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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Beautful Area

My family truly enjoyed our visit. Our group included ages 7 up to 64. We saw beautiful flowers and... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
sarabeestudio
Wonderful addition to your visit to Eleuthera!

You need to take an hour or two to wander through the Leon Levy Nature Preserve. It's beautiful... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people of The Bahamas, the Preserve features gardens and wetlands designed by world-renowned landscape architect, Raymond Jungles, as well as trails through over 20 acres of natural areas. Walk with nature in this sanctuary for over 300 species of native plants, 65 species of birds, and 100 species of medicinal plants. The Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National Trust and funded by the Leon Levy Foundation. It was developed by Shelby White, trustee of the Foundation, in honour of her late husband, Leon Levy. The Preserve is the first national park on the island of Eleuthera.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family truly enjoyed our visit. Our group included ages 7 up to 64. We saw beautiful flowers and animals. A must visit when on the island.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to take an hour or two to wander through the Leon Levy Nature Preserve. It's beautiful, educational, and nice and shady! The climb up to the lookout tower is easy and the 360 degree view is incredible!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make it a point to have lunch at Tippy's then spend a few hours walking around the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. There is a small educational centre and LOTS of trails to walk (plus an observation tower that gives you an awesome view of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful botanical garden with diverse plants and a nice trail system leading to a tower with a view of the Atlantic from there you can walk down to the pink sand beach and a nice bar and restaurant

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent there few hours, nice trails and park in very good shape. You will see turtles, birds and lizards, lot of trails, some is not very wides, but very good place for hiking and time spending.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If the Atlantic beaches are too rough, do not miss a trip to this beautiful preserve. Very well maintained and excellent education. Well worth the admission. Not much further to Tippy's for a lunch after the visit

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Maybe not a hidden gem, but a great one. Find an alcove to park in, get greated by the super friendly staff who will tell you about the park, what to see, where to go, etc Get going on the esy accessible paths around the...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Such a great little hidden gem. Beautiful plants and tiny lizards running around everywhere. Hubs saw a hummingbird (bucket list as we don't have these in the UK). Saw a dead tarantula (luckily) and climbed the tower. A special shout-out to the employee who very...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Walking through the Leon Levy Nature Preserve was fascinating. It was awesome to see all the varieties of trees, plants and different kinds of scrubs native herbs, fruits and vines. I was blown away seeing how many varieties of medicinal plants, the way they showed...More

Thank Eula B
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We walked the entire circuit. There are a great variety of areas with medicinal plants, foods, indigenous plants. It is set in a wonderful meandering path thru mangroves, orchid sections, and of course the turtle pond. Great for couples and families. We go every year...More

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Cruiser624
29 January 2016|
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Response from ethan22 |
The Preserve is a natural area and does not do any spraying or general mosquito control. At the current time the Zika virus has not been reported from the Bahamas so any location you visit should be considered safe... More
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Carol O
20 December 2014|
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Response from Falon C | Property representative |
Hi Carol, There is no public transportation on the island. To get here on your own, you would have to take a taxi. This would be very expensive as the trip is about 2 hours round trip. If you are traveling with Princess Cays... More
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