Eleuthera: Pineapples & Pink Sand

Eleuthera is one of the longest, slimmest of the Bahamian islands and recently ranked "The Best Island in the Caribbean" by Travel & Leisure magazine. From its fragrant pineapple fields to the white- and pink-sand beaches along its coastline, Eleuthera and it’s neighbour Harbour Island define The Bahamas for seasoned yachtsmen. Easily reached on your yacht from Eleuthera, Harbour Island is a true paradise. Pink sand beaches, verdant jungles and a smattering of historical landmarks give Harbour Island an exceptional allure. .

Despite its diminutive size, Harbour Island is primed for seasoned travellers. The Valentine’s Resort and Marina is a world-class marina catering to every demand with European efficiency The main island of Eleuthera is no less attractive: don’t miss the Glass Window Bridge, which links North Eleuthera to the main island. When walking or cruising along here you really get to see the contrast between the deep blue Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on the other. Many of the rural villages that cover the island have retained their rural and colonial charm. Take a camera and explore the quaint streets of places like Tarpum Bay and Bannerman Town.


When to go:

the whole year round

High season:

October – March

Highlights

1

Wander through the pretty streets of Harbour Island, where pretty blue-and-white shuttered houses have a distinctly New England influence

2

Head to Gregory Town in June to see the Pineapple Festival

3

Dive away the long, hot afternoons at the wrecks along the reefs around the island, especially Devil’s Backbone

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