But, it wasn't long before Eleuthera's beaches cast a spell on us, sending us on a mission to dip our toes into as many of its shorelines as we could trek to in four days.
Mornings designated for sleeping in were tossed aside in exchange for drives along Queen's Highway - the central road of Eleuthera - from which tiny arteries of dirt road cut through scrub to reach a string of hidden beaches.
As our days winded down, a tough choice lay before us.
Which beach would be our last?
We weighed our options and considered the easy pick. The beach at our resort was a quick walk away and promised to reward us with a relaxing day under the shelter of a palapa in paradise with drinks in hand and lunch in our bellies.
Choice number two was over an hours trek away and down a long, unmarked and unpaved road. There were no fancy restaurants, authentic beach bars or even bathrooms on site.
But, from what we had read and heard, Lighthouse Beach, on Eleuthera's southernmost tip, was a must see.
And so we set off...
Where Queen's Highway ended, a bumpy, barely there road emerged and seemed to lead to nowhere.
We met a few couples while on Eleuthera who told us they too set out to find Lighthouse Beach but got lost a few times then were discouraged trying to find it and turned back. Fortunately for us our desire to trek on rewarded us with a true beach bliss experience.
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