The beaches here are blissfully tranquil. Watersports in Treasure Cay are lots of fun, especially during the Treasure Cay Billfish Championship each May. And although this area is far less developed than the more popular islands, golfers don't have to head to Nassau or Freeport for a great game. The course here is a big draw.
If you're seeking a beach with some of the softest, whitest sand you can imagine and water in some of the most amazing shades of blue and green, then Treasure Cay Beach is it. What's especially alluring is that -- unlike eye-catching stretches on busier, more built-up islands -- this 5.5km (3 1/2-mile) shore is never crowded.
Treasure Cay Golf Club (tel. 242/365-8535), designed by Dick Wilson, offers 6,387m (6,985 yd.) of fairways, though it's hardly the best course the famed golf architect ever designed. Greens fees for hotel guests are $50 for 9 holes and $70 for 18 holes; for nonguests, it's $70 for 9 holes and $100 for 18 holes. This is the only golf course in the Abacos, and it lies 1km ( 2/3 mile) from the center of the resort.
Treasure Cay Marina (tel. 242/365-8250; www.treasurecay.com) offers full-service facilities for a variety of watersports. Fishing boats with experienced skippers guide anglers to tuna, marlin, wahoo, dolphinfish, barracuda, grouper, yellowtail, and snapper. You can also rent a sailboat, a Hobie Cat, windsurfing boards, and snorkeling gear. The marina provides shower stalls, fish-cleaning facilities, daily laundry service, and water and electricity hookups.
Deep-sea fishing is set up through the reception desk of the Treasure Cay Hotel Resort (tel. 242/365-8535), which can also arrange for you to hire a bonefishing guide.
Treasure Divers (tel. 242/365-8571; www.treasure-divers.com) offers the best snorkeling and diving in the area, with PADI instructors. Their dive boat is the 10m (34-ft.) Crusader. This vessel carries you to the best spots in the area for both snorkeling and diving. Divers can also visit the underwater wreck of San Jacinto, a steamship freighter that sank in 1865. The cost of any dive is $99 for one tank or $190 for 2 tanks.
Treasure Cay Hotel Resort (tel. 954/525-7711; www.treasurecay.com) also offers the best tennis courts in the Abacos, lit for night play. Three courts have clay surfaces ($16 per hour) and three have hard surfaces ($14 per hour). Check with the hotel to make arrangements.