Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

Green Turtle Cay is an island in The Bahamas. It is located in the "Abaco Out Islands" and was named after the abundance of green turtles that inhabited the area. The main settlement is New Plymouth, which was founded in the 18th century. The architecture of the older homes in the village is unique in the Bahamas, with steep-pitched roofs, originating with settlers from New England.

Green Turtle Cay is known for its excellent beaches and has several full-service hotel-resorts with boat marinas. New Plymouth contains a post office, a bank, a customs and immigration office, four grocery stores, several restaurants, bars, and churches and there is a museum featuring the paintings of noted Bahamian painter Alton Lowe.

Things to see and do

* Alton Lowe Museum
* Historical Sculpture Gardens
* Fishing
* Diving
* Sea tour to outlying islets

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Language – English
Population – 450 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 - 242

Transport Links – Ferry Service is available. While cars are allowed on the island, golf carts and bicycles are the usual mode of transport. Both are easily rented for those visiting the island.

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