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How do you pronounce Eleuthera??

Eleuthera is pronouced (ee-LOO-thur-ah), however if you say it quick like me its extra like… eh-LOO-thra.

The place is Eleuthera?

Eleuthera is a part of the Bahamas – about 240 miles from the coast of southern Florida and about 60 miles from Nassau. Eleuthera is exclusive as a result of it’s an extended, skinny island at 110 miles lengthy (!) however solely a mile broad for many of it. Which implies quite a lot of seashores, coves, lagoons, and different hidden locations.

And sure, the Bahamas is it’s personal nation so that you’ll want a passport to journey right here!

Which leads me to my first tip in the event you’re touring to Eleuthera: having International Entry will make your journey days loads simpler.

When you’ve heard of TSA Pre-check, International Entry is identical factor however for Worldwide Journey. Going by means of customs within the Bahamas is not any drawback, however coming again can have a really lengthy line – there have been just a few flights that if we didn’t have International Entry, we might have missed our connecting flights.

Methods to Get to Eleuthera

There are 3 totally different airports in Eleuthera: North Eleuthera (ELH), Governor’s Harbour (GHB) or Rock Sound (RSD)

Flying into North Eleuthera (ELH) goes to be the best since there are extra flights — however except you’re coming from Atlanta or Florida, none of them are direct.

To get to ELH:

  • American Airways – Each day connections from Miami and a weekly connection from Charlotte.
  • Delta – Each day connections from Atlanta and direct flights from New York JFK to Nassau.
  • Silver Airways – Connections in Fort Lauderdale and a weekly connection from Orlando (ahem, Disney World!) to North Eleuthera.
  • Aztec Airways – 5 weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale.
  • Bahamas Air – A number of flights from Nassau to Governors Harbour and North Eleuthera.
  • Southern Air Constitution – A number of day by day flights from Nassau to Governors Harbour and North Eleuthera.
  • Pineapple Air – A number of day by day flights from Nassau to Governors Harbour and North Eleuthera.
  • Western Air – 4 weekly flights from Nassau to North Eleuthera.
  • Makers Air – 4 weekly flights from Fort Lauderdale to North Eleuthera.

To get to GHB:

Greatest Place with Children on Eleuthera

We’ve stayed at just a few diffferent elements of the island and located Governor’s Harbor is the very best for it’s convience and being minutes away from lovely French Go away Seashore.

Renting a Automotive on Eleuthera

As a result of the island is so large, you’ll need to lease an SUV if you’re staying on Eleuthera. There are just a few automotive rental locations on the island:

We’ve have rented from Lutra Automotive Leases. Gladys is the very best! One of the simplest ways to get in contact is thru her e-mail.

She met us with a small SUV on the airport and we hopped proper in. She was in a position to get a automotive seat for us, too. Not the latest automotive seat on the planet, nevertheless it was clear and acquired the job completed!

The place to Keep on Eleuthera

Since we’re with the youngsters, we wish to lease a whole home so we have now the place to ourselves and a washer and dryer.

If you’re the place to remain, the very first thing to know are the totally different areas and go from there.

Gregory City is the northern city of the island, closest to Harbour Island. That is the primary city you’ll see exterior of North Eleuthera Airport, nevertheless it’s the smallest city on the island.

Shorebreak Eco Cottage
Cocomo Cottage
The Cove Resort

Governor’s Harbour is central on the island (about an hour south of Gregory City) however has probably the most eating places, grocery shops, and procuring. That is our favourite a part of the island to remain!

Biight Home
Squire Estates
French Go away Resort
Tir na nog Property

Attending to Harbour Island from Eleuthera

Eleuthera’s tiny neighbor, Harbour Island, is a straightforward 5-minute boat experience away. Because it’s solely 3.5 miles lengthy and 1.5 miles broad, the popular mode of transportation is a golf cart. Quaint, magical, and well-known for its pink sand seashores. My husband took me right here in 2013 and we immediately fell in love. 

To get from North Eleuthera to Harbour Island is straightforward – there are all the time little boat taxis working forwards and backwards between the islands, and solely takes about 10 minutes if that, and prices about $5/particular person. You don’t set this up forward of time, it’s very casual.