Just 50 miles east of Nassau, the island of Eleuthera expanses some 110 miles of paradise. From the Greek “eleutherios”, it was named by a group of puritans seeking religious freedom in 1648. The topography varies from wide rolling pink sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs. Natural attractions include the Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay caves and Surfer’s Beach in the north, along with the Ocean Hole and Lighthouse Beach at the south end. In 2010, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, a lush, 25-acre sanctuary, opened as Eleuthera’s first National Park. Created jointly by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Bahamas National Trust, the Preserve is home to more than 171 species of indigenous plants. The settlements include (north to south) the Bluff, Upper and Lower Bogue, Current, Gregory Town, Alice Town, James Cistern, Governor’s Harbour, North and South Palmetto Point, Savannah Sound, Winding Bay, Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound, Greencastle, Deep Creek, Delancy Town, Waterford, Wemyss Bight, John Millars, Millar’s and Bannerman Town. Airports with regularly scheduled flights are available at North Eleuthera, Governor’s Harbour and Rock Sound. The island was quite prosperous in the period from 1950 to 1980, attracting several prominent American and German industrialists, who were successful in producing quality agriculture, dairy, and meat products. Standing till today are 9 miles of what were once silos in the Hatchet Bay/ Alice Town settlement, a testament to the rich agricultural history in Eleuthera. In addition to agriculture, Eleuthera offers some of the finest resorts in the Bahamas, and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Decades of hoteliers have succeeded, and failed, but where one resort closes, another opens effectively making Eleuthera a must see to any tourist seeking an authentic Bahamian experience without sacrificing luxury.

On a Bahamas Revisited excursion you can expect to visit the following:

  • Preachers Cave
  • Lost Blue Hole
  • Hatchet Bay Caves/Farm
  • Naval Base
  • Banyan Trees
  • Ocean Hole
  • Leon Levy Reserve
  • Island School
  • Island museum
  • Columbus Anglican Church