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Welcome Important Numbers Calendar of Events

In Every Issue 14 What to Do 19 Eleuthera Maps 26 Shopping 30 Dining 35 Real Estate 38 Where to Stay 42 Marina Chart 44 General Information Contributors Shaun Ingraham, MOT Offices Romora Bay Resort

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to Eleuthera A

lthough the Bahamas is a chain of 700 islands in the sun, each one exhibits its own distinct personality. Eleuthera is no exception. Eleuthera, this noble island known as “The Land of Freedom,” offers a life of simplicity…..no stress, no strain, no struggle…no problem! Kind and hospitable Eleutherians are a synthesis of various peoples and cultural dialects resulting from a unique blend of American, European, and Caribbean essence. We are outgoing, friendly, and very warm and inviting to our guests. Even the land itself calls visits to relax, release, and be rejuvenated. Here, pink and white powder beaches stretch along our shores, waiting to be enjoyed. Balmy breezes blow gently and the wind seems to whisper each listener’s name. For the blessed visitors reaching the Eleuthera mainland, Harbour Island or Spanish Wells, the natural landscape and the natural charm of our people will not disappoint. And at the end of your stay, you will know that you are always welcome in this land of beauty and leisure.

Jacqueline H. Gibson

Manager, Eleuthera Tourist Office

Welcome to Harbour Island O

ur purpose is to identify and attract the kinds of visitors who can significantly enrich the people and the economy of The Bahamas and deliver such delightful experiences to those visitors that they are compelled to tell their friends and relatives that “It’s Better In The Bahamas”. The Harbour Island Tourist Office is beyond excited that you have chosen The Bahamas and more specifically the beautiful island of Harbour Island for your visit. It is our pleasure to ensure that while here on Harbour Island you taste, see and enjoy all that is uniquely and authentically Bahamian. Join us in paradise and explore the beautiful Pink Sand Beaches, friendly people and the exquisite Bahamian dishes offered to you by our professional and most curteous service providers. Learn our history and experience our culture while you tour this tranquil island of three miles. Harbour Island was voted best island in The Carribbean by Travel and Leisure Magazine and to this day the island carries this much earned and deserved title with pride. We encourage you to enjoy all that our island has to offer and, we guarantee that after visiting Harbour Island “Once Is Not Enough”. Thank you for choosing beautiful Harbour Island, your home away from home.

June Cartwright

Acting Manager, Harbour Island

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Š2010 The Islands Of The Bahamas

It’s Better in the Bahamas At 110 miles long and a mere two miles wide, Eleuthera effortlessly keeps travelers near its pink-and white-sand beaches, ranging from secluded coves to endless stretches along the coastline. The Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea on this island known for its colonial villages and pineapple fields. To start your island exploration visit: bahamas.com or call 1.800.bahamas.


information

If you need assistance call Eleuthera Tourist Office: 332-2142 AREA CODE - 242 GH = Governors Harbour • GT = Gregory Town HI = Harbour Island • LB = Lower Bogue • NE = North Eleuthera SW= Spanish Wells • RS = Rock Sound • RS = Rock Sound

Airlines

Bahamasair (GH).................................... 332-2648 (LB)..................................... 335-1152 (RS)..................................... 334-2125 Bahama Hoppers........................ 335-1650 Continental Connection (NE)...................335-1278 / 335-1432 Fergs Air.................377-3333 or 357-3130 Lee Air (RS)................................ 334-2829 Loc Air................................ 954-359-3099 Major Air Services (GH)............a332-2742 Pineapple Air (Nassau)................................. 377-0140 (NE)....................................... 335-2081 (GH)...................................... 332-3811 (RS)....................334-3000 or 225-4631 Southern Air (GH)..................... 332-3270 (NE)..................................... 335-1720 Twin Calypso Air (GH).................................... 332-3340 Yellow Air Taxi (NE)............ 335-1836

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Airports

Governors Harbour Int’l............. 332-2321 Rock Sound Int’l......................... 334-2177 North Eleuthera Int’l.................. 335-1242

Bahamas Customs

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2250 North Eleuthera......................... 335-1068 Rock Sound................................ 334-2183 Spanish Wells............................. 333-4760

Banks / ATMs

Scotiabank Bahamas Limited (LB)..................................... 335-1400 (RS)..................................... 334-2620 Royal Bank of Canada (GH)................................. 332-2856/8 (HI)..................................... 333-2250 (SW).................................... 333-4131 First Caribbean Bank (GH).................................... 332-2300


BEC

Police

BTC

Post Office

Cable Television

Tourist Office

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2727 Gregory Town............................ 335-5572 Harbour Island........................... 333-2255 Rock Sound................................ 334-2131 (SW) St.George’s Cay Power Co......333-4141 Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2476 Harbour Island........................... 333-2375 Rock Sound................................ 334-2225 Spanish Wells ............................ 333-4053 Cable Bahamas.................... 242 300-2200

Ferries

Bahamas Fast Ferries.................. 323-2166 Bo Hengy................................... 333-3113 Mailboat M/V Bahamas Day Break............. 335-1163 Shipping Companies G&G Shipping........................... 332-3066 Bernuth Lines............................. 332-2571

Medical Services

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2774 Harbour Island........................... 333-2227 Spanish Wells............................. 333-4064

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2117 Governor’s Harbour Airport........ 332-2323 Harbour Island........................... 333-2111 Rock Sound Airport................... 334-2052 Spanish Wells............................. 333-4030 Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2060 Harbour Island........................... 333-2215 Spanish Wells............................. 333-5254 Taxis see page 45 (GH) Tourist Office.................... 332-2142 (HI) Tourist Office...................... 333-2621

Emergency Numbers

Long Distance Operator...........................0 Directory Assistance.............................916 Weather................................................915 Time.....................................................917 Fire/Police............................................919

Eleuthera Airport Codes

North Eleuthera Int’l Airport- ELH Governors Harbour Int’l Airport - GHB Rock Sound Int’l Airport - RSD

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information

Calendar of Events

Dates are subject to change. For more information contact Eleuthera Tourist Office at (242) 332-2142

SEPTEMBER

Softball Playoff begins Contact Ms. Paula Johnson at 242-332-232-. Games held in Palmetto Point, Rock Sound and Governor’s Harbour, James’ Cistern.

OCTOBER 6th – 12th

North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta For information contact Mr. Ricky Mackey at 242-333-2275 or the Harbour Island Tourist Office at 242-333-2621. Event held in Harbour Island. Wemyss Bight Homecoming Festival For information contact Mr. James’ Young, at 242- 334-0162.

NOVEMBER

Arts and Crafts Exhibition For information contact 242-332-2877. This event is held at the Haynes Library.

4th – 8th

Governor’s Harbour Homecoming Festival For information contact Mr. Arthur Turnquest at 242-332-2748. Event held in Governor’s Harbour.

NOVEMBER 27th – 29th

Green Castle Homecoming Contact Tony Butler at 334-4281 for more information.

DECEMBER 26th `

Junkanoo Junkanoo is the National Festival of the Contact the Eleuthera Tourist Office at 242-332-2142. Parades held in Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound and Harbour Island.

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Every Friday Night

Fish Fry, Anchors Bay, GH

This event attracts dozens of tourists every week. The tourists and locals look forward to this every Friday. The proceeds from this event go towards the Annual Homecoming and various projects within the community.

JANUARY 2011 8th

Eleuthera’s Farmers Market/ Craft Show. This event is held at the South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP) Tarpum Bay. For information, please contact Mr. Ian Carey at (242) 334-4630.

12th-20th

The South Eleuthera Mission will host the “Lest We Forget” – The Triumph Over Slavery Traveling Museum”. For Information, please contact Miss Chandra Sands at (242) 334-2928.

FEBRUARY February 4th – 5th

The Island Based National Exposition will be held at Bay Front Park, Governor’s Harbour. For information, please contact the Administrator’s Office in Governor’s Harbour at 242-332-2112.

