ELEUTHERA & HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS
FREE AND FUN
Glass Window Bridge
The Glass Window Bridge is one of the most popular attractions in the area. The bridge offers amazing panoramic views, with the clear blue waters of the Caribbean on one side and the dark blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
One thing you can't ignore in the Bahamas are the amazing beaches all around. Lighthouse beach is one of the more popular beaches and is set on the Southernmost point of Eleuthera. It is where the Atlantic Ocean and Caribben sea come together. The beach is perfect for sunning and water activities, and has many caves for exploration.
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Play in Pink Sand
Harbour Island is most known for it's pink sandy beaches. The sand at these beaches takes on a light pink pigment, caused by the microscopic shelled animals that wash up onto shore (called "Foraminifera"). While there are other areas of the world that have pink sand beaches, the Bahamas are known to have some of the best.
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If you travel to the Atlantic side of Eleuthera, you will find a beautiful natural phenomena known as the "Queens bath". These natural pools provide a unique place to take a dip during low tide, but should be avoided during high tide for safety reasons.
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Hatchet Bay Cave
The Hatchet Bay Caves extend over a mile long and are a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. Many say that the cave takes on a "Cathedral like" appearance when torches are lit. The entire mile of cave is filled with beautiful formations of stalagmites and stalactites. You can tour the cave on your own, but it is recommended that you find a guide if you would like to go deep.
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Go to a Fish Fry
Anchor Bay holds a regular fish fry every Friday night. The fry's attract many locals, and are a great place to mingle and eat delicious food.
Just North of the Eleuthera airport you will find Preachers Cave. First discovered in the 1600's, it's the rich history of the cave that attracts most visitors. The cave was discovered by a group of individuals seeking religious freedom from Bermuda. They came upon the cave after they were in a shipwreck. Eventually the cave became a permanent home and those who lived here called themselves the "Eleutherian Adventurers".
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This cave is not for the faint of heart. If you have a phobia of spiders, it's not for you! But if you are a brave adventurer, add this one to your bucketlist! Your adventure into Spider Cave begins by taking a ladder down in. From here, you will see a beautiful array of webs on the cave ceiling. Once down the ladder, you can explore inside the cave and enjoy the formations throughout (if you can stomach it!) - bring bugspray!