Schooner Bay | Abaco, Bahamas


Located on the Atlantic side of Great Abaco Island, Schooner Bay is a town steeped in the architectural and design legacy of traditional Bahamian settlements. The site offers the only harbor opportunity on the Atlantic coast of the island for twenty miles in either direction and features sweeping views of the ocean. It comprises two neighborhoods focused around a generous harbor, and features a continuous promenade lined with shops, restaurants serving locally grown food, and other mixed-use buildings, which generates a civic and commercial vitality. Schooner Bay is a model for the future growth of Great Abaco, redirecting the regional development trend away from sprawl and towards environmental and community responsibility.

Project Team
Starr Sanford Design, Architecture
Lindroth Development Company, Developer
Planner DPZ Miami, Galina Tachieva, Project Manager
New Urban Guild, Design Charrette