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International Food Fair Parish Hall, Governor’s Harbour. Food from different countries will be on sale. The funds from this event will go to the


Health Association of Central Eleuthera (H.A.C.E) for the upkeep of the Ambulance and its services. Contact: 242-3322774

20th

MARCH 3rd (GH) & 4TH (RS)

5th

Annual Winter Residents Reception/Authentically Bahamian Craft Show/Exhibition The local people get the opportunity to interact with the winter residents during this time. The highlights of this event are food, Bahamian music, door prizes and a fashion show. Vendors will be displaying authentically Bahamian craft that they made. Contact: Ministry of Tourism, Governor’s Harbour at 242-332-2142.

Friends of the Library Silent Auction Contact: Haynes Library at 242-332-2877. Windermere High School Annual Fair/Auction The P.T.A of Windermere High School spearheads this fundraising effort. Funds from the Fair assist the school with repairs. For information Contact Ms. Rosie Gibson at 242-332-6105. The event held in Savannah Sound on the school grounds.

Eleuthera Softball Season Opens Games are held in Palmetto Point, Rock Sound, James, Cistern and Governor’s Harbour. Contact: Mr. Kingsley Bethel at 242-332-2185.

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information APRIL 9th

Annual Ride for Hope – Bayfront Park, Governor’s Harbour This event is held in Eleuthera on an annual basis in support of Cancer. Hundreds of people travel from around the world to participate and support this event in memory of their family members or friends that have succumb to cancer. For information, please contact Mrs. Juanita Pinder at 242-332-2984.

20th – 25th

The Annual James’ Cistern Heritage Affair Homecoming Contact Mr. Angelo Bethel at 242-3356008. Event held in James’ Cistern. Rock Sound Homecoming Festival For information please contact Mr. Pat Maynard at 557-7696 or 3342194. Event held in Rock Sound Lower Bogue Homecoming Festival Contact Mr. Collin Moss at 335-1760 . Event held in Lower Bogue.

JUNE 1st - 5th

8th – 13th

Palmetto Point Homecoming Event held in South Palmetto Point. Contact Mr. Hank Johnson at 242-332-2428.

JULY 6th – 11th

Savannah Sound Homecoming Activities include fashion/cultural shows, down home cooking, dancing and live band performances. For information contact Ms. Majorie Culmer at 332-1288. Event is held in Savannah Sound. The Bluff Homecoming This homecoming brings the descendants of the bluff back home to enjoy a weekend of fun and frolic with family and friends. Entertainment includes live band performances, Little Ms. Bluff – Eleuthera Beauty Pageant, food and drinks. For information contact Mr. Rodney Green at 242-335-3113. Event held in The Bluff. JUNKANOO SUMMER FESTIVAL (dates to be announced) For information, please contact Ms. Glenda Johnson at the Eleuthera Tourist Office at (242) 332-2142.

24th ANNUAL Pineapple Festival Contact the Eleuthera Tourist Office at 242-332-2142.

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4th

July 27th – August 1st

4th

Back to the Bay Homecoming Festival For information contact Mr. Patrick Johnson, 334-4135. Event is held in Tarpum Bay.

Annual Continental Airlines Cycling Race (40 ml bike ride) Event held in Gregory Town as a part of the Pineapple Festival. The event is sponsored annually by Continental Airlines. Tourist Office at 242-332-2142. Annual Pineapple Fest Triathlon. This is a 400 meter swim, 10k hilly bike ride, and a 5 k run. Contact Mr. Tom Glucksmann at 242-551-99635 or the Eleuthera Tourist Office at 242-332-2142. Annual Deep Creek Conch Fest Contact Mr. Mervin Sweeting at 242-3641108. Event is held in Deep Creek.

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The South Eleuthera Mission Bay Festival Hatchet Bay Contact Mr. Daryl Smith at 242-332-207 or Mr. Peter Davis at 335-1600 or 3350632. Event held in Hatchet Bay.

SEPTEMBER

Softball Playoff begins Contact Mr. Andrea Butler at 242-3322014 or 242-46-40616. Games held in Palmetto Point, Rock Sound and Governor’s Harbour, James’ Cistern.


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what to do

Visitor enjoying fishing in Governors Harbour

what to do

USE THIS GUIDE TO LOCATE BEACHES, ATTRACTIONS & MORE GH - Governor’s Harbour • GT - Gregory Town HB - Hatchet Bay • HI - Harbour Island • JC - James Cistern LB - Lower Bogue • PP - Palmetto Point • RS - Rock Sound • TP - Tarpum Bay SS - Savannah Sound • SW - Spanish Wells • WB - Wemyss Bight

Attractions

Mainland Eleuthera Sites Historical Sites Canning Factory (GH) Haynes Library - Est.1897 Located in Governors Harbour, it provides the following: Library, Arts & Crafts, Saturday mornning, Help with homework, computer and internet use. Story hour. Open Monday - Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Tel: 332-2877

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Preacher’s Cave (NE) a large blue-shadowed cave, has been a lonstanding place of refuge since 1647. It was the site of the Bahamas’ first Christian service. A large boulder shaped as a pulpit still stands at the end of the cave. Wesley Methodist Church, GH Landmarks Ocean Hole (RS) Glass Window Bridge (UB)


what to do The Cow & The Bull (UB) (below) Nature has many faces and about one mile south of the Glass Window Bridge are two very large boulders. As you approach them you will them to look like a bull with two cows and another like a bull with one cow. You can hear a roar as the end passes through them.

Ten Tay Beach, 9.5 miles from North Eleuthera Airport. It is located next to Preacher’s Cave. It’s paradise in its purest form. Can be accessed by car.

Car / Van Rentals Beaches

Check out discover-eleuthera-bahamas.com, Sunrise Beach & Sunset Beach located at Cape Eleuthera

Boat Rentals

Michael’s Cycles (HI)................333-2384 Reggie Major...............................VHF 16 Dwight Stuart...........................333-2159 Duke Davis...............................359-7952

Gateway Rentals (GT)...............335-0455 T.W. Auto Rentals (GH)............335-6173 Big Rock (JC)............................335-6008

Cart Rentals

4 J’s Rentals (HI).......................333-3569 Abner’s Rentals (SW)................333-4090 Baretta’s Golf Cart (HI).............333-2361 Bullard’s Rentals (HI)................333-2317 Day Break Rentals (HI).............333-2491 Dunmore Rentals (HI)..............333-2372 Harbourside Golf Cart (SW).....333-5022

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what to do Harry O’s (HI).................333-2243 Johnsons Rentals (HI)...............333-2376 Kam Kourts (HI)......................333-2248 Major’s Rentals (HI)..................333-2043 Michael’s Cycles (HI)................333-2384 No Limits (HI)..........................333-2087 R.A.D Golf Cart Rentals (HI)....333-2078 RFM Rentals (HI).....................333-2116 Ross Rentals (HI)......................333-2122 Royal Palm (HI) . .....................333-2738 Sea Life 34Bahamas Ltd (SW)...333-4890 Sunday Money Rentals (HI)......333-2573 SugarApple Cart Rentals (HI)...333-2750 Sunshine Rentals (HI)...............333-2509 Swat (HI)..................................333-2071 The Minister Rentals (HI).........333-3030

Walls Current Cut Dive, Plateau, Three Trees Wrecks, The Cage & Hole in the Wall with Cape Eleuthera, Carnavon Wreck. Potato And Onion, Cienfuegos Wreck

Ecotourism

Bahamas Out-Islands Adventures ...........................335-0349 Island Journeys (TB)...................334-4578 Pineapple Tours (RS)..................470-7876

Cinemas

Globe Princess (GH) Every Day except Thursdays Dive Operators Visit or call one of the following Dive Operators for a breathtaking dive of the underworld in Eleuthera. DIVE SHOPS Lil Shan’s Watersports ..............422-9343 Ocean Fox Diving...................... 333 2323 Valentine’s Dive Center (HI).......333-2080 dive@valentinesdive.com Romora Bay (HI)........................333-2325 Cape Eleuthera (CE)...................334-8500

