Discover The Best Eleuthera Hotels and Resorts – From the pink sand beaches of North Eleuthera to the renaissance of the Cape in South Eleuthera, and points between, you could spend weeks on this slinky island and still not see all of the natural beauty there is to explore.
Eleuthera is only two miles wide and has miles of pink and white sand beaches with turquoise crystal-clear water. This island is not all sand and water. Eleuthera is known for the high cliffs that fringe the eastern side of the island, where the Atlantic Ocean crashes onto the rock. Of course, this is as much noise as you’ll hear on this quiet, friendly island of Eleuthera, where fishing, diving, snorkeling and taking it easy are the favorite pastimes of locals and visitors.
It’s the resorts, though that give Eleuthera its reputation for being among the friendliest places in the world. The secluded villas, upscale resorts, and quaint inns keep visitors coming back year after year, including members of the British royal family. Visit The Best Beaches in the Bahamas Guide for information on all of the Grand Bahama beaches, or visit us on Pinterest.
Eleuthera Weather – When to Visit Eleuthera
High season in Eleuthera runs December through April, when residents of cold-weather climates head to the Bahamas to defrost and soak up some rays. Low temperatures might dip into the 60s, and the water can be chilly. Bring a sweater and a jacket, especially if you are boating. Expect to pay higher rates for rooms, boat rentals, and airfare during this time. For the cheapest hotel rates and some of the best deals on water-sports packages, visit in summer or fall, when the ocean is generally calm and warm. But beware, hurricane season runs June through November, with most risk of storms from August to October. During this time weather can be steamy and rainy.
For those who want to catch some action, the liveliest times to visit Eleuthera are Christmas during the annual Junkanoo celebration, the Pineapple Festival and Conch Fest in June, and the North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta in October. Reserve hotel rooms early.
Best Eleuthera Beaches
Cape Eleuthera Resort Beach
Located on a 4,500 acre private, secluded nature and beach preserve on the tip of southwest Eleuthera, Cape Eleuthera is surrounded by uninhabited wilderness and 18 miles of shoreline with multiple beaches.
This beach is located minutes from North Eleuthera. Wind your way down a sandy grassy path overgrown with sea grapes to find a favorite picnic spot after exploring Preacher’s Cave, one of North Eleuthera’s best-known landmarks. The color of the water from this spot is heavenly.
French Leave Beach
One of the handfuls of pink sand beaches on Eleuthera, beautiful French Leave Beach is located just outside of Governor’s Harbour.
This beach is located in South Eleuthera near Cape Eleuthera and is known for its miles of unspoiled pink, soft, sandy beaches, as well as an old lighthouse located on a dramatic limestone promontory overlooking the ocean.
This beach is located 2 miles from Gregory Town. The hang ten set also knows that Eleuthera is a hot wave-riding destination, with Surfer’s Beach drawing sun-bleached guys and gals to its island break.
Best Eleuthera Restaurants
Malcolm 51 $40 & Over
A top-rated dining experience unmatched on Harbour Island, Malcolm 51 offers fine dining in both atmosphere and cuisine. With indoor or garden side seating, Malcolm 51 will leave you feeling inspired. Tel: 242-333-2030 Web: Malcolm 51
Tippy’s Bar & Beach Restaurant $11 – 30
A collection of open-air gazebos that sit right on the beach, Tippy’s eclectic decor includes tables made from old shutters and antique piano keyboards hanging from the ceiling. The chalkboard menu changes daily depending on the delivery of local produce and seafood. Tippy’s has been featured in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and the New York Times. Tel: 242-332-3331 Web: Tippy’s Bar & Beach Restaurant
Sip Sip $11 – 30
Good luck getting a table on the deck at this uber-popular and convivial lime-green cafe at lunchtime (no reservations). The cosmopolitan Bahamian menu ranges from lobster quesadillas to curried chicken salad. It’s a blissfully sited beachfront place to linger over a plate, enjoy pink-sand views and indulge in a little ‘sip sip’ – the local term for gossip. Tel: 242-333-3316 Web: Sip Sip
Rock House $30 & Over
Savor delicious cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in paradise. Situated in the Main House, the Rock House restaurant is renowned for its exquisite fare and exceptional wine list. For dinner, request a table with sunset views across the bay, the beautifully appointed Chef’s Table, or a romantic poolside setting. Tel: 242-333-2053 Web: Rock House
Rainbow Room $11 – 30
Delicious fresh fish, USDA Prime beefsteak, and one of a kind vegetarian (or vegan) items. Unique atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing sunset views that will not be beaten. Tel: 242-551-3219 Web: Rainbow Room
Best Eleuthera Nightlife
Vic-Hum Club, owned by “Ma” Ruby Percentie’s son Humphrey, occasionally hosts live Bahamian bands in a room decorated with classic record-album covers; otherwise, you’ll find locals playing Ping-Pong and listening and dancing to loud recorded music, from calypso to American pop and R & B. Mick Jagger and other rock stars have dropped by. Tel: 242-333–2161
Beyond the Reef
The party starts at this waterfront bar at sunset and extends well into the evening. Drink specials are available all day and you can find great Bahamian food at any one of its neighboring vendors. Tel: 242-333–3478 Web: Beyond the Reef
From the outside, the average visitor would never realize the excitement that occurs nightly in Daddy D’s, one of the hottest nightclubs in the islands! Featuring colorful lights, beautiful people, and the beats that keep your toes tapping. Tel: 242-359-7006 Web: Daddy D’s
If you visit Gusty’s any time before 10 pm, you really shouldn’t call yourself a partier! Featuring cold brews, hot dance music, and a sandy floor that serves to remind you that your stay in paradise just became a whole lot cooler, this club never says never when it comes to fun! Tel: 242-333-2165
Coral Sands Beach Bar
This Beach Bar sits high up, overlooking our magnificent beach. You can see out on the ocean for miles. You won’t find a more breathtaking spot for lunch or drinks. Beach Bar Chef Ken Gomes has created a stellar menu of the freshest and most irresistible appetizers and entrees, and a wine and cocktail list like no other. Tel: 242-333-2320 Web: Coral Sands Beach Bar