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  • Bahamian Boxing Day

    Bahamian Boxing Day

    Junkanoo is one of the largest parties and celebrations that takes place in the entire Bahamas every year....

    Junkanoo is one of the largest parties and celebrations that takes place in the entire Bahamas every year. Traditionally, street parades filled with music, dancing, and costumes take place on Boxing Day, December 26, as well as January 1 as a New Year’s Celebration. This year, the Eleuthera Junkanoo Festival will have an extra weekend of fun on January 10-13, 2019. It may seem a little crazy to be preparing for the New Year already, but Christmas will be over before you know it. That makes now the perfect time to plan your visit to the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina to coincide with the Junkanoo Festival. It is one of the best times to visit Cape Eleuthera because you can experience the luxuries of the resort while also getting to experience some true Bahamian culture. With traditional food, music, and dances taking place all weekend long, Junkanoo is a festival that you will not want to miss.

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  • Fish the Cape

    Fish the Cape

    Because of the unique location of Cape Eleuthera, there are a wide variety of fishing opportunities for you to enjoy. ...

    Because of the unique location of Cape Eleuthera, there are a wide variety of fishing opportunities for you to enjoy. The local fishermen specialize in spearfishing, and you will enjoy the challenge as well if you are up for it. You will have the opportunity to catch or spear a variety of grouper, snapper, lionfish, and even lobsters. If you want to try your hand at bonefishing, be sure to bring your patience as well as a fishing license. Those looking for adventure on the high seas can charter a fishing excursion where you have the chance to catch tuna, mahi-mahi, cobia, shark, kingfish, marlin, sailfish, wahoo, grouper, snapper, and king and Spanish mackerel. Regardless of the type of fishing techniques you would like to try, you can hire a local guide or just give it a shot on your own. Just be sure to follow all of the size and limit regulations and respect the local fishermen while you're out reeling in the fun.

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  • History, Nature, and Adventure

    History, Nature, and Adventure

    When Captain William Sayles in the 1600s discovered the island of Eleuthera and shipwrecked at Devil Backbone, he and his crew camped inside Preacher’s Cave for safety....

    When Captain William Sayles in the 1600s discovered the island of Eleuthera and shipwrecked at Devil Backbone, he and his crew camped inside Preacher’s Cave for safety. During your visit to Cape Eleuthera, you can explore that very same cave and see history up close. For over 100 years, the cave was used as a place of worship and a boulder inside was made into an altar. Recent excavations have even unearthed Arawak artifacts making the history of Preacher’s cave even more extensive and interesting. Preacher’s Cave is located on the north side of the island, but this incredible collision of history, nature, and adventure is worth the trip. You can make a whole day of the trip by packing food for a picnic lunch on the beautiful beaches that surround Preacher’s Cave. After your fun day of exploration and adventure, make your way back to the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina to unwind before a delicious dinner at Harbour Pointe Restaurant.

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  • You can be the Captain

    You can be the Captain

    One of the most exciting additions to the Cape Eleuthera Resort experience is the new boat rentals being offered....

    One of the most exciting additions to the Cape Eleuthera Resort experience is the new boat rentals being offered. Imagine yourself out on the light blue ocean, guiding the boat through the calm waves while your smiling at the love of your life. That dream could become your reality during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina. The three boat options, Ocean Blue, Zodiac, and Hydra-Sport are available for daily rentals as well as 5-7 days rentals. The first vessel seats up to 4 passengers, the second up to 6, and the last up to 8. If you need an experienced boat captain for your excursions, one can be added to your rental for a slight price increase. Whether you feel up to driving the boat yourself or you retain the services of one of our experienced captains, you will experience the beautiful blue water and endless blue skies of the Cape Eleuthera area.

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  • Where History and Nature Meet

    Where History and Nature Meet

    The island of Eleuthera has plenty of interesting caves, but the most popular and famous is Preacher’s Cave....

