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Green Turtle Cay

Located a little over an hour from Florida in the Abacos, a chain of islands in the Bahamian Out Islands, lies Green Turtle Cay, your perfectescape to an island paradise. Here life moves at a slower pace, watches and cell phones can, and most often are, left behind. Upon arrival, you'll find our friendly island exudes a special laid-back atmosphere only experienced in the Out Islands. Measuring almost three miles long and just a mile wide at the widest point, Green Turtle Cay is surrounded by calm waters, miles of pristine, mostly deserted beaches, and inhabited by 100 of the friendliest people you will meet anywhere. If you are looking for the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, to escape the stresses of life, a vacation to Green Turtle Cay may be just what the doctor ordered.

Originally settled in 1783 by the "Loyalists" escaping the revolutionary war, Green Turtle is one of the most historical of the Out islands. New Plymouth, Green Turtle's main settlement, with it's brightly painted homes, may remind you of a quaint New England town. In town you'll find the Albert Lowe Museum documenting the history of the island, and a Sculpture Garden with bronze busts of famous Bahamian's living and deceased, along with many historical homes.

You will find two first class resorts on Green Turtle Cay, the Bluff House, and the Green Turtle Club, offering fine dining and local entertainment. There are also some local favorites on the more rustic side including Sundowners, on the water with a pool table for a friendly game with fellow travelers and locals alike, and Miss Emile's Blue Bee Bar, famous for inventing the powerfull Goombay Smash. Pineapples bar and Grill, on the harbour, has an in-ground pool, mouth watering Conch Fritters and spectacular sunsets.

The island offers several shops and services including a marina, bank, grocery stores, souvenir shops, an art gallery and fishing guides. Golf cart rentals are the islands mode of transportation, as there are no car rentals on Green Turtle Cay. Boat rentals are also available, enabling you to easily reach the surrounding uninhabited cays. No Name Cay, named one of the "100 Most Romantic Islands" by Islands Magazine, is just minutes to the south. To the north you will find Munjack, Crab and Fiddle Cays, all uninhabited with picture perfect beachs, all great destinations for a day of relaxing and a picnic lunch. With our calm, crystal clear waters, free from obstacles, each of these uninhabited cays are within easy reach even by novice boaters.