The Other Side - Bahamas
Set on a private, quiet stretch of beach on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, arriving at The Other Side feels as though you’ve come to a private island. The solar powered property is tucked very far off the main drag and most people access it by boat, coming from neighboring Harbour Island. The Other Side touts itself as a glamping property and it’s the most luxurious glamp-site we’ve ever seen. It is pure magic.
The property is made up of luxurious tents, of which three are communal – a bar tent, dining tent, and relaxing tent where you’re sure to meet and mingle with other guests who’ve also escaped to paradise. For accommodations, you’ve got options: shacks, sheds, and huts, all varying sizes and degrees of luxury as accommodations go but the real stars are the four beachfront king-sleeping tents. We’re talking hardwood floors, 4-poster king bed, AC, couches, and so much space inside. Then outback, you’ll find the WC, a soaking tub and gigantic wet room with his and hers sinks and a rainfall shower.
Meals at The Other Side are just as lovely as you’d imagine. All are enjoyed in the dining tent or just outside on the porch. At breakfast and lunch there is a menu from which you can order. Most days, visitors from Harbour Island pop over for lunch and kids were running about keeping each other entertained which is wonderful for anyone traveling as a family. Dinner is a set menu, chosen by the chef and usually including a salad from their stunning salad garden. The food is fresh, exciting, and delicious and pairs perfectly with whatever refreshing cocktail Theo, the bartender, comes up with next door at the bar tent.
The best thing about The Other Side is how carefree it is. The family who owns it live on site and their kids come and go, playing with visiting children on their way home from school. The owners call you by name by the end of your stay, as do the staff. It’s a luxury property, yes, but the barefoot – and in our opinion- best kind. The magic of the place just gets into your veins and the moment you leave, you’ll feel the pull of it begging you back.