From the pink sand beaches of North Eleuthera to the renaissance of the Cape in South Eleuthera, you could spend weeks on this slinky island and still not see all of the natural beauty there is to explore. This pencil-thin island, 110 miles long and two miles wide, has miles of pink and white sand beaches and, of course, that turquoise crystal-clear water.
Glass Window Bridge, a striking rock formation at the narrowest part of Eleuthera, is high on either side and abruptly falls away to nearly sea level almost dividing the island in two. Preachers Cave, about two miles east of Gene’s Bay is unique. The founders, who landed here made an alter and held vigils in the cave, giving it it’s namesake. If riding waves is your bag, then bring your gear and head out to Surfer’s Beach, just two miles south of Gregory Town. The mile long Hatchet Bay Cave is filled with stalagmites and stalactites which will take on the appearance of underground Cathedrals in your torch light. Centuries old graffiti of charcoal signatures line the walls.
The Ocean Hole, located on the south edge of Rock Sound is a natural limestone wonder rumoured to be bottomless. Filled with tropical fish and turtles, the brackish water is said to have medicinal purposes. One of the best beaches in Eleuthera is a hidden gem called Lighthouse Beach. Located on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera Point, it is a fantastic secluded blush rose sand beach. With great snorkelling, it is a great place to pack a picnic and spend an entire romantic afternoon or sunset stroll.
This Bahamas island is also known for pineapple plantations. Locals serve up plenty of pineapple tarts, and the annual pineapple festival celebrates the pineapple heritage. Eleuthera Island's reputation for being among the friendliest places in the world is evident across the island in the upscale resorts and quaint inns.
Where to stay in Eleuthera?
We've included a few of our favourites, to give you an idea of the calibre of hotels and resorts. We're happy to discuss all of your accommodation options.
The Cove - an exclusive oceanfront resort, with two secluded cove beaches. Nestled on 45 lush acres and offering direct access to the turquoise blue water, this incredible luxury resort offers many amenities and activities whether you're looking to relax and unwind, or take in a seaside adventure and water sports.
French Leave - an exclusive beach resort offering a full compliment of luxurious services and amenities whilst remaining true to Bahamian culture. The architecture at French Leave is not influenced by developers; rather, it is inspired by the serene charm that is Eleuthera.
Pineapple Fields - set on five acres of lushly landscaped gardens, this laid-back resort consists of one and two-bedroom condos all within walking distance to a superb beach. A veritable "beach bum's paradise" - according to many!
The Other Side - Set in the north of the island and accessible by speedboat, this eco-minded beach resort offers truly laidback bare-foot luxury with organic meals, an incredible pool and a choice of glamping tents, designer shacks and wooden huts for children to sleep in.