GREEN TURTLE CAY


GREEN TURTLE CAY

ALBERT LOWE MUSUEM

Albert Lowe Museum GTC Opening Nov 1976

Parliament Street
New Plymouth Town, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
+1 242-365-4094
FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
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LITTLE HOUSE BY THE FERRY

I am using material about GTC provided by Amanda Diedrick whose charming BLOG  named as below charts among the things the progress of the restoration of her old family home on the island. cropped-option-7-copy

Here is a 30 minute video about GTC made by Paul Stinson in June 2014. Looks as it they all had a good time there.

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“If you visit the Bahamas and don’t get any further than the cities of Nassau or Freeport, you’ve really only scratched the surface. For a truly authentic Bahamian experience, you need to visit one of the country’s out islands, also known as the “Family Islands.” Green Turtle Cay is quite simply the polar opposite of Nassau or Freeport.

There are no duty-free shops or noisy casinos, no high-rise chain hotels or American fast-food joints, no cruise ships or smoke-belching Jitneys, no Bay Street pedlars hawking cheap t-shirts.

Instead, there is peace. There is privacy. There are pristine (and often deserted) beaches, charming locals, bikes and golf carts for transportation and more stars at night than you could ever count. There’s a vigorous domino game in town, rake-and-scrape music at sunset, local kids shooting hoops (you’re welcome to join in), home-baked coconut bread at the local grocery, and conch salad chopped fresh while you watch”.

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Founded in 1786 by Revolutionary War Loyalists, and named for the green turtles that once were plentiful in its waters, Green Turtle Cay lies three miles east of Great Abaco, Bahamas and 170 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida. Perched on the southwestern end of the cay is New Plymouth, a sleepy settlement with narrow streets and neat rows of pastel-painted clapboard houses.

For a small island – it is three miles, end to end – Green Turtle Cay offers a surprising array of amenities, including two small resorts, several marinas, a half-dozen or so restaurants, three small but well-stocked grocery shops, two liquor stores, a boat yard, a post office, a bank (open 4 hours a week), an art gallery, a dive operator, several fishing guides, and boat, golf cart, paddleboards, snorkel and SCUBA gear, kayak and bike rentals.

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BITA BAY (Amanda Diedrick)© 2014 Amanda Diedrick Bita Bay, Green Turtle Cay

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GILLAM BAY, GREEN TURTLE CAY, ABACO Gillam Bay GTC AD shell-on-beachGillam Bay, Green Turtle Cay, Abacolow-tide-gillam-bay-green-turtle-cay-amanda-diedrickGillam Bay, GTC, Abaco (Amanda Diedrick)

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BLUFF HOUSE BEACH

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COCO BAY

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SETTLEMENT CREEK

SunriseSunrise over Settlement Creek, Green Turtle Cay (Amanda Diedrick)

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