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When word spread that Mariah Carey got married to Nick Cannon on Eleuthera, the two questions on the minds of the twelve people who cared where: Who’s Nick Cannon? And what’s an Eleuthera? It just so happens I actually saw Cannon in “Drumline” (that kid can really bang a snare), and I just got back from Eleuthera. Part of the Bahamas’ Out Islands, the sleepy, 110-mile long Eleuthera mostly gets upstaged by the more cosmopolitan Harbour Island, just off to the north. Whereas Harbour is all decorator inns and vanity shops opened by heiresses, Eleuthera is the land of bonefish anglers, dreadlocked surfer dudes and the few boho millionaires who hole up in their villas hoping to stay incognito. “Eleuthera, It’s Not for Everyone” is the local T-shirt slogan de jour. But the glitzlessness is exactly the reason to go — a big day on the island is a Kalik beer on Rainbow Beach, a conch fritter ordered off the blackboard at Tippy’s, and a turn through Elvina’s, the dive bar near Surfer’s Beach where you might catch Lenny Kravitz sitting in on a jam session. There are only a couple of good hotel options: Pineapple Fields, a low-rise cottage resort across from Elvina’s in Governor’s Harbour (Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey stayed here during the filming of “Fool’s Gold”), and the newly redone The Cove in North Eleuthera. But there have been rumblings of development, although they aren’t very loud. Cape Eleuthera Resort, which quietly opened some two-bedroom townhouses last year, is planning a hotel, and Cotton Bay, an eco-friendly luxury villa complex to be managed by Starwood, is under construction. So it looks like Carey, who has a house on next-door Windermere Island, can still join Elvina’s Tuesday-night Karaoke without making much of a fuss. For now.


See for yourself the most beautiful island in the Bahamas. Blessed with
magnificent reefs protecting it's shore, great elevations with scenic views,
friendly people and close proximity to the United States; Eleuthera is
quietly being re-discovered. However, Eleuthera is simply not for everyone.
If you need lots of people and crowds consider, some place else. Eleuthera is
quiet, understated and yet still, second to none!
Here are just a few things to consider for activities when visiting

Antique Churches and Historic Buildings

   a. St. Patrick's Church, Governor's Harbour
   b. Methodist Church, Cupid's Cay
   c. Old Jail, Cupid's Cay
   d. First United States Consulate in the World  Site, Cupid's Cay
   e. Haynes Library, Governor's Harbour
   f. Government Building, Governor's Harbour

Best Beaches
   a. French Leave Beach, Governor's Harbour
   b. Lighthouse Beach, Bannermantown, South Eleuthera
   c. Ten Bay Beach, Savannah Sound
   d. Harbour Island Beach, Harbour Island
  e. Jack's Bay / Cotton Bay, South Eleuthera

   a. Hatchett Bay Caves, Hatchett Bay
   b. Ocean Hole, Rock Sound
   c. Glass Window Bridge, Gregorytown
   d. Old Banks Road from Hut Pointe to Palmetto Point
   e. Cape Eleuthera
   f. Island School, Cape Eleuthera
   g. Find the Old Rock Sound Club founded by Arthur Vinning Davis
   h. Find the Old Cotton Bay Club founded by Juan Tripp
   i. Find Half Sound / Crown Point

Visit / Shopping
   a. Harbour Island
   b. Spanish Wells
   c. Governor's Harbour

   a. Behind Governor's Harbour Airport
   b. Governor's Harbour
   c. Savannah Sound
   d. French Leave Beach