Dive Trips

Blue Holes Grouper Hole, Blow Hole Tarpon Hole, White Hole Caves - The Cave/Millers Reef Reefs - Glass Window Bridge, The Arch Man Island, Cistern Rock, The Devil’s Backbone, Loreto Reef, Bridge Point, Bamboo Pt., Split Reef, The Cave/Millers Reef Pink House Reef, Tunnel Reef

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Entertainment

Bars & Lounges / Nightlife Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Dr. Seabreeze every Friday • Happy Hour daily 5:30-6:30pm • Every month Rake n’ Scrape Cocodimama..............................332-3150 Club 9000 (GC).........................334-6415 Daddy D’s (HI)...........................333-3700 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 BBQ Every Sunday Live Band Every Thursday The Pink Elephant (TB)..............334-4440 Ronnie’s Hi-D-Way (GH)............332-2307 Seaside Club (HB).....................335-0540 Elvina’s (GT)...............................335-5032 Tippy’s Bar & Beach (PP)............332-3331 Wind Chimes Restaurant Tarvern (PP)..........................332-1286 The Corner Bar (PP)..................332-1522 South Bar Club (HI).................. 333-2293 Sunset Inn Rest. & Bar (GH) ..... 332 2487 Gusty’s (HI)................................333-2165 Seagrapes (HI)............................333-2489 Jackie & the Boys.......................333-2413 Vic Hum Clun (HI)....................333-2161 Barracuda’s Bar & Grill (CE)......334-8500

Fishing

Capt. James McCartney (TB)......470-2092 Cape Eleuthera & Yacht Club.......................334-8500


We extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the people of Eleuthera, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island whose generosity and support have helped make the Ride for Hope the number one charitable fund-raiser in The Bahamas!

Join us Saturday, April 9, 2011

JOIN US April 9th, 2011


what to do Deep Sea Fishing Cpt Cally (RS)...................557-7948 Tweedie’s Deep Sea Fishing (SW)..........................333-4926

Fishing Guides

4 K’s Fisheries (WB)...................334-0379 Addison Cooper (PP).................332-1288 Bonefish Jermaine (HI)...............464-0760 Bonefish Stuart (HI)...................464-0148 Danny Rankine (SS)...................332-6166 Devon Stuart (HI).......................422-9343 Double D&I (WB)......................334-0011 Gersham Pinder (AT)..................335-0074 Gladstone Petty (GH).................334-2341 Herman Higgs (HI).....................333-2372 Joe Cleare (HI)...........................333-2663 Naaman Rolle (JC)......................359-7166 Paul Petty (GH)..........................332-2963 Ryan Neilly (SW)........................333-4721 Sean Morgan (GT)......................335-5077 Sterling’s Fishing Guide (HI)......470-8340 Stuart Cleare (HI).......................333-2072 Unique Capt. Z (GT)..................335-5185 Valentines Deep Sea Charters (HI)............. 333-2080 Woody Perry (SW).....................333-4433

Fish Fry

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE FRIDAY NIGHT FISH-FRY ON THE BEACH AT CUPIDS CAY

Kayaking/Snorkeling

Capt. James McCartney (TB)......432-0229 Cape Eleuthera (CE)...................334-8500 Cocodimama (GH).....................332-3150 Rodney Pinder (PP)....................332-1891 Unique Village Resort (PP).........332-1830 Michaels Cycles (HI)..................333-2384 Lil Shan’s Watersports (HI).........422-9343 Forty’s Sporting Rentals (PP).......332-3730 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294

Spa

The Island Spa (HI)....................333-3326

Surfing

Bahamas Out-Islands Adventures...........................335-0349 BAHAMAS

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Tours

Out-Islands Adventures..............335-0349 Freedom Tours...........................335-1700 Harbour Island Tour...................323-2166 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Eleuthera Adventure Tours.........334-2203 Pineapple Tours (RS)..................470-7876

Watersports

LiL Shan’s Watersports .............422-9343 Cocodimama (GH).....................332-3150 Valentine’s Dive Center (HI).......333-2080 dive@valentinesdive.com

Romora Bay (HI)........................333-2325 Cape Eleuthera (CE)...................334-8500

Weddings

Requirements for Destination Weddings • Must be in The Bahamas for at least 24 hours before wedding • Must fill out an application form • Must be interviewed by Administrator • Please present identification (driver’s license, passport or birth certificate) • Marriage License fee $100.00 If Divorced Must present original divorce papers If Never Married Notary fee for affidavit swearing Spinstership or Bachelorhood..................... $20.00 If wedding is performed by Administrator Wedding at Office........................ $150.00 Wedding elsewhere...................... $300.00 Services are available from Ministers of various denominations if required.

Wedding Caterers

Cape Eleuthera (CE)...................334-8500 Cocodimama (GH).....................332-3150 Unique Village Resort (PP).........332-1830 Pineapple Fields(GH).................332-2221 Romora Bay................................333-2325 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294


maps

Grand Bahama

Bimini

Northwest Providence Channel

North Atlantic Ocean Abaco

Berry Islands

Northeast Providence Channel

Florida

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Spanish Wells Harbour Island Andros

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Eleuthera

NASSAU

New Providence

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Cat Island

Great Bahama Bank

Tongue Of The Ocean

Exuma Sound San Salvador

Bahamas Info Location: 100,000 sq. miles stretching from Bimini in the north going southeast in the Atlantic Ocean to Great Inagua Capital: Nassau Time: Eastern Time Population: 329,500 people History: Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 in San Salvador. The Bahamas became a crown colony of Britain in 1717. Slavery abolished in 1838. Gained Independence in 1973. Political System: Stable July 10th 1973 (Independence Day). Government: Governor General, Prime Minister and a parliament rules The Bahamas Economy: Main Industry: Tourism, Second Industry: Offshore Banking.

The Exumas

Rum Cay Long Island

Ragged Island Range Ragged Island

Crooked Island Passage Crooked Island

Acklin’s Island

Mayaguana

Little Inagua Great Inagua MATTHEW TOWN

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Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach

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Harbour Island

How to Get Here: Fly into North Eleuthera Int’l Airport then take taxi to Three Islands Dock, then take ferry to Harbour Island or take Bo Hengy from Potters Cay Dock in Nassau

What to do: Enjoy the Pink sand on Pink Sand beach, gohorseback riding on the beach,party at the local bars and club or just relax! Cultural Sites Home of “Bo Hengy” The Fisherman’s / Farmer’s Dock Historical Sites St. Stephen’s Lodge Hall

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Barrack’s Hill, Dunmore Cottage The Sugar Mill, Titus Hole The Hill Steps The Old Fort, The Landing The Lone Tree (HI) The Administrator’s Residence Murray Street St. Catherine’s Public Cemetery St. John’s Anglican Church Wesley Methodist Church This church was built in 1843. Temperance Square

Advertisers located in HI: Valentines Resort - Back Page Romora Bay - Pg. 3 Lil Shans Watersports - Pg. 15 Dilly Dally - Pg.27


Pink Sands Beach

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Lil Shan’s Watersports Valentine’s Marina

Romora Bay Resort & Yacht Clu


Spanish Wells & Russell Island

Spanish Wells

How to Get Here: Fly into North Eleuthera Int’l Airport then take a taxi to Jean’s Bay Ferry dock then take a ferry to Spanish Wells or take Bo Hengy at Potters Cay Dock in Nassau What to do: Rent a cart and explore this quaint, quiet and beautiful island. Enjoy deep sea and bonefishing or just hangout with the locals. Attractions Spanish Wells Museum is an attractive building located almost in the centre of town. Here you can step back in time while viewing old photos of bygone era and examine artifacts dating back over one hundred years. • The Quilt Shop • Lobster Processing Plant • A Bank is Here and WIFI Advertisers located in SW: Damianos - Pg. 2 Tees R Us - Pg.29 Era Bahamas - Pg.37 Harbourside Rentals - Pg.40


