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THE BAHAMAS

Getting Married in Eleuthera Pg.12

Real Estate Supplement - Pg. 37

What to Do • Dining • Where to Stay Real Estate • Shopping • Maps www.bahamasvisitorsguide.com


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Important Numbers Welcome Calendar of Events

In Every Issue 12 Getting Married in Eleuthera 14 What to Do 23 Eleuthera Maps 26 Shopping 31 Dining 37 Damianos Supplement 49 Real Estate 52 Where to Stay 54 Marina Chart 56 General Information Contributors Anya Mckenzie, Tom Glucksman Eleuthera Tourist Office

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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 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

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

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

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BTC

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2476 Harbour Island........................... 333-2375 Rock Sound................................ 334-2225 Spanish Wells ............................ 333-4053

Cable Television

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

Police

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2117 Governor’s Harbour Airport........ 332-2323 Harbour Island........................... 333-2111 Rock Sound Airport................... 334-2052 Spanish Wells............................. 333-4030

Post Office

Governor’s Harbour.................... 332-2060 Harbour Island........................... 333-2215 Spanish Wells............................. 333-5254

Taxis see page 62 Tourist Office

(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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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

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Calendar of Events

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

FEBRUARY

This event is in observance of Earth Day and Nature Conservancy. For information, please contact Mr. Shaun Ingraham at 242334-4578.

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.

27th Cancer Society – Eleuthera Walk for the Cure, Governor’s Harbour

28th Annual Winter Residents Reception/ Authentically Bahamian Craft Show/ Exhibition

MARCH

1st The Eleuthera Softball Season Opens Contact: Mr. Kingsley Bethel at 332-218.

2nd Windermere High School Annual Fair/Auction

For information Contact Ms. Rosie Gibson at 242-332-6105. The event will be held on Bayfront Park, Governor’s Harbour.

Friends of the Library Silent Auction

The success to date rests in the commitment from the Board of Trustees, Operating Committee, volunteers and the worldwide membership. Every Monday from 10:00am until noon, there are lecture series and ladies tea party. Every Tuesday Morning from 10:00am until noon membership drive and adult art classes are held. Contact: Haynes Library at 242-332-2877.

27th – 31st The Annual James’ Cistern Heritage Affair Homecoming

The Cancer Society – Eleuthera Branch’s aim is to create awareness, education, prevention, research advocacy, care and cure of cancer. For information please contact Ms. Juanita Pinder, President at 242-332-2984 or 242-332-1804

MAY

15th - 20th Palmetto Point Homecoming Event held in South Palmetto Point. Contact Ms. Susan Culmer at 242-332-2115.

JUNE

5th – 9th 26th ANNUAL Pineapple Festival

Is held in Gregory Town Eleuthera. The Pineapple Festival was first introduced in 1988. The purpose of the Pineapple Festival firstly was to honor the many pineapple farmers for their outstanding contributions to the community and to bring together Bahamians and visitors from all walks of life to enjoy and participate in pineapple events such as pineapple eating contest, pineapple cooking contest. Contact the Harbour Island Tourist Office at 333-2621.

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Contact Mrs.Vonnia Pearce at 242-5513076. Event held in James’ Cistern.

Photo by Tom Glucksmann

Rock Sound Homecoming Festival For information please contact Mr. Pat Maynard at 557-7696 or 334-2194. Event held in Rock Sound Lower Bogue Homecoming Festival Contact Mr. Collin Moss at 242-335-1760 Event held in Lower Bogue.

APRIL

21st Cultural Earth Day Celebration, Bayfront Park, Governor’s Harbour

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Annual Cycling Race (40 ml bike ride) Event held in Gregory Town as a part of the Pineapple Festival. Contact Mr. Byron Musgrove at 242-425-1057.


8th 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.

Entertainment includes live band performances, Little Ms. Bluff – Eleuthera Beauty Pageant, food and drinks. For information contact Mrs. Ena Sweeting at 242-335-1880. Event held in The Bluff.

5th - 9th Annual Deep Creek Conch Fest

JUNKANOO SUMMER FESTIVAL Dates to be announced

The philosophy of this committee is to promote community and to strengthen the well being of society, economically, socially and spiritually. Contact Mrs. Donnalee Miller at 242-332-2142. Event is held in Deep Creek.

