Best Tourist Places to Visit in Eleuthera, Bahamas, America

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Eleuthera, Bahamas, America

Eleuthera also spelled as Eleuthra is an island in Bahamas geographically positioned between 25°06′ N latitude and 76°08′ W longitude, about 80 km from Nassau, the capital of Bahamas. It is 110 miles long and 1 mile wide island, covering an area of 518 sq. km. with a maximum altitude of 60 meters.

Eleuthera is known for its classic pineapples and the Pineapple Festival takes place in Gregory Town of the island. Eleuthera is divided into 3 districts such as North Eleuthera, Central Eleuthera and South Eleuthera. The major landmarks in Eleuthera include Glass Window Bridge and Preacher’s Cave.


History of Eleuthera:

Eleuthera takes its name from the womankind form of the Greek adjective ‘eleutheros’ means ‘free’.

It is believed that, Taino or Arawaks were the original settlers of Eleuthera, but they were no longer lived and Puritan pilgrims from Bermuda were the first Europeans to visit Eleuthera in 1648.


How to reach Eleuthera?

Eleuthera is served by North Eleuthera Airport with onsite bar and restaurant, Rock Sound Airport and Governor’s Harbour Airport with onsite bar. North Eleuthera Airport is the major airport among these receiving flights from Miami, Nassaum and Fort Lauderdale, operated by American Eagle, Bahamasair, Pineapple Air, Silver Airways and Southern Air Charter. Taxis are always ready to pick up tourists to towns at all the three airports of Eleuthera.

There are ferry services available at Governor’s Harbour, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island and water taxi riding is enjoyable.


Food and Shopping in Eleuthera:

The prominent shops with products of clothes, jams, greens and herbs and hats are listed below:

  • Island Farm
  • Island Made Gift Shop
  • Rebecca’s Straw Market

The main food corners in Eleuthera include:

  • Sammy’s Place
  • Buccaneer Club Restaurant
  • The Bistro at Sky Beach Club
  • Tippy’s Restaurant


Things to do in Eleuthera:

  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving


Places of interest in Eleuthera:


Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve:

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve was inaugurated as Eleuthera’s first National Park in 2010. This 25-acre sanctuary houses around 170 species of native plants and shrubs.


The Cove Eleuthera Beach:

The Cove Eleuthera Beach is a spectacular beach in the vicinity of Gregory Town offering splendid water sport activities such as snorkeling, swimming and diving.


Lighthouse Beach:

Lighthouse Beach is a miles of unbroken pink sandy beach located in South Eleuthera. There is a lighthouse on a spectacular limestone promontory is an added attraction for tourists in single spot.


Other places of interest in Eleuthera are:

  • Cape Eleuthera Resort Beach
  • Cotton Bay Estates & Villas
  • Preacher’s Beach
  • French Leave Beach
  • Ten Bay Beach
  • The Beach at Pineapple Fields
  • Holiday Beach
  • Paradise Beach
  • Windemer Island Beach
  • Deep Creek Beach
  • Preachers Cave
  • Glass Window Bridge
  • Ocean Hole
  • Preacher’s Cave


Best time to visit Eleuthera:

The months between April and September will be the best to reach beautiful beaches of Eleuthera.


Accommodation options in Eleuthera:

Eleuthera has many reputed accommodation centres, among them resorts are higher in numbers and most of them are sited in front of the main beaches with top facilities such as doctor on call, swimming pool, restaurant and services like spa and facial. List of main resorts and hotels in Eleuthera are:

  • Pineapple Fields Resort
  • The Cove Eleuthera
  • Hut Pointe Inn
  • Sky Beach Club
  • Tropical Dreams Motel Resort
  • Northside Inn & Restaurant
  • Unique Village
  • Paradise Sands Eleuthera
  • Windermere Island Resort
  • Wykee’s World Resort
  • Ethel’s Cottages
  • Adventurers Resort
  • Hilton’s Haven Motel
  • Cocodimama Charming Resort
  • Rainbow Inn
  • Surfers Haven Guesthouse

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