skip to main content

Island guide

Welcome to the Governors Harbour Collection on the beautiful island of Eleuthera. We are delighted that you’re considering it or have chosen to visit. To ease you into island life during your stay we have provided as much information as we can.

Relax, discover and enjoy all that Eleuthera has to offer — with our crystal-clear waters, brilliant blue skies and pristine beaches, pleasant warm weather with cool island breezes, miles of coastline and secluded coves, it does not get much better than this!

We hope that the beauty of our island and the friendly Bahamian people will refresh your spirit and that your time shared with us in Eleuthera is a memorable experience. Your property managers are Annie, Joy & Dominic. Should there be any special services or requirements that you seek, please feel free to contact us.

island life

More Info
island life block image - ig1_block.jpg
Things to do block image - ig2_block.jpg

activities

More Info

essentials

More Info
shopping & supplies block image - ig3_block.jpg

island life

EXPLORING BEACHES

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


French Leave Beach (Old Club Med Beach)

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 snorkelling. The offshore reefs keep the water somewhat calm here, especially for the Atlantic side.

To get there from Governor’s Harbour, drive up the hill at the Damiano’s / Sotheby’s Real Estate building. At the top of the hill take a right at the stop sign. You are now on Banks Road, follow it for 0.8 miles and you will see a sandy road on your left — turn and park in the shade, then walk down to the beach.


Alabaster Bay Beach (Receivers Beach)

Alabaster Beach is the quintessential Caribbean beach. The shallow sandy beach extends for almost an entire mile and is perfect for wading, swimming and shelling. This beach is typically very calm, and the shallow water makes it an excellent beach for children.

To get to Alabaster Beach, turn at the Cocodimama sign (1 mile south of GHB airport or just under 7 miles north of Governor’s 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 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 snorkelling.

To get to Twin Cove Beach, head north for 1.65 miles 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 right at then go 0.3 miles down this sandy road, there will be a pullout on the left. To get to the other side of the cove, go 0.4 miles down the road, past a house with a landscaped coconut grove. At the far edge the property where the landscaping ends, there will be a small path to your left. Park and follow the path to the beach.


Ten Bay

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 snorkelling 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

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.


Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse beach is the most beautiful beach on the island, if not all the Bahamas. It is more than just a beautiful beach, it also has incredible cliffs and rock formations around lighthouse point plus its namesake, the old lighthouse itself. This is the southernmost tip of Eleuthera: The water here is crystal clear, and the snorkelling is spectacular. There is a strong tidal current around the rocks off the tip of lighthouse point so snorkelling around the rocks is not recommended. It will take you about 2 hours to get from Governors Harbour to Lighthouse Beach, so you will want to leave early and make a full day of it. Make sure to bring your camera, snorkelling gear, food, and lots of water and sunblock. Rock Sound will be your last opportunity to get groceries, gas, take-a-way and other supplies so make sure to stop here if you need something. The road to Lighthouse Beach is a long and bumpy one and it should not be attempted if you are not comfortable with the dirt/sand roads of the island. It is highly recommended you take a vehicle with good tires and high clearance.

To get to Lighthouse Beach, head south past Rock Sound. Soon you will reach Greencastle; at the centre of town is an intersection with numerous signs, take a left here and follow the sign pointing to Bannerman Town. Keep following the main road straight toward Bannerman Town. After about 11 miles, you will reach a fork where it looks like the main road curves to the right toward Millars — just keep going straight. The road will narrow and turn to a rough sand track; you are now on what will feel like the longest three miles ever. The road will begin to get worse and worse, just keep on going, about 2/3 of the way in you will pass a smelly pond on the left, this means you have less than a mile to go. After what felt like the longest, roughest three-mile drive ever, the road will turn to the left and you will get a glimpse of Lighthouse Bay on the right. Keep going another quarter mile till the road turns left again and heads up a steep sandy hill. Park here - the old lighthouse is up on the rocks in front of you. Walk up the sandy hill and you will get to the famous Lighthouse Beach.

For current information on regulations for international travel, visit the Travel Section of the US Customs and Border Protection Home Page: https://www.cbp.gov/.


Island dining
local restaurants

Bacchus Fine Food & Wine

Banks Road, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 470-6563 

For a healthy start to your day, stop by at Eleuthera's newest gourmet deli and café and enjoy a delicious choice for breakfast such as ricotta pancakes, Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, specialty sandwiches and roti wraps, thin crust pizzas and all sorts of other goodies. They also serve lunch including salads, organic produce, gourmet foods, assorted teas, coffee, soft drinks, and a great selection of wines and beers.

