Green Turtle Cay is the place to come if you are looking for a true island experience, a getaway from the hustle and bustle. Green Turtle Cay is a part of the Abaco chain, which is considered to be one of the most historical of the family islands. When you step off the ferry and get your first feel of the laid-back atmosphere, you will really get that feeling of going traveling back to a time when life was simpler.
Green Turtle Cay is a tropical escape less than an hour from Florida. To the west is the Sea of Abaco, with it's calm shallow waters, and incredible sunsets. To the East is the Atlantic Ocean with the worlds second largest barrier reef, teaming with tropical fish, less than 100 yards from shore.
The Island is about three miles long - one mile across, offering beautiful settings of lush landscapes against white beaches and unbelievable hues of the sea. Originally settled in 1783 by the Loyalists from the Carolinas during The Revolutionary War, New Plymouth has a sense of history and tradition. The village is very picturesque, the architecture is reminiscient of a New England township, but the bright colours make it truly Bahamian. A small museum offers a historical perspective, and art gallery featuring local artists and a bevy of historic homes make for an interesting stroll into the island's past. The town is also very prosperous, offering a number of services and supplies as well as various stores for unique souveniers.
The water is calm and inviting basically all year round. Virtually the entire coastline is comprised of soft, white, sandy beaches and clearest aquamarine water. You can go to any beach on any given day and be the only ones there. The waters are perfect for sailing and there is a regatta held every year around the 4th of July. The fishing is also fabulous year-round, offering catches of grouper, mahi mahi, tuna, and if your lucky you might reel in a marlin. A new Bahamas Blue Marlin record of 1,119 pounds was caught June of 2011. There are native fishing guides available for deep-sea and bonefishing tours.
Golden Reef Apartments are two luxury aprtments in the heart of the historic New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Named after the direction they face, Sunrise and Sunset have central A/C, two bedrooms and two baths, each with Bahamian cable TV. The architecture depicts the loyalist era of the colonial settlement.
Enjoy the elegant and spacious living rooms that open to the verandas and give you a gentle tropical breeze. The living rooms have all the luxuries of home, decorated in pastels and rattan furniture, you will quickly relax into the laid back pace of the island. On the spacious veranda, you can watch a sunrise of sunset depending on the time of day. You can enjoy our sunrise with a cup of coffee and some coconut toast made with fresh island bread baked daily or our sunset with and evening cocktail and fresh fish dinner. Our kitchens are fully equipped with all amenities to prepare a snack or your favorite meal.
This is a place that embodies native Bahamian life. If you are looking for a place to relax, soak up the sun, and play in the water all day long.... look no further.
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Keywords: Spacious Fully Equipted Kitchen, Centrally located, walk to beaches, restaurants, and shopping
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