Published Thursday, February 23, 2012 Updated on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Spanish Wells

The Islands of the Bahamas

Get Away…Unwind…Relax…

Spanish Wells, a short ferry ride from Eleuthera, is where sailors came ashore from Spanish galleons to fill their casks with fresh water for long sea voyages.

The people of this prosperous fishing village, renowned for their seamanship, have deep ancestral roots. They are direct descendants of the original Eleutheran Adventurers and Loyalists.

Spanish Wells is a place for those who want to vacation on a Caribbean island that is still safe, pristine and peaceful, without busy or loud tourist attractions. It is a quiet fishing village where you can enjoy modern conveniences, such as; grocery stores, dive store, computer stores, office supplies, local restaurants, gift shops and dry goods, marine supplies, medical services, pharmacy, hardware store, bank w/ATM, etc., but still relax on a gorgeous pink-sand beach and pretend that you are the owner of a private island.

But beaches aren't Spanish Wells' only claim to fame. The beaches are fringed by water as clear as glass. Stretching from Spanish Wells to the northeast tip of Eleuthera is a beautiful barrier reef called the Devil's Backbone, which is fantastic for snorkeling. There is excellent deep sea or sport fishing a few miles offshore where experienced fishers can snag tuna, marlin or wahoo. Closer to the island are world-class bone fishing grounds.

Spanish Wells is connected to Russell Island by a short bridge and together form the Spanish Wells/Russell Island Community. Russell Island is the quieter of the two islands because it is just beginning to be developed.

Spanish Wells is in a perfect location, situated between Harbour Island, a tourist mecca and Nassau/Paradise Island, the capital city. It's beautifully simple and refreshingly quaint. It's the perfect place to turn off your electronics and get away from the rest of the world.

Spanish Wells/Russell Island offer s easy accessibility, just a few miles from the North Eleuthera International Airport (ELH) with both daily international and domestic flights, along with White Crown Aviation FBO, offering fuel and tie downs for private flights. Bahamas Fast Ferries "BoHengy" provides reliable daily services between Nassau, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island.

Spanish Wells real estate currently starts at $62,000 for a vacant waterfront lot located in Palm Valley Estates on Russell Island, and a $89,000 for a 2 bedroom Bahamian Cottage

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