    The island of Eleuthera has plenty of interesting caves, but the most popular and famous is Preacher’s Cave. Preacher’s Cave is a truly remarkable natural phenomenon that was discovered by Captain William Sayles sometime in the 1600s. After being shipwrecked at Devil Backbone, Sayles and his crew found some protection from the elements in the cave while they regrouped. In fact, there is a placard at the cave’s entrance that commemorates this historical event. The entrance to the cave is found by following a narrow path. This is a great opportunity for a stroll as the surrounding animal and plant life, not to mention beaches, are breathtakingly beautiful. The natural formation of the cave makes it a cool place to explore, especially on a hot Eleuthera day. Recent research has revealed the 350-year-old remains of a Lucayan Indian making the cave even more mysterious and interesting to explorers, historians, adventurers, and archaeologists.

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  • Take a Tour of the Island School

    Take a Tour of the Island School

    In 1998, 20 years ago, the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina donated 18 acres of land to Chris and Pam Maxey who used that donation and help from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey to start The Island School....

    In 1998, 20 years ago, the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina donated 18 acres of land to Chris and Pam Maxey who used that donation and help from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey to start The Island School. During your stay at the resort, you will definitely want to take a tour of this amazing and unique learning facility. Ever since that first class in 1999, The Island School has been promoting collaboration between students, faculty, and locals to find creative solutions to complex problems. The goal of the school is sustainability, and with a world-class research facility, dedicated students and faculty, and community involvement, The Island School has made great strides in its 20 years of existence. The school, which is only about a mile from the resort, has become an important part of the Cape Eleuthera community. You will not want to miss your chance to experience this world-changing facility.

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  • Anchors Aweigh!

    Anchors Aweigh!

    The Cape Eleuthera Bahamas Marina has all of the amenities that you could ask for when dropping anchor after a day out on the beautiful blue sea. ...

    The Cape Eleuthera Bahamas Marina has all of the amenities that you could ask for when dropping anchor after a day out on the beautiful blue sea. With full utilities and free Wi-Fi, the marina, located between Rock Sound and Exum Sound, is a favorite for adventure seekers of all kinds. If you consider yourself a fisherman, you will want to know that Amberjack, Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Broadbill Swordfish, Oceanic Bonito, Permit, Grouper, and Snapper are all biting throughout the month of June. Scuba divers will also want to utilize the marina as a place to relax and recharge between dives to the many reefs, blue holes, and walls in the area. The Cape Eleuthera Bahamas Marina has some rules and regulations that you will want to familiarize yourself with which can be accessed here. Just being on the ocean is a type a therapy, and the marina allows you to keep those good feelings going in comfort and style.

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  • Bonfires on the Beach

    Bonfires on the Beach

    This summer, you have three opportunities to enjoy a beautiful beach bonfire during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina....

    This summer, you have three opportunities to enjoy a beautiful beach bonfire during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina. The dates for these extremely popular events are May 19, June 16, and July 21. As the sun sets over the ocean, you can snuggle up with the one you love next to a roaring fire right out on the sand. The atmosphere at the bonfires is perfect for couples looking for a romantic evening or groups looking to have fun all night long. The resort takes care of the entertainment with live music, and they take care of the fire so all you have to do is bring yourself, your smile, and a willingness to dance the night away. If it is possible, the fire is even more beautiful when it contrasts with the white sand beach. There is always something exciting and fun going at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, and the Bonfires on the Beach are some of the most popular events all year.

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  • Yoga in the Sun

    Yoga in the Sun

    Whether you have been studying and practicing yoga for years, you just picked up the hobby recently, or you are just looking for a chance to try it out, the yoga experience at Cape Eleuthera Resort is something that you will not want to miss. ...

    Whether you have been studying and practicing yoga for years, you just picked up the hobby recently, or you are just looking for a chance to try it out, the yoga experience at Cape Eleuthera Resort is something that you will not want to miss. The calm, blue ocean, the palm trees, and the wonderful weather all combine to create the perfect atmosphere to relax your body and your soul. You will be amazed by the extra inspiration you get from the breathtaking view during an outdoor session led by a yoga expert. Once you have completed your exercise for the day, treat yourself to a signature cocktail—try the Cape Escape at Barracuda’s Bar. You might even work up an appetite, so a visit to the Harbor Pointe Restaurant for some conch fritters or fresh fish might be in order. You will have definitely earned something delicious after all of your hard work.

