My wife and I are naturalists. We have traveled throughout the world for research as well as vacation. Many places are ruined by over crowding and pollution-- Gone shelling is a unspoiled natural beauty.
Eleuthera is freedom and Gone shelling was the perfect get away. My wife would point out cruise ships in the dead of night passing by. The star gazing was incredible.
We enjoy an active lifestyle so the kayaks and canoe was great to explore other beaches, the cut and half sound.
Everyday I would walk the beach seeing box fish and sting rays. Amazing pin cushion star fish community right in front of the house!
My wife loved being able to run on the beach and the sand is pink/cream color. You can walk to a cay and explore many beaches and rock formations.
Snorkeling through the cut and going out past the protected bay we snorkeled at each end at large reefs north and south of the property. The reefs are in good shape and have not been destroyed like other tourist traps. We saw a pair of eagle rays.
Returning after our adventures we would wash our gear at the foot bath and I loved taking a shower outside at night or during the day. (We felt like we had the entire beach to ourselves).
The home was clean and very comfortable. I got the best sleep. The house is well ventilated and we were able to have a nice cross breeze. The ceiling fans were a plus for an afternoon siesta. There is ac in both bedrooms but we never used them. To be awoken by amazing sunrises every morning right from our bed.
When the wind would die down we would eat on the screened in porch.
My wife thought the house was tastefully decorated. I appreciated all the local art through out the house.
We never used the satellite tv and the owners had offered to remove it if we wanted. We don't have kids so we said to just leave it but my wife was happy that his distraction could be eliminated. Your in paradise...way to much to see and explore.
The bay is protected by reefs so there is flats and shallows for fishing and those who aren't great swimmers or have little ones.
If you are looking for a tourist trap destination spoiled by pollution and tourists Eleuthera wouldn't be your thing. If you want an adventure in nature and tropical delights I would highly recommend gone shelling as your home base for an amazing vacation.