JULY

10th- 14th Savannah Sound Homecoming

Activities include fashion/cultural shows, down home cooking, dancing and live band performances. For information contact Mr. John Gibson at 332-2891. 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.

This festival sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism provides natives and visitors with a taste of the Christmas Junkanoo celebrations. The highly anticipated summer event features the best in Bahamian music, food, art and dance. For information, please contact Ms. Glenda Johnson at the Eleuthera Tourist Office at (242) 332-2142.

13th The South Eleuthera Mission

Every Saturday during the Bahamian Independence weekend, a Heritage and Cultural Fair and raffle is held where there’s entertainment such as Live Band performances, Junkanoo, Art Exhibition, Cooking and baking contests and lots more. For information, please contact Mr. Samuel Cartwright at 242-334-2948.

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Calendar of Events

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

JULY 31ST - AUGUST 5TH Bay Festival Hatchet Bay

Event held in Hatchet Bay. The purpose of this homecoming is to assist the settlement economically and to foster a closer relationship with the descendants and the community. Activities include marching band performances, worship, Little Miss Hatchet Bay Beauty Pageant and games. Contact Mr. Ricardo Dean at 554-6740

Back to the Bay Homecoming Festival

Event is held in Tarpum Bay. Like many other events, Back to the Bay Homecoming Festival consists of descendants and visitors returning to Tarpum Bay for a weekend of fun. Activities include junkanoo rush-out, cultural/talent shows, native food and drinks. The objective of the committee is to construct a multi-purpose community centre. The Tarpum Bay Community Centre is now under construction. For information contact Mr. Patrick Johnson, 334-4135.

AUGUST

3rd Walk for a Cure, Tarpum Bay

The purpose of this walk is to assist in the fight against cancer. For information, please contact Mrs. Debra Moxey at 242-334-4183.

SEPTEMBER

TBA Softball Playoff begins

Contact Mr. Andrea Butler at 242-332-2014 or 242-46-40616. Games held in Palmetto Point, Rock Sound, Governor’s Harbour and James’ Cistern.

OCTOBER

9th – 13th North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta

Event held in Harbour Island. This is a major event within the islands. Class A, B, and C Class boats are invited for competition. The onshore activities include live band performances, cultural shows, native food and drinks and Bahamian music. For information contact Mr. Martin Grant at 242-470-3600 or the Harbour Island Tourist Office at 242-333-2621.

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Wemyss Bight Homecoming Festival This festival was designed to bring Bahamians and visitors to Wemyss Bight to celebrate and reminisce. The event comprises of talent shows, food and drinks, live band performances and local crafts. For information contact Mr. James’ Young, at 334-0162.

19th Cancer Society – Eleuthera Walk for the Cure, Governor’s Harbour

The Cancer Society – Eleuthera Branch’s aim is to create awareness, education, prevention, research advocacy, care and cure of cancer. The purpose is to serve cancer patients, survivors and their families and persons who may be at risk across the Bahamas. For information please contact Ms. Juanita Pinder, President at 242-332-2984 or 242-332-1804

26th Annual Ride for Hope

Ride for Hope is an annual fund-raising cycling event held in Eleuthera. It is open to everyone, the young and young at heart. This event is held to raise money for cancer caring and treatment programs. Hope is also raised for those afflicted with cancer and awareness among the population at large that together, we all can make a difference. Hundreds of riders from around the world travel to Eleuthera to participate. For information please contact: 242-332-1804


October 31st - November 4th Governor’s Harbour Homecoming Festival

This festival attracts local people and visitors for a fun filled weekend. Activities include junkanoo, live band performances and games. For information contact Mr. Arthur Turnquest at 242-332-2748. Event held in Governor’s Harbour

NOVEMBER

20th – 24TH Green Castle Homecoming

This event attracts family and friends for a weekend of celebrations in cultural activities, food, drinks, live band performances and games. Contact Tony Butler at 3344281 for more information.

TBA Arts and Crafts Exhibition

For more information, contact the Eleuthera Tourist Office at 32-2142.

