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About Eleuthera

Eleuthera is a narrow stretch of white, with a little green, stretching 100miles long, some would say the shape of the outline of an ear. A very lovely ear. Eleuthera is best known for being a very, very beautiful place to relax in. Sure, there's plenty you can do, but this is the kind of place where you're really not expected to do very much, and the best places to stay on Eleuthera reflect this.

Everything about Eleuthera is easy. From the choice of airports to the willingness of local folk to give you a lift. There's no public transport - but why would you need it? If you really want to get around it's very easy to hire your own car, or boat, or bike..

If you do want to experience the best of the island there's plenty to keep you entertained. Of course there are the seemingly endless stretches of beautiful beach, but there are also great fishing waters, some exceptional snorkelling and diving spots - including fascinating underground cave systems and a couple of good fun surfing beaches.

If you're here on a Friday it's worth attending the fish fry at Governor's House.

What not to miss

  • Explore the unique pink sand beaches.
  • Have a swim inland at 'Ocean Hole', a natural inland swimming spot!
  • Have a look at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

As with all good Caribbean properties, the best places to stay in Eleuthera get very busy during the peak months (November to March), so if you want to guarantee a prime spot, book early.

The Best Places to Stay on Eleuthera

For great value

  • Pineapple Fields is a collection of homely, modern villas right by the beach. The friendliness of this hotel, and the generous sized kitchens and living areas in the villas, makes it easy to feel at home here, albeit with a garden that's likely more tropically-beautiful than the one you have at home. It's easy to charter a boat from here and there's great fishing. It's also great value.

For beach chic

  • The Sky Beach Club also has a collection of villas, but these are a little more glamorous. Kitchens, and bathrooms are still large, but there's also a superb seafood restaurant and bar with plenty of buzz.

For an apartment or villa

  • If you've decided that a self catering property would be more suitable for your holiday, then we recommend you visit our online booking partner where they have a wide selection for all tastes and budgets.

Travel Information

  • Eleuthera can be reached via two international airports, Governor's Harbour International Airport and Rock Sound International Airport, which has connecting flights further afield.
  • The area is warm all year round, with lows of around 20 and highs of above 30 degrees, heavy rain showers roll through year round. Watch out for Hurricane season, between June and December.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars for the best prices.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Eleuthera

  • Pineapple Fields Eleuthera Island, Bahamas from £133

    Homely villas near to the beach. Interiors are contemporary with tiled floors, white wooden furniture, full kitchens and artworks. Outdoor pool, tropical gardens. Excellent seafood in the laid back popular restaurant. Friendly, pretty and good value.

    Hideaway  -  Make yourself feel at home in your Caribbean villa with incredible views, welcoming decor and activities just on the doorstep
    Families  -  Full kitchen, dining and living areas in the villas, along with laundry facilities. Massages available for adults
    Fishing  -  The many flats up and down the Island are perfect hunting grounds for the elusive bone fish
    Sailing  -  With two full-service marinas it’s easy to charter a boat
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Sky Beach Club Eleuthera Island, Bahamas from £230

    Stunning villas on private beach. Contemporary rooms feature enormous living rooms, mahogany furniture, large bathrooms and kitchens. Superb seafood cuisine in popular restaurant, ambient bar. Luxurious, glamorous and chic.

    Beach Life  -  Stunning beach front villas, with enormous windows and verandahs, plenty of sea activities and superb seafood dining
    Diving  -  The Devil’s Backbone is a large coral formation off North Eleuthera, notorious for wrecking ships
    Sights nearby  -  Spanish Wells fishing village
    On the beach  -  Private beach
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • The Other Side Eleuthera 6 rooms from £468

    The most glamorous glamping site in the Caribbean. These indulgent tents offer hardwood floors, Berber-style rugs, vintage record players and magnificent four-poster beds. The restaurant is phenomenal and the bar boasts an extraordinary array of drinks! Unwind in Robinson Crusoe style luxury.

    Hideaway  -  The most luxurious and indulgent desert island hideaway, with hardwood floors, plush bedding and plenty of peaceful seclusion
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the nearby Blue Hole, a pool surrounded by jungle which one can jump in and out of with ropes
    Local markets  -  Take a boat to nearby Harbour Island to check out the bars, boutiques and lively atmosphere
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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