Do you dream of white sand, crystal blue water and a fruity tropical drink perspiring in your hand? Who wouldn’t? Of course the appropriate saying is “sometimes you just need to get away.” In Eleuthera, this is where your vision meets reality with an adventure.
Most people think of Atlantis or Nassau when considering the Bahamas but has anyone heard of Eleuthera? Eleuthera is a seemingly untouched island to escape tourism. When you walk out your backdoor onto their pink sandy beaches you would conclude to having your own private beach. However, the fun is just beginning! The 1 to 3 mile wide island provides you with the advantages of both the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, making your adventures endless. Have you wanted to see the tropical fish the Bahamas has to offer? Well you’re in luck because in Eleuthera, coral reefs extend out approximately every 5 yards from the shore. Expect to see parrotfish, reef sharks, lobster, grouper, and snapper. If you were looking at a book of Caribbean fish, you would basically see them all.
Snorkeling is not the only activity you can experience. Try scuba diving with sharks, kayaking, deep sea fishing, or paddle boarding on the calm Caribbean water side. You can also explore the island’s vast caves, located around the area. You could even venture across the island to experience a day in Briland, as the locals call it or Harbor Island. By ferry, Harbor Island will bring you back to society with a more touristy feel. On your way back, one of the most important experiences you cannot forget about is to pickup some of the local pineapple along roadside. The 110 mile long Island is covered with pineapple farms establishing Eleuthera as being known as the pineapple capital of the world. You will taste some of the sweetest pineapple that has ever past your lips.
Do you want some tips? We recommend that you bring everything that you would need from a drug store. There are no CVS’s, Walgreens, or pharmacies in Eleuthera so pack up your sunscreen, cold medicines, bug spray, and whatever else you might need. There are small grocery stores and liquor stores that import food so if you are looking for some snacks that where you can go. Expect to pay premium prices for some of the items though. Tip #2, bring cash, a card for payment is rarely accepted on the island. Tip #3, bring some sort of water shoes to protect your feet. #4, pack some frozen meat with you in a travel ice chest to check for your flight. And finally tip #4 pick up hitchhikers! Yes you heard me, hitchhikers. The locals are the friendliest people you will met. Not only will you hear some amazing stories but you will drastically help them out, making their day.
Even with all the adventure options, there is still plenty of time to relax and enjoy the cool island breeze with the sound of the soft waves. If the caribbean is where you want to visit this is where we recommend. The island name speaks for itself meaning “Freedom” in Greek. So come on out to the pink sandy Island.