What to do & expect on the island

Groceries are more expenisve here than you are used to at home as most items must be imported. Fresh supplies are delivered by boat on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon, so these days are best for shopping, especially for fresh produce.

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Groceries & Fresh Produce

Wine & Spirits

Car Gas / Petrol

Banks / ATMS / Cash Machines

Taxi’s & Car Rentals

Airline Information

Restaurants

Things to do

Gift Shops

Beaches to explore

Gift Shops

Beaches to explore

Groceries & Fresh Produce

Fresh Fish

Local fishermen sell their catch at the small boat ramp located on Bay Street, a few blocks east of the Anchor Bay Fish Fry. They are typically there mid to late afternoon and they have local fish, conch and lobster(seasonal) available for purchase.

Eleuthera Supply

Monday – Thursday : 6:00am – 6:30pm

Friday : 6:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday : 6:00am – 7:30pm

Sunday : 6:00am – 4:00pm

Look for the Shell gas station. Phone: 242-332-2728

Burrows One Stop Grocery Store

Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday : 6:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday : 6:00am – 10:00am

On the Queens Highway south of Eleuthera Supply, you’ll find the Burrows Liquor Store next door. Phone: 242-332-2929

Bacchus Fine Foods

Open daily : 8:00am – 4:00pm, except Thursdays. BFF is an organic and gourmet market and cafe. Lots of specialty items, quality cold cuts and cheeses, as well as an upmarket wine selection. Located right at the top of the hill in Governor’s Harbour, leading on to Banks Road. Look for the native stone wall with A-frame sign.

Phone: 242-470-6563

The Island Farm

Monday – Saturday : 9:00am – 4:00pm

Located just over a half mile south of the Palmetto Point Crossroads, on the right side of Queens Highway. Terrific source for fresh salad greens, herbs, homemade pesto, sauces, jams, marinades. Fresh bread and pastries available on Tuesdays & Fridays – but get there early to avoid disappointment! These often get sold before noon!

Phone: 242-332-0141

The Market Place

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday : 8:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday : 8:00am – 2:00pm

Friday & Saturday : 8:00am – 7:00pm

If you are exploring  the south of the island, do stop at the Market Place, Queens Highway, Rock Sound. This is a proper sized grocery market that is well stocked. They also have an online delivery service (www.eleuthera-concierge.com).

Phone: 242-334-2254

Wine & Spirits

Bristol Wines & Spirits

Monday – Saturday : 9:00am – 6:00pm

On Cupids Cay about 2 bloocks up the street from the “Welcome to Cupidss Cay” sign and across the street from Ronnie’s.

Best wine & beer selection on the island as well as a full stock of spirits and mixers.

Phone: 242-601-9305

700 Wines & Spirits

Monday – Saturday : 9:00am – 6:00pm

Located in the plaza around the corner from CIBC Bank, near the Eleuthera Supply. Good selection of wine, beers and spirits.

Phone: 242-332-2328

Burrows One Stop Liquor

Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday : 8:00am – 6:00pm

Located next to Burrows groceries. They sell a large variety of beer (Heineken, Kalik, Guinness, Budweiser, etc), wine, liquor and mixers.

Phone: 242-332-2310

Car Gas / Petrol

Eleuthera Supply

Monday – Thursday : 6:00am – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday : 6:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday : 6:00am – 2:00pm

Queens Highway, Governors Harbour. Phone: 242-332-2728

Esso Highway Service Station

Monday – Thursday : 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday : 8:00am – 7:00pm

Sunday : 8:00am – 10:00am

Located on Queens Highway in Governors Harbour, about a quarter mile south of Eleuthera Supply – on the right-hand side just after passing through the main section of town. They carry a great selection of gourmet chocolates, crackers, chips and sweets.

Phone: 242-223-2077

Banks / ATMS / Cash Machines

Please note: Credit cards are not widely accepted at Grocery Stores and Gas stations on Eleuthera. Most restuarants will accept credit cards, but not all. There is sometimes also an additional 4 or 5% extra charged imposed by retail merchants. Its always a good idea to have some cash on you.

CIBC First Caribbean Bahamas

Monday – Thursday : 9:30am – 3:00pm

Friday : 9:30am – 4:30pm

ATM Available. Queens Highway, Governor’s Harbour (just across the parking lot from Eleuthera Supply).

