Visionaries

Arial view of Winding Bay at The Abaco Club

Making the Extraordinary ⁠— Reality

Making the Extraordinary ⁠— Reality

A Southworth community, The Abaco Club has partnered with world-renowned minds to bring The Cays and The Bay Club vision to life. Discover the inspiration behind this beachfront sanctuary.

Owner & Operator

A leader in luxury resort-style residential communities and members-only clubs, Southworth crafts world-class experiences designed to be a celebration of life for its residents and members. Each Southworth community delivers the highest standard of value, care, and excellence.

Owner & Operator

A leader in luxury resort-style residential communities and members-only clubs, Southworth crafts world-class experiences designed to be a celebration of life for its residents and members. Each Southworth community delivers the highest standard of value, care, and excellence.

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View of Beachfront at The Abaco Club
Headshot of Joe Deitch

One of Southworth’s premier communities, The Abaco Club is a true paradise for the soul. Its spectacular setting in The Bahamas offers effortless island living and a true retreat from everyday life. Always focused on enhancing the experience at The Club, Southworth is introducing The Cays villa residences and a new beach club named The Bay Club along the shores of Winding Bay. Planned and designed by the world-renowned master-planners and architects VITA and interior designers AvroKO, The Cays will be a sanctuary of luxury beachfront living that will transform and elevate The Club experience.

View of beachfront at The Abaco Club
Pool at Creighton Farms
Project Highlights: Creighton Farms, Northern Virginia
Golf course at Machdunes
Project Highlights: Machrihanish Dunes, Argyll, Scotland
Golf course at Renaissance
Project Highlights: Renaissance, North Shore, Massachusetts
Pond at Willowbend
Project Highlights: Willowbend, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
House at Meredith Bay
Project Highlights: Meredith Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

“I’m thrilled to see The Abaco Club evolve into its new chapter with The Cays and The Bay Club. Led by our unwavering commitment to consistently create extraordinary communities for our existing and future members, I cannot wait to unveil our latest project to the world.”

Joe Deitch, Chairman, Southworth Development LLC

Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Master Planning

Masters in the art of placemaking, VITA draws inspiration from the culture, history, and character of each site to craft timeless communities that will last for generations to come.

 

Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Master Planning

Masters in the art of placemaking, VITA draws inspiration from the culture, history, and character of each site to craft timeless communities that will last for generations to come.

 

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A rendering of a villa residence at The Cays
Headshot of Don Vita

Known for creating thoughtfully designed destinations, such as select Four Seasons resorts and Rosewood properties, the acclaimed master planners and architects at VITA create singular places authentically connected to their surrounding and history. With a unified vision, VITA collaborated closely with Southworth to capture the essence of The Abaco Club while drawing inspiration from the vibrant culture, architecture, and rhythm of Bahamian life. The result is an homage to The Club’s unique aura that only a few get to experience.

Site plan sketch of The Cays
Half Moon Bay
Project Highlights: Half Moon Bay, Antigua
Four Seasons Cabo Riviera
Project Highlights: Four Seasons Cabo Riviera, Mexico
Resort at Punta Sayulita
Project Highlights: Punta Sayulita, Mexico
Rosewood Kona Village
Project Highlights: Rosewood Kona Village, Hawaii

“One of the things that we’ve come to realize in working in many places around the world and in working in the luxury market—time is much more important than things. People want experiences to share with their friends and their family. And so, if we can provide the places for that to happen, and to create lasting memories—that is what’s important.”

Don Vita, Founder & Principal, VITA

Interior Design

The 2021 Hospitality Design Firm of the Year, AvroKO brings a fresh perspective to their interior design approach rooted in the idea of consistently creating emotionally connected experiences through space.

 

Interior Design

The 2021 Hospitality Design Firm of the Year, AvroKO brings a fresh perspective to their interior design approach rooted in the idea of consistently creating emotionally connected experiences through space.

 

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Restaurant

SingleThread, California (Credit: Garrett Rowland)

Headshot of Nick Solomon

The creatives behind world-renowned projects such as Waldorf Astoria Bangkok and 1 Hotel Central Park, design and concept firm AvroKO understands the power of designing perennial spaces rooted in cultural and contextual inspiration. The concept narrative for The Cays and The Bay Club is drawn by the combination of bringing together sanctuary living, early 20th century Caribbean glamour, and island textures and colors. A true celebration of the Bahamian spirit.

Unico
SingleThread restuarant
Project Highlights: SingleThread, California (Credit: Garrett Rowland)
SingleThread guest room
Project Highlights: SingleThread, California (Credit: Garrett Rowland)
Perry Lane interior
Project Highlights: Perry Lane Hotel, Georgia (Credit: Eric Laignel)
Perry Lane exterior
Project Highlights: Perry Lane Hotel, Georgia (Credit: Eric Laignel)
Unico
Project Highlights: Unico Hotel, Mexico (Credit: Raymond Patrick)

“Inspired by sanctuary living, early 20th century Caribbean glamour, and island textures, our design process for The Cays weaves timeless style with Bahamian soul. The result is an elevated and mindful expression of its stunning environment.”

Nick Solomon, Chief Creative Officer, AvroKO

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View of the beach at The Abaco Club