PLEASE NOTE:

Every Friday night the Governor’s Harbour Development Association have a Fish Fry at Anchor Bay in Governor’s Harbour. 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.

Eleuthera’s Farmers Market/Craft Show.

This event is held at the Market Place, Rock Sound the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. The goal of the farmer’s market is to showcase all that Eleuthera has to offer from the farm to the local handmade crafts. For information, please contact Mr. Ian Carey at (242) 334-4630.

Photo by Felicity Burrows

This annual event is sponsored by the Haynes Library, Governor’s Harbour. Artists on Eleuthera display and sell their art and craft. Food and drinks be on sale also. For information contact 242-332-2877. This event is held at the Haynes Library.

Junior Junkanoo

DECEMBER 26th Junkanoo

Junkanoo is the National Festival of the Bahamas; it represents our roots and it is our heritage. Junkanoo originated during the days of slavery when the slaves were given time off to celebrate the holidays with African dance, music and costume. The festival is named after “JOHN CANOE”, an African tribal chief who demanded the right to celebrate with his people even after being brought to the West Indies in Slavery. Junkanoo today is a traditional rally to cowbells, whistles and goat-skin drums as costumed revelers dance away. Contact the Eleuthera Tourist Office at 242-332-2142. Parades held in Tarpum Bay, Rock Sound and Harbour Island.

Daily Tour at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Governor’s Harbour.

The Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Eleuthera’s first national park, protects 25 acres of coppice and mangrove forest, with the goal of conserving indigenous species and researching Bahamian bush medicine. Visitors can explore the traditional uses of native trees and shrubs on the Medicinal Plant Trail, which groups plants according to the ailments they treat. The Mangrove Boardwalk will take you through an otherwise inaccessible wetland ecosystem. Birders will enjoy the Coppice Trail through a Bahamian hardwood forest where birds abound. The Preserve features a Welcome Centre and gift shop, as well as an open-air Education Pavilion. For information, please call:332-3831 or 225-7832. Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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Getting Ma

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in Eleuthera

ea breeze blowing, sun shining, and you and your sweetheart are standing in pink sand saying “I do”. Weddings happen all the time, around the world but you can’t get a better venue than Eleutherera Island, Bahamas. Here, getting married is a grand experience, a celebration that captures all of your senses in harmony. And the back drop of Eleutherera’s world renowned beaches would have your friends and family wanting to plan their weddings here too. And guess what......you don’t have to talk about it; your loved ones will do it for you for years. Eleuthera has been on the wedding scene for a long time; it’s now one of the most ideal destinations to start a life-long one. It’s so all inclusive, that you can plan your honeymoon here too. Still pristine, undeveloped and has a perfect weather record; Eleutherera gives couples that extra dose of article by Nassau Write, photos by boy meets girl.com

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closeness to God, loved ones and each other. Wedding planners like Boy Meets Girl, sets that ultimate environment that will radiate love; while at the same time, providing a good time, for you and your guests. Who knows how far they have traveled? And trust us, long after your wedding, they will come back……….. yeah we’re that good. Planning a wedding and “stressfree” are never in the same sentence, unless you’re doing it here. Wedding planners provide packages that are just as unique as your imagination and can go head to head with it too. Your style of entertainment, food, decor and activities; will be met for every moment of your stay. From the rehearsal dinner, to your reception and even your honeymoon night....you are covered. So whether you want to be flown in by helicopter or brought in by horseback………if you’re getting married in Eleuthera, then you’re doing it in style.


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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 Unique Village Resort (PP).... 332-1830 Pineapple Fields(GH)............ 332-2221 Rainbow Inn (RB).................. 335-0294 Romora Bay (HI)................... 333-2325 The Beach House (GH).......... 332-3387

All Inclusive Eleuthera Wedding Packages

Boy Meets Girl has put together “All Inclusive Wedding Package Deals” these packages have been created to take the stress out of planning your Eleuthera Wedding. Packages contain all essential elements of a destination wedding from flowers, entertainment, catering, videography, guest welcome packages and favors, to customized ceremony and reception decor designed to emulate our couples own unique personal style. Additional scheduled events can be added to packages such as rehearsal dinners, meet and greet bonfires, boys fishing charters and girls island adventure tours. The possibilities are endless!!! To obtain more information on the packages available contact us today on vacation@rainbowinn.com or visit http://www.boymeetsgirl-weddings.com

