The Delphi Club, Abaco
2012 / 2013 Season (October-June)
Double Occupancy Room / Shared Guide
7-night / 6-day $4,995
6-night / 5-day $4,395
5-night / 4-day $3,695
4-night / 3-day $2,995
3-night / 2-day $2,295
Single boat supplement add $333 per day
Single room supplement add $200 per day
Non-fishing companion sharing a room add $425 per night
*prices subject to change.
Accommodations, guided fishing, all meals, hotel taxes and round-trip airport transfers.
Prices do not include:
Beverages, guide and staff gratuities, other activities and airfares.
Further details about The Delphi Club for the Non-fishing companion
Non-fishers will also feel equally at home at the Delphi Club. In addition to its beautiful sandy beach and turquoise seas, the club has a lovely infinity pool, an eclectic library, a great wine cellar and a well-stocked honesty bar.
There are many options for non-fishers. Private scuba lessons in the pool; guided dives to spectacular coral reefs; golf at Treasure Cay; guided snorkelling tours; 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 by the pool; shopping for local crafts in Marsh Harbour; or guided nature trips on sea or land to explore the amazing wildlife and flora of the Abacos.
It’s also a great place to just completely 'chill out'. Whether dozing in a hammock or quietly reading with a glass of cool Meursault on one of the club's large verandas, guests may thoroughly relax and enjoy one of the world's most pleasant climates and most beautiful seascapes.
Note that the club is not a hotel in any conventional sense. Its atmosphere and the way in which it is run are more akin to a private country house party, elegant yet informal – and very relaxed.
The Great Room at the centre of the house features an enormous dining table, a discreet honesty bar, abundant comfortable seating and, again, stunning views from its many glass doors. With fine antiques and an overhead gallery full of fishing paraphernalia, the Great Room is full of character and atmosphere. The adjacent library is well-stocked with a wide choice of books and features (with some reluctance) the lodge’s only TV.
Most of the lodge’s eight bedrooms are on the ground floor. All have lovely ocean views and there is a choice of super-kingsize beds or queensize twins. Outside, the landscaped gardens feature bougainvillea, frangipani, oleander, hibiscus, ficus and a wide variety of palms and other shrubs. There’s an attractive infinity pool and patio with comfortable sun loungers.
The head chef, Gareth Reid from Ireland, trained under Tom Aikens in London and has worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. His food is simple, fresh and delicious, making optimal use of local ingredients. An exceptional, fairly priced wine list is featured. Everyone generally eats together at one big table from a set menu. There are no bell hops or room service – it’s just a relaxed gathering of kindred spirits.
There is a wide array of marine-based activities available on Abaco, including big-game fishing, scuba diving and boat trips or charters of every kind. Trips to the charming smaller islands off the east coast of Abaco, including Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay and Bakers Bay, are especially popular. All of these may be organized from nearby Marsh Harbour, which also has a number of restaurants, bars and craft shops.
Abaco features fabulous beaches, the most notable on Treasure Cay but at Rolling Harbour itself the amazing beach and those it adjoins stretch for miles along Abaco’s Atlantic coastline and, being almost completely unpopulated, is heaven for beachcombers. Nature lovers will enjoy the abundant wildlife, which includes the rare red-and-green Abaco Parrot and many other interesting birds and butterflies. For bad weather days, the club has a good library, plenty of games, a good cellar and, for those who must, satellite TV and Internet access.