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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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A wonderful place in Governors Harbour to learn about endemic plants of the Bahamas. Well kept... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
raineranskinewitsch
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Wulften, Germany
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Beautiful and filled with info!

Great place that's filled with lots of info! Bring a camera because you will want to take pictures... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
llaurentlee
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Lakeland, Florida
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Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas, the Preserve features gardens and wetlands designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. Walk with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of native plants, 65 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place in Governors Harbour to learn about endemic plants of the Bahamas. Well kept reserve, plenty of background information and very friendly and helpful staff!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place that's filled with lots of info! Bring a camera because you will want to take pictures. Located minutes from a beautiful beach, you can kill to birds with one stone on this trip.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed every step of the trail. A must do again! I even saw mushrooms along the trail and I found that to be totally awesome.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the preserve on a class field trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative. This was my 2nd time visiting, I will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful preserve with well maintained paths to view native plants- birds and butterflies. Thanks to the Levy family for preserving this bit of our world.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I just moved onto our catamaran this year and are exploring the Bahamas. I found out about the Plant Preserve when we were anchored in Governor's Harbour. It was an easy 2 mile walk from our anchorage. The preserve is AMAZING! It...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a wonderful and extremely educational experience. Friendly and knowledgeable curators and guides.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in coastal South Florida, so this preserve made us feel a little bit of home. The mangroves and many of the plants were familiar, yet it was still such a unique place to visit. It's very well done and nicely maintained throughout the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here briefly on our last day on Eleuthera. We didn't do the walking tour and we're sure to come back to visit. This place is a treasure not to be missed. The staff is incredibly informative and there is an entrance fee. We...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I had an amazing experience birdwatching and enjoying the unbelievablely beautiful nature trails at the Levy Preserve. The staff who gave us a tour were professional, extremely knowledgeable and fun. This place is an undiscovered jewel in the Bahamas and should not...More

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Cruiser624
January 28, 2016|
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Response from ethan22 |
The Preserve is a natural area and does not do any spraying or general mosquito control. At the current time the Zika virus has not been reported from the Bahamas so any location you visit should be considered safe... More
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Carol O
December 20, 2014|
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Response from Falon C | Property representative |
Hi Carol, There is no public transportation on the island. To get here on your own, you would have to take a taxi. This would be very expensive as the trip is about 2 hours round trip. If you are traveling with Princess Cays... More
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