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A Friendly Escape with Water Clear as Air We really love how this slinky Outer Island has slipped by as other areas of the Bahamas have been developed. On Eleuthera, which means "freedom" in Greek, tropical wilderness still reigns, as seen in deserted pink- and white-sand beaches and in its crystalline blue waters.

Expat Chris Maxey grew up in suburban Philadelphia but found his true home here. He now owns a townhouse at Cape Eleuthera on the island's southwestern tip. "At Cape Eleuthera you're very close to the Exuma Sound drop-off and the Schooner Cays, which are spectacular uninhabited keys," says Chris. Read the full story.