When it comes to choosing a favorite moment from our recent Caribbean cruise I think it’s fair to say both Ted and I are completely spoiled for choice. Whether spent relaxing at sea or strolling the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan there was something to love about each and every day of this week long vacation.
For us, arriving into our very first port of call, Princess Cays (a private Princess Cruises resort located at the southern tip of beautiful Eleuthera island) was a definite highlight. Situated on more than 40 acres and featuring over a half mile of white sand shoreline, even just seeing Princess Cays had us feeling like we’d stumbled across a little slice of heaven here on earth.
The kind of place where you can happily spend hours soaking up the sun (or, if you’re the more active type, kayaking and/or snorkeling) Ted and I were tempted to spend the entire day in Princess Cays but we’d already made some pretty exciting plans.
If you read this post then you know A. this was my third time traveling with Princess Cruises and B. the excursions are one of the things I love most about ‘em – adventurous, luxurious or cultural there really is something for everyone. Eager to try something a little different (kind of like that time I went horseback riding in Aruba) and, let’s be honest, to make sure Ted didn’t return home feeling like he spent his entire vacation taking outfit photos, I decided we should explore Eleuthera . . . by dune buggy!
Smaller than I’d realized (at just over 100 miles long and one mile wide) it turns out you can cover a lot of ground touring Eleuthera via dune buggy which is perfect because there’s actually a lot to see here. Pineapple plantations, secluded coves and ancient ruins (haunted house tour anyone?) are amongst some of the most popular must-sees in the area but if you ask me the real showstoppers are those pink sand beaches.
Everyone’s list of the world’s top 10 beaches includes Harbour Island’s famed ‘Pink Sand Beach’ but Eleuthera’s little known Lighthouse Beach is loved (by those in the know) for it’s seemingly endless stretch of unspoiled, powder soft and rosy hued sand. In fact, some people say this hidden gem rivals and possible even outshines it’s Harbour Island counterpart. One thing we know for certain? Teetering at the southernmost point of Eleuthera, Lighthouse Beach is extremely unique because you can swim in two bodies of water almost simultaneously, the Exuma Sound (Caribbean Sea) and the Atlantic Ocean. Pro Tip; The beach on the Caribbean Sea has several hidden caves and offers great shelling and snorkeling while the Atlantic beach offers great vistas including Half Moon Cay. Pretty amazing don’t ya think?
Psst! The blue pendant I’m wearing here? Actually a super smart device that’s completely changing the way we cruise – read all about it here!
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