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Our Island

Our Island…. is special
Green Turtle Cay is only 3 miles long and a mile wide at its widest point.

With the ocean on the East side and the Abaco Sea to our West, it is lush with greenery, birds, curly tail lizards and land crabs.

Our Island is quiet and unassuming – no casinos… no crime. It is a time warp of the Old Bahamas with a perfect mix of modern conveniences. Visit the local restaurants, shops and historical sites, but be sure to stop and talk to the local Bahamians. Their stories and smiles will last longer than the t-shirts they sell.

The island's most popular form of transportation is a golf cart. As you travel the unpaved road, you will quickly reach the town of New Plymouth on the South end of the island.

Rich with history and charm, the town of New Plymouth was once the capital city of The Bahamas and is a sister city to Key West, Florida, USA.

Take the time to see the Memorial Sculpture Garden, and stop by the Albert Lowe Museum. You will leave with a deep appreciation of the Bahamians and their diverse heritage.

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Historical Weather for Green Turtle Cay

The weather on Abaco does follow the seasons with five very distinctive weather patterns.

Winter - January through March, maybe into April
Lots of sun and light, cool breezes make this time of year excellent for activities ashore: Tennis, golf, visiting friends, shopping, exploring, kayaking in the creeks and bights, birdwatching, or just reading a book on the sunny side of the house. The water temperatures are cooler, but still nice for swimming, and the ocean is warm. Activities on the water are sometimes delayed due to windy days, but this is an excellent time for bonefishing in the shallow, protected flats and creeks.

Spring - April and May
There is usually a nice breeze for the sailors, but the sea is not too rough for fishing and diving from small boats.

Summer - June through August Now the sailors, fishermen, and divers can plan for good weather. Winds are light and variable, the sea is calm and warm, and Bahamians leave off the wetsuits. Afternoon and night showers become common.

Tropical Weather - September and October The showers become more numerous, the wind is calm, and we all watch the tropical weather information. One good thing is that lobster is now in season (season starts in August), the water is calm, clear and warm. Afternoons are good for naps. The pace becomes slow, even by Bahamian standards.

Fall - November and December This period begins when the first of the cold fronts finally blow back in from the US. This ushers in drier, cooler weather, but these fronts are not frequent. Fall can last until after New Years. The water remains warm, the winds are still light and the sea calm. Perfect weather for almost any activity ashore or afloat, an excellent time to bring a boat across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas. In fact fall is often the best season anywhere. The nice thing about the Abaco fall is that you can experience fall further north and then come down and enjoy ours.

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The US dollar is on par with the Bahamian dollar when using cash and is welcome everywhere. Credit cards can be used at most resorts, but some charge a 5% fee for using one. Bring cash for your excursions, as not many guides take credit cards.
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FOR THE BAHAMAS...

•    Passport (required).
•    Round trip ticket - Bahamas Immigration will not allow entry without one.
•    Bahamian Immigration Cards - provided at the airline counter.
•    U.S. Customs Card - provided at the airline counter.
•    Cash – about $1000 for activities that do not take credit cards (fishing, etc.).
•    Mosquito repellant. (just in case)

FOR ABACO BREEZE PROPERTIES AND GREEN TURTLE...

The above plus:
•    Sun glasses - consider Polarized to minimize glare.
•    Sun screen - SPF 30 recommended.
•    Travel Emergency Bag – toiletries, a change of clothes, and a bathing suit in case of luggage arrival problems. Also suggested for the return leg if you have connections in the U.S in case of delayed flights.
•    Consider bringing hats for a day in the sun, and a lightweight raincoat with a hood, just in case. Also consider bringing flash lights – just in case the path lights change their schedule. A single LED or a single AAA flashlight or two work fine and they can be carried in the pocket.
•    Camera.
•    Shoes that can be worn in salt water.
•    Snorkeling equipment – at least a mask and snorkel (can be rented at Brendal's Dive Center, if you don't have the space in your luggage.)
•    Motion sickness medication or device, as required for an all day boat excursion.
•    Star chart for identifying the constellations - the night time display on cloudless nights defies description.
•    Ziplock bags to protect cameras, etc. from water on boat excursions.
•    Dress: Summer – short sleeves and shorts. Winter – ditto during the day, long pants in the evening. Bring resort casual – collared shirts and skirts – for candlelight dining.
•    Some U.S cell phones will work, call your provider to find out for sure. A set of $20 2-way radios will suffice for short distances (up to a mile-use the higher channels).
•    Wrapped presents may be opened at U.S. Security or Bahamian Customs. Internet access is not available in all rooms, but is available for a fee at the Bluff House.

WHAT NOT TO BRING BACK TO THE U.S...

•    Cuban products – cigars, rum, etc (check the labels on anything bought in the Bahamas for the words Habana or Cuba).
•    More than $10,000 in cash.
•    Inspect all shells for hidden animals inside (hermit crabs, etc.)