Time Zone: Eastern
legal tender is the Bahamian dollar (B$1), which is equivalent
in value to the US dollar. Both US and Bahamian dollars
are accepted interchangeably throughout the islands. Travelers
Checks and Credit Cards (credit cards not accepted at gas
stations) are also accepted. There are ATM's available at
the banks in San Salvador.
There is not much action going on in San Salvador. Many
of the islanders fly to Nassau for jobs. Those on the island
are mainly involved in tourism or small scale farming.
There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.
Bahamian's drive on the left side of the road (remember:
right is left). There is one main road that runs all the
way down the island north to south around the island. The
main road does turn to dirt in some places and winds around
and is hard to follow in some small towns.
120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.
Airports: Governor's Harbour Airport Catch Bahamasair
from Nassau or US Airways Express from Ft. Lauderdale or
American Eagle from Miami.
North Eleuthera Airport Bahamasair, Gulfstream,
Rock Sound airport access to Tarpum Bay catch Bahamasair
or Island Express.
Take Bahamasair from Nassau.
Bahama Baybreat III, and Eleuthera Express, and Spanish
Rose $60 one way.
Harbour Island Club and Marina in Harbour Island 35 slips
Spanish Wells Yacht Haven in Spanish Wells 40 slips 242-333-4328
Valentine's Marina in Harbour Island 50 slips 242-333-2142
stay: There are many small hotels on the island as well
a vacation rental homes.
Water: Most homes have cisterns which collect rain water
in a tank underground or above ground when it rains. Most
cistern are made of cement or plastic. It's always good
to conserve the use of water when staying in the Bahamas
as it can run out if it does not rain for awhile.
in Eleuthera: Click here for weather in the Bahamas
Highest Point Eleuthera: 168
Area (Sq. Miles) of Eleuthra:
200 sq miles
100 ft long by 2 miles wide.
Cotton Bay Villas: Phase 1 will include a 73 room boutique
hotel,clubhouse with 114 estate lots over 200 acres. An
18 hold golf course and marina are also proposed in the
French Leave: Once a Club Med that
was washed away in a hurricane, French Leave is developing
a beautiful townhouse, villa, time share property with many
amenities along a beautiful pink sand beach.
Sites to see:
- White sand and pink sand beaches.
- Glass Window Bridge
- Hatchet Cay Caves
Surfer's beach ocean hole
- Preacher's Cave
- Pineapple Festival
- Eleuthera Regatta
- Annual Pineapple Festival (June)