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Island Roots Heritage Festival – May 2018

 The Island Roots Heritage Festival returns to Green Turtle Cay May 4-6.  A fun filled weekend celebrating Abaco and learning more about her history.

Lionfish Derby  – June 2018

Have fun and help clean up the reefs of these invasive fish.  On June 30, 2018 the Green Turtle Club hosts the annual Lionfish Derby (Captain’s meeting June 29:5-7 pm).  Get out on the water and spear and catch all of the lion fish you can.  Bring them back to the dock where there will be awards for largest, smallest and greatest number caught.  Afterwards there will be a lionfish tasting.

Cheeseburger in Paradise – July 2018

Join the Green Turtle Cay community at Fiddle Cay on July 3 as we party for a purpose. New this year, VIP passes for $250 which allow access to new VIP area and benefit the Green Turtle Cay Foundation. Make your plans to be here for this fantastic family friendly event and enjoy free cheeseburgers, margaritas, and more. Also, don’t forget to pick up some merchandise as all proceeds from the Party benefit the Amy Roberts Primary School on Green Turtle Cay and the Green Turtle Cay Volunteer Fire Co.

Green Turtle Cay Restaurants Featured in Southern Boating

The May 2016 Southern Boating magazine listed Ten Delightful Bahamas Restaurants. Included in the list were our very own Blue Bee Bar, home of the Goombay Smash, and the Green Turtle Club. Both minutes away from Long Bay House. Come on over and enjoy these island treats.

Birdwatching on Green Turtle Cay

In the October 1, 2012 edition of The Abaconian it was reported that U. S. bird-watching tours will be heading to Abaco soon.  A visit to Green Turtle Cay during the investigative visit turned up many shore bird species, including Red Knots, Black-bellied Wilson’s and Piping Plovers and Semi-plamated Sandpipers as well as Oyster Catchers.

Green Turtle Cay on the Today Show

Click on the above link, or if that doesn’t work, copy and paste it into your internet explorer and see the Today Show’s tour of Green Turtle Cay.

Tennis and Pickle Ball at Leeward Yacht Club

Leeward Yacht Club, just a short walk from Long Bay House, now offers tennis and Pickle Ball.  In case you are not familiar with Pickle Ball, it is a paddle game played on a badminton size court.  It is a combination of ping-pong, tennis and badminton played with paddles and a ball over a ground level net.  The court is much smaller than a tennis court, so there is not as much running involved.

Lobster Season

Lobster season begins August 1 and ends March 31.  If you’ve not yet made your plans to stay on Green Turtle Cay for opening day of the season, hurry up and do so.

Abaco and Green Turtle Cay featured in the Miami Herald, October 23, 2011

In an article matching personality types to different Bahamian islands, the Herald matched Abaco as follows. “If your favorite fabric is neoprene and your favorite bubbly is the kind that you breathe out of your SCUBA regulator…” then Abaco, with the fourth longest barrier reef in the world is for you.  “On Green Turtle Cay is Brendal’s Dive Center, and he also caters to snorkelers.  Afterwards, treat yourself to a Goombay Smash in New Plymouth at funky Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar, where the potent concoction was invented. ”  So grab your snorkel, your dive skin and head over to Green Turtle Cay.

Green Turtle Cay

Long Bay House is on Long Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and over a mile long.   The 2 acre estate includes over 300 feet of this beach.  While the width of the beach changes during the course of the year, there are no rocks between your beach access and the water – it is all sand! Nestled among coconut palms, the sound of the Atlantic Ocean is your constant companion at this vacation paradise.

Long Bay House sits 20′ above sea level overlooking the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, including fruit and flowering trees. The house provides magnificent views of Long Bay Beach, Pelican Cay and the Atlantic Ocean.  Words don’t do justice to this beautiful property.  See our pictures on the photo page and get the overall perspective by going to Google Earth.  Find it at 26 45’41.28″ N and 77 19’12.30″ W.  From this perspective you can see the length and beauty of Long Bay Beach, the size of the estate, as well as its proximity to town and other areas of interest on the cay.

The house includes a large great room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining room with seating for eight.  The screened-in porch offers additional seating and another dining area even closer to the beach.  There are two master bedrooms with king size beds, each with its own bathroom, and one of the master bedrooms has a bunk room with two twin beds.   With these two bedrooms, the house sleeps 6 people.   The house includes cable television, DVD player, wireless internet, and local telephone service.  While the house is positioned to catch the sea breeze, it is fully air-conditioned, just in case.

Steps from the front door is the fresh water pool.  In-pool seating on three sides of the pool makes it a great place to sit and enjoy an evening cocktail.  The pool is surrounded by a large open deck area for relaxing in the sun.

Overlooking the pool, standing approximately 40′ above sea level, is an observation tower from which you can take in the 360 degree view of the island and enjoy sunsets.  The property also includes a gas grill, a chickee hut close to the beach with a picnic table, and a gazebo directly on the beach which provides an elevated and shaded sitting area.

Long Bay House is over 250 feet from the road, accessed by its own private drive, and shielded from the road by a dense growth of trees.  Unlike most beach houses on Green Turtle which are on subdivision type lots, this estate has no neighbor except for the cottage which has it s own separate acre of land, lush landscaping, and a private driveway.

Green Turtle Cay is approximately 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide.  Most people get around on golf carts which are available for rent.  Long Bay House is located a short 4 minute golf cart ride from New Plymouth.  New Plymouth is the only town on the island of Green Turtle Cay.   Green Turtle Club and Bluff House are also brief golf cart rides away.  If you have a boat there is a public dock nearby for small boats and Leeward Yacht Club is just a couple hundred feet down the road and can accommodate much larger boats.

Green Turtle Cay is unique, as is Long Bay House.  While there are many options for rental homes on Green Turtle Cay, no other compares to Long Bay House and its location.  If you do nothing else on this web site, look at the photographs.   The pictures tell it all.


Long Bay House with its 2.5 bedrooms rents for $3,000/per week.  There is a maximum of 6 people when 2.5 bedrooms are rented.  Each of the two bedrooms has a king size bed and each has its own bathroom. One of these bedrooms has an adjoining bunk room with two twin beds.

Holiday prices are higher – Spring Break, July 4, beginning of lobster season, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.