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James Bay

Current Island

Lower Bogue

The Bluff

Current

Royal Island

Spanish Wells

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Hatchet Bay Hatchet Rainbow Bay Bay Cave

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Alice Town

The Cliffs

Gregory Town

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Hut Point Bay

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Governor’s Harbour Cupid’s Cay

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Cotton Silk Tree

Double Bay

North Palmetto Point

Governor’s Harbour

Alabaster Bay

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Population: Approx. 11,165 Island Size: 110 miles long, 2.5 miles at widest point Area: 200 sq. miles Highest Point: 168 Ft. Location: Lat. 25.00° N | Long. 76.50° W Distance from Nassau: 60 miles east of Nassau Distance from Florida: 240 miles, SE of Miami

James Point

Glass Window Bridge

Hatchet Bay

Whale Point

Dunmore Town

Harbour Island

Jacob’s Island

Man Island

Upper Bogue

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About Eleuthera

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Bahamas Ferries

BTC

Airport

Caves

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Advertisers 1 - Harbour Island MOT •Dilly Dally •Valentines Resort Romora Bay• Lil Shan’s Watersports 2 - Spanish Wells Damianos • Harbourside Golf Cart Rentals 3 - North Eleuthera Bahama Hoppers • Pineapple Air • LocAir FergsAir 4 - Rainbow Bay Rainbow Inn 5 - James Cistern Buttonwood Reserve 6 - Alabaster Bay Cocodimama 7 - Governors Harbour Sky Beach Club • MOT Office • The Beach House Quality Inn • HFP Law Firm • HG Christie Damianos • Ride for Hop La Bouganinvillea House 8 - Tarpum Bay Island Journeys 9 - Cape Eleuthera Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club

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Information

Settlements

Legend

Windermere Island

Savannah Sound

Church Bay

Green Castle Waterford

Cotton Bay

Boiling Hole Caves

Ocean Hole

Rock Sound

Half Sound

Banyan Trees

Billards

Winding Bay

East End Point

Bannerman Town

Arvida Bay

Princess Cays

Millar’s

John Millars

Wemyss Bight

Davis Harbour

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Rock Sound Deep Creek

Delancey Town

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Cape Eleuthera Powell Point

Tarpum Bay

Savannah Sound

Palmetto Point Ten Bay


shopping

shopping

Beautiful handcrafted Strawbags by gifted Eleutherans

GH - Governor’s Harbour • GT - Gregory Town HB - Hatchet Bay • HI - Harbour Island • JC - James Cistern LB - Lower Bogue • PP - Palmetto Point • RS - Rock Sound • TP - Tarpum Bay SS - Savannah Sound • SW - Spanish Wells • WB - Wemyss Bight Art Galleries Dornell’s Treasures (GH).............332-2932 Arthur’s Bakery (HI)...................333-2285 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 John Bull (HI).........................333-2950/3 Miss Mae’s (HI)...........................333-2002 Iris Lewis (HI)............................333-2839 Luna of the Sea Gallery (RS).......334-2738 Kevin Cooper (RS).....................334-2478 Princess Street Gallery (HI)........333-2788 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Briland Brush Strokes (HI).........333-3069 Bakery Arthur’s Bakery (HI)...................333-2285 Governors Harbour Bakery (GH)............... 332-2071 Thompson Bakery (GT)..............335-5053 Sybil’s Bakery (HI)......................333-3011 Beauty Salon /Barbers / Nails Ladazia’s Hair Care (RS)..............334-2565 New Image Salon & Spa (SW)....333-4520 Klassy Kuts (PP).........................332-1735 Creative Fingers (HI)..................333-2907 Zovie’s Beauty Salon (GH)..........332-2505 Nails R Us (SW).........................333-4817 Majestic 9 (GH)..........................332-3764 Toya’s Beauty Spot (HI)...............333-2243 Clip & Curl (HI)........................333-2712 26 Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

Personal Touch (HI)...................333-3233 Nails Bay View Concepts (HI).......333-2846 Fabulous Design (HI)...........333-3232 TIS - The Island Spa (HI).....333-3326 Books & Magazines Living Word Ministries Book Store (GH)...................332-2138 Eleuthera Stationery (RS)............334-2765 Office General (GH)....................................332-2984 (HI)......................................333-3415 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Twin Palms Book & Notions.......333-2504 Boutique Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Miss Mae’s (HI)...........................333-2002 Rochique’s Boutique (WB)..........334-0003 Alicia’s Boutique & Gift Store (RS)..................334-2660 Sand Dollar (HI).........................333-2839 Valentine Ship’s Store (HI)..........333-2142 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Cigars Ronnie’s Hi-D-Way (GH)............332-2307 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387


shopping Clothing The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Blue Rooster (HI).......................333-2240 The Landing Boutique (HI)........333-2707 Princess Street Gallery (HI)........333-2788 KIDZ WORLD (TB)....................334-4539 Briland Androsia (HI)................333-2342 Eddie’s Department Store (RS)....334-2322 Barbra’s Children Wear (PP).......332-1036 Constances Fashion Den (HB)....335-0531 Daniel’s Den (HI)........................333-2243 Dorris’ Drygoods (HI).................333-2372 Lemmie’s Secret (HI)..................333-3379 Dress for Less.............................456-3977 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Valentine Ship’s Store (HI)..........333-2142 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Island Made (GT).......................335-5369 Bahamian Shells & Tings (HI)....333-2839 Willams Men& Boys Shoes (HI).333-2306 Top of The Line (HI)..................333-3641 Out Island Outfitters (CE)..........334-8500 Coffee Shops Bahama Coffe Co (CE)................334-8500 Computers Computer & Tings (SW)............333-4590

Construction Companies Austin Knowles Construction.....332-1577 Bale Maker West Indies Tropical Homes.............. 415-819-8419 Customs Brokerage Elite Customs (RS).....................332-3066 Ashley’s Customs (RS)................334-2855 Paul Simmons Custom Brokers (GH).......................332-2571 N U A Insurance Agents & Brokers (GH)....................332-1556 Harbourside Custom Brokerage (SW)......................333-5022 Diving & Snorkeling Gear Eleuthera Fish & Farm (RS).......334-2489 Clear Water Dive Shop (GH)......332-2146 Pierre’s Dive Shop (Current Cut) ......................335-3284 Romora Bay Dive Shop (HI).......333-2323 Ocean Fox Dive Davis Harbor (WB)...............334-6300 Juice Mon (HI)...........................333-2663 Valentine’s Ship’s Store (HI)........333-2142 Valentine’s Dive Shop (HI)..........333-2080

Harbour Island’s Unique Boutique specializing in Bahamian made ‘tings

photography • ceramics • clothing • gifts • souvenirs located at the junction of King & Dunmore Streets

Tel: (242) 333-3109 Email: dillydallyhi@hotmail.com

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shopping Drinking Water Lutra Pure Drinking...................335-0495 Fruits & Vegetables Percentie’s Fruit & Veg (HI).... 333-2245 Florists/ Nursery Eleuthera Florist (GH)............ 332-2334 Evergreen Nursery (RS)..............334-2281 Green Thumb Nursery & Garden Supplies (GH)..........332-2647 Awesome Blossoms (SS).............332-6351 Gift Shops Briland Androsia (HI).................333-2342 Doris Dry Goods........................333-2372 Sugar Mills.................................333-2173 Bahamian Shells & Tings............333-2839 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Sunset Gift Shop (HI).................333-2751 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Grocery Stores Berts For the Best (TB)...............334-4253 Bethel Millards (PP)....................332-1239 Big Rock General (JC).................335-6008 Casey’s Snacks (HI).....................333-3303 DD Variety Stores (TB)...............334-4273 Discount JC (JC).........................335-6049 East & Final ..............................335-6570 Eleuthera Supply (GH)...............332-2728 Food Fair (SW)..........................333-4675 Garnet Brown Food Store (GC)..334-6009 Hall’s Variety Store (RS)..............334-2004 Highway Mini Mart (GH)...........332-3586 Johnson’s Grocery (HI)...............333-2279 Monica’s Dis ‘n’Dat (GT).............335-5664 Piggly Wiggly Food Store (HI)....333-2120 Pinders Supermarket (SW).........333-4049 Sands Entereprises (PP)..............332-1662 Sawyers (RS)..............................334-2123 Sawyers (HI)..............................333-2358 Smack Wholesale (PP)................332-1453 The Marketplace (RS).................334-2254 The Ship’s Store at Valentines (HI).....................333-214 Tip Top Conv. Store (HI)............333-2251 Thompson Brother’s SuperMarket...........................335-5009 Hardware Stores/ Home Centers Bayview......................................334-4180 Tarpum Bay Shopping (TB)........334-4022 Rock Sound Hardware & Building Supplies.............334-2253 Unique Hardware (PP)..............332-1288

