Firefly Sunset Resort Wedding

We could not be more in love with these photos from a recent Firefly Sunset Resort Wedding.
Nicole Colwell Photography did an AMAZING job at capturing this day for Liza & Matt.

We wish them both the best in their new journey!


Crawfish Season OPENS Aug. 1

Ready to head to the sea and catch some tasty crawfish? Here’s the facts to know before you dive in from our friends at The Abaconian: 

Photo courtesy: www.where-is-abaco.com

– Crawfish season opens on the morning of August 1st and closes on March 31st in The Bahamas; no exceptions.

– All spiny lobsters caught and retained must have a minimum 5 1/2 inch tail or 3 1/4 inch carapace length

– Possession of egg bearing females is prohibited, as is removing the eggs

– Spear guns and SCUBA are prohibited for catching any fishery resource in The Bahamas

– Spearfishing within 200 yards of any shoreline in the Family Islands (e.g. Abaco) is illegal

– Air compressors (hookahs) are only acceptable for fishing use by Bahamian citizens who are: (1) holding a current Department of Marine Resources permit to do so, and (2) within depths of 30-60ft and during the dates of the open crawfish season (August 1 – March 31).

– Visiting sport fishermen (those who are not citizens or residents) are limited to a catch of 10 crawfish per vessel at any time. Sport fishermen are also prohibited from using hookah to catch any fishery resource. Sport fishermen are allowed to use spears only if it is specified on your fishing permit; make sure to request this from the relevant officer at entry.

All regulatory information has been obtained from The Bahamas Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Regulations, Ch 244, section 19 (available at laws.bahamas.gov.bs).Please direct any questions about fishing regulations or reports of poaching to your local Department of Marine Resources officer.

 


NOW BOOKING- 5th Annual Patrick Davis Songwriters’ Festival

Firefly Sunset Resort is NOW BOOKING for the 5th Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters’ Festival to be held February 13-18, 2018.

As always The Firefly Sunset Resort will be the main location for the event, but the fest will also hold shows at The Abaco Inn, Hope Town Inn and Marina, Sea Spray Resort and Marina & The Harbour’s Edge!!

This year’s songwriters are a who’s who of the Nashville hitmaker community with a grand total of 15 writers, singers & performers. Visit our website for a complete list of performers.
And book your stay with us today! s, schedule, sponsors and more!!


Firefly Sunset Resort Through Your Eyes

We love when we get user submitted photos. It’s always nice to see the experience our guests have from their perspective. While there are so many amazing photos you all share here are just a few of our favorites from this Spring and early Summer.

Come back and see us soon!






Crawfish Season Closed through July 31st

We love our outdoor adventures as much as you all do, but it is important to be aware of the laws, seasons and guidelines in order to keep our Island ocean-life and wildlife flourishing.

Need more info? Check out this packet


NEW Hope Town Community Center- OPEN!

Heading your way to the Firefly Sunset Resort for the first time in 2017? Make sure not to miss the NEW Hope Town Community Center on your visit.

Opened on January, 14 2017 “The Community Center provides a place and opportunity to express and share all this creative energy so Hope Town will continue to thrive as a great place for families, community groups and cultural events. The building was designed to reflect the traditional island style and is situated on park land in the middle of the settlement, creating a thriving cultural/center for the community,” notes the Committee in a recent article published by The Abaconian.

In addition to adding to the culture of our quaint island town the Center is available for community events (Contact Monica Cook, monicacook@gmail.com, for bookings)  as well as to facilitate use as a hurricane shelter.


For further details check out the full article here.

 

 



Shining Light on Abaco Schools

Thanks to The Abaconian for publishing this great feature on the Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival via the Abacobuzz.com and the amazing good the festival does for our community! Stay Tuned for the 2018 festival dates! 

The Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival has come and gone, and many great memories were made along the way. There were so many great performances during the week-long festival dedicated to the craft of songwriting, but the most important moments might not have even happened on stage at all. This year for the first time, Patrick Davis along with some of his talented friends gave back to the community by hosting an educational songwriting workshop for some lucky Abaco school children.

Twenty-two children from schools across Hope Town and Marsh Harbour came together on Sunday, February 12 at the Firefly Sunset Resort to learn the art and science of songwriting from the best in the business. Working together with Davis, Django Walker, Lauren Jenkins and Calynn Green the kids had an incredible amount of fun and also composed two original songs.

Over the past five years the Patrick Davis Songwriter Festival has turned into one of the premier events of the season in Hope Town, attracting thousands of music fans from across the islands as well as across the globe. Nashville’s finest minds make the trip across the water to enjoy the sun and sand while sharing their wonderful music with the island. This educational workshop is just one of the many ways the festival benefits the surrounding area, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for next year.


Mark the Calendar: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Firefly

Join us April 15th at the Firefly Sunset Resort for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
We are looking forward to a great day with fun for the whole family!