Eleuthera & Harbour Island Luxury Yachting Guide

The fourth most populated island of The Bahamas, Eleuthera is home to around 11,000 inhabitants and boasts secluded coves, stretches of uncrowded beach and Glass Window Bridge, a famous bridge linking North Eleuthera to the mainland of Eleuthera and one of the Bahamas’ greatest natural wonders.

For visitors the island offers an array accommodation, including secluded villas, quaint inns, luxury hotels such as The Dunmore and upscale resorts, the most notable of which is The Cove at Eleuthera, a casually stylish 28-acre resort found on Eleuthera’s magnificent pink sand beaches in Gregory Town.

Just two miles wide, Eleuthera boasts rocky bluffs, low-lying wetlands and vast coral reefs that create eye-catching backdrops. It is dotted with charming fishing and colonial villages, such as Tarpum Bay, Bannerman Town, and Hatchet Bay. For diving enthusiasts, there are more natural wrecks here than any other island in the Bahamas, in particular along The Devil's Backbone, a shallow and jagged reef extending across the island’s northern edge.

Eleuthera is also known for its pineapple plantations, with locals serving up pineapple tarts and an annual pineapple festival celebrating the fruit’s rich heritage here.

Connected by ferry from Eleuthera, Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beach, pastel colonial cottages, elegantly relaxed atmosphere and A-list visitors. It is also a nature lover’s paradise and features lush tropical greenery and magical pink sand beaches, while in addition to the beach, there are historical landmarks and a history lesson at every turn.

Situated on Harbour Island is Valentine’s Resort and Marina, a luxury resort and world-class marina that draws yachting visitors and upscale travellers in general, keen to experience the best of the island in a lavish setting.

As well as their contemporary appeal, both Eleuthera and Harbour Island boast a fascinating history, with much of the architecture and way of life having been influenced by British Loyalists who settled here in the 1700s. This style has since been adopted by the other Bahamian islands, making the islands in the eyes of many the birthplace of the entire country.

Eleuthera & Harbour Island