An organic and gourmet market and cafe, Bacchus Fine Foods offers high quality groceries from Europe and the Americas. Groceries include items that represent the best known and desired foods from these areas. Items include but are not limited to: sauces, oils, spices, spreads, peppers, cheese, meats, seafood, pasta, rice, canned goods, drinks, chocolates, fresh fruits, produce and wine.

OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am–4pm (Closed on Thursdays)


Tippy’s

Banks Road (Pineapple Fields), Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-3331

Tippy’s is pretty much an institution in Governor’s Harbour! Great food and pizzas with live music every Wednesday and Saturday night from 7pm ’til Late. Reservations recommended.

OPEN for Lunch 12noon–3pm, for Dinner 5.30pm–9pm
Tuesday–Sunday (Closed on Mondays)


Buccaneer Club & Restaurant

Haynes Avenue, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2000

Buccaneer’s serve excellent conch fritters, Bahamian & Asian fusion dishes, and great cocktails. All burgers served on homemade island buns! Casual outdoor dining. On the ’up‘ hill in Governor’s Harbour, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner – 7 days a week. Happy Hour is from 3pm–6pm.

OPEN Daily from 7am–10pm / Happy Hour 3pm–6pm


Sky Beach Bistro (Pascal’s)

Queen’s Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-3422

Situated on the Queen’s Highway between Governor's Harbour settlement and the Governor’s Harbour Airport – look for “Sky Beach Club” signs on the right, if heading 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.

OPEN for Brunch served Saturday & Sunday from 10am–2pm. Lunch served Monday to Friday from 11am–4pm. Dinner is served Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6pm–9pm. On Sundays there’s a Barbecue & Pool Party from 3pm–7pm (weather permitting).


1648 Bar & Grille

French Leave Resort, Queen’s Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-3777

Fine dining with a fantastic waterfront location at the northern end of Governor’s Harbour. 1648 serves lunch and dinner; a varied menu with great cocktails. Dining can be either inside or al fresco.

OPEN Daily from 7am–10pm
serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


La Bougainvillea

Banks Road, Governor's Harbour
tel. 242) 332-2487

A real taste of Bahamian cuisine with the majority of dishes on the menu battered and fried — but beautifully cooked! Another big hit is the Great Conch Linguini Alfredo. A very casual and amazing waterfront view which is popular, particularly with bugs (so bring lots of bug spray if you plan on eating outside during sunset if there is little or no breeze, as is the case with most Caribbean waterside outdoor eateries.

OPEN for Breakfast from 9am–11am, Lunch served from 12noon–3pm, Dinner served from 5pm–9pm from Friday through ’til Wednesday (closed on Thursday). Always wise to call ahead and make a reservation.


Da Perk Café

Queen's Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2620

A great little cafe in ‘downtown’ Governor’s Harbour. Located in the same building as the HG Christie Real Estate office, a small and cozy spot with a great view of the harbour. Serve coffee, hot and cold snack and sandwiches and salads for breakfast and lunch. They even have wi-fi so where better to stop and recharge, check your email and sip your coffee while or sit back and watch the world go by from the comfort of the outside patio seating area.

OPEN Monday to Saturday from 8am–4pm (closed on Sundays)


Pammy’s

Queen’s Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2843

Located in the heart of Governor’s Harbour, Pammy’s is a very small and inexpensive restaurant that serves Breakfast and Lunch to many and is popular for take-away.


Governor’s Harbour Bakery

Tucker Lane, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2071

The best place for freshly baked bread and local pastries available daily.

OPEN Monday to Friday from 8am–5pm,
Saturday from 8am–2pm


Sweet & Savory

Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 470-4397

For a yummy but healthy alternative, stop in at the Sweet and Savory food truck parked right outside of Burrow's Food Store. The Breakfast Menu includes a waffle combo, double stack pancake combo (w/ choice of banana, blueberry, chocolate chip or vanilla!) or Mexican Burrito, etc. The Lunch Menu includes a black bean and corn burger, grilled chicken wrap, grilled pork tenderloin sandwich and much more. Soft Drinks, Smoothies and a Kid’s Menus are also available.