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Monte’s Hardware (LB)...............335-1774 Lord Byron Building Supplies (GH)......................332-3476 Eleuthera Supply (RS)................332-2728 The Lumber Shed (RS)...............334-2031 Dingles (RS)...............................334-2031 Buywise Hardware & Appliances (TB) ................334-4180 Bethel’s Bargain Barn (JC)...........335-6404 Chacara Lumber (HI).................333-2176 Thompson’s Plumbing (HI)........333-2335 Carlette’s Variety Store (HI).........333-3231 Island Block & Concrete (SW)...333-4799 Insurance Eleuthera Insurance Agents & Brokers (RS).............334-2203 Island Insurance (PP).................332-0380 Internet Services (wireless) Papa George’s Pizza (TB).............334-4076 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Haynes Library (GH)..................332-2877 Harbourside Rentals (SW)..........333-5022 Jewellery John Bull (HI)............................333-2950 Roberts Jewelry (SW).................333-4102 Faith for Life (RS).......................334-2855 Forever Beautiful Body (RS)........334-2197 Valentine Ship’s Store (HI)..........333-2142 Island Made (GT).......................335-5369 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Landscapers Doyle Sands (PP)........................551-9796 Liquor Mr. Bones (GT)...........................335-5489 Sturrup Liquor Store (RS)...........334-2219 Burns House #1 (RS)..................334-2250 Burns House # 2 (Bluff)..............335-1586 Burns House Wholesale (HI)......333-2373 Butler & Sands (GH)..................332-2328 Ronnie’s Hi-D-Way (GH)............332-2307 Jean Bay Liquor Store (Bluff)......335-3312 Briland Booze (HI).....................333-2645

Call: 242-677-5715 to order or visit www.bahamasvisitorsguide.com or email: jb@jbwebmistress.com


shopping Bristol Wines & Spirits (HI)......................................333-2645 (GH)....................................332-3663 Burrows 1 Stop Liquors (GH).....332-2310 Bayside Liquor Store (HI)...........333-2470 Cash’s Liquor Store (HI).............333-2084 Grants Liquor Store (HI)............333-2531 Marine Stores Manual Dive Station (SW)..........333-4495 On-site Marine (SW)..................333-4382 Ronald’s Marine (SW).................333-4021 Complete Marine Services (SW).333-4462 Spanish Wells Marine.................333-4122 Native Arts & Crafts Almond Tree Arts & Crafts Shop (RS)...............334-2385 The Islander Shop (SW).............333-4104 North Eleuthera Craft & Snacks (LB)......................335-1700 Rebecca’s Gift Shop (GT)............335-5436 Dornell’s Treasures (GH).............332-2932 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 The Beach House (GH)...............332-3387 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Spanish Wells Crafts The Quilt Shop • Idy’s Handmade Quilts Oliver’s Straw Work • Sarah’s Souvenirs & Straw Work • Borden’s Shell Tings • Ponderosa Shell Shop • Julie’s Shell Crafts Roddie’s Wood Work • Theron’s Hand Painted Plaques

Professional Services Johnson & Co...........................332-2584 Peter G. Fletcher.............. (242) 322-2871 MPLaw Chambers ........... (242) 326-2730 Sandals & Shoes Norma’s Gift Shop (GH).............332-2002 Sands Enterprises (PP)................332-1662 Valentine Ship’s Store (HI)..........333-2142 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Service Stations Highway Service Station (GH)....332-2077 Souvenirs Island Made (GT).......................335-5369 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Bahamian Shells & Tings (HI)....333-2839 Valentines Ship’s Store (HI).........333-2142 Dornell’s Treasures (GH).............332-2932 Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 TShirts Tees R Us (SW)...........................557-7516 Travel Agencies Destinations (GH)......................332-2720 Traverus Travel (HI)....................333-3604

Non-Profit Organizations Island Journeys (TB)...................334-4578 Governors Harbour Sailing Club............................554-6950 Bahamas Methodist Habitat........ 335.6210 242.393.3726(BCMC) Perfumes Norma’s Gift Shop (GH) ............332-2002 John Bull (HI)............................333-2950 Pet Supplies Eleuthera Fish & Farm (RS).......334-2489 Pharmacy Wesley Johnson Drugs (LB)........335-1026 Briland Pharmacy (HI)...............333-3427 Food Fair Pharmacy (SW).........333 -4677 Photography Magic Photo (SW)......................333-5300 Theresa’s Photography (GH).......332-2992 Dilly Dally (HI)..........................333-3109 Briland Photo.............................333-3496 Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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where to dine

dining

For delicious tastes of the islands... choose from one of our many Bahamian, American and European eateries!

Bahama Coffee Company at Cape Eleuthera.................. 334-8500 Casual full service dining with a magnificent ocean view and gorgeous sunsets. Enjoy local lobster, fish, steaks, chops, burgers, salads and Bahamian dishes. An excellent rendezvous for cocktails. Fine wine list available. Featuring Bahamian breads, desserts, deli and NY style pizzeria. Specialty fresh roasted coffees, cappuccinos, espressos and teas. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner All day every day 7a-10p. Cuban cigars. Cocodimama............................ 332-3150 Cocodimama located at Alabaster Bay Breakfast lunch and dinner in a whole Mediterranean atmosphere. The experienced Italian chef will delight your palate with authentic and creative recipes combining the best fresh products of the island with the finest imported Italian

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food. Serving a temptuous fine dining menu of refreshing Appetizers and Salads, Homemade Pasta, Fresh Fish, Seafood and Homemade Desserts. The restaurant features a beautiful terrace overlooking the ocean, the perfect spot to taste a unique selection of Italian and international wines, enjoy cocktails and drinks while marveling at spectacular sun set’s. Take outs for boaters and day trippers are available at lunch time:


where to dine Homemade focaccia sandwiches and burgers along with small salads and sweet treats are the perfect “lunch box” for tourists on the go. Rainbow Inn............................. 335-0294 Rainbow Inn is a tranquil island retreat located in North Eleuthera. It is a family-run establishment owned and operated by Richard and Rhonda Waserman, formerly of Ottawa, Canada. They and their family would like to share their new found paradise with all who seek a place and time of renewal. Rainbow Inn currently provides accommodations in seven units and four studio rooms. The Rainbow Inn Restaurant and Bar has proven to be a lively hub for the residents of Rainbow Bay, other locals and

visitors alike. The restaurant offers a charming ambiance and delicious, mouth watering local cuisine as well as other dishes including a revered New York sirloin steak. It also boast of an Organic Fresh garden, where you can choose your own vegetables for your salad. In addition, you will enjoy lively native music by local celebrity, Dr. Sea Breeze who brings down the house on Friday and Saturday evenings. Also check out the new Boutique.

Banks Road, Governors Harbour, French Leave Beach Open 7 days a week, serving all day from 12noon

332-3387

www.thebeachhouserestaurant.net email: thebeachhousemas@gmail.com

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where to dine

Romora Bay’s Restaurants......... 333-2325 Hilltop Terrace Restaurant at Romora Bay is open seasonally for dinner, November through April, serving a temptuous fine dining menu of Fresh Fish and Seafood, Allen Brothers Steaks, and the finest in Fresh, Organic Ingredients. Sunsets Bar & Grill at Romora Bay is open 7 days a week and year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 11am 10pm. Serving a casual fare of contemporary Caribbean Bahamian and American dishes. Full of great, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and the like…Sunset’s is home to Harbour Island’s coldest drink, the Frozen Goombay Smash, and the most desired spot on all of Harbour Island to see the Sunset!

