by Anthony Vaarwerk
This Bahamian Island is at the top of the list for good tourism and good “get-away-from-it-all” capabilities! If there can possibly be a perfect balance between the two, visitors will find it here. The island is quiet and remote while offering several sweet spots for snorkeling, surfing, horseback riding on the beach or simply indulging in the local Bahamian food. Eleuthera promises a world-class Caribbean experience that will never be forgotten!
Rental Managers in Eleuthera Bahamas
Looking a bit like the shape of a giant boomerang set beautifully on top of the breathtaking blue waters of the Caribbean, North Eleuthera, is one of the 30 inhabited islands of the Bahamas. Located just east of Nassau, Eleuthera is just right for an adventurer’s conquest as it is approximately a hundred miles long and one-mile-wide and somehow initiates that everything must be seen all in one trip! Although it may seem possible at first, what one discovers quickly is that North Eleuthera leaves you wanting, with more to discover for next time. Difficult to pass without notice is one of the most memorable stops along the way-the Glass Window Grill and Bar, just before the Glass Window Bridge. Coming from the North Eleuthera Airport, this would be the first welcoming sight and most likely the most memorable-especially for the first-time experience of a panoramic view taking in the dark, moody blues of the Pacific Ocean on the left, spanning all the way to the crystal, sparkly blues of the Caribbean Sea on the right-all in one eye-candy-view! While taking picture after picture, there are plenty of good eats and cold Bahamian beer to enjoy. Although signage is scarce on the island, the people of the island are friendly and helpful and take great pleasure in pointing the way to fun. Enjoyed by visitors and islanders alike is the Anchor Bay Friday Night Fish Fry in Governor’s Harbor. This is where locals and non-locals mingle and dance in the streets well into the evening! A great place to indulge in fresh Conch Ceviche made fresh hour after hour-paired with their own special rum concoction or locally made Kalik beer. For those who don’t want to leave luxury behind when visiting the Bahamas, definitely check out The Cove Eleuthera. This fine resort offers day passes to those staying elsewhere on the island so that they can enjoy the Cove amenities. Lounge beachside on the crystal clear bay with beach drink and food service right up to your chair, snorkel with complimentary use of gear, take a stab at paddle boarding and kayaking too-all a part of the day pass price. If all you need is your surf board and some waves -there is a hot spot where all the surfers go called Surfers Beach. The best waves on the island are found there and it’s conveniently located close to Surfer’s Manor and Surfer’s Haven where there is lodging and free Wi-Fi as well. Once you find yourself needing a little more tourism and access to more souvenir shops and restaurants, plan to spend the day on Harbour Island. The five-dollar ferry for Harbour Island leaves every half hour -all day long-from North Eleuthera. Be prepared to rent a golf cart when you get off the boat and plan to enjoy tooling around all over the island. Full of charm and character, the island offers more food and goods for a break from the seclusion and quiet of Eleuthera. Thinking of checking out a resort? The Pink Sand Hotel and Restaurant is a great place to chill and take in the view-especially at the Blue Bar where they make some amazing craft cocktails! The pink sand is not a myth and neither is the powdery softness between the toes-a memory-maker, indeed. A trip to Eleuthera, Island, Bahamas is truly the best of both worlds -seclusion and service when you know what the island has to offer-the full-package vacation experience.
Map of Eleuthera Bahamas