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  • Hang Ten

    Hang Ten

    If you fancy yourself a surfer, then you will definitely want to visit Surfer’s Beach during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina....

    If you fancy yourself a surfer, then you will definitely want to visit Surfer’s Beach during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina. The southwest winds blow in breaks from the Atlantic creating some of the best surfing in the world. In fact, Surfer’s Beach is well known as the second best surfing beach in the world, drawing comparisons to the phenomenal surfing in Hawaii. Even if you are not a surfer yourself, you may want to make the trip to Surfer’s Beach to take in the sights of world class surfers expertly cutting through waves. You will be enthralled and amazed by their athleticism, imagination, and bravery as they attempt to ride giants all day long. Bring your gear and join in the fun if you are an able surfer, or just bring along a camera to capture the beautiful scenery as you watch the action on Surfer’s Beach.

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  • Valentine's Day in Paradise

    Valentine's Day in Paradise

    There is truly nothing more romantic than watching the sunset over the water in Cape Eleuthera, except for maybe that exact view on Valentine’s Day. ...

    There is truly nothing more romantic than watching the sunset over the water in Cape Eleuthera, except for maybe that exact view on Valentine’s Day. This February, celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year at Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina. You can enjoy a private and laid-back Valentine’s Day dinner at Harbour Pointe Restaurant. If you consider yourself a fisherman, it might be the perfect day to go out on a fishing trip. They will cook your best catch at Harbour Pointe and serve it to for dinner. Of course, the regular menu has plenty of appetizing options for you to choose from as well. The Cracker Conch appetizer is a Bahamian favorite. You can not go wrong with any of the entrees, but the Fish Piccata and Grilled Grouper with Mango and Pineapple Salsa are two of the most popular dishes at the restaurant. The bartenders at Barracuda’s Bar will help you pair your meal with the perfect island cocktail.

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  • Explore Tarpum Bay

    Explore Tarpum Bay

    Tarpum Bay is one of the last remaining fishing villages in Eleuthera, and it is one of the most beautiful towns to visit in all of the Bahamas....

    Tarpum Bay is one of the last remaining fishing villages in Eleuthera, and it is one of the most beautiful towns to visit in all of the Bahamas. During your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, set aside a day so that you can explore this quaint little town that visitors from all over the world enjoy. Tarpum Bay is a bit of a drive from the resort, about 45 minutes, but the town, the experience, and the atmosphere are all worth the journey. There are stores and restaurants throughout the town, and after a bit of exploration, you are sure to find your favorites. The Arts and Cultural Center features quilting, dancing, and art classes as well as other exciting events. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of Tarpum Bay is the beautiful view of the sunset over the water. If you’re lucky, you may even see fresh fish brought into the fishing dock located in the town.

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  • Junkanoo

    Junkanoo

    There is some debate about the origins of Junkanoo, a celebration of Bahamian culture, but everyone agrees that the festivities that go along with it are lots of fun. ...

    There is some debate about the origins of Junkanoo, a celebration of Bahamian culture, but everyone agrees that the festivities that go along with it are lots of fun. Some say Junkanoo was started by John Canoe, a West African Prince who became a hero by outwitting the English. Other say the name come from the French “gens inconnus” meaning “masked people. The most popular story is that it grew out of the times of slavery when the slaves were given 3 days around Christmas to rest and celebrate. Regardless of where it started, it is an exciting and fun filled festival that you will want to experience during your stay at Cape Eleuthera. The Junkanoo Parade on Harbour Island is on New Year’s Day 2018 at noon. You will see dancers and costumes that highlight the Bahamian culture. You will also be treated to island music played on goat skin drums, whistles, cow bells, and horns.

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  • Relax at Governor's Harbour

    Relax at Governor's Harbour

    If you are looking for a little history during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, you should plan a day trip to Governor’s Harbour....