OPEN Monday to Friday from 8am–4pm


out of town restaurants

Fishbone Beach Bar & Grill

Blue Hole Estates, Savannah Sound
tel. (242) 826-7550

A great new place to dine and just 25 minutes drive south of Governor’s Harbour, the bar and grill is located right on the waterfront in Savannah Sound. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Great fish tacos, conch salad, lobster salad, burgers and more! Cold beers and delicious cocktails.

OPEN Monday to Saturday from 10am–10pm

The owners are very friendly and also offer daily fishing tours. For full details visit their website.


Rainbow Inn Seafood & Steakhouse

Queen's Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 335-0294

The restaurant serves breakfast for hotel guests and opens to the public at 4pm Monday to Saturday. Dinner is served from 5pm and features wood-fired pizza (Monday and Thursday evenings) plus steaks, freshly caught local seafood and fresh organic homegrown vegetables. They have live entertainment 4 nights a week. Excellent food and great customer service.

OPEN Monday through ’til Saturday from 4pm
(closed on Tuesdays & Sundays) Reservations recommended.


LeoRose Beach Bar

Queen’s Highway, James Cistern
tel. (242) 335-6223

Located on the waterfront, after entering the settlement of James Cistern, which is just to the north of Governor’s Harbour. A casual dining spot; Stop in for tasty Bahamian fare, right on the beachfront. You can dine on a picnic table under the trees, or on the deck while enjoying the view. If you go in the early evening, take your bug spray – lots of no seeums about!

OPEN Daily from 8am–10pm


Da Surf Shack

Queen’s Highway, Gregory Town
tel. (242) 470-8369

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

OPEN Thursday to Monday from 8am–4pm
(closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)


Daddy Joes

Queen’s Highway, Gregory Town
tel. (242) 335-5688

Offering Bahamian food, with a menu that incorporates fresh local catches and reflects what they refer to as “Bahamian Soul Food”. Located one-mile before the Glass Window Bridge.

OPEN Tuesday to Sunday from 11am–10pm
(closed on Monday)


The Cove Eleuthera Restaurants

Queen’s Highway, Gregory Town
tel. (242) 335-5142

The Cove is a small boutique hotel located just north of Gregory Town on the Caribbean. 4 types of elegant dining experiences, featuring a fusion of Bahamian, American & Asian cuisine.

OPEN Daily from 7am–10pm for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Reservations required.


Frigate’s Bar & Grill (formerly Wild Orchids and Pascal’s)

Rock Sound
tel. (242) 334-2778

Serene, waterfront restaurant 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.

OPEN Sunday through ’til Thursday from 12noon–9pm
Friday and Saturday evenings ’til 10pm



Island life

Friday Night Fish Fry

Since 1996 (and only ever cancelled by the occasional hurricane or special event) the Friday Night Fish Fry is a great place to meet locals and visitors and enjoy a lively night out and end to the week.

Located on the Anchor Bay waterfront, they have music set up in the street and a pavilion by the beach serving food and drinks. On rare occasions, the high school junkanoo band will show up and really liven things 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” — but beware, they are stronger than you might imagine and have a way of creeping up on you!

Every Friday from 6pm


Top

activities & things to do

places to visits / things to do

Harbour Water Adventures

tel. (242) 470-5255 or (242) 429-1775

Jet Ski, Paddleboard, Kayak, Snorkel Gear and Body Board Rentals. Free delivery and pick-up in Governor’s Harbour. Operates from Buccaneer Club Restaurant, Haynes Avenues.

OPEN Daily from 7am–9pm


Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Banks Road, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-3831

A 25-acre sanctuary created jointly by the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the Leon Levy Foundation — it is the first National Park on Eleuthera and also 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.

OPEN Daily from 9am–5pm


Haynes Library

Haynes Avenue, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (232) 332-2877

This quant library has become a popular Eleuthera attraction and historical landmark. The pink exterior, adorned with turquoise hurricane shutters and trim, and finished with white steps and railings is quintessentially Bahamian. A great place to discover more holiday reading material!

Built by Governor William Frederick Haynes Smith in 1897, it is the oldest Government Complex on the island. The upstairs has always housed a Library and the downstairs held offices, including the former official residence of the local doctor. Saved from the wrecking ball and refurbished in the 90s the building was renovated through the efforts of a civic organisation called ‘Friends of the Library’ and is once again a Public Library. The success to date is due to the commitment from the Board of Trustees, Operating Committee, volunteers and the worldwide membership. Visitors, students, and locals can visit the library and have full use of the Internet cafe and materials.

