All of the Bahamas are beautiful but the best attraction for Eleuthera specifically is the ability to fly directly in. We stayed at The Cove with our kids and another family and loved how easy and safely the resort is situated. The kids were able to roam around without us worrying about their safety. There is a rock cliff and two coves on either side. The pool and restaurant are right in the middle of those two private beaches. Our older kids were jumping off the rock cliff and swimming back around to the beach. The restaurant has a super fresh sushi bar, perfect for light lunches. We ventured out one night, but the restaurants around the town were closed.
See & Do/Shop
Since it is only a short boat ride away, we planned a day at Harbor Island. Ferry boats run every 15 minutes from Jean’s Bay Dock, and rides cost $5 cash per person. My friend, Tricia Besing owns The Dunmore, which is gorgeous and quaint. Lunch was fresh and beautiful and the pink sand beaches were stunning. We rented a little golf cart through The Dunmore to get from the port to the hotel. The town is adorable with cute local shops. Cover was stocked at India Hick’s boutique, The Sugar Mill, so we made that our first stop.
Another day, we booked a private boat tour with Captain Shaw Underwood, a local favorite. He took us to Pig Beach to swim with the pigs. They were super aggressive once they saw the hot dogs. It was hilarious but could be a bit scary for littles. Along the way, we stopped at a gorgeous sand bar and saw manatees, turtles and rays. I would ask for Captain Shaw specifically as he was truly awesome.