Preacher's Cave, Eleuthera

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Delve into Preacher's Cave to see a spectacular natural wonder with skylights in the ceiling. Discovered in the 17th century, the cave once served as a shelter for Captain William Sayles and a group of Puritans, who used the cavern to hold religious services. A placard at the entrance reads, "William Sayles shipwrecked at Devil Backbone found refuge here. Sermons held 100 years." Following your exploration of the cave, you can visit some of the surrounding beaches. Make Preacher's Cave a part of your Eleuthera vacation plans using our Eleuthera trip site .
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  • This huge cave gives you an idea of how the Eleutheran explorers first lived when they found the island. You. An also climb to the top of it and peer down the holes into the cave. It is also a very sh...  more »
  • Nice little Cave but bring a flashlight and be aware of toxic spiders.. We have seen lots of beehives a bigger snake lot of spider also the deadly and toxic bananaspider, a dead owl and other insects.  more »
  • Truthfully I was disappointed by Preacher's Cave. It was less interesting than I had hoped. Yes, it has an important history. But as far as a cave, I prefer Hatchet Bay Cave, which is deeper and has m...  more »
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  • Great place to see and spend the afternoon and have a picnic and the beach is just a short 5 min walk
  • Cool spot, worth checking out if you're making a trip to North Eleuthera.
  • Really cool place, the bus driver says it goes all the way back to the end lol classic bahamian humor at its finest. Amazing beach there as well
  • Awesome history and don't miss the beach opposite
  • It's an historical place to visit, and its beautiful

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For mid-range and luxury all-inclusive resorts, the central settlement of Governor's Harbour remains a popular place to stay, with accommodations lining either side of Queen's Highway and offering proximity to the airport. The biggest range of choices sits just off the northern coast, on Harbour Island, which boasts some of the most exclusive beach resorts in the Bahamas.
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