OPEN Monday to Friday from 9am–5pm,
Saturday from 10am–4pm


Eleuthera Adventure Tours

Meridian Highway, Rock Sound
tel. (242) 470-8212

Eleuthera Adventure Tours is an hours drive south from Governor’s Harbour. They offer Dune Buggy and Bicycle Rentals and Tours, Crystal Kayak Rentals, Blue Hole Paddle Tours, Turtle Time Tours, Sunset Boat Rides and more.

OPEN Daily from 9am–5pm


Globe Princess Theatre

Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2735

The Globe Princess Theatre is the only movie theatre on the entire island of Eleuthera. They show new movies that are currently being screened in the US. Call or check their facebook page to find out the what movies are currently showing. The Theatre is located on the edge of Governor’s Harbour as you are leaving to the South on the bay side.

OPEN Friday through to Wednesday SHOWTIME: 8.15pm (closed Thursdays)
A fast food concession is located in the lobby and serves ice cream as well as delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, conch salads, drinks, Guinness etc. The food concession is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11am–3pm.


fishing

Eleuthera offers world class offshore and deep-sea fishing. Targeted species include Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish and Blue Marlin. Another option is to explore some bottom fishing for species such as Grouper, Snapper, Mutton Fish, Barracuda, Jacks and many other tropical fish.

For the novice or avid bone fishers, there is relatively easy access to the numerous flats and shallow shores that run along each side of the Eleuthera, making it ideal for exploring. The Caribbean tide runs two hours behind the Atlantic, this provides anglers with the unique experience of fishing the prime tide twice. The size of bonefish can vary greatly in Eleuthera, you may come across 1 to 10 lb bonefish.


Fishbone Tours

Savannah Sound, Eleuthera
tel. (242) 332-6524 Email: info@fishbonetours.com Visit their website

Captain Julius ‘Bubba’ Rankine is based in Savannah Sound, approximately 20-25 minutes from Governor’s Harbour. Offering a variety of fishing trips for the avid fisherman including bone fishing, spearfishing, big game / deep sea, reef fishing and snorkelling. Tour includes a turtle chase, snorkelling, reef fishing, mangrove hunt, starfish dive, visit to a conch garden, and a beach stop. All tours are for 4 hours. Available Monday to Saturday from 9am–6pm.


Paul Petty Bone Fishing

Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2963 or (243) 557-7269

A licensed Fishing / Diving Guide for many years, Paul offers guided bone fishing trips by boat or on land. Paul also offers reef fishing and deep sea fishing. Located in Governor’s Harbour, you can call-in or phone to arrange a day out.


Eleuthera Fishing Charters & Boat Rentals

James Cistern, Eleuthera
tel. (242) 422-9055

Captain Jeremy Lewis offers half- or full-day tours for sightseeing, snorkelling, reef fishing — hand line or pole fishing packages available. On all full day charters, there’s free Rum Punches / Goombay Smash for guests. Captain Jerry Lewis also has a 13ft Carolina Skiff and 18ft Boston Whaler available for rental. See their facebook page for more info.


Spanish Wells Fishing

Pick up at Gene’s Bay, North Eleuthera
tel. (242) 333-4721 or (242) 359-7894

Charter a half- or full-day boat excursion with Captain Ryan Neilly. Spend the day deep sea fishing or reef fishing, beach combing / sandbar touring, scuba diving, snorkelling, spearfishing, bone fishing or swimming with Eleuthera’s swimming pigs. Visit their <website for more information.


True Blue Charters

Pick up at Gene’s Bay, North Eleuthera
tel. (242) 470-8241 or (242) 551-3672

Captain Todd and Cassandra Pinder at True Blue Charters are purveyors of adventure! They provide fishing, snorkeling, wreck dives, beach combing, cliff jumping, water sports, etc. Also, visit and feed Eleuthera’s swimming pigs.


Bulls Eye Bonefishing

Sailing from Gene’s Bay, North Eleuthera
tel. (242) 359-7067 US tel. (317) 800-5820
Email: fish@bullseyebonefishing.com Visit their website

Offering half- or full-day flats fishing. Shaw Underwood is a professional Bonefishing guide. They provide rods equipped with Hardy reels as well as all flies specifically tied for the area. They also offer excursions; Swimming with the pigs, Snorkelling devils backbone, Seafan Gardens snorkelling with children, Search for sand dollars on sandbar, Sightseeing for turtles, sharks, dolphins and starfish, Bottom fishing, Dive for conch and have them prepared for lunch on the boat, Picnic lunch on the beach with drinks included.


snorkelling, diving & ocean holes

You can enjoy some of the finest blue hole, cave and reef diving here, and more natural wrecks than any other island of The Bahamas. The Devil’s Backbone, a shallow and jagged reef, extends across the northern edge of the islands.

