Let me start by thanking Matt and Tara for making the booking process so easy, Tia for seeing to a few minor hiccups and Patrick for showing me where the aloe grows and how to extract the soothing gel.
Next I will tell you to get ready for no-see-ums before arriving on Eleuthera. DO NOT sit on the beach at sunset on your first night, unprotected! Bad idea.
We stayed in unit 1A and loved it. Great decor, spectacular sunsets, great breezes but it is a good idea to close up after dark and use the AC. No-see-ums.
The Atlantic side of Eleuthera has the best beaches. In fact it seems to be one unending beach. We found the best snorkelling on the Atlantic side near Sky Beach. It gets bigger with each telling but we saw 5 parrot fish approximately the size of SUVs. Just before Sky Beach there is a turn off to a little restaurant all alone on a beach so beautiful you think you've died and gone to beach heaven. The reef there is healthy and close to shore.
We don't like driving on holidays but Eleuthera makes it worth while. There are so many incredible places to visit.
DO take the golf cart to Buttonwood Reserve's Atlantic side at least one night to star gaze and hear the surf crashing on the beach.
James Cistern is a 10 minute walk. We liked East and Final for groceries, especially tasty little tomatoes they grow themselves. The attached liquor store is handy and is a bit of a social hub.
Fishermen bring catch of the day to the dock there around 2 PM (island time ... it was 6 PM one day) We were fortunate to get some lobster tails that made the aforementioned parrot fish seem diminutive. I'll try to attach a picture.
The Sunset Bar and Grill is a short walk away and you can arrange a fishing/snorkelling cruise there.
We felt safe always, except for driving at night. A lot of the road is unlit, fairly narrow and you have to drive on the left in American cars meant for driving on the right.
We loved Eleuthera and Buttonwood.