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Junkanoo Rush-out at Romora Bay, HI

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 Preacher’s Cave (NE) a large blue-shadowed cave, has been a lonstanding place of refuge since 1647. It

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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)

Photo courtesy of French Leave

Photo courtesy of French Leave

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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. courtesy of discover-eleuthera-bahamas.com

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

Cinemas

Globe Princess (GH) Every Day except Thursdays Lighthouse Beach

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 Lil Shan’s Watersports (HI).........422-9343 Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294

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

Sip a

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Car / Van Rentals

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 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

Available at:

Jimmy’s Wines & Spirits

Queen’s Highway (Opp. Airport), North Eleuthera Mon - Sat, 10am - 7pm • tel: 335-2101  PLUS all Bristol Wines & Spirits locations and all Truly Bahamian Liquor Stores

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what to do Ocean Fox Diving............. 333 2323 Valentine’s Dive Center (HI).......333-2080 dive@valentinesdive.com Romora Bay (HI)........................333-2325

Entertainment

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

Bars & Lounges / Nightlife Rainbow Inn (RB).......................335-0294 Dr. Seabreeze every Friday • Happy Hour daily 5:30-6:30pm • Every month Rake n’ Scrape 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 Rainbow Inn (RB)..........335-0294 or 470-7766

Ecotourism

Bahamas Out-Islands Adventures ...........................335-0349 Island Journeys (TB)...................334-4578 Pineapple Tours (RS)..................470-7876 One Eleuthera............................334-4630

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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


One Eleuthera...

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n the mid-1600’s, industrious Bermudian businessman and mariner Capt William Sayles landed on Citagoo Island – today’s Eleuthera. He and his fellow shipmates came in search of freedom, prosperity and a simple life. Recent archaeological finds at Preachers Cave, near Sayle’s landing site, and other historic sites around the island, offer evidence of daring explorations and adventures of those that came afterwards. Today, Eleutherians from all walks of life have united as One Eleuthera to reignite our community’s passion for and commitment to our little piece of Heaven on Earth. Together, we will rediscover and redefine Cigatoo as a place where our unique history, culture and heritage – forged over 1,500 years - inspires and guides the future of our beautiful island. Together… as One Eleuthera..

Tel: 242-334-4630

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what to do 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 Fishbone Tours...........................332-6524 Herman Higgs (HI).....................333-2372 Joe Cleare (HI)...........................333-2663 Naaman Rolle (JC)......................359-7166 Paul Petty (GH)..........................332-2963 Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294 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

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

In Eleuthera, water activities, other than swimming, include jet-skiing, kayaking, snorkeling explorations of shipwrecks just off shore and surfing. If you’re looking to give surfing a try, January, February, March, September and October are when you can catch the best waves. LiL Shan’s Watersports .............422-9343 Valentine’s Dive Center (HI).......333-2080 dive@valentinesdive.com Romora Bay (HI)........................333-2325 Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294

Photo by Tom Glucksmann

Fish Fry

Photo by Tom Glucksmann

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 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

Tours

Out-Islands Adventures..............335-0349 Fishbone Tours...........................332-6524

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Take a bit of your Eleuthera Vacation back home!

GET YOUR ELEUTHERA T-SHIRT AND OTHER SOUVENIRS, BAHAMIAN MADE & DESIGNED

T-Shirts • Caps • Bottle Openers Bags • Craft Items

Call: 242-677-5715

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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

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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

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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. 39

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Current Island

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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

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Dunmore Town

Harbour Island

Jacob’s Island

Man Island

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Advertisers 1 - Spanish Wells Damianos 2 - Harbour Island MOT •Dilly Dally •Valentines Resort Romora Bay 3 - North Eleuthera Bahama Hoppers 4 - Gregory Town Bahamas Out-Island Adventures 5 - Rainbow Bay Rainbow Inn 6 - Governors Harbour Sky Beach Club • MOT Office • The Beach House • HG Christie •Damianos • Ride for Hope Hut Pointe •

