At 110 miles long and a mere two miles wide, Eleuthera effortlessly keeps travelers near its pink-and white-sand beaches, ranging from secluded coves to endless stretches along the coastline. Together with Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera charms travelers with colonial villages and pineapple fields.
Sickle-shaped Eleuthera is 110 miles long, two miles at its widest point, and its highest elevation is 168 feet. It is the fourth most populated island of The Bahamas, with approximately 8,000 residents, most of whom either fish for bounty in the miles of deep blue sea or farm the rolling acres of pineapple plantations. Much of the island’s architecture and way of life were influenced by Loyalist settlers in the late 1700s.
Eleuthera is an island of casual sophistication. Quiet, isolated communities and well-developed resorts, tall rock y bluffs and low-lying wetlands, blue holes and caves, massive coral reefs and sweeping pink sand beaches combine to create a fascinating picture.
A short water taxi ride from North Eleuthera is St. George's Cay and Spanish Wells, a beautiful 1½ mile fishing village set among groves of palms and trees. The residents are very industrious and were never slave owners. Many of them can claim that their heritage goes back to the early Loyalist pioneers, and for centuries they have been making their living from the bounty in the miles of sea around the island. In fact, this small community provides 75% of all the crawfish caught in The Bahamas during the season. They also make excellent fishing guides and diving instructors. Those who are not employed in the fishing industry are involved in farming