ocean side of the island and Tahiti Beach is at the extreme end in the southwest. Bicycles can be hired but it is a rough ride down to the south. Dave’s Boat Rentals, T3660029, VHF 16, next to Hope Town Lower Ferry Dock, rents Boston Whalers or larger boats, which are an easier way of getting around. Dave also rents diving gear and tanks.Hopetown marina has fuel, moorings, dockage.



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