Green Turtle Cay Real Estate
More about Green Turtle Cay
Green Turtle Cay is the most northern cay in the Abacos and is named after the many Green Turtles that can often be spotted there. It is Abacos most populated cay; with lots of things to do it’s easy to see why so many families and couples are drawn to this tropical paradise. The main industries on the cay include lobstering and tourism.
The Cays main settlement, New Plymouth, was founded in the 18th century by settlers from New England. Its architecture today is still reminiscent of a traditional white picket fenced, New England style.
The cay is around 3 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, so everything once there is easily accessible. Cars are permitted on the cay, however, bikes and golf carts are favored, both of which can be hired easily upon arrival. The closest airport is situated on Treasure Cay and then it is a simple 3-minute taxi ride to the Green Turtle Cay ferry dock.
Green Turtle Cay is where the Bahamian national drink the ‘Goombay Smash’ was invented and it can still be tasted in Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar, where it was first created. While the original Goombay Smash recipe still remains top secret, we can tell you that it is a delicious combination of fruit juices, apricot brandy and multiple types of rum – a must try for any visitor to the cay. Lunch and dinner options are a recent addition to Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar – the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening while you are there.
Once in New Plymouth village, nothing is more than a 15-minute walk from anything else, with quite a variety of shops to peruse, including a post office, gift shops, food stores and a hardware store. There are also four churches, which are spread across the cay. It should be noted when planning a visit that everything closes on a Sunday, except for the churches.
Video of Green Turtle Cay
Jake Owens music video for the hit song "Good Company" was actually shot here in Green Turtle Cay, take a look at the video embedded above.
Property in Green Turtle Cay
- 15 Beds
- 13 Baths
- 8,791 SqFt
- 2.16 Acres
Coco Bay Estate is a rare sea-to-sea property with an idyllic location on Green Turtle Cay featuring sandy beaches on both the Bay and the Atlantic Ocean side. 6 cottages in total with water views are included in the sale, plus a separate recreati...
- 8 Beds
- 8 Baths
- 12,000 SqFt
- 1.02 Acres
Spectacular estate home nestled on just under an acre of sea to sea property offering an abundance of amenities making it one of the most unique homes available on Green Turtle Cay. The property spans from White Sound to Bluff Harbour, and offers ...
- 1 Bed
- 1 Bath
- 600 SqFt
- 63.04 Acres
Place yourself in the last large major waterfront tract on picturesque Green Turtle Cay. Known as the Sumner Estate, this 63 +/- acre tract has over 5,000 +/- linear feet of water frontage on 3 prime locations of Green Turtle Cay: Inner White Soun...
- 4 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 5,850 SqFt
- 2.83 Acres
Property runs from Blacksound to the Atlantic Ocean. There is a private sandy beach on the Ocean side with over 200' of pristine beach front. There is a private dock and boat house on the protected Blacksound Harbor and space for four boats and a ...
- 5 Beds
- 5 Baths
- 3,515 SqFt
- 1.03 Acres
Nestled on an acre of lush tropical vegetation on Bluff Harbor, on the west side of Green turtle Cay. This bahamian style house is the perfect private oasis. This estate is comprised of three separate residences, the main house, 2 bed, 2 bath, fur...
- 8 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 6,747 SqFt
- 2.27 Acres
"Woodcote Corner" A colonial style cottage house with 8 bedrooms 4.5 baths with 4250 square feet under air 6630 square feet on three levels, inclusive of the screened porch and covered veranda and open decks. All of the improvements are set on a e...
- 5,500 SqFt
- 1.7 Acres
As you walk in the large mahogany front doors you are greeted with the breath taking views of Coco Bay and the Atlantic ocean through its wall to wall windows and french doors just beyond the infinity pool and hot tub. The open floor plan is perfe...
- 3 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 4,000 SqFt
This beautiful one of a kind 3 bedroom/3 bath custom built waterfront home is surely one to catch your eye. It sits on a double lot consisting of 33,000 sq ft on Coco Bay Beach with 161 feet of beach frontage! No expense was spared creating this E...
- 2 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 3,000 SqFt
- 1 Acres
This two bedroom, two bath home features beach front and a dock for the discerning yachtsman or vacationer. It is beautifully furnished in Island decor and has all the amenities that you could ask for. The fully equipped kitchen features Corian co...
- 4 Beds
- 4 Baths
- 3,500 SqFt
Surrounded by tropical vegetation and views of the turquoise waters of Gilliam Bay this house is one to "sea". This pod style house consists of 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and is finished with high quality furniture and fixtures. Each pod is conn...
- 3,000 SqFt
- 2.76 Acres
Located minutes away from the Historic town of New Plymouth, the Swason House is a private Island home on almost 3 acres of land stretched from the calm waters of Black Sound to the white sand beach of Gilliam Bay. This estate comprises of the mai...
Restaurants and Bars on Green Turtle Cay
There are a variety of restaurants to choose from on Green Turtle Cay, whether it is just a quick bite, traditional dishes or even fine dining there really is something for everyone. Here is a list of the restaurants and bars that you will find upon arrival to the cay. Where possible, we have included links to their websites or Facebook pages so if you are planning a visit you can check their opening times.
