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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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My friend and I had an amazing experience birdwatching and enjoying the unbelievablely beautiful... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days 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 4 days ago

My friend and I had an amazing experience birdwatching and enjoying the unbelievablely beautiful nature trails at the Levy Preserve. The staff who gave us a tour were professional, extremely knowledgeable and fun. This place is an undiscovered jewel in the Bahamas and should not...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

For an entertaining and educational diversion from the numerous beaches on Eleuthera, a walk through the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve can't be beat. And if you're lucky enough to be there when they schedule a lecture their outdoor lecture pavilion is a real highlight....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the island’s gems. It is very well designed and maintained. We hiked most of the trails. They are quite narrow (to preserve, I suppose), but winding paths with a variety of plants and wildlife make them an adventure worth taking. It’s...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful native forest. Terrific, knowledgeable guides, good signage, amenities and a great mission, promoting native vegetation.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I got lost around all the lovely paths.Lots of info on tje plants.Loved the pond with all the turtles...lovely welcome from reception.Refilled my water when leaving to keep walking which was very thoughtful.You need bug spray...they feasted on me as i didnt have any.Recommended for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great place to visit in the midst of a vacation to the sand and sun of Eleuthera! Very interesting exhibits; great trails to hike, and a very friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful preserve offers a variety of plants expertly presented, great trails and a pond full of turtles.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could have called and maybe arranged a tour (24 hour notice), but didn't. Turned out we didn't need a guide. The person who greeted us gave us a very thorough overview and a map. Many plants are grouped according to function (medicinal, etc) and...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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 7 April 2018

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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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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