Royal Bank of Canada

Monday – Thursday : 9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday : 9:00am – 4:30pm

Located on Queens Highway in Governors Harbour ( on the right side of the road just past the primary school)

NOTE: Only Bahamian dollars are dispersed at these Automatic Teller Machines

Taxis & Car Rentals

Roderick Pinder Car Rentals

242-332-2984 or 242-808-3131 (Whatsapp also available on this number)

Email: Roderick_pinder@hotmail.com

Turnuquest Car Rentals

Arthur Turnquest: 242-332-2467, 242-359-7575, 242-470-4350

www.turnquestcarrentals.com

Big E's Car Rental

Elliot Rolle: 242-470-0467

Email: elliotrolle@gmail.com

www.bigescarrental.com

Cadet Car Rentals

242-332-3114

242-470-3975

242-554-5574

Email: barrycadet74_@msn.com

www.cadetcarrental.com

Stanton Cooper (Taxi & Car Rentals)

242-359-7007

242-332-1620

Arthur Nixon (Taxi & Car Rentals)

242-332-2052

242-359-7879

Airline Contact Information

(800) 433-7300

www.aa.com

(844) 359-2982

www.flyaztec.com

(242) 702-4140

www.bahamasair.com

1 (800) 221-1212

www.delta.com

(242) 328-1329

(242) 323-2420

www.pineappleair.com

US : (801) 401-9100

Bahamas : (844) 674-5837

www.silverairways.com

(242) 323-7217

(242) 323-6833

www.southernaircharter.com

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.

Restaurants

Tippys: Open for lunch 12pm-3pm, dinner 5:30pm- 9:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Located on Banks Road, and directly on the beach,
Tippy’s is pretty much an institution in Governor’s Harbour! Great food and pizzas with live music every
Wednesday and Saturday night at 7pm.

Reservations recommended.

Tel: 242-826-7550

Open daily from 7am to 10pm.

On the “up” hill in Governor’s Harbour, they serve breakfast, lunch; dinner – seven days a week. Buccaneer’s
serve excellent conch fritters, Bahamian; Asian fusion dishes, and great cocktails. All burgers served on
homemade island buns! Casual outdoor dining.

Daily happy hour from 3-6pm.
Tel 242-332-2000.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7am to 10pm.
Fine dining, with a fantastic waterfront location at the northern end of Governors Harbour. They serve lunch and dinner; varied menu with great cocktails.

Dining can be either inside or al fresco.

Queens Hwy,
Tel. 242-332-3777

Open 8am-3pm, Monday through Friday.

For a yummy but healthy alternative, stop in at the Sweet and Savory food truck parked right outside of Burrow’s Food Store for breakfast or lunch to go. Their smoothies are also very popular with our guests!

Tel. (242) 470-4397

Located on the waterfront in Hatch Bay, serving a variety of native dishes. Known for their popular “Stoned” Crab Wednesdays, but book early as they sell out fast. Reservations strongly encouraged. Great view, wonderful food.

Open Daily :

  • Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Dinner : 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Open 9am to 6 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9am to 4pm. This is an organic and gourmet grocer that also serves breakfast & lunch dishes including hot ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict, specialty sandwiches and roti wraps, salads, thin crust pizzas and all sorts of other goodies. You can shop, eat in or take out! Join them for “Happy Hour”, on Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, with great wines and tapas/pizzas!

Banks Road, Governor’s Harbour.

Open daily from 8am to 9pm but call ahead to be sure. A small boutique hotel and restaurant on the Atlantic with a stunning swimming pool. This is a good spot for lunch or dinner.

Banks Road, North Palmetto Point.

Tel. 242-699-6301

Closed Thursdays. Breakfast 9am-11am, Lunch 12pm-3pm, and Dinner 5pm-9pm all other days, but call ahead to be sure. A real taste of Bahamian cuisine with most menu items battered and fried, but well done! Great Conch Linguini Alfredo. Very casual, but beautiful, water front view. Bring lots of bug spray if you plan on eating outside during sunset if there is little to no breeze, as is the case with most Caribbean side outdoor eateries.

Open Monday to Saturday 8am-4pm.
Closed Sundays.

Queens Hwy, at the base of the “up” hill. A great little cafe in “downtown” Governors Harbor, in the same building as the HG Christie Real Estate office: small and cozy with great harbor views. They serve coffee, baked goods, sandwiches (breakfast and lunch), salads, etc. They even have Wi-Fi, so you can check your email and sip your coffee while enjoying their patio seating.

Located in the heart of Governors Harbour, along Queens Highway, right by Burrows Grocery. Very small, inexpensive restaurant that serves breakfast &; lunch.  Popular for take-away.

Tel. 242-332-2843.

Lunch: Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm.

