For many of us, the thought of traveling with our kids is daunting. Plane rides, airports, packing and planning activities, sites to see, maps…..the mere idea that we can travel with our kids and enjoy our kids at the same time seems like an ever elusive goal. Not on Eleuthera. I travelled to Eleuthera as a child and have vivid memories of digging in the sand, looking up at the sky, collecting shells and living the island life – if only for a few weeks of the year. Now I watch my kids do the same and re-live those memories. When traveling to the out-islands, I am forced to put down my cell phone and pick up a book; to close my computer and open my eyes to that great, beautiful bay every morning. The typical day on Eleuthera is as follows: wake up, stroll to beach with kids, play with kids, relax. That, to me, is a vacation for the whole family.
As a parent I can tell you that while the travel day is a long one to get down there, it’s worth it. Pack smart and stay casual. Bring less toys than you think to entertain the kids. While on the island, take into account that food options are limited (and I guess thatcompares to the current abundance we get in our local grocery stores), but know that the stores are stocked with all of the great basics and that you truly will be fine. We have a brand new pack and play, a little tub to put little ones in for bath time, and Tessa, our wonderful housekeeper can help with high chairs and other necessary items that you do not want to bring down with you.
And of course, flights. Arranging flights with kids can be a bit daunting, but collectively generations of our family have travelled for over30+ years to the islands and weknow every new flight, every new deal and most certainly can help you plan the most cost effective travel itinerary for you and your kids. So let us know how we can help you and give Marty a call as you consider Point O’Vue.
Seeing our children discover the world around them is a joy. Introducing them to the laid-back island life is a huge part of the fun. Leave the big resorts, the amusement parks, the wristbands and long lines behind and see what we mean by a true getaway for the entire family.
(Darby and Todd have 2 children: Avery, their daughter (4) and Jack, their son (18 months). They have travelled to Eleuthera twice with kids, each with babies at 9 months old. Darby is Marty Erbaugh’s daughter and has been traveling to Eleuthera since she was 9 months old.)