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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

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Address: Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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+1 242-332-3831
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Designed as a showcase for native plants and their importance to the people...

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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Delightful excursion in Eleuthera

Definitely make time for this destination. Such a lovely nature walk, so perfectly designed and manicured, a real must-see in Eleuthera. Super cool birds and plants and other... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely make time for this destination. Such a lovely nature walk, so perfectly designed and manicured, a real must-see in Eleuthera. Super cool birds and plants and other critters, and a great little hike. Plan for 2 hours and you'll see it all. And leave time for lunch at Bacchus Fine Foods after :)

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Ucluelet, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just loved it! Take your time and enjoy it. The walk is a bit long but totally worth it! Never knew it even existed, but very happy we stumbled on it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking the well marked trails of the Preserve. We learned the names of a lot of the trees and plants that we had seen on the island of Eleuthra.

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Akron, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even with a map, some of the jungle-y forests are pretty dense and seem longer than you expect. And it is hot back in those thick woods. However we very much enjoyed seeing unfamiliar plants.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Educational and Beautiful! Lots of lizards and turtles! A fun morning activity to take in all the amazing flora and fauna in Eleuthera.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderfull walk thru the trails . There was a fantastic selection of native plants I have never seen or. Even knew existed.Ethan was very friendly and knowledgeable. He even laughed at my lame jokes.

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Plainfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the native plants of Eleuthera, the Levy Preserve succeeds in reaching both its goals. It is fun and educational, and laid out and maintained with care and skill. A wonderful treat and a healthy walk.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. We spent a wonderful afternoon walking the trails and taking in all the information they provided. Walking through the dense growth was very interesting and to walk up to the tower and take in the breeze and the view was absolutely amazing. Just a terrific place to spend a few hours learning more about the beautiful... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the Preserve to be a pleasant and interesting experience, worth the "price of admission". The staff was helpful and talkative, the grounds were well kept, and the paths, plant and animals were well documented. Good exercise on top of everything else.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The preserve is designed in such a beautiful and interesting way- I love walking through the trails to the hilltop viewing tower. I also found the freshwater marshland, mangrove and medicinal plant areas really interesting. Ethan gave me a brilliant tour, and also told me all about the interesting origins of the preserve. Thanks so much Ethan, I had a... More 

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