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The Coffee & Newspaper Shop at Romora Bay is open seasonally, November through May, serving the island’s finest specialty coffees, espressos, & cappuccinos…along with daily newspaper service of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. The Coffee Shop also boasts a lovely collection of Starbucks Patisserie, Bahamian Books, Spa Amenities, and Specialty Gift Novelties….all this along with complimentary Wireless Internet Access!! Tippy’s Beach, Bar & Restaurant.(GH)........ 332-3331

The Bistro at Sky Beach Club.... 332-3422 The Bistro is Sky Beach Club’s exclusive dining experience that combines the Live Music

Happy Hour RES• Reservations

CREDIT CARDS

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR • PALMETTO PT JAMES CISTERN • HATCHET BAY Buccaneer Club Restaurant • 332-2000 Cocodimama • 332-3150 DJ’s Take-A-Way • 335-6566 Dolcevita at RunAway Bay Marina • 332 0220 Four Friends Restaurant • 332-3488 Guinep Tree Restaurants & Bar • 332-3074 Kel-d’s Bar & Grill • 335-6061 Lee’s Cafe in James Cistern • 335-6444 Mate & Jenny’s Pizza Restaurant & Bar • 332-1504 Pina Cafe & Deli • 332-3350 Quality Inn Cigatoo • 332-3060 Rainbow Inn, Steakhouse Rest. & Bar • 335-0294 Sunset Inn • 332-248 The Bistro at Sky Beach Club • 332-3422 The Country Cafe (PP) • 332-0100 Tippy’s Restaurant, Bar & Beach • 332-3331 Unique Village Restaurant & Bar • 332-1830 The Country Cafe (NPP) • 332-0100 Waidie’s Outback (GH) 332-3803 32

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where to dine zest of the islands with the international cuisine and flavors to create an island experience that you won’t soon forget. Daily specials inspired by the local catch and traditional dishes with a twist will keep you wanting more. The Beach House (GH)............. 332-3387 The Beach House invites everyone to experience the essence of island flavour. Soak up the sun, walk the pink sand beach, step up to our decks to sip exotic cocktails and dine on our delicious tapas. The sound of the waves is the sound of freedom. Join us at The Beach House, Eleuthera.

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Live Music

Happy Hour RES• Reservations

The Beach House (GH) • 332-3387 Front Porch Delights (HB) •335-0727 GREGORY TOWN Cambridge Restaurant & Lounge • 335-5080 Elvina’s Bar & Restaurant • 335-5032 Surfers Beach Manor, Restaurant & Bar • 335-5300 Cush’s Place • 335-5301 Laughing Lizzard • 470-6992 The Cove Rest. (Airconditioned) • 335-5142

CREDIT CARDS

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HARBOUR ISLAND Acquapazza Wine Bar & Ristorante • 333-3240 L & D Open 11am - 5pm (Lunch) 5-10pm Dinner Avery’s Takeaway • 333-3126 B, L & D Baretta’s Rest. • 333-2361 B, L & D Bayside Restaurant (HI) •333-2174 B, L & D Brian’s Grill & Jerk • 333-3051 D Coral Sands “ The Terrace” Restaurant • 333-2350 B, L & D Debbie’s Takeaway • 333-2626 B Dunmore Beach Club • 333-2200 B, L & D

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where to dine

Dining Chart

Live Music

Happy Hour RES• Reservations

Dunmore Deli •333-2644 L Elsie’s Takeaway •333-3319 B, L & D Harry O’s Takeaway • 333-3478 B, L & D Linc’s Takeaway • 333-3286 L Ma Ruby’s Rest. Tingum Village •333-2161 L & D Pink Sands •333-2030 Rock House •333-2053 B, L & D Sunsets Bar & Grille • 333-2325 B, L & D casual fare, Open 7 days a week 11am - 10pm Runaway Hill Club • 333-2150 B, L & D Seaview Takeaway •333-2542 B, L & D Sip Sip • 333-3316 L Starfish Restaurant • 333-2174 The Harbour Lounge • 333-2031 L & D The Landing Hotel & Restaurant • 333-2707 L & D Tingum Village • 333-2161 B, L & D Tropic Hut Rest. & Ice Cream Parlour • 333-3700 L & D Valentine’s Waterfront Rest. & Bar • 333-2142 B, L & D

ROCK SOUND Nort’Side Eleuthera Restaurant • 334-2573 L & D Rock Sound Club •334-2700 Sammy’s Restaurant & Bar • 334-2121 B, L & D The Haven Bakery & Restaurant • 332-2155 L & D 4 Points Marina Village • Coco Plums Rest. & Bar • 334-2962 Aunt Eds Place (RS) 334-2953 SPANISH WELLS Anchor Snack Bar - 333-4023 Teen Planet - 333-5551/3 Eagle’s Landing - 333-4955 The Generation Gap - 333-4464

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TARPUM BAY Barbie’s Snack & Notions • 334-4028 Ingraham’s • 334-4066 Jackies •334-4130 Papa George’s Pizza & Internet Cafe • 334-4076

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WEMYSS BIGHT/DEEP CREEK Ship to Shore • 334-0111 Sheryl’s Restaurant •334-8111

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CAPE ELEUTHERA Barracuda’s Beach Bar & Grill • 334-8500 Bahama Coffee Co. • 334-8500

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real estate

Real Estate

GH - Governor’s Harbour • GT - Gregory Town HB - Hatchet Bay • HI - Harbour Island • JC - James Cistern LB - Lower Bogue • PP - Palmetto Point • RS - Rock Sound • TP - Tarpum Bay SS - Savannah Sound • SW - Spanish Wells • WB - Wemyss Bight

Buying a Second home in The Bahamas is possible

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t is a dream of almost everyone who visits the islands of The Bahamas to own a piece of island life. They desire to make The Bahamas ‘home’ instead of just a place to visit. There’s hope in sight as The Bahamas Government has come up with a plan in an effort to make tourists dreams a reality. With this new plan, foreigners can now purchase land in the Bahamas through the International Persons Landholding Act. This allows tourists to legally purchase land receive benefits such as a possible consideration for Permanent Residency if the home built is worth more than $500,000 However, as the Bahamas is only an archipelago with a finite amount of land available, the value of land increases as the supply becomes limited. Nevertheless, there are bonuses for wanting to build and live in the Bahamas. They include no taxes on Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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real estate capital gains, wealth income, sales or inheritance. The Bahamas government is investor-friendly, and the infrastructure of medical services, schools and other public services is excellent. The Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA) is well known throughout the Bahamas and are experts in serving the needs of foreigners who are interested in building a second home here. With trained, competent and capable workers, the team makes the idea of a second home come alive. The market for land in The Bahamas is wide and covers anywhere from reasonably priced 3-4 bedroom homes to multimillion dollar mansions and comfortable residential properties to vast commercial properties. There is definitely something to suit every buyer’s tastes and budget. Need help deciding which potential property you are best suited for? It’s as easy as picking up the phone and making an appointment. Agents will be available to you and show you how The Bahamas is really the greatest place on earth. The residents of the Bahamas proudly boast of the high standard of living enjoyed here from the people, the climate, its’ close proximity to the U.S., to a stable government and many more advantages. Just pick up the phone to inquire about purchasing a second home in one of the Bahamas’ islands, from any of the agencies listed under the BREA, and make the dream of owning a piece of paradise a reality! Wishing you the best of luck.

