Many a travel writer has described Bluff House as “The Perfect Hideaway,” where you can do as much, or as little, as you like.
As a guest of the house, we encourage you to relax in our tranquil surroundings, far, far away from life’s stressors, crowds, noise, traffic, and hub-bub. We are fortunate to have some of the world’s best white-powder, soft-sand beaches and our very own private beach is a favorite for lounging in a hammock under the palm trees.
The adjacent uninhabited islands such as No Name Cay and Manjack Cay and offer their own tranquil and deserted beaches and a chance to pet friendly stingrays in knee deep water at Manjack or feed the swimming pigs at No Name. Be sure to take your camera!
Rental boats are available locally for you to explore these secluded and most private spots on your own. For the action-seeking vacationers, Green Turtle Cay has a variety of activities to offer. The island is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, all within a mile or so of the resort. Legendary guides are available daily to escort you on snorkeling, SCUBA diving or kayaking trips.
Fishing is the sport of choice for many visitors and the elusive bonefish abound here with some of the largest to be found anywhere. A day with a local guide, on or under the sea, can truly be an experience to remember and our staff will be glad to help you make the necessary arrangements. For more information about fishing, click here.
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
Diving in The Out Islands
THE PHENOMENALLY CLEAR WATERS OF THE BAHAMAS OUT ISLANDS ARE A DIVER’S DREAM.
Scuba divers travel the world primarily to find three things: dramatic walls, lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters. The Out Islands offer all this in warm, extraordinary clear water that also provides the perfect environment for learning how to scuba dive. As a bonus, the Out Islands offer the fascinating lure of Blue Holes, the thrill of diving into the past on historical Shipwrecks, and ideal conditions for underwater photography and video. No other scuba diving destination in the Caribbean offers the range of experiences and locations for world class diving than the Out Islands.
The Bahamas were honored to be voted #1 in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Top 100 Reader’s Choice Awards!
#1 BEST BIG ANIMALS
#1 BEST ADVANCED DIVING
#1 BEST VISIBILITY
#1 BEST WALL DIVING
#1 BEST FREE DIVING
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.