Eleuthera Bahamas

Eleuthera Bahamas

Where is Eleuthera?

Eleuthera is located in the Bahamas approximately 230 miles east of the southern tip of Florida. The name of the island comes from the Greek adjective “ele├║theros” which means “freedom”. You can find the island on our Map of the Bahamas. Getting there is predominantly done via air. Airports and transportation information can be found on our travel page on How To Get Here.

This skinny island is approximately 90 miles between its furthest ends and averages less than a mile wide in most places. The Bahamian island is known for having one of the better selections of pristine beaches in the Bahamas. You can see where the beaches are on our Satellite Map. Be sure to check out our gallery of Photos from Around the Island.

Eleuthera Bahamas

Things To Do
When you are not playing on the beach.

Eleuthera Island's History dates back to the 1600s. It has a rich bounty of places to explore from its small towns, harbors and scenic views to its many “picture perfect beaches.” There is more than one can see in one day and more than most can do in one trip. It pays to plan your trip in advance!

Take a look at some of the many interesting places on our page for Things to Do. Many more places can be found on our interactive map under the category “Points of Interest.”

If you do not have a lot of time to explore, one of the most memorable scenic views on the island is the Glass Window Bridge. Well worth the visit with plenty of opportunities to explore nearby.

Poponi Beach Eleuthera
Poponi Beach

How To Get Around
Fasten your seatbelts!

Renting a car is the primary mode of transportation for exploring the island. Bicycles, golf carts and other means are not practical for driving on Queen's Highway, the main road on the island. Rental cars give you the freedom to visit the stores, dine out, shop at the gift shops and explore.

There are plenty of car rental companies to do business with. The people are usually friendly and the island is not too hard to navigate if you have a map. For a list of rental companies and other important tips, visit our information and FAQ page for Renting a Car.

Glass Window Bridge, North Eleuthera
Glass Window Bridge

Where To Eat
Restaurants we like!

The restaurants offer a variety of menus from Bahamian style local fare to finer dining. Menu items range from fresh fish to steak to lobster to pizza. Most everywhere on the island is casual Bahamian style. “Takeout” from the small local restaurants is a popular option too. Take a look at our Restaurants and Places to Eat page for a directory list of eateries and their locations.

Restaurant food on Eleuthera
Fresh Fish Dinner

Where To Stay
Resorts, hotels and vacation rentals.

There are a number of options for accommodations on the island. There are Resorts and Hotels along with an assortment of Vacation Home Rentals located on or near the many picturesque beach fronts. Less expensive vacation rentals can be found around towns and the hillsides overlooking the ocean. Regardless of where you stay, you are never far from the beaches on either side of the island.

Eleuthera Vacation Rental
View From Vacation Rental

What a pleasure!

Weather is typically excellent in season. Weather may vary depending on where you are on the island so weather reports can easily be innacurate. High temperatures are mid 70s to 80s, lows are mid 60s to 70s. There is less than 4 inches rainfall in prime season. Ocean breezes are more dominantly on the east coast where there is typically more surf. In addition to our current weather data, we have current tide table charts and lunar times. Weather is always subject to change in the Bahamas so it pays to look at the Latest Weather Reports before venturing out.

Governors Harbour, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas
Governors Harbour

How To Get To Eleuthera
Airline travel info.

We provide a number of resources on Air Travel and Transportation. There are three airports on the island: North Eleuthera, Governor's Harbour and Rock Sound airports. Our airports and airlines page provides current flight status for arrival and departures for these airports and Nassau, Bahamas.

See for yourself why Eleuthera is one of the top rated vacation islands in the Bahamas! Tour our unique Photo Galleries and Interactive Satellite Map! This island is way beyond cool, just ask Lenny Kravitz!

North Eleuthera Airport
North Eleuthera Airport