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Introduction

Lighthouse beach

Lighthouse beach

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Eleuthera is an island in the eastern part of the Bahamas. Generally, the name also refers to many of the smaller surrounding islands, such as Harbour Island.

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Sights and Activities

Pink Sand Beach

Pink Sands Beach chaise lounge

Pink Sands Beach chaise lounge

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There are several beaches with pink sand on the Bahamas island of Eleuthera and its neighbouring islands like Harbour Island. On this latter island is the famous Pink Sand Beach, a 5-kilometre stretch of beach on featuring pink sand and clear waters which has often been cited by various travel magazines as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At least it is one of the most popular ones of the Bahamas and Harbour Island, unlike its big brother Eleuthera, is more crowded and developed. Still, it is quite an experience and sight and something different again from the ubiquitos white sand beaches.

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Weather

Eleuthera has a pleasantly warm but humid climate. Compared to Caribbean islands more to the south, there are some differences regarding temperatures, mainly because it is somewhat colder during the wintermonths of November to April. Generally though, temperatures are high, with summer maximum temperatures averaging around 30 °C and minimum temperatures around 24 °C. During the wintermonths temperatures are about 5 °C lower. The rainy season lasts from May to October, with September and October being the wettest months. This is also the time (especially from August to October) when hurricanes are a possibility.

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Getting There

By Plane

  • Governor's Harbour Airport (GHB) has with flights to/from Nassau, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  • North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) has flights to/from the same destinations.
  • Rock Sound International Airport (RSD) only has flights to/from Nassau.

By Boat

Bahamas Ferries operates regular ferries between Eleuthera and Nassau. The ferry docks on Eleuthera at Governor's Harbour, Spanish Wells and neighboring Harbour Island.

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Getting Around

By Plane

There are flights between North Eleuthera Airport and the other two airports and between Rock Sound and Governor's Harbour as well.

By Boat

To get to and from Eleuthera and Harbour Island or Spanish Wells, you can take a water taxi.

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