One bedroom studio apartment suitable for couple or family with young kids. King size bed and full size futon. Fully equipped kitchen and large bathrooms. Covered porch facing the beach which is just a few steps away. Beach Therapy is one of three almost identical one bedroom studios on the ground floor and upstairs is a large two bedroom/two bath apartment (see other HomeAway listings - Beach Retreat #4381092, Beach Therapy #4381094 and a two bedroom upstairs, Beach View #4381090).
The apartment is fully air-conditioned, but when the weather is pleasant you will want to take advantage of the fresh ocean breezes and hear the waves lapping on the shore just outside your door.
Spanish Wells is a fishing community and the principal lobster fishing center in the Bahamas. Its roots date to the earliest settlers in the islands in the mid-1600's when they were shipwrecked on nearby Devil's Backbone Reef. They are English speaking.
The island is a safe, friendly community of about 1,700 that welcomes visitors, and golf carts (buggies) are as common as cars on the streets. Buggies and boats are available to rent at reasonable rates and guided charters are available for fishing, snorkeling or beach combing on nearby islands. Another unique adventure is going to a nearby island where friendly pigs will swim out to your boat looking to be fed. You can even get over in the shallow water and swim with them.
There are several restaurants, food store, bank (ATM), liquor store, churches and other amenities all within an easy walk. However, we do recommend renting a buggy to get around in. (We can arrange to have one on the dock when you arrive). Everything is beach casual, but cover-ups and shoes are required in restaurants. Fresh seafood is featured at most of the restaurants and sometimes special entertainment is featured on the weekend. Some of the chefs will even cook your fresh catch. There is a booklet in the apartment with info on restaurants and other amenities although finding everything on the island is quite easy.
Travel is via the nearby North Eleuthera (ELH) airport or a daily fast ferry from Nassau, except Tuesdays. The ferry is about a 2 1/2 hour trip and leaves Nassau early morning and leaves Spanish Wells late afternoons, so overnight stays are required in Nassau to make flight connections. There are direct flights to ELH by Delta from Atlanta, American from Miami and Silver (United and Jet Blue partner) from Ft Lauderdale, or connecting through Nassau and then connect to ELH on BahamasAir or Pineapple Airways. Travel from the airport is quick and easy via Pinder's Taxi and Ferry service at $15 each way per person. If you provide us your flight info we will be sure they meet you at the airport and we will meet you at the ferry dock in Spanish Wells and get you settled in your apartment.
No pets or smoking are allowed. Beach chairs, kayaks and bikes are included. A high chair and Pack n Play are available on request for an infant.