Swept Away: Eleuthera
Mention Eleuthera, and you’ll likely get a few blank stares, as this low-key Bahamian island is not on most people’s radars — and that, of course, is what makes it so appealing. Visitors have white-sand beauties like Rainbow and Ten Bay beaches all to themselves. There are also natural attractions like Glass Window Bridge to discover. Although there isn’t much of a nightlife scene, everyone (including Lenny Kravitz who owns a home here) gathers at Elvina’s, a ramshackle bar and grill with live music, Cajun dishes and ice-cold Kalik beer.
Where to Eat: Tippy’s, with delicious seafood dishes like conch fritters, coconut shrimp and Bahamian stone crabs, is an island favorite. There’s also an inexpensive Friday night fish fry in Governor’s Harbour, which attracts a local crowd.
Where to Stay: The Cove has charming cottages and villas overlooking two crescent-shaped beaches. Enjoy soothing spa treatments and snorkeling in the aquamarine waters. A private champagne dinner on the sand with a bon fire is a romantic must-do (room rates start at $379 a night).
Photos courtesy of The Enchantment Group