Fishing / Diving / Snorkling / Kayaking / Scuba Diving / Wind Surfing /
Surfing / Sailing

   a. Everywhere
   b. Charter a boat, see the coast, fish

Favorite Restaurants
   a. Tippy's, Banks Road, Governor's Harbour
   b. Sunset Inn, Governor's Harbour
   c. Mate & Jenny's, Palmetto Point
   d. Water Front Café and Ice Cream Store-Cupid's Cay
   e. Rainbow Inn, Rainbow Bay
   f. Pina Cafe, Governor's Harbour
   g. Dolce Vita
   h. Fresh Bread at Mr. Henry Sands Home, Savannah Sound
   i. Valentine's Marina, Harbour Island
   j. The Landings, Harbour Island
   k. Sip Sip, Harbour Island
   l. The Cove Hotel Restaurant-North of Gregory Town
   m. The Rock House, Harbour Island

   a. See a sunrise
   b. See a sunset
   c. See the stars at night
   d. Walk the beaches
   e. Make new friends
   f. Roast marshmallows on the beach
   g. Get a massage
   h. Read a new book
   i. Do absolutely nothing
   j. Walk or jog
   k. Go hiking
   l. Return again to Eleuthera

Points of interest from the light at Governor's Harbour:

Heading North:

Workers House: 1.4 miles
Hut Pointe Inn 2.8 miles
Cocodimama 6.3 miles
Governor's Harbour Airport 7.5 miles
James Cistern 11.4 miles
Rainbow Inn 17.2 miles
Hatchett Bay 19.8 miles
Gregory Town 25.6 miles
Tuxedo Shop 26.1 miles
The Cove 26.7 miles
Glass Window Bridge 30 miles
North Eleuthera Airport 39.4 miles
Harbour Island 40 miles
Preacher's Cave: 47.8 miles
Note: At Texaco, go left 5.7 miles. At bend GO RIGHT, take dirt road, 2.1
miles, Preacher's Cave on the left!

Heading South:
Bethel's Grocery Store .1 miles
Burrow's Grocery Store .2 miles
Oyster Pond: 3.4 miles
Unique Hardware Store 4.0 miles
Palmetto Pointe/Mate & Jenny's 5.0 miles
Savannah Sound 11.2 miles
Windermere Island / Private 12.3 miles
Islandia 15.4 miles
Tarpum Bay 21.0 miles
Crown Pointe 24.7 miles Note: 1st left (east) after the
Rock Sound "sign"
Banyan (Ficus) Tree 25.5 miles
Rock Sound Power Plant 26.3 miles
Rock Sound Airport 27.1 miles
Rock Sound Grocery Store 28.2 miles
old Cannery 28.7 miles
Sammy's Restaurant 28.8 miles
Ocean Hole 29.4 miles
Cotton Bay Club / Private 36.3 miles
Green Castle 37.6 miles
"T" in Road / Go Right: 40.8 miles
Deep Creek 42.2 miles
Island School 49.2 miles

Light House Beach:
Make a left at the Cotton Bay Club (approximately 14.5 miles to Light House Beach). At WEMYSS sign, go left. Drive 5.2 miles to John Miller. Continue past John Miller, 3.1 miles to Bannerman Town sign. Go straight past the Bannerman Town Sign, approximatly 2.8 miles to Lighthouse Beach. Very rough, rocky and isolated road.Unreal beach.


alabaster bay

The main attraction here is seeing the deep blue, often rough waters of the Atlantic pour through into the calm, turquoise waters of the sound. The Glass Window was so named because ships being tossed about on the Atlantic could peer through the “window” and see the perfectly calm waters on the other side.

Governor’s Harbour is so called because the first seat of government was established there. It was also the place where Captain William Sayle, ex-Governor of Bermuda, established the first settlement in The Bahamas at Cupid’s Cay. Robert Hutchinson, a loyalist who died in 1815, was the grandfather of Mrs. Asa Prichard, a local resident. His other descendants are the Bethel, Pyfrom, Sturrup and Moss families.

ELEUTHERA PRAYER Oh Lord! Look at me:A sinner!I sinned with the Captain's crew last night!And when we reach this port again,I know I'm going to sin again!So...Pull up the anchor!Let go the ropes!

old building Palmetto

Turtle cove


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