Real Estate Listings Asa Bethel Real Estate (GH)........ 332-1305 Sky Beach Club..............800-605-9869 www.skybeachclub.com This luxurious gated resort community is situated on 22 acres of beautiful beachfront property. This development features 3200-square-foot, four-bedroom, fourbath villas with private pools. Homes are fully furnished with custom furnishings, brand name appliances and WiFi. Amenities include a secluded pink sand beach,

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an infinity edge beachfront pool with swim-up cocktail bar, restaurant, and 24hour security. Homes start at $1.5 million. Custom home lots are also available. Bahamas Realty (HI)................... 333-2201 Bahamas Vacation Homes (HI)........................ 333-4080 Banana Beach Estate................... 332-2037 Bahamas Sand Real Estate (GH). 332-1651 Buena Vista Designs (SS)............ 332-6058 Buttonwood Reserve............ 239-482-8173 Bay Estates & Villas Ltd(RS)....... 334-2826 Damianos Realty info.Eleuthera@SothebysRealty.com (GH) Johnathan Morris........... 332-2820 (GH) Angelika Bacchus........... 332-3382 (SW) Darin Sands............... at 557-7071 ERA Dupuch Real Estate......... 333-4046 Clay Sweeting, Realtor Eleuthera Properties................ 332-2539 French Leave........................... 332-3616 www.frenchleaveresort.com


real estate Harbourside Beachfront Rentals................................. 333-5022 HG Christie eleuthera@hgchristie.com (GH)................................ 332-2503 (HI).................................. 333-3375 Island Real Estate (HI)................ 333-2278 Isle of Freedom.......................... 334-4358 Rosita Real Estate (HI)................ 333-2471 Valentine Villas & Marina (HI)............ 954-929-5750 Romora Bay (HI)..................... 333-2325 Rock Sound Properties Real Estate (RS).......334-2203 Villa Rentals.................... 877-GO-SAAND

REAL ESTATE Sales • Rentals • Appraisals

the art of elegant island living live • laugh • play

Law Firms

Johnson & Co. (GH).................. 332-2584 MP Law Chambers .................... 333-4072 Nassau Holowesko Pyfrom Fletcher Counsel & Attorneys At Law Nassau................................ 242-362-6251 www.hpflegal.com

ELEUTHERA • 242 332 3404 NASSAU • 242 322 1041 SALES@HGCHRISTIE.COM HGCHRISTIE.COM The Bahamas’ Largest Property Showcase

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where to stay

Luxurious rooms at Valentines Resort, HI

where to stay

GH - Governor’s Harbour • GT - Gregory Town HB - Hatchet Bay • HI - Harbour Island • JC - James Cistern LB - Lower Bogue • PP - Palmetto Point • RS - Rock Sound • TP - Tarpum Bay SS - Savannah Sound • SW - Spanish Wells • WB - Wemyss Bight Adventurer’s Resort (SW)...........333-4883 Atlantic Suites (GH)...................332-1882 Bucanneer Club (GH).................332-2000 Barettas Seashell Inn (HI)...........333-2361 Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club (CE) . ........ 334-8500 http://www.capeeleuthera.com

Intimate, secluded and exclusive, Cape Eleuthera ’s spectacular setting blends an authentic island atmosphere with all the contemporary amenities you’ve come to expect. Less than 220 miles east of the Florida coast, Cape Eleuthera ’s convenient location is ideal for a weekend island getaway or maybe a lifetime.

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Cambridge Villas (GT)................335-5080 Cartwright’s Ocean Front Cottages (TB).......................334-4215

Cocodimama Charming Resort (GH)........................................ 332-3150 http://www.cocodimama.com Enjoy our 12 spacious beachfront guest rooms are located in three Bahamian style cottages with covered verandas, wonderful ocean views, and the beach at your doorstep. Coral Sands Hotel (HI)...............333-2350 Dunmore Beach Club (HI)..........333-2200 Eagle One Motel (HI).................333-2667 Ethel’s Cottages (TB)...................334-4233


where to stay Green Castle Motel (GC)............334-6269 Guinep Tree Motel Inn (GH)......332-3074 Hilltop View (RS).......................334-2123 Hillside Manor (PP)....................332-0099 Hilton’s Haven Motel Restaurant & Bar (TB).............334-4125 Hut Pointe (GH)...................... 332-3616 Ingraham’s Beach Inn (TB)..........334-4066 Lateras Palmetto Resort (PP).......332-1386 Lynn & Lyle’s Seaview Cottage (RS)..........................470-7876 Marissa’s Motel Suites (GC)........334-6012 Munroe’s Cottages (TB)...............334-4245 Northside Ocean Resort (RS)......334-2573 Paradise Sands (PP)....................332-3766 Ocean Club Condominiums (GH)..........332-3039 Ocean View Club (HI)................333-2276 Outpost Eleuthera (GH).............332-3039 Palmetto Shores Vacation Villas (PP)................332-1403 Rainbow Inn Restaurant, Steakhouse & Bar.............. 335-0294 http://www.rainbowinn.com See photo top page 38 Richard & Carmen’s Motel..........332-2591 Rock House (HI)........................333-2053

Romora Bay Club (HI)............. 333-2325 http://www.romorabay.com Romora Bay – The island’s most quaint hotel, along with the island’s most wonderful Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner! Located on the sunny, protected bay side of Harbour Island, where each Sunset is a unique experience of beauty in the Caribbean. The hotel boasts all ocean view rooms, updated décor, private patios and balconies, and the friendliest staff on the island!

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where to stay Royal Palm Hotel (HI)................333-2735 Runaway Hill Club (HI) ............333-2150 Sammy’s Place (RS).....................334-2121 Sea Side Inn (DC).......................334-8179 Sea View Motel (TB)...................335-1287 Seven Gables Estates .................335-0070

Quality Inn Cigatoo (GH)........ 332-3060 Sitting high on a hill overlooking the quaint village of Governors Harbour, the Quality Inn and Cigatoo offers spectacular, panaromic views of the surrounding area. The beautiful pink beaches are in walking distance. The Cove Eleuthera....................335-5142 The Duck Inn (GH)....................332-2608 The Landing (HI).......................333-2707 The Rock Sound Club (RS).........334-2700 Tingum Village Hotel (HI)..........333-2161 Tropical Dreams Motel Resort (PP)....................332-163 Unique Village Resort (PP).........332-1830 http://ww.uniquevillage.com

Sky Beach Club....................... 332-3422 http://www.skybeachclub.com South Bar Club (HI)...................333-2293 Sugar Apple Rentals (HI)............333-2750 Sunny Acres Motel (WB)...........334-0097 Sunset Inn (GH).........................332-2487 Surfer’s Beach Manor..................335-5300 Pink Sands (HI)..........................333-2030 Pineapple Cottages (RS).............470-7876 Pineapple Fields (GH)................332-2221

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Spanish Wells Harbourside Rentals (SW)..................................... 333-5022 http://www.spanishwellsharboursiderentals.com The apartments feature 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room and a full kitchen for all of your vacation rental needs. The prices below cover all utilities including air conditioning, internet and cable television. Browse some interior shots and water views from Harbourside apartments.


