Green Turtle Cay, located in the Out-Islands of Abaco in the Bahamas, is a family vacation paradise located 170 miles due east of Palm Beach, Florida. The island is small in size at 3.5 miles in length and 1.5 miles wide. Coral gardens team with colorful sea life, making for wonderful snorkeling and diving expeditions. Shelling on the powder-soft beaches and offshore sandbars is among the finest in The Bahamas. You can find starfish and sand dollars as you stroll along the shores. Boaters are encouraged to explore deserted islands like Fiddle Cay to the north and No Name Cay and Pelican Cay to the south of Green Turtle Cay.
Founded by the Loyalists in the 1700s, the historic village of New Plymouth was born of those individuals still loyal to the Crown of England. Easily accessible by rental golf carts, the village has narrow winding roads, pastel clapboard cottages with white picket fences and many little, quaint bars and restaurants.
New Plymouth is unique in that it is a true working Bahamian village. While in the village, be sure to stop by some of the workshops of the local craftsmen, see their work and meet some of the friendliest people in the world.
Green Turtle Cay Named Best Caribbean Island for Romance!
Bahamas island named Best Caribbean Island for Romance by
USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice
There’s a reason so many couples look to the azure waters, balmy breezes and luxurious accommodations of the Caribbean to dial up the romance. There’s something seriously sexy about a toes-in-the-sand tropical escape with a special someone, and we want to know your favorite destination to set the mood.
#1 – GREEN TURTLE CAY – Bahamas
Green Turtle Cay gets its name from the many sea turtles that inhabit its waters. Couples visiting this long and narrow island enjoy New England-style architecture, outstanding beaches and a charming village complete with picket fences, all accessible by golf cart or bicycle.
The top 10 winners in the Best Caribbean Island for Romance category are as follows
- Green Turtle Cay – Bahamas
- St. Martin / Sint Maarten
- Saint Lucia
- Grand Turk
- Cat Island – Bahamas
- Elbow Cay – Bahamas
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Melanie Reffes and Chelle Koster Walton (10Best Local Expert) were chosen for their knowledge of the Caribbean.
Congratulations to all these winning destinations!