SPANISH WELLS

Discover this charming island settlement on the northern tip of Eleuthera. Spanish Wells has always been predominately a fishing and lobstering community, with very little emphasis on tourism.

Until a few years ago Spanish Wells was actually a dry island with no restaurants and no hotels or guest houses. Starting in 2013 with the opening of The Shipyard and permission to serve alcohol on premises, the island has grown and evolved into a new hot destination for both Bahamians and international guests. The eager younger generation has provided numerous options for dining, and colonial cottages have been renovated and offered on VRBO and Air BnB. The newly opened Spanish Wells Yacht Haven is a fantastic marina for the yatchies, offering all the amenities with guest cottages and a restaurant.

Immediately upon arrival you will feel welcomed as locals smile and wave in passing. Rent a golf buggy and discover quiet stretches of white sandy beaches or venture out to Russell Island and try and find The Sandbar, a great local bar and restaurant hangout.

If you’re the outdoor sports enthusiast you’ll find no lack of charter fishing options to take you deep sea fishing, sportsfishing and bonefishing. Kiteboarders flock to the northern beaches in the wintertime and you can oftentimes find organized groups. There’s also the occasional yoga retreat. Newly introduced are Spanish Wells’ swimming pigs on a neighboring island, more easily accessible than their cousins in The Exumas.