The charmingly-named Green Turtle Cay is a small island located within the archipelago known as The Abaco Out Islands. This is in the country of The Bahamas, in the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. The island has been given this name in recognition of the fact that green turtles tended to use this island for laying their eggs. Green Turtle Cay is only 3 miles long and a half a mile wide and its most important settlement is known as New Plymouth. The first settlers to this tiny island came from New England and this is still reflected in the unique architecture to this area which can be seen on the island. The island is connected by a ferry service to Treasure Cay Dock and offers some truly unique and comfortable self catering accommodation.
Your holidays in Green Turtle Cay are likely to focus on the great beaches which adorn this little island. These are ideal for people who enjoy water-based activities such as swimming, snorkelling (some colourful and fascinating sea life to glimpse here), scuba diving, sailing and wind surfing. You might also like to think about jogging, nature walks, cycling (one of the main forms of transport on this delightful island), tennis, fishing and golf.
Whilst enjoying your holidays on Green Turtle Cay, you might like to visit the local tourist attractions. These are The Historical Sculpture Gardens, New Plymouth Inn (which is said to date back more than 180 years) and The Albert Lowe Museum (which is devoted to a famous local artist). If you are keen to explore more of The Bahamas, don’t forget that there are regular ferry services departing from Treasure Cay Dock, as well as excursions out to other equally cute and beautiful islands within this archipelago.
Visitors on their holidays on Green Turtle Cay can generally pack light clothing in their suitcase as this part of the world enjoys a sub-tropical climate. This means that temperatures will usually be between the mid-twenties and early-thirties throughout the whole year. At night, lows are still in the low-twenties degrees Celsius. This area can be hit by hurricanes and the biggest chance for such a storm is between the months of July and October.
The easiest way to travel to your self catering accommodation in Green Turtle Cay is to firstly catch a flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Miami International (MIA). You could use either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic for this leg of the journey. Then, you would need to catch a flight from Miami to Treasure Cay Airport (TCB) through either Bimini Island Air or American Eagle. There is then a ferry service to take you on to Green Turtle Cay - nice and simple!