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Spanish Wells Harbourside Rentals Valentines Resort (HI)............. 333-2142 http://www.valentinesresort.com Valentines Resort & Marina is an upscale resort that attracts people of true taste and a love for life from all over the world. Boat enthusiasts, yacht owners, even families with a flair for the finer things in life all find their way to Valentines. And no matter your age you will fall in love with our powder-soft beaches - tinted pink by crushed coral and sea shells. Home Rentals Ocean Dreams Cottage (SW)......333-5378 Western View Cottage (SW).......333-4713 Thompson’s Seaside Villas (GH)...........................332-1683

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Cape Eleuthera Marina

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Slips/Dockage Fuel Water Electricity Ice Showers Groceries Laundry Restaurant

Cape Eleuthera Resort & Yacht Club

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General Information

For urgent assistance while you stay in The Bahamas & Eleuthera Call the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Helpline at (242) 326-HELP (4357) ATM Machines Visitors to Eleuthera can get cash 24 hours a day. ATM’s Operated by Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank (Bah) Ltd and First Caribbean International Bank that provide convenient banking services 24 hours a day. Entry Requirements Airlines Arrival: Each visitor must fill out a Bahamian Immigration form and retain the detachable portion for departure. Customs declarations are oral. See Bahamas Customs this section. Departure: Departures to US must go through US Customs pre-clearance. Boats: A fee of $150 is payable for entry for boats 35 feet and under and $300 for boats 36 feet and over. This fee is valid for two entries during a 90-day period. This includes government taxes and fishing permits for four (4) persons. Each additional person is charged $15. Upon arrival at the port of entry, visitors must clear Customs and Immigration. The flying of a yellow quarantine flag will notify Customs of your arrival. Until the vessel is cleared, no one except the captain is allowed to leave the boat. All passengers must have proof of citizenship and fill out an immigration card. If you have a firearm on board, this must be declared to Customs along with serial number, manufacturer and exact count of ammunition. The firearm cannot be taken ashore unless permission is obtained from the Bahamian police before hand. General Information Bahamas Ports of Entry Eleuthera government docks at Governor’s Harbour, North Eleuthera/Harbour Island, Rock Sound, Spanish Wells, Hatcht Bay and Current.

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Banking Hours Banks are open Monday-Thursday 9:30a.m.-3:00p.m. Fridays 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Scotiabank Bahamas Limited (LB).....................................335-1400 (RS)......................................334-2620 Royal Bank of Canada (GH).................................332-2856/8 (HI)......................................333-2250 (SW)....................................333-4131 First Caribbean Bank (GH).................................. 332-2300 Communications Radio ZNS 1540 AM 104.5 FM 100.3jamz FM Local and national programming and advertising. 24 hours broadcast Currency Local currency includes a 11/2 dollar, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Exchange Rates The Bahamian dollar is pegged to the US dollar. There is a conversion fee charged at the banks Eleuthera Tourist Office Governor’s Harbour Ms. Jackie Gibson - Manager Governor’s Harbour Eleuthera, Bahamas Phone: 242-332-2142 Fax: 242-332-2480 Harbour Island Office June Cartwright Harbour Island Tourist Office Phone: 242-333-2621 www.harbourisland.bahamas.com www.bahamas.com Health The Ministry of Health operates the Gov-


ernment Clinic in Governor’s Harbour, Harbour Island, Spanish Wells, Rock Sound, Tarpum Bay and Wemyss Bight. In cases where emergencies or more medical services are needed patients are flown to Princess Margaret Hospital or Doctors Hospital in Nassau. Illegal Items Strict laws and penalties apply for possession of dangerous drugs and firearms. Any drugs considered dangerous including marijuana brings stiff fines and even jail terms if found in the possession of unauthorized persons.

Distance in Miles from Governors Harbour International Airport heading North Locations..........................Miles James Cistern........................................4 Rainbow Bay..........................................7 Hatchet Bay........................................ 12 Eleuthera Island Shores................... 15 Gregory Town.................................... 17 Glass Window Bridge....................... 22 Whale Point........................................ 22 Upper Bogue...................................... 27 Lower Bogue...................................... 28 Three Island Dock (To Harbour Is.).......................... 33 The Bluff.............................................. 33 Preachers Cave.................................. 38 Jean’s Bay (to Spanish Wells).......... 37 Current Island.................................... 39 Distance in Miles from Governors Harbour International Airport heading South Governors Harbour............................8 Palmetto Point................................... 12 Savannah Sound................................. 19 Windermere Island........................... 20 Tarpum Bay......................................... 25 Rock Sound........................................ 33 Cotton Bay......................................... 44 Green Castle...................................... 44 Waterford........................................... 47 Deep Creek........................................ 50 Cape Eleuthera.................................. 57 Wemyss Bight..................................... 48 John Millers......................................... 52 Bannerman Town ............................. 55 Princess Cays .................................... 56 Lighthouse Point .............................. 61

Immigration An immigration card is issued to all visitors to The Bahamas upon arrival. Once you have filled out the top section, the bottom part is returned to you for use upon your departure. Beginning January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable. Citizens of the US, Canada and the UK do not require a passport if their stay is less than three weeks. However they are required to have a photo identification, birth certificate and a return ticket. Please note that the back of the immigration card provides the Ministry of Tourism with an excellent opportunity to sample our visitors and receive their feedback. This enables us to provide a first rate travel experience for our visitors. As of December 2006 American citizens need passports to reenter United States. Postage You can find a post office in every settlement who provide services for airmailing to North America, Europe Canadas and the rest of the world. Services are also available for regular surface mail along with courier services using Federal Express, and DHL. Postcards are 65 cents to US, UK and Canada. Airmail letters (onehalf ounce) 75 cents for US and Canada, 80 cents to Europe Shopping Hours Store hours vary. Most stores open Monday-Saturday 7a.m-6p.m. Grocery stores open on Sunday from 7a.m-10a.m. Taxes There is no sales tax in The Bahamas. However, there are other forms of taxes that may apply during your trip to The Bahamas. Hotel room tax of 6%-12% will be added to your bill at time of check out. Taxi Operators Avian Morley Taxi # 160 (RS)..... 357-3301 or 334-2962 Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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information Amos At YOur Service (NE).......422-9130 Hasting Rolle (HB).....................551-0997 Creswell Taxi Service (LB)..........464-0777 Stanton Cooper Sunshine Tours (GH)............332-1575 Clement Cooper Taxi (GH).........332-1726 Friendly Bob (DC)......................359-7806 Authur Nixon (PP)....................359-7879 Hilton Johnson Taxi & Car Rental (JC).................335-6241 Tommy Pinder Taxi & Car Rental (GH)...............332-2568 Cash’s Taxi & Car Rental (LB)................335-1096 Neville Major Taxi & Car Rental (HI).................333-2361 Big Daddy Taxi...........................332-1592 Winsett Cooper, • JP Services available Reggie Major (HI).......................333-2166 Television Cable is provided by Cable Bahamas throughout entire island of Eleuthera. Major networks and news channels are available including ZNS1. Telephones BTC provides a 100% digital switching system that allows communication with over 100 countries. Other services are fax, telex, cellular and satellite. Phone cards are available.Roaming features are available and will be billed through your home carrier. Batelnet owned by BTC is the major internet service provider. Temperatures We enjoy a sub-tropical temperature year round. Water temperature ranges from the low 80s in the summer to the mid-70s in the winter Traffic Rules KEEP LEFT. Seat belts are mandatory. If you are walking where there is no sidewalk, face oncoming traffic. What to wear How to pack for your trip to The Bahamas depends on the time of year, where you plan to stay and what you plan to do. Summer wear is appropriate for day and evening. In the evening, depending on your choice of restaurant and activities, you can dress casually.

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Church Services Wesley Methodist Church Tarpum Bay Tarpum Methodist Church is believed to be the oldest church in the settlement. It was erected in 1809 by Rev. Turton. Methodist Work initially began in Tarpum Bay in 1806 by Rev. Turton. By 1812 three quarters of the inhabitants were member of the Tarpum Bay Security. This did not last long and it was not until a new wooden chapel was built in 1837 that encouraged signs in morals, and spiritual depths of Church attendance were seen. St. Patrick’s Anglican (Episcopal) Church Dedicated in 1892 with its historic pipe organ, beautiful tabernacle (which is the most beautiful in the country), and gothic architecture, is one of the favorite tourist attractions. Church Of God Of Prophecy The church was built in 1956. Lighthouse Church Of God The church was built in 1955. The international Headquarters for the church is in Cleveland, Tennessee, USA. St. Patrick’s Anglican (Episcopal) Global Outreach Ministries Services held Sundays at 11am and 7pm “Walk in the Word” Tuesdays at 7pm Prayer meetings Wednesdays and Saturdays at 6am. Wesley Methodist (Cupid’s Cay) Wesley Methodist Church Palmetto Point Tel (242) 332 1901 St. Gregory’s Catholic Church

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Eleuthera Visitors Guide, 2011  

A visitors guide to Eleuthera, The Bahamas