I love the ocean because of it's commitment to harmony and balance. Tiny microscopic red-shelled animals cling to the coral along this shoreline and play a huge part in helping the environment. If that wasn't enough to be thankful for, these little single cell overachievers also get crushed and mixed up with the waves leaving us a gorgeous rosy reminder of their presence. To find a pink sand beach is an incredible energy to behold. In fact, what's even more interesting is pink as an energy or aura is a color of balance. It's pink in the most understated way, though, reminding me that the most beautiful things in life are the ones that don't seek out too much attention. I can tell you that most of the images you'll see on google have been considerably enhanced. There's a subtle beauty to this beach that doesn't need need an extra saturation filter to be appreciated.
This is an easy day trip from the hotel I stayed at on North Eleuthera. Our water taxi was filled with locals hitching a ride, one man who had to travel to HI to get to the bank to pull money out. No atms in true, authentic paradise. Some tips:
- Eat lobster quesadillas at Sip Sip
- Pick Sea grapes from trees for a snack on.
- Visit Bahamas Coffee Roasters for organic fare, juices, granola bowls
- Try a fresh conch bowl from the local vendors, usually hanging out in tents by the harbour.
- Take a jog around the island and seek out The Lone Tree. I didn't actually make it there which is one of my biggest regrets. Apparently it was painted white by Ralph Lauren for a shoot then placed back in the water.
- If I were to stay on the actual island, I would search VRBO for beach cottages. The houses here are so authentic and some date back a few hundred years.