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 6pm to 9pm.
Sunday Barbeque and Pool party (weather permitting) 3pm to 7 pm.

Queens Highway between Governor’s Harbour settlement and the Governor’s Harbour Airport – look for “Sky Beach Club” signs on the right, if headed north. A bar and fine dining restaurant at the Sky Beach Club Resort. There is also an infinity pool bar with excellent ocean views, open to all bar and restaurant customers.

Tel: 242-332-3422.

Restaurants in nearby settlements

Fishbone Beach Bar & Grill: A great casual dining option, and right on the waterfront. Serves lunch & dinner, daily – except Sundays. Great fish tacos, lobster quesadillas, burgers, onion rings and more! Cold beers and delicious cocktails. The owners are very friendly and offer daily tours at www.fishbonetours.com. Approximately 20 mins drive south of Governor’s Harbour – look for the large wooden fish signs once you enter the settlement of Savannah Sound.

Tel: 242-826-7550

This beachside restuarant & bar is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner while touring Eleuthera. Located in James Cistern, Leo Rose is on a quiet with a perfect sunset view (just make sure and carry your bug spray – the noseem’s are plentiful before sunset)! Great casual setting delicious conch fritters & fish tacos, among other local dishes. Live Music on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/early evening, during the high season.

Open daily, except Wednesdays.

Tel: 242-335-6223

Open Wednesdays – Saturdays

Closed Mondays – Tuesdays.

Lunch is served from 11am – 3pm. Dinner is served from 5pm – 8pm. On Sundays lunch is served from 11am – 3pm. Sunday dinner is by reservation only.

Specialising in a variety of dishes like  mahi-mahi dip, barbecue cracked chicken sandwich, seared tuna steak with citrus salad, pea soup & dumplings, shrimp and grits cakes, crab cakes with arugula and much more.

Queens Highway, Gregory Town.

Tel: 242-470-8369

Open daily : 7:00am – 10:00pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Cove is a small boutqiue hotel located just north of Gregory Town on the Caribbean. Four types of elegant dining experiences, featuring a fusion of Bahamian, American & Asian cuisine. Their Freedom Sushi Bar is the only place on the island where you can enjoy incredible sushi complimented with local, tropical flare.

Reservations required.

Queens Highway, Gregory Town.

Tel: 242-335-5142

Thursday – Sunday : 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday : 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Serene, waterfront restuarant located about 200 yards south of the Market Place shopping center. According to their website, “you hook ’em, we cook ’em”! Great place to stop for lunch or dinner if you are spending the day in the South part of Eleuthera. Rock Sound.

Tel: 242-334-2778

Monday – Saturday, closed on Tuesdays. Serving :

  • Breakfast – Lunch : 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • Dinner : Starts at 5:00pm

feauring wood fired pizza(Mondays – Thursdays evenings), steak, fresh caught local seafood and fresh organic vegetables grown on site. They have live entertainement four nights a week. Reservations recommended. Queens Highway, Rainbow Bay.

Tel: 242-335-0294

This restuarant is located a stones throw away from the narrowest point on Eleuthera – the Glass Window Bridge. Enjoy sitting on the patio eating a conch salad or traditional Bahamian meal while admiring the breathtaking views over the turquoise blue waters of the Bight of Eleuthera.

Tel: 242-809-4673

Open Daily

Find them on Facebook : Glass Window Bar

Located on the waterfront in Hatch Bay, serving a variety of native dishes. Known for their popular “Stoned” Crab Wednesdays, but book early as they sell out fast. Reservations strongly encouraged. Great view, wonderful food.

Open Daily :

  • Lunch 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Dinner : 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Things to do

Eleuthera Adventure Tours

Open Daily : 9:00am – 5:00pm

Located on Meridian Highway, Rock Sound- approximately an hours drive south.

Some of their popular tours include:

  • Dune Buggy Adventure: Drive a Dune Buggy to Lighthouse BEach and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the pink sand.
  • Sunset Tour: Their captain will take you on a boat ride along the coastline then out watch as the sunset on the Caribbean.
  • Schooner Cay Tour:  Snorkel the incredible reefs while seeing tropical fish swimming all around, wade along the shoreline, look for shells.
  • Turtle Time Tour: A 120-minute secluded adventure paddling with sea turtles in their natural habitat.

For more information, contact Eleuthera Adventure Tours  via their website at www.eleutheraadventuretours.com

OR via telephone : 242-334-2356

True Blue Charters

Pick up at Gene’s Bay, North Eleuthera.

