Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful but oft overlooked destinations in The Bahamas. Nestled in the pristine blue waters of the Caribbean, this laid back beach town offers a postcard perfect tropical getaway, whether you're looking for a romantic escape or a unique family vacation destination. Come here for luxury shopping and world-class seafood restaurants, but don't neglect the breathtaking natural wonders of this quiet island paradise.
The best way to experience Eleuthera is by staying in a private vacation rental within a few steps of the beach. A villa or luxury beachside condo can offer the space you need to store your beach gear and relax in style. Wake up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast or a cup of coffee on your private balcony as the sun rises over the ocean. Spend the morning on the beach experiencing Eleuthera snorkeling, swimming, or surfing. In the afternoon, wander the downtown area and browse the quaint shops, craft stores, and art galleries featuring the work of local artists. Be sure to save some time to explore the legendary natural beauty of the Bahamas on an eco-tour, hike, or dolphin cruise.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your visit:
-Experience Eleuthera fishing: Visitors come here from all over the world for Eleuthera bonefishing excursions. Boat trips leave the harbor early in the morning and head into the deep water for bonefish, tarpaulin, and swordfish.
-Take a daytrip to Spanish Wells: This tiny island off the coast of Eleuthera is tranquil, uncrowded, and is known for its delicious, abundant crawfish.
-Play on the beach: Winding Bay and Pink Sands Beach are two of the most popular places to swim, sail, build a sandcastle, or just lie in the sun and relax.
-Take a tour of Hatchet Bay Cave: This famous cave is one of the extraordinary geological formations around the Eleuthera Coast.
-Take a dinner cruise: Watch the sun set over the islands of the Bahamas while enjoying a gourmet meal and live music on the deck of a luxury sailboat.
-Experience Eleuthera snorkeling: Go snorkeling, reef diving, or cave diving in the Devil's Backbone or the famous underwater cave of Ocean Hole.
Eleuthera is the perfect place to escape from the bustle of everyday life. No matter what activities you have in mind, you're guaranteed to have fun and make lasting vacation memories here. Enjoy days of exploration and nights of relaxation in your vacation rental during your stay in Eleuthera.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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