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5 Reasons To Visit This Lesser-Known Island In The Bahamas 

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Do you know what’s really needed when we get a vacation from work and some time to relax? A beach getaway.

Popular Caribbean destinations are teeming with tourists year-round, so it’s time to start looking at alternatives to avoid high costs and crowded streets.

Travel and Leisure just released their ‘World’s Best Awards,’ naming readers’ top 25 favorite islands in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda. Taken into consideration were activities, restaurants, friendliness of people, and a few more. 

Eleuthera in the Bahamas

This year, a total of more than 685,000 people voted: which means the findings are pretty reliable! While the top 3 spots were taken by Dominica, Anguilla, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, number 4 was filled with a lesser-known destination ranking in at 88.30. 

A thin island in the Bahamas, Eleuthera is known for its pink beaches and abundance of wildlife. A perfect mix of where sand meets sky, this is the ideal getaway if you need a bit of R&R.

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Arrive a Guest, Leave a Friend

Bahamians are well-known worldwide for their contagious personalities and warm demeanors. If you’re looking to make friends along your travels, this is your place.

You’ll definitely arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. A smaller area, the locals here love sharing their knowledge on all things Eleuthera. 

The Greek word for free, Eleuthera certainly lives up to the name. With the natural surroundings and charm of the locals, it’s difficult not to feel free and at home once you arrive.

Fun fact, Eleuthera is often known as one of the friendliest places in the world!

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Natural Wonders

The Bahamas alone is full of natural wonders surrounding its every inch. From crystal waters to an array of wildlife, you’ll find no shortage of mother nature at her finest here.

The Sapphire Blue Hole should be on everyone’s list if you’ve made it this far. An underwater cave filled with bright blue water, this is a natural phenomenon you shouldn’t miss. This one’s not for the faint-hearted. Visitors must jump around 20 feet to get into the cave: scary!

The Queen’s Bath is another natural wonder in Eleuthera. Large waves lap up into the caves, creating hot-tub pockets for people to take a dip. If you don’t want to venture too deep into the unpredictable oceans, this is a great spot to sit in shallow waters and admire the views. 

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Food Heaven

The food is another large reason Eleuthera is so popular with locals and visitors: traditional, cheap, and delicious food options. A famous place here is Daddy Joe’s Restaurant.

With some of the freshest dishes in Eleuthera, it showcases the meaning of true Bahamian food. Order the catch of the day or try the infamous 8-ounce Angus patty: yum!

You’ll notice so many restaurants here serving up fish of the day, so be sure to make the most of the fresh waters and what they have to offer. If it’s Grouper season, do us all a favor and just try it: you won’t be disappointed according to the locals!

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Out Of This World Beaches

If there’s one thing the Bahamas does right, it’s beaches. Known for its long strips of sandy beaches, Eleuthera has the best of them all.

With unspoiled scenery and hidden bays, you could spend an entire day beach-hopping around. 

Tourists venture here to get a glimpse of the pink sand beaches: and yes, the sand is actually pink! To see the best of them all, take a short ferry to Harbor Island to witness the perfect mix of turquoise blue waters and pink sands.

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