New Plymouth Inn – a romantic restaurant with accommodation also.
Wrecking Tree – serves local delicacies like conch fritter, salad and fresh seafood
McIntosh’s Bakery and Restaurant – freshly baked breads, traditional seafood and burgers
Laure’s Kitchen – Traditional Asian cuisine
Laura’s Kitchen – Selection of American and Bahamian delicacies
Sundowners Bar and Restaurant - Situated right on the water’s edge, serving drinks and traditional Bahamian fair.
Plymouth Rock Bar and Restaurant – Great for breakfast and lunches, sandwiches and traditional Bahamian food. It also has an alcohol and cigar shop on site too.
Pineapples Bar and Grill – This is in the Black Sound area and has a swimming pool for patrons to use. The food served is seafood and Caribbean.
Harvey’s Island Grill – Traditional Bahamian fish dishes alongside a multi-cuisine menu https://www.facebook.com/Harveys-Island-Grill-308871005503/
Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar – As mentioned before, the home of the Goombay Smash and serves traditional Bahamian lunches and dinners.
Lizard Bar and Grill – Situated on the north of the cay, on the grounds of the Leward Yacht Club, this bar and grill has a swimming pool and serves beautiful cocktails, conch fritter, salads and seafood.
The Green Turtle Club – situated on the north side, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, stunningly presented food with a multi-cuisine, fine-dining menu. This venue has a swimming pool, marina, accommodation and a separate bar called the ‘Tipsy bar’.
The Bluff House – Is a hotel with a restaurant, swimming pool, small beach, marina and bar on site, where fish, steak and BBQ chicken often feature on their fresh and varied menu.
Things to do on Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas
This is the first historic museum in the Bahamas and is named after the famous Bahamain model- ship maker. The museum is situated in the stunning house that was previously owned by Albert Lowe’s son - Alton Lowe. The museum is situated in New Plymouth and boasts a selection of photos, model-ships, artifacts, sculptures, documents and more.
Memorial Sculpture Garden
This garden is situated close to the Albert Lowe museum and was organized by Alton Lowe. It displays 24 busts of influential Bahamians and each is a tribute to them and the islands that they represent. In the center of the garden are two life-sized sculptures of two girls, one black girl who holds a conch shell and a white girl who holds a Union Jack flag. These figures represent new beginnings.
Green Turtle Heritage Festival
This festival takes place annually over a weekend in May. It celebrates the relationship between New Plymouth and the Key West settlements. The event includes Bahamian food, culture and entertainment with lots of fun facts about the two places too.
Swimming with pigs
There are often lots of people who ask where they can swim with pigs in the Abacos. These wild boars live in No Name Cay or ‘Piggville’ as it is affectionately named - an uninhabited island south of Green Turtle Cay. You can hire a boat or go on a day trip to this island.
Diving center http://www.brendal.com/
For anyone who wants to see the stunning coral reef, then Brendal’s diving center can facilitate this unforgettable experience on Green Turtle Cay. They offer many day trips, including a dive followed by Brendal catching and cooking your lunch right before your eyes – it doesn’t get much better than that!
There are two companies that offer fishing trips on Green Turtle Cay. There is Marcus and Lincoln’s fishing trips, which includes cooking up your catch on a beach afterwards and enjoying a picnic. Also there are Ronnie Sawyer’s fishing trips, which are extremely popular, in part due to the exceptional fishing knowledge the guide can offer.
If you fancy exploring the waters and small cays independently then you can hire a boat from any of the following companies:
Green Turtle Bay Boat Rental http://www.greenturtlebay.com/GTB-Services/Boat-Rentals.aspx
Reef Boat Rentals http://www.reefboatrentals.com/
Sunset Boat Rentals
Golf Cart Rental
To easily access the cay a golf cart is recommended and a lot of fun! You can hire golf carts from these two places:
Seaside Cart Rentals (by the ferry dock) http://www.seasidecartrentals.com/
D & P Cart Rentals (at the Green Turtle Club)
https://www.dpcartrentals.com/ you can also rent bicycles from here too.
All of the beaches on Green Turtle Cay have beautiful clear turquoise waters and soft powdery sand, so how do you know which beach to visit? We have collated a list of the different beaches that we think are worth a visit.
Coco Bay Beach
Coco Bay Beach is situated on the Northwest of the cay. It is a great beach for snorkeling and relaxation. There are a few villas near the beach and it does have a very secluded feel. There are no restrooms available, but you are not too far from the town.
The Bluff House Beach
A small beach that is set on the grounds of the Bluff House hotel, restaurant, swimming pool and beach bar. This beach is great if you wanted to enjoy some food and drinks whilst taking a dip.
Gillam Bay Beach
This crescent shaped beach is situated on the southeast side and is perfect for relaxation, it is rarely busy, it is great for snorkeling and there are no restrooms on site.
Ocean beach is close to the Memorial Sculpture Garden and is located on the east of the island. It is relatively underdeveloped, peaceful and has no restroom facilities. It is situated next to a tropical reef so snorkeling and fishing can be a lot of fun here.