Got back a few weeks ago from Eleuthera, and loved it so much, wanted to make a few comments, and maybe suggestions.
First of all, I have never been anywhere where people were so friendly: locals, expats, winter residents, other visitors. Never! As one man commented to me, when you visit Eleuthera, you become your best self.
We were on the island for three weeks, and did quite a bit of exploring, thanks to an already scratched up rental car (thank goodness, because we were on some narrow overgrown roads).
We loved Twin Coves Beach, where we saw dolphins. We didn't get to swim with them, but we did inadvertently swim with a shark on another beach (other people saw him, and signaled to us to get out of the water). We loved Papaw Bay - so much I didn't want to recommend it - but then I decided not to be selfish. Magical experience.
The library in Governors Harbor is so special - beautiful to look at - the pink building with its green-blue shutters surrounded by water; and has lovely people working in it.
Da Perk in GH, also. Kendra always a smiling presence, great espresso and coffee and a beautiful view of the harbor.
The Levy Preserve gave us a wonderful experience, and good exercise!
The beach in front of Tippy's was wonderful for swimming and doing a bit of snorkeling, too.
We loved lunch at the Rainbow Inn (highlights seafood salad, rum cake), dinners at Tippy's.
Went to Brenda & Billy's BBQ in James Cistern, loved it for food and people and view and cute little boys who were there when we were.
My husband loved the Glass Window Bridge; I would have liked it more if he had stood further back. But then we wouldn't have met the two couples from Oklahoma. All three wives finally had enough of watching husbands stand too near (or maybe just too near edge for us) and we left together to go to Hidden Beach and Surfers Beach.
Sadly, I have to go now, as I have been enoying reliving the trip. I'll try to post more; I did keep a sort of travel journal, but it is, like me, a bit scattered.
Thanks to all for your advice, and I hope everyone about to go has as good a time as we did.
We've already booked for next year.