It took way too long for me to review this property! First of all, please do not go to Eleuthera if you are seeking luxury and convenience. You won't find it. Part of the beauty of this place is that it is AUTHENTICALLY BAHAMIAN! Sometimes the town water goes out (happened one morning while we were there and we just waiting till it was back on that afternoon to shower), sometimes the cable goes out (generally bootlegged from the US anyway). Sometimes things break that are out of the owner's control (like the fridge freezing up when we were there-no big deal, we just used the cooler for day or so till the maintenance guy came by and fixed it). You are in paradise people! We went to a different secluded beach everyday! My only regret was that February is a rough month on the Atlantic side-and that happens to be where the best snorkeling is. Don't get me wrong, we snorkeled on the Caribbean side and it was calm and crystal clear, but not near the abundance of sea life that we would have seen behind this house on the Atlantic side! If you are renting this house, maybe do it in some other month if you are planning to spend most of your time snorkeling and fishing/spearfishing. The mornings and evenings were a little too cool and windy during that time of year, though the views are amazing. I would love to go back to Off the Reef in a different month. Property was just as advertised.
-Jack's Bay beach-you'll be alone
-Lighthouse Beach, Get a jeep
-Island Farm (fresh bread certain says, be there before they open!)
-Rose at Northside Inn & Restaurant, Rock Sound (good prices, good conversation, great view)
-Tippy's for drinks and a good band
-Bucaneer Club in GH, reasonably priced and good authentic food (roaming chickens too!)
-French Leave Beach-Go to the Beach House bar for drinks
-Sammy's Place-Rock Sound-good food
-GH Fish Fry
-bring an international GPS and a book of beaches with coordinates
-bring an underwater camera
-take your snorkel gear, cooler of drinks, bug spray (DEET-spray it on you every morning before you go outside), swimsuits, and suntan lotion EVERYWHERE with you! Just in case!
-get your alcohol and groceries when/where you can--everythings closed on sundays except SOME restaurants/bars
We didnt get up to the Northern end of the island, but we will in Dec. when we're staying up that way! We are going to pack a suitcase with non-perishable food and a cooler bag with frozen meat this time. Enjoy! Cheers!