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Green Turtle Cay
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The Abacos' Green Turtle Cay is just 70 minutes by air from South Florida
Centrally located in The Abacos, Green Turtle Cay blends its Abaconian history and tradition with pastel-painted, clapboard covered gingerbread homes reminiscent of a turn-of-the century New England seaside village. This unique cay is a 15 minute ferry boat ride from the eastern shores of Great Abaco's Treasure Cay. The ferry dock is a 10 minute taxi ride ($6 to $8 for two persons) from Treasure Cay International Airport. The Abacos' inter-island ferry schedule ($7 to $9 per person) coincides with 'most all regularly scheduled flights into Treasure Cay International Airport.
Green Turtle offers a little bit of everything
In addition to vacation accomodations in island-style resort hotels such as the legendary Green Turtle Club and Marina, and The Bluff House Beach Resort, Green Turtle Cay offers a wide selection of private vacation rentals which range in price from economy ($700-$800 US per week) to total luxury ($2,500-$3,500++ US per week). These cottages, homes, apartments and hideaways are available directly through the property's owners or local managers, or through professional property management and brokerage agencies such as Ocean Blue Properties. The price of the rental is not influenced by the source of the rental.
This quiet and quaint little island offers exceptional beaches, peace, relaxation, deep-sea fishing and great diving (good off-shore coral gardens as well as beach access to parts of The Abacos' 100 mile long barrier reef). On the southern end of Green Turtle, the village of New Plymouth offers the curious island traveler numerous historically-oriented discoveries, including its 200+ year old cemetery, the island's original jail, a rather amazing model schooner crafting shop, the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden (bronze busts of Bahamian historical figures) and the Albert Lowe Museum (artifacts, displays and paintings depicting the life of the Loyalists who settled there more than 200 years ago from the newly independent American colonies).
Easily reached by golfcart (on the recently completed "Green Turtle Highway") or boat, the northern end of the island is home to two relatively small, "island style" hotels, The Bluff House and The Green Turtle Club, which both offer excellent dining and have been internationally recognized for their ambiance, quality of food and surroundings.
Rushin' To Junkanoo - New Year's Day
Celebrated on The Abacos' Green Turtle Cay on New Year's Day (and also on Boxing Day [December 26] in Nassau and Freeport), The Bahamas' best known festival is a riotous explosion of color, sound, movement and rhythm. A little like Mardi Gras, a little like Carnival and a little like a Mako Jumby festival, participating in Green Turtle's Junkanoo (or just watching) is an experience you'll not soon forget.