This review is not so much about the beach at Princess Cays as about Eleuthera, the island Princess Cays is actually on. Eleuthera is 110 miles long and the Princess area is about 40 acres.
We had been there before and had contacted a local (Lyle Brathwaite 242.334.2796, email
firstname.lastname@example.org) and had him meet us at the gates of the Princess property.
He took us on an interesting tour of south Eleuthera as far as the town of Rock Sound. We stopped for a lunch of conch chowder, johnnycake and of course Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas. We went to the Ocean Hole and a very nice beach with not a soul in sight. Lyle showed us local vegetation and things of interest in the area. He saved the best for last. We stopped alongside the road and went down a path a hundred yards or so, passing a natural ocean fed pond complete with a sea turtle swimming near shore. A bit farther on were some caves that were very cool. Light shown through natural holes in the roof through which tree roots dropped down to floor level. It was really very cool.
Our tour was done in a Kia SUV type car. It was clean and the AC worked very well. It was far superior to any bus tour. We had four in our party and that was all it would hold. If you want more than a day at the beach this was a very good time.
NOTE: If you do decide to leave the Princess property for any reason you MUST take a picture ID ashore with you. There was a guard at the gate who checks that everyone has this before leaving the fenced beach area