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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 The Glass Window Art Gallery (GT).. 359-7467 Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294 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

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Toya’s Beauty Spot (HI)...................... 333-2243 Clip & Curl (HI)............................... 333-2712 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

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shopping Cigars Ronnie’s Hi-D-Way (GH)................... 332-2307 The Beach House (GH)...................... 332-3387 Clothing/Dress Shops 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 Shop Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294

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 Tel: (242) 333-3109

located at the junction of King & Dunmore Streets Email: dillydallyhi@hotmail.com

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shopping Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294 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

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Native artwork at the Front Porch, HB Unique Hardware (PP)..................... 332-1288 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


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shopping 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 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

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 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

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

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

Non-Profit Organizations Island Journeys (TB).......................... 334-4578 Governors Harbour Sailing Club................................... 554-6950 Bahamas Methodist Habitat............... 335.6210 242.393.3726(BCMC)

TShirts Tees R Us (SW).................................. 557-7516 Rainbow Inn (RB).............................. 335-0294 Travel Agencies Destinations (GH)............................. 332-2720 Traverus Travel (HI)........................... 333-3604

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Fine dining at Valentines Resort, HI

For delicious tastes of the islands... choose from one of our many Bahamian, American and European eateries! Rainbow Inn............................. 335-0294 The Rainbow Inn Restaurant Steakhouse & Bar is a family run Inn. The Waserman family move to The Bahamas four years ago with a dream in their hearts and determination behind them. With each passing year this dream has become blissful reality. The hard work has paid off, the restaurant is top rated on the island of Eleuthera specializing in certified angus steaks, fresh Eleuthera seafood, woodfired pizza and organic vegetables grown on property. This lively hub has become a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, featuring live entertainment four nights a week and screening all major sporting events. Sitting atop four acres of tropical ocean views, the grounds have become a popular location for destination weddings and events, sleeping a total of 25 guests with freshly refurbished rooms and a private salt water pool. The Rainbow Inn family look forward caring for you on your next visit to Eleuthera. Romora Bay’s Restaurants......... 333-2325 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! 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 JourEleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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where to dine nal, 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 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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Bahamian Recipes

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Guava Duff Ingredients

2 oz butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs beaten 2 cups guava pulp 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cloves 3 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder black pepper taste

Directions Cream together the butter and sugar for about 30 minutes, then add the eggs and continue to mix for a further 5 minutes. Blend in the guava pulp, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Sift together the flour and baking powder, then fold it into the mixture. Pour the mixture into the top of a greased double boiler and steam for approximately 2 hours, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.

Banks Road, Governors Harbour, French Leave Beach Open Everyday 11am - 5pm Monday & Thursday. till 11pm with Live Music Sunday 12noon- 3pm

332-3387

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Dining Chart

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GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR • PALMETTO PT JAMES CISTERN • HATCHET BAY Buccaneer Club Restaurant • 332-2000 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 NEW Da Perk Cafe (GH) • 332-2620 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 The Beach House (GH) • 332-3387 The Front Porch Rest. & Bar (HB) • 335-0727 NEW Twin Brothers (HB) • 225-9909 or 335-0730 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 The Laughing Lizard Café • 470-6992 The Cove Rest. (Airconditioned) • 335-5142 Daddy Joe’s Restaurant • 335-5688

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The Front Porch (HB)............... 335-0727 The Front Porch Restaurant & Bar is an authentic Bahamian owned and operated business. It is ideally located on Queen’s Highway in Hatchet Bay, boasting outstanding harbour views. With a passion for cooking and hospitality, you’ll eat like island royalty with seafood creations inspired by fresh, seasonal products fused with culinary skill and expertise. The distinct beachcomber’s finds decor reflects the restaurant’s casual style with a focus mainly on ‘personal cheffing’. Great pleasure is taken in getting to know customers and consistently deliver-

ing a delicious and personal dining experience that exceeds expectations on every visit. Reservations are recommended, as daily menus are tailored to suit customers’ personal preferences. Additional features include local souvenirs, catering services, complete water sports rentals and boat charters. Coming this winter, learn from the pros, Bahamian cooking classes, where those enthusiastic about food and drinks can have fun and get ‘islandized’. At The Front Porch you’ll find all the ingredients to cook up a delicious vacation experience!

