Rock Sound has its own international airport (RSD) with flights arriving several times a day from Nassau (NAS) making it very convenient for travelers. Besides the airport, Rock Sound has several advantages compared to other settlements on the island. First, it has one of the best and largest grocery stores on the island. Believe it or not, this is a huge advantage especially for tourists who will often drive 20 miles or more just to have the variety and selection that you can only find at the Rock Sound Marketplace. Second, other than Governor's Harbour, no other settlement has as many dining options. Whether you want pizza, take-away, casual dining or fine dining, Rock Sound has it all. Finally, Rock Sound has two ocean holes, the famed Ocean Hole that was explored by Jacques Cousteau, and its less famous sister, The Boiling Hole, which is due south of the settlement and across the street from one of its many churches. You can also follow the path past The Boiling Hole to find and explore The Spider Cave (aka Cathedral Cave).
Travelers choose Rock Sound for its awesome selection of restaurants and its proximity to Lighthouse Beach, Davis Harbour, and Cape Eleuthera. If you are interested in seeing the more remote areas of southern Eleuthera, then this settlement is your best choice as there are very few options farther south.
You will have a large variety of dining options in the settlement including Rose Gibson's Nort'side Inn (call ahead), Frigates, Wild Orchid, and many more smaller establishments from pizza to take-away to roadside conch stands.
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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