Forests of Elkhorns, star and brain corals, are crowned by sea fans, lobsters peak from holes, and eels wind through the reef. You can also feed the fish, take a dip in the inland ‘Ocean Hole’ or swim through the drift dive called ‘Current Cut’.

Diving & Snorkelling shops

Clearwater Dive Shop

Eleuthera Supply Shopping Centre, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2146

The shop is situated in the centre of Governor’s Harbour and a good local source who specialises in the sale and rental of diving and fishing equipment. Stop by and ask about planning dives on Eleuthera.

OPEN Monday to Friday from 8.30am–5pm, Saturday 8.30am–2pm


Ocean Fox Cotton Bay

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina, South Eleuthera
tel. (242) 332-2291 Email al@oceanfoxcottonbay.com
Visit their website for more information

Ocean Fox Cotton Bay is a small, professional scuba diving and water sports centre based at Cape Eleuthera Resort & Marina offering a variety of diving options, including: shallow reef, pinnacle reef, ocean wall, blue holes, shark feeding, and night dives. They also offer deluxe dive and deep-sea fishing combination packages, as well as PADI certification.


Miller’s Dive Shop / Scuba Eleuthera

Cape Eleuthera Drive, Rock Sound
tel. (242) 436-3644 Email millersdiveshop@gmail.com
Visit their website for more information

Miller’s Dive Shop / Scuba Eleuthera specialises in small customised diving and fishing tours, tailored to your individual interests and abilities. Choose between 1- or 2-tank dives at over twenty different regional sites including the Shark Site, The Cathedral, Hole in the Wall, Bamboo Point and the Boiling Holes. Dives vary between 30–120 ft. Captain Daryl Miller also offers snorkelling and fishing adventures.


Diving & Ocean Holes in Eleuthera – FAQs

What is a blue hole?

A blue hole is a large marine cavern or sinkhole, which is open to the surface and has developed in a bank or island composed of a carbonate bedrock (limestone or coral reef). Blue holes formed during past ice ages, when sea level was much lower than at present. At those times, these formations were targets of the same erosion from rain and chemical weathering common in all limestone-rich terrains; this ended once they were merged at the end of the ice age. Blue holes typically contain tidally-influenced water of fresh, marine, or mixed chemistry.


Where is Ocean Hole?

Ocean Hole is a large, circular, blue hole located in Rock Sound – an hours drive south of Governor’s Harbour. Situated approximately one mile inland from the ocean, you can swim and dive among the tropical fish and turtles here, as well as feed them from the rocky shoreline. Some locals still tell stories of this ‘mystical’, bottomless body of water and its healing powers.


Where is Sapphire Hole?

Sapphire Blue Hole is an off-the-beaten-track wonder in North Eleuthera — perfect for adventure seekers! This underwater cave is filled with naturally clear waters and gleams with a stunningly rich sapphire-blue colour at the surface. The only way in is by jumping from the 30-ft cliff above! You’ll need to have a quite a bit of upper body strength to climb the knotted rope back to the top, but it’s worth the experience if you can! Sapphire Blue Hole is located in North Eleuthera, and on the same road, off Queen’s Highway, that also leads to Preacher’s Cave in North Eleuthera. For more information



spa services

Ms. Cleaomie Rankine

Certified Professional & Licensed Therapist
Governor’s Harbour tel. (242) 445-1331

Cleaomie specialises in a variety of different massage techniques including deep tissue, hot stone, Swedish, facials, reflexology and prenatal. She also offers manicures and pedicures with gel nails and polish.


Monique Carroll

Governor’s Harbour tel. (242) 470-9070

Monique offers private yoga classes for every level, age and gender.


Kalin Nalini Griffin

Governor’s Harbour tel. (242) 426-9709

As a qualified massage therapist and yoga instructor, Kalin provides massage and yoga services for individuals and groups.


Top

shopping, supplies & services

grocery shopping

There are a limited amount of food shops in Governor’s Harbour and the selection is limited. Groceries are more expensive than you are used to as everything is imported. Fresh supplies are delivered by boat on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons — so these are the best days for shopping, especially for fresh produce.


