Princess Cays is an exclusive port of call and private beach on the southern portion of the island of Eleuthera (population 13,000) in the Bahamas. 100 miles long and only 2 miles wide, Eluthera offers unspoiled beaches. Princess Cays is situated on more than 30 acres of beach reserved for Princess Cruise passengers, and features over a-half mile of white-sand shoreline.
Eleuthera is known as the ‘birthplace of the Bahamas’. After Christopher Columbus discovered the island on his maiden voyage, a British group called the ‘Eleutherian Adventurers’ settled here in 1648 to escape religious persecution. They named the Island Eluethera, the Greek word for freedom.
Tourists generally travel to the Caribbean for white-sand, unspoiled beaches with turquoise waters for swimming, snorkeling, water-skiing, paddle boarding, etc., and of-course, rows of duty-free, tax-free jewelry stores for shopping!!! We decided that for our first visit to savor each nation for its history, culture and individual charm. However, in the Princess Cays, we really enjoyed the beach with its private amenities, while the ship’s staff served us a delicious, catered barbecue lunch!