Green Turtle Cay General Information

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Green Turtle Cay General Information

Posted on December 12. 2012

Overview

A relatively unknown jewel in the Abacos archipelago, Green Turtle Cay is full of surprising inlets, coral reefs and uneven sandy beaches. The waters here are shallow, making it a great spot for swimmers, families and those with a love of snorkeling. Pick up one of the beautiful shells that adorn the coastline here as a souvenir of your time on this secluded island retreat.

Weather

Green Turtle Cay benefits from an almost-constant year round temperature due to the prevailing trade winds coming from the north east, with average temperatures sitting at around 80-85 degrees. The relatively cooler months of September through to May still offer an average of 70-75 degrees, although temperatures can drop at nighttime all year round. For the mildest temperatures and lowest rainfall, the best time to visit Green Turtle Cay is between November and April. Visitors should be aware that hurricane season runs from June to November, so strong winds and heavy rainfall may be experienced, particularly during the wettest months of June and October.

Time Zone

Green Turtle Cay is on Eastern Daylight Time, which is UTC-4. The island observes Daylight Saving Time, meaning that between March and November the time zone sits at UTC-5.

Sightseeing

The Memorial Sculpture Garden is an homage to the Loyalists who once lived here and includes statues and a garden laid out in the pattern of the Union Jack flag.

Housed in a restored Loyalist home, the Albert Lowe Museum documents the rocky past of the Bahamas’ Out Islands and their inhabitants.

Activities

Boat trips

Snorkeling

Scuba diving

Swimming with dolphins

Fishing

Deep sea fishing

Tennis

Beaches

Coco Bay – Shaded by pine trees, this long beach is often deserted, making it a great spot to sit in the shallow waters.

Ocean Beach – A stunning beachscape of white sand and deep blue water.

Manjack Cay – Take a boat ride to the uninhabited beaches of this island with gorgeous sand slopes which go on forever.