I wanted to dedicate a few blog posts to one of the islands I visited for my honeymoon over the summer. It was a place found by accident and it was so great that I wanted to share it with you.
My husband and I spent 11 days and 10 nights in Green Turtle Cay, which is part of Abaco, Bahamas. It is such a small island that people travel around it by golf cart or by boat.
So how do you get to Green Turtle Cay? We booked a flight to Orlando, FL where we then jumped onto a smaller plane, for about an hour, that took us to Marsh Harbour. Once we landed into Marsh Harbour we went through customs very quickly and jumped into a cab. The cab took us to a dock to hop onto a short ferry ride to Green Turtle Cay. The ferry was very accommodating and took us right to the the dock of the property we were staying at. While we waited for our ferry, we sat and enjoyed our very first “Goombay Smash” at a small bar by the dock.
We were staying at Linton’s Beach and Harbour Cottages and when we arrived at our destination we were happily greeted by the potcake dog that lives on the property. Her name is Oreo and she’s very famous on the island.
The moment we reached the cottages we couldn’t believe the breath taking views we had literally right outside our back door. I spent every morning drinking my cup of coffee and enjoying the beautiful view. I didn’t know how I was ever going back home.
The cottage and property itself were very cozy and the perfect place to get away from everything. When I say get away from everything, I truly mean it. The cottages do not have internet access or television. Service on your phone is also practically nonexistent. This gave me plenty of time to catch up on all the reading I had wanted to do. If this is something that scares you, please don’t let it! It was such a cleansing experience to appreciate the company of someone you love and the beauty of the world around you. Also, if you really are going crazy without a lifeline to the outside world, the property does have an office with wifi access. You just have to walk to it.
Although the property was relatively quiet and peaceful you are not completely alone. If you look at the photo above there are some bushes to the left of the cottage. A few steps past the bushes is another cottage (Seagrape) that you can rent. Ideally this property would be perfect for a large family or a bunch of friends because there is a third cottage on the harbour side of the property (The Harbour Cottage). The cottage we stayed in was called Palmetto and it shares the beachside with Seagrape. Sharing the property did not bother us at all but from the photos it could be deceiving how private it is in real life.
One additional piece of information that should be mentioned about the property is that this particular cottage (Seagrape) did not have air conditioning. We went on our trip at the end of July and it was VERY HOT day and night. The island will also lose power on occasion and what ever relief you received from the fans blowing went away completely. This was our only complaint but helped us to become better travel planners for the future. We talked with some locals and learned that the Christmas season is the best time to go for weather. We are already planning our next trip.
If you are interested in looking at additional information and photos of the property please check out the website for Linton’s Beach and Harbour Cottages.
Also be on the look out for a future post about Green Turtle Cay. I want to share with you some additional things about the island!
Have you ever been to Green Turtle Cay? Tell me about your trip!