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Dining Chart

Live Music

Happy Hour RES• Reservations

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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LIGHTHOUSE POINT Situated at the southern tip of Eleuthera, developable 700 acres, miles of pristine beaches, bordered on three sides by beautiful turquoise waters. An ideal setting for a grand vision. WEB: 4000031546 US$20m. George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211

GAULDING CAY the Cay houSe Generously proportioned 4 bed 3 bath home provides the ultimate in beachfront and island living. Living areas open to gracious decks offering remarkable views. Very private. WEB: 16142 US$2.5m. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

WINDERMERE ISLAND Sandpiper Nestled on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Savannah Sound, 2,000 sq. ft. 3 bed 2 bath private retreat on 1.19 acres. Swimming pool. Gated island community. WEB: 12800 New Price US$1.4m. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

TARPUM BAY Stella di Mare Beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. 3 bed 3 bath seaside villa on a 2-mile-plus pink sand beach offers Atlantic oceanfront living on Winding Bay. Great room with fireplace, generator, good rental history. Turnkey. WEB: 14463 US$1.1m. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

SOUTH PALMETTO POINT laguna Exceptional 2,450 sq. ft. 3 bed 2 bath waterfront home. Enclosed courtyard, tropical landscape, 3-zone A/C, hurricane windows, R/O water and 2 vehicles. Turnkey. WEB: 13093 NEW PRICE US$889,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

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HARBOUR ISLAND 360˚ ocean views at this 3 bed 3½ bath house on 2 acres. Guest cottage, superb rental history. 100 yards to 3-mile pink sand beach. WEB: 16255 US$3.8m. George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211

BANKS ROAD CapriCorn House Luxury villa on 16 acres, 600 feet of prime pink sand beach. Main house with 5 bedroom suites and separate guest cottage. WEB: 16211 US$4.5m. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

TARPUM BAY GlenelG estate Private sea-to-sea estate, over 60 acres with 1,300 feet of private beachfront. Main house and two guest cottages. WEB: 16285 US$5.5m. George.Damianos@SothebysRealty.com 242.362.4211

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WINDERMERE ISLAND Prime location, 2 bed 3 bath cottage with ensuite baths and private patios enjoy Atlantic Ocean views. Private island made famous for its lovely pink sand beach, discrete celebrity and royal visitors.WEB: 15833 US$685,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

WINDERMERE ISLAND Renovated, upgraded, ground floor 2 bed 2 bath unit. Professionally managed, low maintenance. Beautiful, private and exclusive five mile long island with single bridge access and gated security.WEB: 16145 US$395,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

OLEANDER GARDENS Bella ManGo Landscaped hillside garden with fruit trees and flowering plants; renovated, furnished, one 2 BR and four 1 BR units. Fully-equipped kitchens and private baths. WEB: 14507 Was $425,000 Now $395,000. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

WYKEE ESTATES Beautiful 3 bedroom home offers incredible water views and large open plan living/dining areas with vaulted ceilings. Ten minutes from Governor’s Harbour and the Governor’s Hbr. International Airport. WEB: 4000032674 $895,000. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

PALMETTO SHORES FoolisH pleasure Large private elevated waterfront home on lush one acre lot.Two BR home upstairs and a 1 BR apt. below with large garage. Small beach area, boat launch and two lots also available for sale. WEB: 4000032505 $495,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY Blue skies Very well built, solid home with exceptional panoramic views in all directions. Comfortable modern design, expansive front patio. Fantastic roof top deck. Offered fully furnished with an adjacent lot. WEB: 4000031630 $395,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

