We absolutely loved our stay at Five Palms Beach House in Eleuthera. My husband, I as well as both our families came to stay here for two weeks and we never wanted to leave.
The house is more beautiful than the pictures show (and I think that says something) - everything is build with so much love and detail - from the little fish handles on kitchen cabinets, to the pictures on the walls. And the window front in the living room with the view over the ocean is absolutely breathtaking! You feel right at home when you get there.
Secondly, the staff is absolutely amazing. They are such kind hearted nice people. Earlene, the cleaning lady, and her colleagues came in and out, always quiet and in the background and keeping everything fresh and nice; Christopher takes care of the yard and beach and he kindly helped us clean the conchs that we caught; Peter makes sure the whole operation runs smoothly and Beryl makes the most amazing food! She was there for all the questions we had and cooked for us 6 evenings we stayed - and had we known what we know now, we would have had her cook every night! She makes the most delicious meals and it is really affordable on top.
Most of the two weeks we actually did not travel far from the house, as there is really no need to! The snorkeling in front of the house is incredible, we had a 3 miles beach all to ourselves, and the kayaks even have see through bottoms :). So anything you could wish for from a beach vacation, we had right there. Some days it got too windy to lay on the beach, but even that was easily overcome as we just switched sides the pool where you could chill and enjoy reading a book.
The evenings are also wonderful at 5 Palms. Wonderful dinners with the whole family on a big table followed with (too much) wine and beer and fun games. And if you really need/miss it, or possibly for the kids, there is even a giant TV with countless (latest) DVDs and surround sound (-> the kids in the family took advantage, we used the giant windows with ocean view as our TV :) )
I don't think words can really describe how much we loved the house but also in general how much we fell in love with Eleuthera. It is the perfect getaway place and especially 5 Palms Beach House. We don't know when, but hopefully we can return someday to repeat this wonderful vacation.
Thank you to Susan and her family also to let us stay in their beautiful home!