Fresh Fish

Look for the fisherman selling their catch at the small boat ramp at the main interchange adjacent to Da Perk Coffee Shop; they are typically there in the mid- to late-afternoon.


Eleuthera Supply

The Shell Gas Station, Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2728

OPEN Daily from 6am — Monday to Thursday they are open until 6pm, Fridays ’til 6.30pm and Saturdays ’til 7.30pm with earlier closing on a Sunday at 3pm. It’s worth noting they sometimes close briefly at 12noon on a Sunday.


Burrow’s One Stop Grocery Store

Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2929

OPEN Daily from 6am — Monday to Friday they are open until 6pm, on Saturdays ’til 7pm with earlier closing on a Sunday at 10am. Find them next door to Burrows’ Liquor Store.


Bacchus Fine Food & Wine

Banks Road, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 470-6563

An organic and gourmet market and cafe, Bacchus Fine Foods offers high quality groceries from Europe and the Americas. Groceries include items that represent the best known and desired foods from these areas. Items include but are not limited to: sauces, oils, spices, spreads, peppers, cheese, meats, seafood, pasta, rice, canned goods, drinks, chocolates, fresh fruits, produce and wine.

OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am–4pm (Closed on Thursdays)


The Island Farm

Queen’s Highway, South Palmetto Point Settlement, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 332-0333 or (242) 332-0141

Located just over a half mile south of the Palmetto Point Crossroads, on the right side of Queen’s Highway. The Island Farm is a terrific source for fresh salad greens, herbs, homemade pesto, sauces, jams and marinades. They also bake a huge variety of fresh bread on Tuesdays and Fridays. It gets crowded on bread days especially right when they open, but not to worry they will keep bringing bread out as they bake it throughout the morning!

OPEN Monday to Saturday from 9am–4pm.


The Market Place

Queen’s Highway, Rock Sound
tel. (242) 334-2254

If you’re exploring the south of the island, do stop at The Market Place on Queen’s Highway in Rock Sound. This is probably the largest grocery store in central/south Eleuthera and is always well-stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables.


wines & spirits

Bristol Wines & Spirits

Cupid’s Cay, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 601-9305

Situated about 2 blocks up from the ‘Welcome to Cupid’s Cay’ sign and just across the road from Ronnie’s). This is the best selection of wines and beers on the island with a large selection of spirits and mixers.

OPEN Monday to Saturday from 9am–6pm.


Burrow’s One Stop Liquor

Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2929

Located next door to Burrow’s One Stop Grocery Store, they stock a large selection of wines, spirits, beers (Heineken, Kalik, Budweiser and Guinness etc) and mixers.

OPEN Monday to Friday from 9am–6pm, Saturday from 8am–6pm


gift shops

Norma’s Gift Shop

Haynes Avenue, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-200

Situated just across the road from Da Perk Coffee Shop, Norma’s offer gift items including a wide variety of clothing and resort wear, unique souvenirs, hand crafted items and much more. A real treasure trove worth a visit.

OPEN Monday to Saturday from 9am–6pm


Island Made Gift Shop

Queen’s Highway, Gregory Town
tel. (242) 335-5369

Possibly one of the largest and best supplied gift shops on the island with lots of craft arts from local vendors and a huge assortment of souvenirs with a large variety of authentic Bahamian items hand made on the island and all at reasonable prices. They also accept credit cards no minimum amount.

OPEN Monday to Saturday 9.30am–5pm


The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop & Deli

Queen’s Highway, Rock Sound
tel. (242) 334-2860 Email beachbubbles242@gmail.com

Specialising in a variety of authentically handmade Bahamian shell crafts, paintings, jewelery and souvenirs. The Deli is open seasonally serving coffee, smoothies, sandwiches and more.

OPEN Monday to Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday 10am–2pm (closed on Sunday)


petrol / gas stations

Shell Petrol / Gas Station

Eleuthera Supply, Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2728

OPEN Daily from 6am — Monday to Thursday they are open until 6pm, Fridays ’til 6.30pm and Saturdays ’til 7.30pm with earlier closing on a Sunday at 3pm. It’s worth noting they sometimes close briefly at 12noon on a Sunday.


ESSO Highway Service Station

Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 223-2077

Located on Queen’s Highway in Governor’s Harbour — about a quarter mile south of Eleuthera Supply (on the right-hand side just after passing through the main section of town). They stock a great selection of gourmet chocolates, crackers, chips and confectionery.