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SAVANNA SOUND Sea DreamS Charming tropical paradise located on the highly coveted Ten Bay Beach near Savannah Sound. Solid, well built 1 BR 1 bath home with incredible crystal clear, calm waters at your feet. WEB: 16350 $440,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY Coral reef Two identical 2 BR, 2 bath units with open kitchen, living and dining areas offered fully furnished. Excellent rental history. Great views of the Atlantic and short walk to Smuggler’s Beach. WEB: 4000031156 $395,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GREGORY TOWN Elevated with 250 feet of beautiful coastline and almost an acre of land. Private 2 bedroom 1 bath villa with great views. Short distance to the North Eleuthera airport, banking and shopping.WEB: 4000030375 $397,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY oCeanSong Waterfront 2 bedroom 2 bath vacation retreat located next to a park site. Open living/dining/kitchen, covered deck and sun porch. Separate guest efficiency. Good rental history. WEB: 13302 US$395,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY Waterfront home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Solid concrete construction and a new roof. Great deck overlooking the sea, free-standing garage, large rainwater tanks and more. Needs TLC. WEB: 15769 $245,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

CUPID’S CAY Rare opportunity to own and live on Cupid’s Cay, the heart and soul of the Governor’s Harbour community and one of the first settlements in the Bahamas. Historic 3 bed 1 bath home needs TLC. WEB: 13286 $180,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

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WINDERMERE ISLAND utoPia Perched on a ridge with Atlantic Ocean views, handsome 3 bedroom home is surrounded by lush vegetation. Private fresh water swimming pool. Exclusive island with Club, fine dining. WEB: 4000032510 US$750,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GREGORY TOWN Quiet and secluded with breathtaking views over the calm seas makes this an ideal island retreat. Main house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living dining area that open to the patios and the sea beyond. WEB: 16146 $525,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

TARPUM BAY Waterfront 2 storey duplex, each 3 bed 2 bath unit has ground floor living areas, upstairs bedrooms. Great location in a quiet cul-desac with direct water access for swimming and fishing. WEB: 16143 Was $246,000 Now $225,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR Blue marlin Well built 2 bed 1.5 bath home has a kitchen/living room with high ceilings that allow the warm natural sunlight in. The dining room overlooks a sparkling pool and the ocean beyond.WEB: 13486 $325,000.Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY Sweet SurrenDer Immaculate, well built 1,200 sq. ft. 3 bed 1 bath home on two lots. Large open kitchen/ dining /living. Two guest bedrooms and master bedroom with private balcony are upstairs. WEB: 13983 New Price $265,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RAINBOW BAY Value PriCeD Cottage Charming two pod cottage with sea to sea views! Two identical pods are constructed with hardy Amazon Brazilian hardwoods offer warmth, security and long lasting comfort. WEB: 14952 $95,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

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RAINBOW BAY An exceptional island lifestyle at an affordable price. Solid, well built waterfront three bedroom home, meticulously maintained and upgraded over the years. Turn-key. Sold fully furnished and appointed. WEB: 16357 $650,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

PALMETTO POINT Duplex ApArtments Fully furnished duplex, each unit offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, open plan living/dining, appliances and utility. Situated at the foot of elevated 1.5 acre lot with room for expansion. WEB: 13301 $210,000. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

RAINBOW BAY mY wAY Charming 2 bed 1 bath ranch style home with attached garage, laundry and workshop on 10,880 sq. ft. lot. Excellent sea views. Cathedral ceilings throughout and beautiful native stone enhancements. WEB: 12316 US$295,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR sweet Corn An elegant new development of fine homes designed in the Bahamian Colonial style. Main house 2 BR 2.5 baths plus studio/guest apartment complete with kitchenette and bath. WEB: 4089 US$890,000. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR Yellow House An elegant new development. Main house 4 BR 5 baths, living areas open to verandahs, patios and a private swimming pool offering the serenity of idyllic, island life. WEB: 4090 US$990,000. Angelika.Bacchus@SothebysRealty.com 242.332.2820

RIDLEY HEAD ArAwAk CottAge Elevated waterfront 3 bed, 3½ bath home has 3 bedroom suites with private entrances on the ground floor. The 2nd floor features the living room and kitchen. Deeded beach access, shared dock. WEB: 15846 $595,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

