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With over 700 islands and cays, and 16 unique island destinations, The Bahamas offers a dreamy escape with spectacular water and beaches, world-class fishing, diving and boating for families, couples and adventurers. Each island offers its own distinct personality, but there’s a reason why A-listers continue to make Eleuthera and Harbour Islands their tropical island of choice.

Recently visited by Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, Eleuthera and Harbour Islands are awash in New England-style architecture, pastel-hued buildings, pink sand beaches, luxurious boutiques, untouched coral reefs and lush greenery. These quaint, seaside towns are located 200 miles from Florida, conveniently surrounded by clusters of cays and sandbars.

There’s no wrong way to enjoy watersports in Eleuthera.

Eleuthera is best-known for its rolling fields of some of the sweetest pineapples in the world. For experienced surfers, the North End of Eleuthera offers a 2-mile stretch of white sand beach with powerful, sometimes shoulder-high waves. The local surfers are friendly and more than willing to show visitors the ropes. For those looking for a calmer picturesque visit, South Eleuthera is home to a bottomless inland Sapphire blue hole that locals believe has healing powers.

Harbour Island and Eleuthera have a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that’s perfect for any travelers seeking a tranquil getaway. The pace of life is slower, and the locals friendly and welcoming. If you want to extend your Bahamas trip, there are three airports (on main-island Eleuthera), or a ferry that will take you to any of the other destinations nearby.

Activities Galore on Eleuthera

Go fish! Local waters are plentiful.

Following are just a some of the activities offered on Eleuthera:

  • Glass Window Bridge: Eleuthera is home to several unique attractions, such as the Glass Window Bridge, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
  • Queen’s Bath: 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.

    Take a dive in Eleuthera.
  • Dive to Wrecks and 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.
  • Pink Sand Beaches: One of the most iconic features of Harbour Island is its stunning pink sand beaches, the pink hue a result of microscopic coral insects called foraminifera, which have a reddish-pink shell.
  • Historic Sites: Eleuthera has a rich history, and visitors can explore historic sites such as the Preacher’s Cave, where the first English settlers took refuge in the 17th century. The adventurous traveler can climb cave holes using an old rope, while others can picnic nearby in front of the cave entrance.
  • Local Cuisine: On Harbour Island and Eleuthera, visitors can enjoy fresh seafood, conch fritters and other local specialties at various restaurants and food stands. Popular dining venues include Dunmore Restaurant and Daddy Joe’s.

Hotel and Flight News

  • Construction of the $20M Jack Nicklaus Heritage Course—the world’s first—has begun on Jack’s Bay, Eleuthera, set to open in 2025.
  • American Airlines recently inaugurated a flight from Miami to Eleuthera.

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