Around The Island
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Over 100 miles long, Eleuthera, one of the Bahamas' Out Islands, barely exceeds two miles in width. Firm white-sand flats and shallow water ring the island, perfect for hooking the elusive bonefish. On a clear day, you can wade knee-deep in the water and spot the shimmering scales of the darting bone. The challenge is getting one of these suckers to take your bait. A little patience, a graceful cast just beyond the reach of the school, and a bonefish just might take that fly and run off some 75 yards of line in a couple of seconds.
BEST MONTHS TO CATCH FISH
January: wahoo, kingfish and grouper
February: wahoo and kingfish
March: wahoo, kingfish, dolphin, tuna and blue marlin
April: dolphin, white and blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna and bonefish
May: dolphin, white and blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna, bonefish
June: dolphin, white and blue marlin, sailfish, wahoo, tuna and bonefish
July: dolphin white and blue marlin, tuna and bonefish
August: bonefish, tuna and blue marlin
September: bonefish and tuna
October: wahoo, kingfish and bonefish
November: wahoo and kingfish
December: wahoo, kingfish and grouper
Twin Cove Beach
An exceptionally pretty beach... Two coves form a sand bar, leading out to a small island on the Atlantic side.
Club Med Beach
Or just take a dip from the beach out the back yard!
Kayak to the Pineapple Keys, located in front of the Bluemoon house! You can rent kayaks locally.
Eleuthera Snorkeling Sites
Pineapple Dock – Wreckage of a ship that is now home to a myriad of juvenile tropical fish.
Sea Fan Gardens – Home of “Baron the barracuda”, you’ll find gorgonians galore here.
Gaulding’s Cay – Area of magnificent soft corals, sea anemones and bonefish.
Oleander Reef – Directly off the beach boasts a tremendous variety of tropical fish including grunts and tangs.
Blue Hole – Low lying reef around an extinct blue hole. Many scattered corals.
Bird Cay – Watch for fish feeding and conchs crawling along the bottom. Try to find a spotted trunkfish.
Glass Window Bridge – An old bridge that has found new life as an artificial reef.
Muttonfish Point – Home to a variety of mutton snapper and various corals.
Current Cut – A roller coaster ride through a tidal cut that attracts all kinds of marine critters. One of the best rides ever.
Paradise Beach – A barrier reef system with lots of colorful fish and corals. Marine life includes huge parrot fish, schooling jacks and plenty of tropical fish.
Cotton Bay Club Golf Course, Rock Sound, Eleuthera
Secluded 450-acre resort; 18-holes, 72-par, 7,000 yards
Only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in The Bahamas; OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!! However, the course is definitely rough around the edges, which may change with the development of Cotton Bay. Give them a call, to check on updated info.
129 bunkers, 13 water hazards
This course was voted, in 1989, as one of the 31 best golf courses in the world!! It is slightly frayed at the edges, but still maintains it top flight quality, as well as an oceanfront hole.
The Bistro is Sky Beach Club’s exclusive fine dining experience that combines international cuisine with daily specials inspired by local Grouper, Hog Fish Snapper and Lobster. Not to mention traditional dishes with a twist that will keep your palate wanting more. website
Our Unique Village Restaurant with its panoramic views, features the island’s freshest seafood, steaks, Bahamian and American cuisine. We are open 7 days per week 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try our famous buffets on Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons during the months of January through May while being serenaded with local music. If you are on a special diet, please do not hesitate to check out our chef. We are flexible and aim to please out customers. website
A collection of open-air gazebos that sit right on the beach, Tippy's eclectic decor includes tables made from old shutters and antique piano keyboards hanging from the ceiling. The chalkboard menu changes daily depending on the delivery of local produce and seafood. Tippy's has been featured in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and the New York Times. website