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Why The Out Island of Eleuthera is the Best Bahamas Vacation You've Never Had

Haven't been to the Out Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas yet? Go now. Before everyone else does. Trust us. You'll have miles of pristine beaches to yourself, enjoy some of the best conch salad and meet some of the friendliest people around.

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Lighthouse Beach, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Sometimes the reward is worth the hassle. Such is the case with Eleuthera's Lighthouse Beach. After 20 minutes of being bounced around on a dune buggy, I arrive at the beach just in time to catch the beautiful golden light of the sinking sun. There's no better way to end the day.

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Eleuthera | Travel to Out Islands of Bahamas | Best Bahamas Vacation | Buttonwood Reserve

Buttonwood Reserve, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Buttonwood Reserve is one of many home-style vacation accommodations on Eleuthera.

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Buttonwood Reserve, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Bookend your day by enjoying breakfast on your private porch and coming back to watch the sunset from the same spot.

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Fishbones Tours, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Spend the day with Capt. Julius of Fishbone Tours and you'll visit a conch garden, taste fresh conch salad, stop off for some snorkeling and help catch your own lunch of fresh fish and lobster.

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Fishbones Tours, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Part of the beauty here lies beneath the surface. You can't go 10 steps without finding a fresh conch, which Capt. Julius will turn into the best conch salad you've ever had!

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Eleuthera, Bahamas

Enjoy miles and miles of beautiful beach all to yourself. Choose a different one for each day of your visit.

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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Founded by Shelby White in honor of her late husband, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve seeks to raise awareness about Bahamian plants and local herbal remedies.

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Eleuthera | Travel to Out Islands of Bahamas | Best Bahamas Vacation | Sky Beach Club

Sky Beach Club, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Sky Beach Club is the perfect spot on Eleuthera for sitting by the pool and enjoying delicious local fare like conch fritters and mango mojitos.

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Squires Estate, Eleuthera, Bahamas

In the heart of Governor's Harbor, Squires Estate rental homes provide a taste of Colonial nostalgia in a convenient location. The Friday-night fish fry and the pink-sand French Leave Beach are within walking distance.

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Hatchet Bay Farm, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Abandoned silos from the former Hatchet Bay Farm dot the north part of the island. The farm once supplied Nassau with a lot of its milk and eggs and went out of business after foreign-owned businesses were disallowed (the decision was later reversed, but the damage had been done).

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Hatchet Bay Cave, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Blink and you'll miss the sign that leads you to Hatchet Bay Cave on the north end of the island (or as the locals call it, "down north"). With no lights in the cave and only a tiny string to follow in, the chicken in me almost wishes we had missed it. Fortunately my guide came prepared with flashlights so we could behold the impressive stalagmites and stalactites in the cave.

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Eleuthera | Travel to Out Islands of Bahamas | Best Bahamas Vacation | Ocean Hole

Ocean Hole, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Ocean Hole in Rock Sound is one of several blue holes in the Bahamas. Home to several species of fish, the hole is also used by the locals as a swimming hole in the summer. At 665 feet deep, it's a swimming spot best suited to strong swimmers.

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Eleuthera | Travel to Out Islands of Bahamas | Best Bahamas Vacation | The Cove

The Cove, Eleuthera, Bahamas

The crisp white bungalows of The Cove stand in stark contrast to the turquoise sea and verdant grounds of this beachfront resort, which is nestled on the north end.

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