OPEN Daily from 8am — Monday to Thursday until 6pm, Friday and Saturday until 7pm, on Sunday from 8am–10am.


banks & atms

CIBC First Caribbean Bahamas

PO Box EL-25022, Queen’s Highway, Governor's Harbour
tel. (242) 502-6834 fax. (242) 332-2318

New ATM recently installed as previous ATM wasn’t reliable.

OPEN Monday to Thursday from 9.30am–3pm. Open until 4.30pm on Fridays.


RBC Royal Bank of Canada

PO Box EL-25152, Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2856 fax. (242) 332-2526

Situated on the right side of the road just past the primary school. Please note this ATM only dispenses Bahamian dollars.

OPEN Monday to Thursday from 9.30am–4pm. Open until 4.30pm on Fridays.


airline contact information

American Airlines www.americanairlines.com
ELH tel. (242) 335-2055 or (800) 433-7300

Aztec Airways www.aztecairways.com
tel. (800) 433-7300

Bahamas Air www.bahamasair.com
GHB tel. (242) 332-2648 ELH tel. (242) 335-1152

Pineapple Air"www.pineappleair.com
GHB tel. (242) 332-3811 ELH tel. (242) 335-2081

Silver Airways www.silverairways.com
ELH tel. (242) 335-1278

Southern Air www.southernaircharter.com
GHB tel. (242) 332-3270 ELH tel. (242) 335-1720


medical & emergency services

Ambulance & Police

Ambulance & Police

tel. (242) 332-2111

For Emergencies needing an Ambulance, call the Police on (242) 332-2111 or (242) 332-2117 — they will connect you with the Ambulance Service or the Medical Clinic in Governor’s Harbour.

HACE

tel. (242) 332-3178 or (242) 557-7006.

The Health Association of Central Eleuthera (HACE) owns and operates the only ambulance in and around a 20 mile radius of Governor’s Harbour, and is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers. Chris Gosling, H.A.C.E’s chair and his two assistant drivers are on call 24 hours a day and tirelessly respond to over 70 emergency calls a year. This is a vital service run by volunteers and donations — so all donations are greatly appreciated. Find more information on their website

Pharmacies

Da Medicine Place, Palmetto Point

Church Street, Palmetto Point
(between Emma E Cooper Primary and Central Eleuthera High School)
tel. (242) 332-0330

OPEN Monday to Friday from 8am–5.30pm, Saturday 9am–2pm

Pharmacy at Spanish Wells Food Fair

Spanish Wells Food Fair
PO Box EL-27675, Spanish Wells Settlement
tel. (242) 333-4675

OPEN Daily from 8am–5pm Monday–Friday, until 12noon on Wednesdays and 6pm on Saturdays

Doctors

Most visitors go to the private doctors unless it is an accident or emergency that requires immediate care.

Governor’s Harbour Health Clinic

Dr Bacchus (Private)
Dr. Cliff Bacchus tel. 242 332 2902

Governor’s Harbour Medical Clinic

The Levi Clinic
tel. (242) 332-2774 or (242) 332-2001

Eleuthera Community Healthcare Initiative

Church Street, Palmetto Point
tel. (242) 332-0225   email   website  

Call to make an appointment

Dr. Arlington Lightbourne – Medical Director

Dentists

Dr. Hadassah Knowles

Palmetto Point tel. (242) 332-1477


taxis & car rentals

Roderick Pinder (Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 332-2984 or (242) 808-3131


Stanton Cooper (Taxi & Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 359-7007 or (242) 332-1620


TurnQuest (Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 332-2467 or (242) 359-7575 or (242) 470-4350


Butch Johnson (Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 332-2648 or (242) 470-8531


Arthur Nixon (Taxi & Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 359-7879 or (242) 332-2568


Cadet (Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 470-2578


Sabal Palm (Car Rentals)

tel. (242) 470-4613 or (242) 470-0051


Oswald Bethel (Night Taxi)

tel. 242) 464-0552 or (242) 332-2706


Peter Sands (Taxi)

tel. (242) 470-0412 or (242) 332-2285


tourist office

Governor’s Harbour Tourist Office

Queen’s Highway, Governor’s Harbour
tel. (242) 332-2142 / 4 / 8 ax (242) 332-2480

Contact Ms. Jacqueline Gibson at the Tourist Office who is available for all your information needs.

OPEN Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm