Located about halfway between North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) and Governor’s Harbour Airport (GHB), Gregory Town is one of the larger settlements on Eleuthera in terms of population. It is probably best known as the home of the annual June Pineapple Festival, a raucous celebration in honor of one of the most delicious homegrown fruits on the island. The settlement is considered the pineapple capital of The Bahamas due to its history of producing the tastiest pineapples in the country if not the world. The surrounding area is comprised of rolling hills and rocky cliffs with outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from its elevated seaside vantage point.
The settlement offers several restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, gift shops, churches and social venues. It is has several good beaches nearby with Surfer's Beach probably being the most distinguished. Gregory Town's proximity to northern natural attractions also makes its location desirable and unique.
Travelers choose Gregory Town for its outstanding elevated views and convenience to everything a larger settlement offers in terms of easy access to good food and drinks. There is a little more hustle and bustle to Gregory Town as compared to some of the more remote beach communities, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice privacy. There are many good rentals that offer plenty of privacy along with the views. If you plan on exploring the northern attractions such as The Glass Window Bridge, Sapphire Hole, Cow and Bull, and Queen's Bath then Gregory Town is an excellent choice. It is also a good location to day trip to Spanish Wells and Harbour Island.
There are several restaurants within the settlement including Unca Gene's and the Surf Shack. Daddy Joe's is also nearby as is Surfer's Manor. A short drive can bring you to Alice Town and Rainbow Bay restaurants, too. If you want fine dining the nearby Cove Resort is open to the public and is a good choice for a special occasion or those seeking a little more upscale dining experience.
Beaches - Eleuthera is home to 135 pristine beaches most of which you will have completely to yourself. You could do nothing other than explore beaches for your entire vacation. Pack a picnic. Grab some beverages. Go beach hunting. Make sure to purchase The Beach Book, Eleuthera, Bahamas edition before your trip so you can plan ahead. This travel guide is not available on the island.
Natural Attractions - there are quite a few Bahamian heritage sites worth visiting. These include, in no particular order.
Tours - consider taking a nature tour with one of the island tour guides. They can cater your tour specifically for your group. They offer a variety of land and sea options that include snorkeling (The Eleuthera Snorkel Book) deep sea fishing, scuba diving, scenic tours to the Schooner Cays, visits to pig island, spearfishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and much, much more.
Leon Levy Preserve - this 30-acre preserve has been designed as a research center for traditional bush medicine; a facility for the propagation of indigenous plants and trees; and an educational center focusing on the importance of native vegetation to the biodiversity of The Bahamas.
Day Trip to Harbour Island and Spanish Wells - consider exploring one or both of Eleuthera's two neighboring island to the north. Both are reached via water taxi. A golf cart can be rented at the dock so you can explore. They are both different and unique in their own way.
Lighthouse Beach - considered by many to be one of the best beaches in The World, Lighthouse Beach is at the southeastern tip of the island. A series of small beautiful cays form a set of giant steps leading out to sea from where the old lighthouse building still stands guard from its hilltop perch. Hike, relax, picnic, explore the natural ponds and visit the gap where two oceans collide.
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