We want to dedicate this page to some of the history of our Beautiful Island off the Bahamas Called Eleuthera.

map of Eleuthera

 

The name Eleuthera refers both to a single Bahamian island, and can also be used to refer to that island and its associated group of small islands;  it is sometimes also referred to as Eleuthera and Harbour Island, adding a single large component island of the group.

The main island lies 80 km (50 miles) east of Nassau,  and it is a long and thin island—180 km (110 miles) long and little more than 1.6 km (1.0 mile) wide at its narrowest. The island has an estimated area of 457.4 square-kilometers, and presents 336 km (210 miles) of coastline.

Its eastern side faces the Atlantic Ocean, and its western side faces the Great Bahama Bank. The topography of the island varies from wide rolling pink sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs.

The island features, among other flora and fauna, 13 catalogued species of native amphibian and reptile species, three of which were listed as endangered in 2000.

The principal settlements are Governor’s Harbour (the administrative capital), Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay, Harbour Island with its unusual pink sandy beaches and Spanish Wells. The island is particularly noted for the excellence of its pineapples and holds an annual Pineapple Festival in Gregory Town.

Eleuthera is a destination for those interested in Bahamian history and nature, and neighboring Harbour Island and Spanish Wells offer further unique experiences. Natural attractions include the Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay caves and Surfer’s Beach in the north, and Ocean Hole and Lighthouse Beach at the south end. Preacher’s Cave on the north end was home to the Eleutherian Adventurers in the mid-17th century, and recent excavations have uncovered Arawak remains at the site.

The Island of Eleuthera and its crystal clear blue waters off great bone fishing as well as any other kind of fishing. Just the scenery itself is breath taking.