What a great holiday!
Eleuthera has a very chilled vibe, people very friendly, children unfailingly polite, very few tourists although it was the end of the season when we visited. Beaches are beautiful. If you want to get away from it all, whilst still having access to civilisation you cant do much better than Eleuthera. Food is expensive,approximately 2 x prices in UK, and don't expect the choice you might be used to at home. Moonflower itself is suited to the overall feeling of the island, very relaxed, plenty of room, comfortable and nicely appointed without being blingy. There were a few things which could do with updating / replacing but nothing serious. There is a decent sized garden surrounding the house, but you will spend all your time on the beach which is really beautiful. The water is shallow, crystal clear and sheltered from the prevailing wind. If you like to snorkel, Gaulding Cay is nice, we saw Nassau Groupers, a big snapper, a huge eagle ray, schools of Blue Runners, angel fish, and big shoals of silversides. There isn't much coral but what there is is in good condition. Twin Sisters beach to the North also has a couple of Cays, also good snorkelling and we saw lobster, puffer fish and moray eels on both. The best snorkelling is to the South - take the canoes past Kravitz beach, a small rock breaks the surface at the end of the cliffs. From here onwards it's really good - massive rays, morays, turtles, nice coral. Other good things - the Sapphire Hole about 1/2 mile on the right before you reach Preachers Caves, great fun. Harbour Island - golf carts, cracked conch and beer on the beach. Daddy Joes restaurant. Breakfast at the Cove ($25 per head relatively good value). All the beaches. Lady Di and her lovely family. Great memories.
Stayed July, 2018