Caribbean Sea is full of surprises. Small beautiful Islands, far away from crowded cities and urban life with stunning breathless beaches, give you opportunity to enjoy and see places in one day. One of the most famous private Islands in the Bahamas is Eleuthera. It is located approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nassau, the Bahamas and it is  177 km long , thin Island. Founded 1648 and it is birth place of the Bahamas. You can reach this Island by air, three airports available, or by sea.

Princess Cays is private beach resort, the place owned by Princess Cruises Line and Carnival Cruise Line and it is one of the famous port of call all Carnival corporations ships. Sometimes other companies dock here and enjoy beauty of this Island. I was on Carnival Elation and one cruise we went to Princess Cays. I was privileged to see this place. I couldn’t resist taking many pictures because beauty of this Island must be shown to the World. Before I came I was reading about pink sand beaches and I was always wondering how pink color beaches became but once you see it, than you realized it is light pink sand made by thousands of broken coral pieces, pink shells and calcium carbonate materials. However, this Island is the one of the famous places in The World by pink sand beaches.

Mostly, Island provides water activities you can do in one day, such as: swimming, kayaking, banana boating, water skiing, snorkeling, parasailing, paddle boating, paddle wheeling and windsurfing. There are also volleyball and basketball courts. Free chairs are available to enjoy next to the water but Cabanas are available for a rent. Usually ships dock far away from the Island and tender boat will take you to the shore. It depends how long you will wait for a tender boat but you need approximately 20 minutes to reach the shore side. If you just like to enjoy swimming and beach time like I do, you can take tender boat and be at beach and enjoy yourself in one day staying here, have a walk next to the beach. Bars are available few steps from the Chairs and waiters will serve drink at the beach.

On the other hand if you prefer to have more adventure in one day and want to do excursion, there are plenty things to do here. My tip is to book excursion on the ship or even before you come on board because mostly of them are limited. The most famous and the most selling one are snorkeling and Visit the Villages. Coral reef few miles from the beach is various. You can rent snorkeling equipment just for one day or few hours and see brightly colored fishes and other sea creatures.  Visit local Villages is very attractive excursion to do in one day and you can visit the main village called Rock Sound during your time in Port. This village is known as pirate Island and by the bottom less blow hole. Another village you can visit is Tarpum Bay.

I would like to recommend one of the serious excursions called Dune buggy tours. It is the tour to explore southernmost of this Island. You will see the sleepy Bannerman Town and beautiful church ruins and Lighthouse Beach.

One of the excursions I noticed walking from the tender boat to the beach is see the Coast. It is small boat similar to the tender boat to take you on the one hour costal cruise around the Island. Moreover, if you would like to see Eleuthera by land you can take a bus tour to see several locations and history of this pirate Island.

To conclude, the most famous pink sand beaches Island is more than worth to see and coming here in one day give you wishes to come back at least one more time.


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