Eleuthera tours:  All types of fishing, snorkeling, wreck dives, beach combing, cliff jumping, water sports, etc. Also, visit and feed the swiming pigs.

Captain Todd & Cassandra Pinder: 242-470-8241 or 242-551-3672

Da Salty Pig

Pick up at Genes Bay, North Eleuthera . Enjoy the day swimming with the Eleuthera pigs, snorkeling shallow reefs or Egg Island ship wreck, time on sand dollar bank, wildlife adventures, bridge jumping, beaching/shelling, sunset cruises, lunch at Sand Bar & Grill, Bottom fishing, Spear fishing, beach picnics, deep sea fishing, island touring and much more.

Captain Bruce Pinder – Tel: 242-422-9348.

Website: www.dasaltypig.com.

Spanish Wells Fishing

Pick up at Genes Bay, North Eleuthera . Charter 1/2 day or full day boat excursion with Captain Ryan Neilly. Spend the day deep sea/reef fishing, beach combing/sandbar touring, scuba diving, snorkeling, spearfishing, bone fishing, or swimming with the Eleuthera pigs.

Tel: 242-333-4721 or 242-359-7894

Spa Services

Ms. Cleaomie Rankine – Certified professional and licensed therapist specializing in different massage techniques including deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish facials, reflexology, prenatal, manicures and pedicures with gel nails and polish.

Tel: 242-445-1331

Yoga

Monique Carroll – Private yoga classes for every level, age and gender. Governor’s Harbour

Tel: 242-470-9070

 

Kalin Nalini Griffin – Massage Therapist & Yoga instructor. Provides massage and yoga services for individuals and groups

Tel: 242-426-9709

Harbour Water Adventures

Open Daily : 7:00am – 9:00pm

Jet Ski, Paddleboards, Kayak, Snorkel Gear & Body Board Rentals. Free Delivery and pick- up in Governor’s Harbour. Operates from Buccanneer Club Restuarant.

Tel: 242-470-5255 or 242-429-1775

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Open Daily : 9:00am – 5:00pm

25 acre sanctuary, created jointly by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the Leon Levy Foundation, is the first National Park on Eleuthera, and is said to be the first of its kind in the region. The preserve celebrates the plants of The Bahamas, protects the woodland coppice, mangrove forest, and wetlands, and has the goal of conserving indigenous species. It promotes education, conservation, preservation and research. The Leon Levy Preserve is located on Banks  Road just 2 miles from Governor’s Harbour.

Tel: 242-332-3831

Friday Night Fish Fry

Every Friday at 6:00pm (island time) since 1996 (canceled only by occasional hurricane or special event). A great place to meet locals and visitors. They have music set up in the street and a pavillion by the beach serving food and drinks. On rare occasions, the high school junkanoo band will show up. They serve conch salad and great Bahamian BBQ chicken, pork or fried fish with potato salad, coleslaw, or rice and beans. There is a full bar and if you decide to try one of the world-famous “Rum Bubbas” beware they are stronger than you might imagine and have a way of creeping up on you!

Haynes Library

Monday – Friday : 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday : 10:00am – 4:00pm

Built in 1897, Haynes Library is one the Eleuthera’s finer historical landmarks. Saved from the wrecking ball and refurbished in the 90’s, this quant library has become a popular Eleuthera attraction. The pink exterior, adorned with turquoise hurricane shutters & trim, and finished with white steps and railings is quintessentially Bahamian. Community coffee mornings are held on Tuesdays at 10:30am. A great place to discover the more holiday reading material.

Fishbone Tours

Captain Julius Rankin (aka Bubba!) – Based out of Savannah Sound, about 20 minutes south of us. Fishbone’s Adventure Tour includes starfish snorkel, reef fishing, reef snorkeling, mangrove hunt, conch garden, and the famous Turtle Encounter. Optional lunch on the beach. They also have a lovely waterfront bar and restaurant which has delicious cocktails and great food.

Fishbone offers fishing charter services including reef fishing, big game, bottom fishing, spearfishing, bonefishing and snorkeling.

For more information:

Eleuthera Fishing Charters

Captain Jeremy Lewis. Based in James Cistern, the settlement to the north of Governor’s Harbour. Daily fishing charters and boat rentals , as well as fish bait for sale.

Tel: 1-242-470-1763 or 1-242-699-5310 (any time after 6pm daily)

Email: jeremybiglewis@yahoo.com

Website: www.eleutherafishingcharters.com

Gift Shops

Normas Gift Shop

Monday – Saturday : 9:00am – 6:00pm

Governor’s Harbour, across from Da Perk Coffee Shop. Offers gift items, including a  wide variety of clothing and resort wear, plus unique souvenirs, hand crafted items and much more.

