Amazing home on an amazing island!
This was the fourth trip to Eleuthera, but our first stay in this home because it is BRAND NEW! The home was absolutely perfect for our family with 3 teenage boys. Everything was immaculate and in top condition. The central A/C, reliable wifi, and relaxing swimming pool were great to come home to after a day at the beach(es). By far the BEST feature of the house is its LOCATION! The reef in front of the house has some of the best snorkeling on the island. We saw tons of giant queen and grey angelfish, butterflyfish, parrotfish, blue tang...too many beautiful fish to name them all...and even a sea turtle - all within 20 feet of the ladder to get to the water! The home is also in a perfect location for driving to some of the best things the island has to offer. Governor's Harbour is a great town to stay near because it has grocery, gas, a liquor store, and several great choices of restaurants (Tippy's Saturday night is a blast), but you'll want to venture to other parts of the island to get the full experience. Ten Bay Beach (must do), Eleuthera Island Farms (fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, salsa, and island-grown pineapple), and Lighthouse Beach are all south of GH, but you will also definitely want to also head north some days to eat at Rainbow Bay on pizza/live music night, and to see the Queens' Bath (best seen at high tide), the Glass Window Bridge, and the Sapphire Hole (teenage boy's favourite thing of all!). It will take more than an hour to drive north from GH to Sapphire Hole, and even longer drive from GH south to Lighthouse Beach, so unless you stay somewhere central on the island it can be tough to see it all. We recommend you pack up your snorkel gear (BYO or rent it there), the beach towels and beach chairs provided for you, a cooler with drinks and snacks, and a copy of "The Beach Book: Eleuthera, Bahamas Edition" (a must-have guide to the amazing beaches and how to find them; there was a copy at the house when we arrived, but we had brought our own just in case because it's THAT IMPORTANT), and head either north or south for a new adventure every day. Or take a day off and enjoy the paradise right in your own front yard! Either way, you won't be disappointed!!! We can't wait to return!
Stayed July, 2019