anyone care to comment about snorkeling on carribean side here?
We've done it at a couple locations and it was nice, decent growth, lots of tropicals, good shelling, etc. but we found the "ocean" side to be better if it was calm enough.
thnaks. i am going to go ahead and book housing on carribean side and then on calm days try out atalntic. any beach there you reccomend. No sharks please
Ha we did not see any sharks.
Re: recommendations, off the top of my head a place called Jack's Bay that was toward the south-central part of the island was good, the reef was a little ways out but it was long, good growth, decent and a nice quiet spot.
FYI we had stayed at The Cove Eleuthera just north of Gregory Town on the Carib side. We had bought a book there called "The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera" that showed the locations of all the island's beaches, gave directions (kind of tough to get lost, everything is a right or a left off the main highway!), and rated the beaches in terms of privacy, accessibility, shelling, swimming, walking, you name it. It was great. We'd just pick a beach depending on our mood and go. And the directions and ratings were spot on. I'd recommend you stop by there and get that book or see if it is sold elsewhere as some beaches while maybe not the best for snorkeling are beautiful for walking or shelling and should not be missed either.
It's a great island you are in for a good time. My wife still raves about the fresh baked bread we bought in Palmetto Point after following our noses and the Grouper fingers at Lionel's Sunset Grill, just south of Governor's Harbor, Carib side. Not to mention fresh conch fritters at The Cove, 3 pmish daily.
Another thing if you guys are divers is the Current Cut, apparently an awesome drift dive in the cut at the northwest peninsula. We never did it but it is on our list for a return trip.
Hope this helps.
To follow up the place where we stayed 5 years ago (The Cove Eleuthera, just north of Gregory Town) kind of juts out on a little peninsula, Carib side, it had some decent snorkeling right off it's beach around the peninsula etc.
We stayed in a 1BR garden view bungalow but they also had larger ocean view accommodations available and we really liked the pool they had overlooking the sea.
thankoyu. i will always remember my first real conch friters when I was about 14 in green turtle. you can never get them at all except very bready and way too spicy ones in florida. look forward to them again.
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
Address: 1 Queens Highway, Gregory Town, Bahamas