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A Tale of Two Islands

Harbour Island is a quaint, seaside town with storied New England-style architecture. Eleuthera is a sprawling stretch of wild beauty. All that separates them is a five-minute ferry across sky-blue waters. Make no mistake; you visit one, you’ll want to visit the other.

The Lay Of The Land

Located 60 miles east of Nassau, Eleuthera and Harbour Island are surrounded by clusters of cays and sandbars. Spanish Wells stands out as one of the destination’s best kept secrets.

Eleuthera

A pencil-thin island with 210 miles of coastline, Eleuthera is the largest of the group, and the gateway for travellers arriving by air. Three airports service Eleuthera: North Eleuthera Airport, Governor's Harbour Airport, and the Rock Sound Airport.

Harbour Island

Once the capital of The Bahamas, Harbour Island is often called the “Nantucket of the Caribbean” but locals just call it “Briland.” Accessible only by boat or ferry, the seclusion is what makes Harbour Island so special.

Spanish Wells

A short ferry ride from mainland Eleuthera brings you to this quiet town on St. George's Cay. Spanish Wells feels like a fishing village plucked from the New England coast - right down to the bustling dock where local fishermen haul in their lobster catch.

The Lay Of The Land

Located 60 miles east of Nassau, Eleuthera and Harbour Island are surrounded by clusters of cays and sandbars. Spanish Wells stands out as one of the destination’s best kept secrets.

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Stories Meet Lady Di

Eleuthera

Forty years tending her pineapple fields, and she knows the soil like she knows her reflection in the mirror. She’s full of love and life, and her pineapple fields are a marvel.

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Stories An Island Hopping Story

Spanish Wells

The best way to explore and understand the islands surrounding Harbour Island and Eleuthera is by boat. If you visit The Bahamas and don’t cruise through this maze of cays, Captain Ryan will tell you straight, ‘You didn’t see nothin’.’

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Stories Surfer’s Beach

Eleuthera

Surfer’s Beach is off the beaten path. To reach it, you might need directions from a local. And while the surfing culture on Eleuthera might be small, the waves are another story entirely.

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Stories A Queen’s Highway

Eleuthera

It starts at the northern tip of Eleuthera and snakes through small towns and wild, untamed beauty. This road, aptly-named, is paved with wonders like the Glass Window Bridge and natural pools warmed by the sunshine.

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Stories Beautiful Dunmore Town

Harbour Island

A quintessential seaside town in Harbour Island, where everyone knows everyone. Where you wake up to the sound of roosters and leave a trail of footprints in pink sand. The pace here is slow, irresistibly so.

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Island Resorts & Retreats Where to Stay

Hotels

From intimate resorts and friendly, affordable inns to ultra-luxurious oceanfront cottages, it is impossible to go wrong on Eleuthera & Harbour Island.

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The Highlights Colourful Clapboard Houses

Harbour Island

Stroll down a picturesque street in Harbour Island or Spanish Wells and the quaint New England-style architecture is impossible to miss. These islands attracted many Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s, and their influence is still felt today.

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The Highlights Pink Sand Beaches

Harbour Island

No, it’s not a trick of the light, the sand is truly pink. And though Harbour Island’s famous Pink Sands Beach steals much of the limelight, blush sands cover more than 35 miles of mainland Eleuthera.

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The Highlights Pineapple Fields, Forever

Eleuthera

Eleuthera grows some of the sweetest pineapples in the world. So sweet, in fact, they call them sugarloaf. Early summer is harvest time, and the annual Pineapple Fest held in June, is a sweet occasion.

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The Highlights Glass Window Bridge

Eleuthera

Eleuthera’s Glass Window Bridge will stop even experienced travellers in their tracks. Here, the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean meet the turquoise Bight of Eleuthera in quite the stunning scene.

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The Highlights Surfer’s Beach

Eleuthera

On the north end of Eleuthera, a two-mile stretch of white sand attracts serious surfers with powerful, sometimes shoulder-high waves. The local surfers are friendly, more than willing to show visitors the ropes.

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The Highlights Ocean Hole

Eleuthera

Located on the southern edge of Rock Sound in South Eleuthera, this seemingly bottomless inland blue hole is one of The Bahamas’ most photographed. Locals believe this storied salt water expanse has healing powers.

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Things to do
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Things To Do Queen’s Bath

Eleuthera

About a mile south of the Glass Window Bridge, the Queen’s Bath is a rocky collection of natural pools formed by centuries of crashing waves. Explore this natural wonder at low tide, when the sun warms the pools to just the right temperature.

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Things To Do Plan To
Island Hop

A boat makes every day better. Eleuthera and Harbour Island are surrounded by a handful of islands and cays that make them perfect for island hopping. Explore a sandbar at low tide, search for sand dollars on a secluded shore, snorkel with the sea anemones just off Gaulding's Cay Beach.

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Things To Do Dive The Wrecks & Reefs

The waters around Eleuthera & Harbour Island boast more wrecks than any other island in The Bahamas, healthy coral reefs and walls, and a drift dive site at Current Cut.

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Things To Do Sink Your Toes In The Sand

Between Eleuthera, Harbour Island and the surrounding cays, there are over 100 beaches—enough to lounge for a lifetime. Choose from solitary sandy stretches, or the dramatic limestone cliffs of Lighthouse Beach or go horseback riding on pink sands.

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Things To Do Take A Sunset Ride

Harbour Island’s famous Pink Sands Beach is beautiful any time of day, but the rose-coloured sands truly glow at sunset. Set off on horseback along the powdery shore for a movie-like golden hour.

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Fresh Island Flavours Drinks & Dining

Restaurants

Beachside shacks like world-famous Tippy’s serve up Eleuthera’s freshest seafood; Harbour Island offers elegant options with all the local flavours.

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Star Island

Star Island

Star Island is a uniquely sustainable island destination, where off-grid technology is used to power the whole island. Star stands for Sustainable Terrain And Resources.

North Eleuthera International Airport

North Eleuthera International Airport serves the northernmost part of the island, as well as the neighboring Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, with domestic and international flights.

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RSD

Located in South Eleuthera, the Rock Sound Airport welcomes domestic and international travellers, as an official Port of Entry.

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South Eleuthera

South Eleuthera

Rock Sound is the largest settlement of South Eleuthera, and the location of the Rock Sound International Airport.

Spanish Wells

A quiet colonial town located in St. George’s Cay, a ferry ride away from mainland Eleuthera. Today, the picturesque village is a popular destination.

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North Eleuthera

North Eleuthera

The beaches in North Eleuthera stand out for their rose coloured sands. Visitors staying in Harbour Island or Spanish Wells often fly into North Eleuthera Airport.

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Harbour Island

Harbour Island

Quiet and picturesque, Harbour Island is accessible only by ferry or boat from mainland Eleuthera. The colourful colonial architecture has earned it the nickname, the ‘Nantucket of the Caribbean’.

Eleuthera

Eleuthera measures 180 km long, and little more than 1.6 km wide in certain spots. It’s home to fertile farmlands, rocky shores, and undiscovered pink sand beaches.

Central Eleuthera

Central Eleuthera

Central Eleuthera is home to two of the island’s largest settlements—Governor’s Harbour and Gregory Town, the site of the Pineapple Festival.

Governor’s Harbour Airport

Eleuthera’s Governor’s Harbour Airport is located a few miles outside of the town by the same name in Central Eleuthera. It welcomes international as well as local flights.

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