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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
+1 242-332-3831
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Fascinating

We walked the entire circuit. There are a great variety of areas with medicinal plants, foods... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AGS53
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Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
A must for every visitor to Eleuthera

Althoug having visited the island frequently, it was the first time that I did the whole tour of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anton P
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Bolzano, Italy
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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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Banks Road | Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the entire circuit. There are a great variety of areas with medicinal plants, foods, indigenous plants. It is set in a wonderful meandering path thru mangroves, orchid sections, and of course the turtle pond. Great for couples and families. We go every year...More

Thank AGS53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Althoug having visited the island frequently, it was the first time that I did the whole tour of the Preserve spending 3 hours in this beautiful ambiance. I've always wanted to see and to walk trough the "bush", but obviously without paths it's an almost...More

Thank Anton P
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Worth stopping in and looking around. Much larger than I thought it would be. Saw turtles and even a snake.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

My first experience here was wonderful! It is well taken care of, the views, sounds and sights are beautiful and my guide Courtney is the best, super kind and friendly. Looking forward to see what else the LLNPP does int he future! I will be...More

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Thank SUPgirl13
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had a great time here. We spent a chillier morning walking through the preserve. All in all, we were there about two hours. Hidden gem portraying the more natural side of Eleuthera. Showcases the many native plant species and provides a well mapped and...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Eleuthera Tours arranged for us to have a personal guided tour of the plant preserve. Lovingly planted and tended, it's a garden of plants that were used (and maybe still are) for medicinal purposes. I would have loved to have spent more time but if...More

Thank CarlandCindy
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve is a beautiful place for a nature walk...but it was so much more. The kids had a great time with the turtles, seeing the different species of plants, and climbing the tower. The preserve is extremely well done with...More

Thank smfw214
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 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
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Cruiser624
28 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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