North of Great Bahama, the snorkeling at Paradise Beach off Eleuthera is a popular dive site. While snorkeling Paradise Beach, you may encounter schooling jacks, parrotfish, grunts, angelfish and other tropical fish among the elkhorn, brain and star coral formations.
The island of Eleuthera is a 100 mile long Bahamas Out island that is generally undeveloped. A great base for exploring the snorkelling off Eleuthera is Harbour Island off the northshore. The Paradise Beach snorkeling dive is located about 0.25 miles west-southwest of Gregory Town.
To reach the snorkeling at Eleuthera Island, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). The long Eleuthera Island has three airports, including the North Eleuthera Airport, the mid-island Governors Harbor Airport, and the southern Rock Sound Airport. There are regular flights from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into Governors Harbor Airport, and flights from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando into North Eleuthera Airport on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Paradise Beach off Eleuthera Island, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Paradise Beach is the 5th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 7 snorkeling dives in Eleuthera Islands.