The sailing vessel Summer Wind and her crew has been discover the tiny island Eleuthera in the Bahamas. If a slower paced, off-the-beaten path trip is what you ŕe looking for, the bohemian vibes of Eleuthera could be the paradise you´re looking for. This is the place to completely unwind and disconnect! Eleuthera define The Bahamas with endless pineapple fields, pink and white sand beaches to secluded coves and miles of coastlines.Eleuthera´s sleepy island “capital” Governor´s Harbour overlooks a broad and handsome harbor, it has some faded architectural reminders of its official stature. Much of the architecture and way of life was influenced by British Loyalists who settled here in the 1700s. This style has since been adopted by others Bahamian islands.The Eleuthera charm us with approximately 11000 residents. The people who live here either fish for country of farm the rolling across of pineapple plantations. Island Farm was my favorite place on the island to shop for food as they grow everything themselves organically on their farm. They have the most amazing fresh fruits and vegetables, with is so hard to find on the island as everything is imported. They have beautiful looking kale, so many varieties of greens, herbs and amazing fresh fruits and vegetables. They also sell their own delicious homemade Bahamian sauces, pesto from home-grown cilantro, and salsa. Island Farm also bake hot cinnamon rolls and bread twice per week. Most of our stay we cooked delicious fresh food on the boat or eat on the beach.Snorkling on Eleuthera is a fantastic way to experience a colorful, living adventure! The snorkling was wonderful as we enjoyed seeing coral gardens, turtles, and many species of fish.We visited the Hatchet Bay Cave. The rough-stone entrance to this miles-long cave is between Gregory Town and Alice Town, on the southwestern side of the Queen´s Hwy. Several chambers bear charcoal signatures dating back to the mid-19th center, and there are some impressive stalagmites and stalactites.Lovely Eleuthera also harbors boutique hotels, revered surf breaks and some tasty restaurants and small coffee bars. Eleuthera is generally a very isolated island of casual sophistication, weep-developed resorts, rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and massive coral reefs that create magnificent backdrops. The beaches are not populated so endless morning beach hikes without seeing a single soul, except my captain is so special!
For lovers of white sand beaches and easy-going life there may be no better place to explore than lovely, Eleuthera.