Three miles off the east
coast of Great Abaco, Green Turtle Cay is the jewel of the archipelago, a
little island with
an uneven coastline, deep bays, sounds, and good beaches, one of the best
stretching for 3,600 ft. Here you’ll find secluded inlets. The island is 3
1/2 miles long and 1/2 mile across, lying some 170 miles due east of Palm
New Plymouth, at the southern tip of the cay, is an 18th-century
settlement that has the flavor of an old New England sailing port.
You'll find beautiful, one of a kind, handmade artwork and sculpture
offered by local artists at the quaint Native Creations shop. The
scent of home baked coconut and pineapple pies is your invitation to
visit family owned Robertha's Faith Grocery Store.
depths seldom exceed 15 ft. to 20 ft. inside the string of cays that trace
the outer edge of the Bahama Bank. Coral gardens teem with colorful sea
life, making for fabulous snorkeling. Shelling on
the lovely beaches and
offshore sandbars is among the finest in The Bahamas. If you have a boat,
you can explore such deserted islands as Fiddle Cay
to the north and No Name Cay to the south of
New Plymouth After Dark--Ask the locals if the Gully Roosters,
music. They're the best in the Abacos
and often appear at
various spots on island. Also make sure to visit Miss
Emily's Blue Bee Bar
for a sample of their famous Goombay Smash.
You might catch
a live band
and you'll certainly
enjoy a wonderful setting for a drink.
The Green Turtle Club, Pineapples Bar and Grill at the Other Shore Club,
and The Bluff House are a few options.