Ah, how I love The Bahamas so much! The first time I visited The Bahamas I was a little kid, and I don’t remember much except for the perfect white sand beaches and turquoise warm water. We sailed around the islands visiting different beaches, and I remember it being a trip of non-stop swimming, sun, and exhaustion at the end of the day. This time, we chose not to sail, but to stick to one island – Eluthera. We chose Eluthera because it’s a little off the beaten path. That is to say, it has less tourism than Nassau, by far the most popular island of The Bahamas. We absolutely loved Eluthera! The locals are so friendly and willing to help you out! Having a toddler, I loved having a house right by the beach in Governor’s Harbor, where my son could run around in the sand and in the water of the calm shoreline. Governor’s Harbor is such an interesting town! Although the area may seem small, there is something for everyone if you look carefully. Food-wise, there is everything from tiny grocery stores to big, beautiful farms where you can purchase vegetables and freshly-baked bread. I specifically recommend Island Farm for the awesome cinnamon roles, bread, and fresh veggies and herbs! You can even find specialty meats and cheeses at a few little spots hidden off the main roads.
What I love about Eluthera the most is the continuity of their winding roads lined with lush plants and palm trees. It seems never-ending and the houses are perfectly nestled inside the lush beauty. Of course, I loved the beaches as well. We found an incredible beach on the second day with calm knee-high water that stretched as far as the eye could see! It was perfect for kids, and although there were quite a few families there when we visited, it was still fairly isolated compared to most beaches I have visited throughout my life. All in all, it was an awesome trip and I’d love to visit again and check out another island!