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Eleuthera, Harbor Island and Spanish Wells, Bahamas
 
 

Landscape: Once a very popular place for wealth, Princess Diana was know to stay here, the happening scene is now in Harbour Island (a Cay of Eleuthera). Pink Sands Beach is on Harbour Island and known as one of the best beaches in the world. To the north of North Eleuthera is a town named Spanish Wells one mile off shore.

The name Eleuthra means "free" in Greek (freedom).










Population: 11,165 (2000 Census)

Capital: Governor's Harbour

Language: English

Geography: Eleuthera

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time

Currency: The 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.

Economy: 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.

Nationality: Bahamian

Medical: There is a little poison oak on the Bahamian islands.

Entry Requirements: Passports required.

Driving: 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.

Electricity: 120/240 volts, suitable for all US appliances.

Getting to Eleuthera...
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.

Mailboats: Bahama Baybreat III, and Eleuthera Express, and Spanish Rose $60 one way.

Marinas:
Harbour Island Club and Marina in Harbour Island 35 slips 242-333-2427
Spanish Wells Yacht Haven in Spanish Wells 40 slips 242-333-4328
Valentine's Marina in Harbour Island 50 slips 242-333-2142

Where to stay: There are many small hotels on the island as well a vacation rental homes.

Drinking 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.

Weather in Eleuthera: Click here for weather in the Bahamas

Highest Point Eleuthera: 168 feet

Area (Sq. Miles) of Eleuthra: 200 sq miles
100 ft long by 2 miles wide.

Developments:
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 future.

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)
 



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