Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina is located on Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, in the Bahamas, three miles off the east coast of Great Abaco which is approximately a one-hour flight from Florida. Perched on the highest point of Green Turtle Cay, this 12 acre tropical paradise stretches from White Sound to the Sea of Abaco. Many have described it as the “most special piece of property in Abaco.”
Green Turtle Cay is a vacation paradise for sailors, divers and fishermen. Snorkeling and SCUBA diving is a popular adventure with the world’s third largest barrier reef just a short boat ride away. You can beachcomb for shells and tossed up treasures from the sea on our power-soft, white-sand beaches or take a leisurely boat ride and explore the many nearby deserted cays. Founded by the Loyalist in the 1700s, the historic village of New Plymouth was born of those individuals still loyal to the Crown of England and hosts a museum as well as many quaint bars, restaurants and gift shops.
Our front desk can help you arrange golf cart rentals, boat rentals, fishing trips, diving trips, island hopping excursions and can provide local information for the best spots to explore.
Secluded￼ beaches on Green Turtle Cay and surrounding cays have long stretches of natural, white sand where you are likely to have the beach entirely to yourself. You can reach the beaches by golf cart and/or boat. Don’t miss cays like “No Name” (one of Island Magazine’s most romantic islands), “Fiddle Cay,” and “Manjack Cay,” (pronounced Mun-jack) for deserted, beautiful beaches. Best of all, enjoy Bluff House’s private white-sand beach next to the Tranquil Turtle Beach Bar which serves tropical drinks and freshly caught seafood. Play beach volleyball or take out paddle boards or kayaks or simply relax under the palm fronds in one of our comfy hammocks.
Visit Historic New Plymouth
Sister city to Key West, the historic settlement of New Plymouth, and 18th century village-by-the-sea with pastel cottages and white picket fences, offers sea-side restaurant, gift shops, island bars, grocery stores and museums. After the revolutionary war, settlers still loyal to the British Crown known as loyalists, took their slaves and left the United States for the Bahamas. Today, the Bahamas have a self-governing democracy and travelers from all over the world visit the island to enjoy its blue water, ocean breezes and easy-peasy island life. Don’t forget to try the Bahamian National Drink, a Goombay Smash, at its “birthplace” … Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar!
Fishing and Guides
Anglers know Green Turtle Cay is one of the best places for year-round, world-class fishing. The deep waters of the Atlantic lie offshore only a short distance from the inshore flats. Green Turtle lies between the flats and the deep water. Rent a boat or charter a guide for outstanding bonefishing or fish the reefs for grouper and snapper or make like Hemingway and fish the deep blue offshore waters for marlin, tuna and dolphin.
￼With warm, crystal clear water and the third largest barrier reef in the world, the Abacos have one of the most exciting boating, scuba diving and snorkeling areas in the world. World-famous Brendal’s Dive Center provides scuba instruction and certification, day trips and dolphin encounters. www.brendals.com
Lincoln Jones Adventure
￼Spend the day with Lincoln Jones swimming, snorkeling and fishing, then cook your fresh fish and lobster on the white-sand beach at the nearby, uninhabited island of Manjack Cay. Feed the friendly sting rays and turtles, add a couple of Goombay Smashes to the mix and you have a party that shouldn’t be missed. www.lincolnislands.com
Junkanoo is an energetic parade of locals of all ages dancing in colorful costumes to the rhythmic sound of cowbells, drums and whistles. Celebrated annually on New Year’s Day, the parade wraps around New Plymouth with onlookers lining the narrow streets, rooftops and balconies of the village.
Island tours from Green Turtle Cay to Hope Town on Elbow Cay, Man-of-War Cay, and Guana Cay are offered by local guides. Visit the candy-striped lighthouse at Hope Town, Albury’s Sail Shop at Man-of-War,“Nippers” at Guana Cay, the swimming pigs at No Name Cay and friendly sting rays at Manjack Cay.
TAKE A LOOK AT BLUFF HOUSE. Thank you Betsy de Parry for the following video: