stay awhile

Yachting - - CURRENTS -

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.

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