"Had a great 8 days at Caribbean Blue. Second year to wonderful Eleuthera. Observations on the rental (that haven't been already stated in reviews) follow.
Great location with respect to the island. Close to town, about 5-7 minutes, and central on the island.
It was awesome being able to hop in the water and snorkel around right behind the house. Not a super easy access to the water, (sorta a pool ladder onto some rocks into some mildly deep water. Not like walking in on a calm beach. My wife did it and she is a sissy, but a little kid or your mom or dad might have problems). Stayed east side last time and it was a hike down to the beach, and sometimes the water was rough. The sound side was calmer and clear, and there were fish, big and small, coral, and starfish aplenty. Mostly rocky algae as opposed to coral reefs, but there were small coral heads and corals interspersed. Saw butterfly fish, sgtmjrs, yellowrays, groupers and other cool fish all the time. Saw a lobster once. I've snorkeld stt, stj, cayman and Jamaica and thought this was just great. Not insane but plenty cool.
Shade and sun at all times. The tiki was nice. Outside shower nice.
No beach. Downside, hard to walk on no beach. Upside, no sand all over the place. Feel the need to sweep all the time when there's sand about. Wasn't a problem here. Wouldn't recommend walking north or south of the property with less than sneakers tied tight. This however leads to the next item..
Seclusion. Didn't see anyone within 500 yards of the property (while we were there). Heard that the nearest neighbor is a snowbird. I think the only people who could have seen us was a boat or two outside said 500 yards.
Fins, floaties, kayak, fishing gear, spear, coolers, chairs, NICE beach towels/bath towels, comfy beds. Nicely cleaner than my last rental. Did not want for kitchenware.
Understand there is now wifi if you buy a card in town and power up an app on the home cell phone. Did not try this but seems sound in theory. You don't need wifi in paradise. Let it go.
The driveway. It was too rough for the 2002 Malibu we rented last year. Glad we had the clean 09 CRV offered by Shad and Barry the caretakers.
Very minor suggestions
Nice lounge chairs would be cool. The existing beach chairs work but seem insufficient at "home".
Additional kayak would be nice for more than two.
Would recommend for two couples or fam of 5. Loved the place.
Thanks Kerry, Shad and Barry."
Guest: El Yo
Date of Stay: June 2014
Review Submitted: July 2, 2014