How To Get Here
Eleuthra is approximately 250 miles east of the Florida coast, and 50 miles east of Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas. Situate between the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other.
The are three airports on the island of Eleuthera.
As the name suggests, the airport is situated just 13km north of the Governor’s Harbour and is a short 15 minute drive away.
The airport is situated near the Harbour Island in the north. There are a lot more flight options into this airport, so it is worth checking out. Car rental companies will meet you at either airport, but there is a surcharge for them to travel to North Eleuthera of around $60. This is still well worth it as a taxi will cost around $130 (each way).
Situated in the south of the island, the airport is 42km south of Governor’s Harbour and a 40 minute drive.
There are several airlines that fly into Eleuthera from the USA. The greatest number of flights are availabe through Silver Airways – www.silverairways.com
Silver flies into North Eleutherea multiple times a day from Fort Lauderdale, and 4 times per week into Governor’s Harbour, on a Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Delta flies directly into North Eleuthera from Atlanta 6 days per week, with the exclusion being a tuesday.
American Airlines has a daily flight into North Eleuthera from Miami, and a weekly direct flight from Charlotte, which happens on a Saturday.
Aztec Airways flies from Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport to Governor’s Harbour with a quick stop in North Eleuthera Airport.
Once you are booked to Nassau, you will need to make reservations on one of three local carriers (Bahamas Air, Pineapple Air and Southern Air). All three airlines fly to Governor’s Harbour Airport and there are regular scheduled services for the 20 minute flight in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Airlines Flying to Eleuthera
Tip: There may be times of the year when any of these airlines reduce the number of flights to Eleuthera and other islands. While their normal schedules resume during the high season, it is recommended that you use your actual trip dates and/or make a call to the airline if you are planning your trip far in advance.
Squires Estate is located in Governor’s Harbour, the capital of Eleuthera.
This is the perfect base from which to explore the island in both a Southerly and Northerly direction.
Heading south from the airport to Governor’s Harbour is a short 15 minute drive. When arriving in Governor’s Harbour you will have the harbour on your right, keep going until you reach the Damiano’s / Sotheby’s Real Estate building, from here turn left and head up the Buccanner Hill immediately before the Bahamas Hand Prints building. Toad Hall, Mrs Russell’s House, Elisa’s Cottage and Stone House are halfway up the hill on the left (about 200 yards). There is a sign saying Squires Estate that marks the location of the houses. Turn left after the sign and you will find parking right there on the left.
- For Pyfrom House, there is parking outside on the street. Drive to the top of Buccaneer Hill, and at the cross-roads turn left and head back down the hill. Around half way down you will see the house with its turquoise blue shutters, and parking is over the road.
- Parking for the Belmont House and cottages can be found at the top of the hill where you should turn left at the cross-roads, and the entrance to the property is then immediately on the left as you start back down the hill. It is also clearluy signed.
- For the three houses at the bottom of Pine street, namely Cornerwall, Modern House and Flora, you will need to turn left after the Damianos/Sotheby’s building, as the roads are a one way up, one way down system. Once the half way up the hill, immediately after the school for exceptional learners, turn left down a small lane, and then left again at the end, which will bring you along the one way down. The houses are the last 3 on your right at the bottom of the hill and are clearly marked.