TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 wins
Bluff House TripAdvisor’s “Hall of Fame” Award!
The Caribbean Journal chooses The Tranquil Turtle as one of the best beach bars in the Caribbean!
The Best Beach Bars in the Caribbean 2022
The Tranquil Turtle, Green Turtle Cay, The Bahamas
You can only get to Green Turtle Cay by boat, and for years the signature beach bar at the Bluff House resort has drawn boaters from across The Bahamas. The story here is Bahamian comfort food and delicious cocktails, the perfect recipe for a lazy afternoon on the Sea of Abaco.
Bluff House Beach
Bluff House Beach is our private white-sand beach on the Sea of Abaco side of Bluff House next to the Tranquil Turtle Beach Bar. Play beach volleyball, take out paddle boards and kayaks or relax under the palm fronds in one of our comfy hammocks. Enjoy Bahamian food and tropical cocktails at the beach bar and watch the sun goes down over the ocean.
Besides Bluff House Beach, there are beautiful, secluded beaches on Green Turtle Cay and surrounding cays that have long stretches of natural, white sand where you’re likely to have the entire beach to yourself. You can reach Gillam Bay, Ocean Beach, Bita Bay and many other beaches on Green Turtle Cay by golf cart and/or boat. Don’t miss other Cays like Manjack (where the stingrays and turtles come out to play), “No Name, where the swimming pigs swim, “Fiddle Cay,” where the famed “Cheeseburger in Paradise” event takes place annually.
Cool off with a poolside cocktail by our freshwater swimming pool overlooking the Marina on the White Sound side of Bluff House.
Visit Historic New Plymouth
Sister city to Key West, the historic settlement of New Plymouth, offers sea-side restaurants, gift shops, island bars, grocery stores and museums. This 18th century village-by-the-sea with its pastel cottages and white picket fences attracts travelers from all over the world who 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 gamefish-rich waters of the Atlantic lie offshore only a short distance from the inshore, sandy flats. Green Turtle Cay lies between the flats and the deep water providing a variety of fishing for all levels of enthusiast. Rent a boat or charter a guide for outstanding bone fishing or fish the reefs for grouper and snapper or fish offshore for swordfish, marlin, tuna, wahoo and dolphin.
Spend the day at a shore picnic swimming, snorkeling, and fishing, then cook your fresh fish and lobster on the white-sand beach at the uninhabited island of Manjack Cay. Swim with pigs and feed friendly sting rays and turtles. Add a couple Goombay Smashes to the mix and you have a party that shouldn’t be missed.
Captain Rick Sawyer, Bonefishing
Abaco Flyfish Connection & Charters. Captain Rick Sawyer is an independent, island born Bahamian guide who knows the “Bonefish Flats” around Green Turtle Cay and neighboring islands. He is a licensed and certified captain and guide with over 40-years’ experience in charter and guided fishing.
+1-242-375-8023 / +1-242-699-0361
Ronnie Sawyer Bonefishing
Born and raised on Green Turtle Cay, Ronnie has been guiding for over 24 years. He specializes in both fly-fishing and light tackle fishing for bonefish and permit. He has been featured in numerous fishing magazines and was on ESPN’s saltwater fishing television series.
+1-800-459-9108 Toll free from US;
+1-242-357-6667 Bahamas cell; or +1-242-365-4070
Lincoln Jones, Fishing and Shore Picnics
Island Adventures with Lincoln Jones. Known as the Daniel Boone of the Bahamas, Lincoln is a guide and Captain who offers day trips to visitors who want to experience an authentic Bahamian adventure including reef fishing, diving for lobster in-season, and swimming or beachcombing. At noon, you stop at a deserted island and Lincoln prepares a great shore lunch from the day’s catch.
+1-242-365-4223 and +1-242-458-3668
Eddie Bodie, Fishing and Reef Picnics
Eddie offers offshore fishing and reef picnics
Sunset Marine and Boat Rentals
Sunset Marine offers boat rentals; boat repair; Sunday Nipper’s Trip; Island Hopping to Hopetown, Man O’ War, Manjack Cay and No Name Cay; Beach picnics; snorkeling; sunset cruises and feed the swimming pigs, sting rays and turtles adventure.
Available for a variety of island-hopping trips and fishing adventures.
Available to customize a fishing day or tour specific to your needs.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
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, extraordinarily clear water and the third largest barrier reef in the world. 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.
The Bahamas were 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