Picture your own island paradise and that's what you'll find at Princess Cays, a private beach resort in the Bahamas. Enjoy a coral reef with schools of tropical fish, water sports equipment and relaxing music. Princess Cays is located on the southern portion of Eleuthera Island, about 30 miles across the sea from Nassau. Approximately forty acres of this land is reserved exclusively for Princess Cay. Princess Cays is a wonderland of white-sand beaches and mangrove trees, surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters, and basking in the tropical, warm climate.
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One of the great "get-away" experiences from Princess private island is to get on the beaten track for a two-hour dune buggy safari.
After an informative safety briefing, you will don your helmet and follow your guide to the southern part of the island. Along the way, your guide will point out areas of interest, as well as the island's exotic flora and fauna and you will learn how European settlers, known as the Eleutheran Adventurers, arrived in 1648 from Bermuda seeking religious freedom.
As you explore the unspoiled beauty of south Eleuthera,you will traverse a landscape of low, rounded limestone hills, sometimes rising up 100 feet (31 metres), set against a backdrop of turquoise water and sapphire blue sky. Keep your camera handy as you may see any one of the 223 species of birds that call this island home, many travel from far, during the winter.
Continue sout towards the historic Bannerman Town, named for Sir Alexander Bannerman, governor of the Bahamas during the 1850s. Agriculture was once a mainstay on the island and during the early 18th century, slaves were brought in and sold here. Among the ruins is an auction house that stands as a silent reminder of the somber chapter in the island's history.
The southernmost tip of the island is home to Lighthouse Beach. This out-of-the-way gem boasts an unexpected treat of beautiful pink sand. The Atlantic and Caribbean waters converge here.Once you arrive you can climb out of your buggy for excellent photo shots, get to feel the clean, powdery pink sand between your toes and absorb the picturesque views from the top of the historic old lighthouse.
Back on the road, you will follow your guide to the ruins of the Anglican Church of the Assumption which was built by slaves in the 18th century, additional old ruins of houses, marks what used to be the quaint site of Bannerman Town at that time.
The final stop of your off-road adventure is the Princess Cays Wishing Well. Then, with the incredible imagery and unforgettable history from this wonderful road trip in mind, you'll enjoy an idyllic ride back to Princess Cays.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of strenuous riding over bumpy and uneven gravel and sandy surfaces. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with limited mobility, guests who utilise a wheelchair, guests with heart problems, or guests with asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Minimum age is 21 and all participants must bring a valid driver's license, a waiver must be signed. Bring a swimsuit, a change of clothes if swimming; towels will be provided by beach club. Flat, closed-toes shoes only, no sandals.
The 'catch-of-the-day' may be yours during this relaxing, half-day fishing excursion off the coast of Eleuthra.
Board your custom sport fishing boat at the Princess Cays marina and meet your captain and crew. All of your equipment is included as well as refreshing soft drinks. Set out on the turquoise waters to a secluded area situated between the islands of Eleuthera and Little San Salvador. An underwater bridge connects the two islands, rising from 2000 feet to just 60 feet from the surface. This ridge acts like a funnel for the game fish that frequent the waters. Tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, barracuda, jacks and billfish frequent the area and although it is strictly a catch and release method, the thrill is still there! Upon completion of your sport fishing excursion, return to the marina at Princess Cays where you are free to enjoy the remainder of your day.
Please note: This tour requires extensive amounts of prolonged activity and is only reccomended for guests who are physically fit . This boat accomodates up to 6 guests.
Take a scenic ride to nature's pool to observe the colourful creatures of the sea during this half-day outing.
Board your custom-built, spacious 42-foot snorkel boat at the Princess Cays marina. Upon boarding you will receive a safety briefing about the boat. Following a pleasant cruise along the southern coast of Eleuthera to the snorkel site, enjoy approximately one hour in the crystal-clear waters to explore the shallow reef and its colorful inhabitants. Observe the old and new strands of coral, gorgonians (soft coral-like sea fans), sponges, mature and juvenile fish life and, if you are lucky, an occasional turtle or ray.
Snorkel equipment provided; swimsuits should be worn under beach-type clothing. There are changing facilities onboard the boat. Please remember to bring your sunscreen, hat and towel. Although minimal walking is required, guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the snorkel boat. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended. Guests may not snorkel if they have consumed alcohol. The boat has two freshwater showers to rinse away the salt.