    If you are looking for a little history during your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, you should plan a day trip to Governor’s Harbour. Governor’s Harbour is the capital of Eleuthera and houses government buildings. It is also the largest town on the island with plenty of attractions to occupy at least a day. Governor’s Harbour is a bit over an hour from the Cape Eleuthera Resort, but the sights along the way make the trip seem to fly by. While there, you can stop by the Globe Princess, the only movie theater on the island. On Monday mornings, Donna Allen teaches a painting class at the pink library. You will be blown away by the architecture and feel of the town. The laid back nature of everyone in town seems like it comes from a distant past, free from cell phones and the worries of modern life. Governor’s Harbour is just another example of the beauty that the island has to offer. 

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  • Biking with a View

    Biking with a View

    When you think of the beauty of the Bahamas, your mind can’t help but conjure up images of pristine blue water and the sound of lightly crashing waves....

    When you think of the beauty of the Bahamas, your mind can’t help but conjure up images of pristine blue water and the sound of lightly crashing waves. But did you know that there are also incredible biking trails all over the island? Whether you are an experienced bike enthusiast or haven’t really ridden much since you were a kid, your vacation at the Cape Eleuthera Resort is a great opportunity for a nice ride with some of the most scenic views in the world. After all, you never forget how to ride a bike. Depending on the trail you choose, you can enjoy views of Sunset Beach, osprey nests, Lagoon House, Cape Eleuthera Island School, and even future building developments on the island such as the highly-anticipated golf course. After enjoying the sights while getting some exercise, make your way back to the resort for a delicious Bahamian infused dinner at Harbour Pointe Restaurant.

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  • The Best Bird Watching

    The Best Bird Watching

    The entire island has a wide variety of avian species, but here are the best places to do some bird watching near our Cape Eleuthera resort....

    The entire island has a wide variety of avian species, but here are the best places to do some bird watching near our Cape Eleuthera resort. The Island School, which is only about 5 minutes from the resort, has a good environmental program for college students, and they welcome visitors too. During your visit to the school, you can get information about native bird species like the Great Lizard-Cuckoo, the White-cheeked Pintail, and La Sagra’s Flycatcher. Your next stop should be the cape itself. There is quite a bit of undisturbed vegetation in the area which attracts nesting birds. Keep a lookout for the Kirtland’s Warbler while you are exploring. Lastly, be sure to head to the sand flats near Bannerman Town, which is a scenic 35 minute drive from the resort. During low tide, you can get some great looks at Herons and Clapper Rails. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars; you do not want to miss these amazing birds in the wild.  

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  • Glass Window Bridge

    Glass Window Bridge

    During your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, plan a day trip to The Glass Window Bridge where you can see the dark blue water of the Atlantic Ocean contrast with the turquoise-green waters of the Caribbean Sea....

    During your stay at the Cape Eleuthera Resort, plan a day trip to The Glass Window Bridge where you can see the dark blue water of the Atlantic Ocean contrast with the turquoise-green waters of the Caribbean Sea. The only thing separating the two is a narrow strip of rock that is only about 30 feet wide. In fact, this is one of the only places in the entire world where you can experience such a stark contrast. You are sure to be amazed by the unbelievable views of one of the most beautiful natural wonders in all of the Western Hemisphere. This day trip is sure to leave you hungry, so make your way back to the Cape Eleuthera Resort for a delicious dinner at Harbor Pointe Restaurant. You can not go wrong with the fresh seafood offerings like the grilled grouper or conch fritters, and if you catch your own fish, they will even cook it for you!

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  • Lighthouse Beach

    Lighthouse Beach

    There is just something special about standing at the southernmost point of Eleuthera and looking out at the seemingly endless ocean....

    There is just something special about standing at the southernmost point of Eleuthera and looking out at the seemingly endless ocean. Well, Lighthouse Beach offers you just that amazing opportunity. Lighthouse Beach is a bit of a journey, a little less than an hour, but the beautiful scenery and world-class beach is absolutely worth the distance and gravel roads. Snorkelers are sure to enjoy all of the beautiful sights around the reef. The calm ocean allows for some relaxing swimming and floating. Of course, the main reason to visit Lighthouse Beach is the view. Imagine seeing the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea simultaneously. The light blue water looks like something out of a movie. Word truly do not do this iconic beach justice. You simply have to experience it yourself. After a wonderful day on the beach, and trust me, you will stay all day, make your way back to Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina for a delicious dinner of Caribbean cuisine at Harbour Pointe Restaurant.

