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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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superb national park

wonderful trails guiding through the park eventually lead to the observation tower which is a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alex S
Put mosquito repellent on!

Really impressed with this reserve. It was well set out with good information boards. There were... read more

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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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful trails guiding through the park eventually lead to the observation tower which is a great place to sit and enjoy the 360 degree views above the reserve. Such amazing things to be seen - birds, lizards, even some (harmless) snakes. Fantastic example of what...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really impressed with this reserve. It was well set out with good information boards. There were different habitats and therefore a good range of things to see. We loved the turtles! The gift shop has some good items too, and the reserve is very reasonably...More

Thank Rutlandlass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Leon Levy Preserve is a must see especially if you have children. There are examples of different plants from the Bahamas especially those that have medicinal uses. We visit usually each time we come to the island to see new exhibits and landscaping. The...More

Thank alextha
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Whether it is for the annual Jazz festival in Eleuthera or just for a family vacation or an educational trip through the archipelago: I always try to stop at the Levy Preserve and it never stops to amaze me ! Wandering the educational trails all...More

Thank Uli V
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I had an awesome time from start to finish with our guide Courtney. She is super friendly and knows so much about the preserve. I would definitely recommend for anyone to go visit (preferably in the morning when its not so hot) there are sites...More

Thank SUPgirl13
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Upon first arrival to the Leon Levy Preserve, I automatically went in awe by the sights. This is a beautiful place not only to explore but also to just take in nature.

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Thank krisr257
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Attractive welcome center created a good first impression. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Grounds and trails were well laid out and very well kept One of the very few places that you can actually see a wide variety of native plants and learn about their...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I want to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve during August with 5 other people. Our entire group had a great time. The preserve was astounding and the staff were incredibly nice, informative and accommodating.

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Thank jenayem
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome!! Just one of the national parks under the portfolio of The Bahamas National Trust. If you could see just one land park, see this one...

Thank Deno M
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our whole family enjoyed our visit to the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. The staff was friendly and helpful and the grounds were impressive. Thank you for preserving much of the beauty of the Bahamas in this way!

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29 January 2016|
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
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