Tel: 242-332-2002

Bahama Hand Prints

Monday – Saturday : 10:00am – 5:00pm

Governor’s Harbour, in the Pink Perch Building, across from the Damianos Realty building.  A Bahamian lifestyle brand that caters to all ages and all aspects of home wares and clothing. Established in 1966, Baham Hand Prints flagship is a small, Nassau-based factory and boutique where the tradition of hand screen-printing is still practiced. Their beautiful fabric is also available for purchase, by the yard, in the Governor’s Harbour outlet.

www.bahamahandprints.com

Dornell's Treasures

Open Daily : 9:00am – 5:00pm

Located opposite Buccaneer Club Restaurant, on Haynes Avenue ( on the up-hill of Governor’s Harbour). Dornell’s Treasures offers driftwood painting, decorative wreaths, ornaments, straw baskets, gel candles, shell crafts and more.

Tel : 242-332-2932

The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop & Deli

Monday – Saturday : 9:00am – 5:30pm

Specializing in a variety of authentically handmade Bahamian shell crafts, paintings, jewelry & souvenirs. Look for the huge sign on the Queens Highway, just north of French Leave Resort, Governor’s Harbour.

Facebook : bluehorsegiftshop

Exploring Beaches

There are 135 beaches covering both coasts of Eleuthera. You can spend weeks exploring all of them ! Since we realize your vaction time is limited, we have included a few here that you may want to visit

This beach is one of the most widely known beaches on the Atlantic side. Despite its fame, even the busiest days here are far from crowded. It is arguably one of the nicest beaches on the island, and the most conveniently located Atlantic side beach if you are staying in the Governor’s Harbour area. This beautiful pink sand beach stretches for over a mile and is a great place for swimming and snorkeling. The offshore reefs keep the water somewhat calm here, especially for the Atlantic side.

To get to French Leave Beach from Squires Estate, head to the top of the “up” hill, then
go straight over the intersection, and follow the road to the bottom of the hill. Turn left
onto the dirt track road, then a right. Park along the side and walk down to the beach.

Alabaster Beach is the quintessential Caribbean beach. The shallow sandy beach extends for almost an entire mile and is perfect for wading and relaxing in the shallow waters. This beach is typically very calm, and an excellent beach for children.

To get to Alabaster Beach, turn at the Cocodimama sign (one mile south of GHB airport or just under 7 miles north of Governors Harbour). Follow the road just past Cocodimama, as it veers to the left. Find a place to park and head to the beach.

Twin Cove is a unique and beautiful beach on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera. Twin Cove, as its name clearly states is two little coves separated by a small patch of sand that connects the main island to Bluff Cay. Both little coves are great for swimming or snorkeling.

To get to Twin Cove Beach, go 1.65 miles north from Eleuthera Supply and take a right just before the Workers House. Follow this road till the top of the hill, where you will get to a 4-way intersection, go straight through (the road veers to the right) and go down the hill toward the ocean. At the bottom of the hill will reach at the T, take a left at then go 0.3 miles down this sandy road, there will be a pullout on the left. Park and follow the path to the
beach.

Ten Bay is the epitome of a calm Caribbean sandy beach suitable for all ages. It is the perfect place for a leisurely day at the beach where you can lounge in the sun or shade, go for a casual swim or cruse the beach for sea shells. There is even decent snorkeling around the rocky outer edges of the beach. You can try your hand at bone fishing here, but the fish are used to fisherman, so they may be some of the hardest to catch.

To get to Ten Bay Beach, go about 4.4 miles south from the Palmetto Point crossroads and take a right onto a dirt road. There used to be a tiny Ten Bay Beach sign on the right. If you see a bunch of signs with resident’s names you just passed the road, just turn around and take your first left.

Double Bay beach is another spectacularly beautiful Atlantic beach, as most of them are. There is a chain of reefs running from the shore all the way out to the outer reefs.

To get to Double Bay, go 3 miles south from the Palmetto Point intersection and take a left. From the south go 1.3 miles north of Savannah Sound and take a right. The Double Bay road is a nice paved road, so it is easy to spot. Follow the road for about a mile till you reach a T. Take a right at the T and continue down this road for another mile then take a left after the last house. Follow this small sand road for about a tenth of a mile, there is not
much of a turnaround and the sand is very soft at the end so park wherever you can turn around and walk the rest of the way.

Tourist Office

Tel. (242) 332-2142 or (242) 332-2145

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