it’s easy to fall in love with eleuthera. Consequently, you may decide you want to stay for a spell. While you could sleep on your yacht, the island also has some enticing hotel options. One is the French Leave Resort, with 12 villas and fine dining, as well as access to a pink-sand beach. While family-friendly, French Leave is also highly amenable to a couple’s getaway. ¶ The Queen’s Highway is the main thoroughfare here, connecting most of the resorts, the towns and the airport. The “highway” isn’t much more than a twolane road carved through sand and jungle, but you’ll get to know it well when you visit. One must-see road stop is the Glass Window Bridge. Commonly referred to as “The Narrowest Place on Earth,” this small section of highway separates the rolling, azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the island’s east side from the calm, light-green flats on the west. The bridge itself is a sight you won’t soon forget either. It is a bit of a bottleneck though, so watch out for traffic. And might we suggest, if Lenny Kravitz happens by on his bicycle, cut him some slack. Leave the smartphone in your pocket and just toss him a wave. Something tells us he’ll probably smile and wave back.
(From left) Eleuthera’s steep bathymetry makes it a plentiful hunting ground for many species of fish. A guide from Fishbone Tours can be a knowledgeable host who can introduce guests to the island’s wildlife, including starfish, sea turtles and more. A monkey’s fist on the doorknob at French Leave Resort ensures the guests’ privacy.