This beach at the southernmost tip of Eleuthera, the 100-mile-long Bahamas Out Island, offers endless walkability on 7 miles of creamy coral sand with zero development (for now). A half-mile-long smile of a cove faces south, while the beach on the east side of the point stretches straight to the horizon. Palm groves and a dramatic, sea-sculpted limestone bluff provide shade, but Lighthouse Point is a total end-of-the-road destination, so bring everything you need.
Both sides of the point are snorkel-worthy, but Tom Glucksmann of Bahamas Adventures (bahamasadventures.com) prefers the cove. "The reef in the middle is beautiful, with grouper, crawfish [lobster], parrotfish and all the tropicals in about 6 to 15 feet of water." If a south wind is blowing, stirring up the cove, simply walk to the east-facing beach (you'll want to go there anyway, to see the stony bluff). The water on that side is shallower, only 3 to 6 feet, but filled with coral heads. "You'll find brain and elkhorn corals," says Glucksmann, "and plenty of fish."
WHERE TO STAY
Nineteen luxe two-bedroom townhouses fronting a big marina, with full water sports, three beaches and two restaurants on 4,500 acres.
From $280 in low season ($649 high); capeeleuthera.com; 888-270-9642