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  • Retrace Jacques Cousteau strokes in the world famous Ocean Hole

    Retrace Jacques Cousteau strokes in the world famous Ocean Hole

    How would you like to experience an inland ocean swimming hole that is rumored to have been explored by Jacques Cousteau?...

    How would you like to experience an inland ocean swimming hole that is rumored to have been explored by Jacques Cousteau? Well you can do that just that after a quick 30 minute drive from Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina to the world famous Ocean Hole. Located on the southern edge of Rock Sound, this beautiful hole is even thought to have mystical powers, though you will have to test that theory yourself. The Hole is filled with a variety of tropical fish and turtles so be sure to bring your snorkeling gear. You will not soon forget the incredibly clear water, and you can even feed the fish to get a closer look! After swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing to your heart’s content, make your way back to the resort for an ice cold beverage paired with fresh seafood at Harbour Pointe. Ocean Hole is an experience that is sure to make your visit to Cape Eleuthera even more memorable.

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  • Come face to face with a shark

    Come face to face with a shark

    Imagine being face to face with a 6 foot long Reef Shark....

    Imagine being face to face with a 6 foot long Reef Shark. How will you feel when the mighty fish swims casually within 5 feet of you? If you are looking for an adrenaline rush of that you will remember for the rest of your life, you will want to join Ocean Fox Cotton Bay on one of their shark interaction/shark behavior dives. In order to ensure your safety, each dive begins with a 20 minute video on shark behavior. After that, you and your party will dive into the beautiful blue water for the real adventure. Experienced divers can even participate in the "chumsicle" shark feeding which is a once in a lifetime opportunity. After your encounter with sharks, make your way back to the resort for a signature cocktail, ice cold beer, or glass of wine at Barracuda’s Bar. It is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day.

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  • Weddings, Cottages, and the Experience of a Lifetime

    Weddings, Cottages, and the Experience of a Lifetime

    This July, Cape Eleuthera is introducing brand new beach cottages that offer the same comfort and luxury as the Villas, but at a lower price. ...

    This July, Cape Eleuthera is introducing brand new beach cottages that offer the same comfort and luxury as the Villas, but at a lower price. These one-bedroom cottages are perfect for couples looking for a romantic tropical getaway. You will love the luxury bathroom and the private wet bar in your own beach cottage. These new accommodations offer you the chance to enjoy your own personal slice of paradise. As we enter spring, wedding season is officially here. Cape Eleuthera has multiple beautiful venues available to choose from for your special day. Those looking for an intimate wedding experience are sure to love the High Rock outdoor venue where you and 30 of your closest friends and family can celebrate in style. If you are planning a larger wedding, The Pavilion and Harbor Pointe Restaurant can accommodate larger groups while offering indoor, outdoor, and partially covered seating. No matter which option you choose, Cape Eleuthera, complete with beach views and luxury accommodations, is the perfect place to celebrate your love and start your marriage.

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  • Explore Preacher's Cave

    Explore Preacher's Cave

    If you are looking for some adventure during your stay at Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina, you will definitely want to plan a trip to Preacher’s Cave....

    If you are looking for some adventure during your stay at Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina, you will definitely want to plan a trip to Preacher’s Cave. This beautiful cave is full of history and is definitely worth the day trip. You will lose yourself exploring the natural beauty of the cave. History buffs are sure to enjoy the cave’s importance to the history of the island of Eleuthera. Captain William Sayles and his crew sought refuge in the cave after a shipwreck on Devil’s Backbone Reef. If you explore long enough, you are sure to find a beautiful and secluded beach in addition to the cave. Preacher’s Cave is that unique opportunity to blend adventure and history into one very exciting afternoon. After exploring as much of the cave as possible, make your way back to the resort for a delicious dinner at the Harbour Pointe restaurant which features outstanding Bahamian offerings as well as cocktails.

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