Pineapple Fields

Pineapple Fields

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Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas , Bahamas

The name Eleuthera comes from the Greek word for freedom—and this 80-acre property, just a stone’s throw from Governor’s Harbour, strives to embody the casual, carefree spirit of its home island. Somewhat amazingly, given the pedigree of its founders (David Barlyn and Peter Birkwieser, who made their fortunes developing much swankier resorts like St. Lucia’s Ladera and Jamaica’s Strawberry Hill), it succeeds. The complex of sun-yellow buildings, set amid a landscaped riot of palms, cascading bougainvillea, and gumbo-limbo trees, is comfortable but completely unpretentious. The 32 condo units are family-friendly, with washer-dryers, full kitchens (stocked with pots, pans, and even extras like blenders and colanders), and beachy décor (tile floors, white-painted wood, colored-glass light fixtures). The central swimming pool is a gathering place for parents and young’uns, and just across the street, beyond the terrific Tippy’s restaurant, is a two-mile crescent of beach fronting some of the island’s calmest, bluest water (outdoor showers outside each condo building are perfect for washing off sandy feet). Idyllic as it is, though, Pineapple Fields won’t stay small for long; Barlyn and Birkwieser’s plans for expanding the property are radical, and include a 25-acre botanical garden, an 18-villa eco-resort and spa/yoga retreat, and even a working pineapple plantation.

Room to Book: If you’re not thrilled by the patter of little feet above you (lots of small children stay here), ask for a second-floor unit.

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