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Often descried as the most beautiful and scenic of the islands
of the Bahamas, 100 miles long and
averaging 2 miles wide, Eleuthera is mostly flat, coral & limestone island, graced with gentle rolling hills
and miles of deserted white san beaches and mangrove trees. The Island is surrounded by clear, turquoise
waters, and blessed with a warm tropical climate.
Somehow we lucked out on this shore excursion and got one of the 6 bungalows available on the beach. We couldn't believe we had gotten one, after all there are over 3,500 passengers on the ship. It was $200.00 but we thought it was well worthwhile.
The bungalows had a table set for six, and were air-conditioned.
They were just barely big enough
to fit six seated at the table...the doors would close. The bungalow was kept stocked with ice water,
and there were waiters to bring us drinks.
Each of the bungalows had a bunch of lounge chairs and regular
chairs reserved and a table with an
umbrella. They also supplied plenty of beach towels. Had I known I would not have lugged the towels
from the ship.
We placed Francesca out under a palm tree in front of the two
side by side bungalows that members
of our group of 72 had reserved, to alert any group members that we were there and they should stop
by and visit!
At lunch the waiters brought tons of food...way more than six of
us could eat. On request they would
bring more, since we ran out of hamburgers. There were hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, chicken, salads,
fruits, a desert tray with cookies and brownies. It was so disappointing to only be able to eat about 1%
what was there.
This was an unexpectedly wonderful shore excursion!The water was warm and clear. Snorkeling was the hot sport for the day, although some such as Dave went scuba diving. I was content to lay in the sun, and make occasional ten minute dips in the ocean. I had forgotten how buoyant you are in salt water.
If you are into water related activities, there are quite a few
available here. Davie Jones Locker is near
a beautiful area for snorkeling, where you can rent all the necessary equipment. There is a Float Rental
station where floating mattresses are available. There are a variety of Sailboats for rent as well. There are
Hobie Cat Sailboats and Sun Fish Sailboats, and you can sail them yourself or take a lesson.
There are also Aqua Bikes, Scrambler Ocean Kayaks, Zuma Ocena Kayaks, Paddle Wheelers, and
the Banana Boat rides.
There are even gift shops on the beach for your shopping convenience....LOL
|Photo of the Caribbean
Princess from the tender
|Tenders loading and unloading
|Tenders from above.
|Dave the Diver as we
get ready to board
|Getting on the tenders
|Photo of the inside of
|Princess Cays Island!
|I got to blow up
|Inside the Bungalow
|Bill doesn't want to get
|Taking tenders back
to the ship.