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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Better then expected

Let's face it - how fun are native plants? The receptionist here shared her enthusiasm and... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Patty531
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Boonton, New Jersey
A nature lovers paradise!

I have visited this preserve numerous times. It is always an enjoyable experience. I particularly... read more

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Reviewed 12 August 2017
Betty C
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Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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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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+1 242-332-3831
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Let's face it - how fun are native plants? The receptionist here shared her enthusiasm and knowledge which got us off to a great start. Not only viewed all types of plants but also saw a boa constrictor, giant hermit crab, friendly turtles and lots...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

I have visited this preserve numerous times. It is always an enjoyable experience. I particularly love the tower and the mangrove board walk. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Betty C
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We loved visiting Leon Levy! It was very cool to learn of the history of the island through plants. They have sections for medical use, eatible plants, poisonous plants, imported plants, etc. I really love how they put it all together. We spent about 2...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We could not have been happier to stumble on to this beautifully designed park. Chocked full of so much beauty and information and impeccably run. They had to chase us out, we never wanted to leave. Could have spent the whole weekend learning about all...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We spent several hours one morning at the preserve and could have spent more time there but we got hungry. The preserve is very well maintained and our entire family found it interesting. Our girls especially loved the turtles and seeing a snake. This is...More

Thank EPMJDR
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My sister and I visited the preserve and it was gorgeous. It gave us the experience of an adventure. The reserve was peaceful. The trials were nice and long and we felt so accomplished once we finally got to the end. The trees were beautiful...More

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Thank Monica S
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a place that visitors to Eleuthera should see. Persons living on the Island should also visit as it is peaceful escape there. If you love nature this is the place to visit. It's clean and refreshing with lots...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Highly recommend, to learn about habitat, plants (local vs invasive etc). Well done and planned out. Just be prepared with some water as hot, and a nice hike thru various size paths, including a walk up a tower to see over the trees. People on...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

A fun place to go to hike and enjoy some of the native plants and birds of the island. Reasonable price and nice hiking trails.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

A wonderful place to visit while on Eleuthera. Very knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed it very much and will visit again.

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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
21 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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