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SPANISH WELLS Blue skies Picturesque 3 BR 2 bath home. Second floor master suite with sea views. Ground floor has 2 guest bedrooms/office, full bath, laundry, eat-in kitchen, living room, screened porch and detached 2-car garage.WEB: 12063 US$495,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS 28tH street Western location, single family 1,900 sq. ft. home with 3 bedrooms 2 baths, living room, kitchen, office, laundry room, storage room, 2-car garage, patio and swimming pool. WEB: 10082 Offered at $695,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS DejA Vu Historic 1 bed 1 bath cottage, built in the early 1900’s, will take you back to a simpler less hectic way of life. Partial ocean views from the front porch and the 2nd floor bedroom. WEB: 12183 Was $249,000 Now $189,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS HArBoursiDe Statuesque 2,700 sq. ft. 4 bed 3 bath home overlooks its own private 95-ft. dock on the tranquil harbour between Spanish Wells and Russell Island. 17,697 sq. ft. property. WEB: 10109 $895,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS ellA mAY’s CottAge Charming historic 2 bed 1 bath hilltop cottage, painstakingly restored to its original appearance with modern conveniences. A short walk from the beach. WEB: 10797 New Price $395,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS AlBurY’s seA Breeze Hillside 3 bed 2 bath with harbour views, 2,860 sq. ft., hurricane shutters, generator and garage. Set back from the street with a large back yard and lots of room for entertaining. WEB: 15903 $425,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

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RUSSELL ISLAND windswePt Elevated waterfront 2,750 square foot 3 bed 2 bath home is ideal for the fishing enthusiast! Spacious 16,388 sq. ft. lot. Fabulous ocean views. WEB: 11369 New Price, $825,000. Motivated Seller! Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

RIDLEY HEAD cigattO cOttage Enjoy the peace and quiet of island living. Living areas open to verandahs and patios at this waterfront 5 bed 5½ bath home with private suites, pool, tennis court and lovely sea views. WEB: 16043 $795,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

RUSSELL ISLAND Bella sera Waterfront, elevated 3 storey 3 bed 2½ bath home offers panoramic sea views. Harwood floors, custom cabinets, cathedral ceilings and deck. Situated on a large 19,000 sq. ft. lot. WEB: 10110 $995,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

RUSSELL ISLAND neVer say neVer Two storey island retreat enjoys lush, peaceful surroundings of a mature garden. Each floor has 1 BR 1½ baths, laundry, kitchen, living room and wrap-around porch. WEB: 15618 Was $491,000 Now $330,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

RUSSELL ISLAND Ocean Views sOuth Charming 3 bed 2 bath cottage on 0.9 acre lot with open living room/kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, ceiling fans, split unit A/C and tile floors. WEB: 10612 New Price $600,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

SPANISH WELLS Place n the sun Spacious and fully furnished modern 3 bed 2 bath family home with outdoor living areas and lovely garden offering an array of colors and textures. 15kW generator, 17,220 sq. ft. lot. WEB: 15686 $485,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

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GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR hunter estates Stunning 24.35 acres on prime beachfront property. Over 700 feet of frontage on gorgeous sun soaked pink sand beach stretching for miles. Full access to utilities. WEB: 4000030907 $3,500,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR Prime acreage Magnificent prime 25 acres, strategically located just north of Governor’s Harbour is sea to sea and adjacent to the world famous French Leave Beach. Excellent elevations. WEB: 10183 US$4.9m. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

SOUTH PALMETTO POINT acreage with structures Estate property 2.966 acres with 334 feet of prime water/beachfront offers great potential. Existing structures on the property are in need of renovation. WEB: 14499 US$599,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

GREGORY TOWN acreage with hillside studiO Set on three acres and nestled on a hillside with gorgeous views this charming cottage is the perfect starter island home.A great value 3 acres plus a studio cottage! WEB: 12797 New Price $155,000. Jonathan.Morris@SothebysRealty.com 242.557.7917

RUSSELL ISLAND sOuthside waterfrOnt Property encompasses approximately 16,000 sq. ft. with 50 feet on the ocean and 50 feet of road frontage. Sea wall. Located on Russell Island’s western end. WEB: 15147 New Price $199,999. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

RUSSELL ISLAND sOuthside OceanfrOnt This oceanfront lot encompases 34,151 square feet with 111 feet on the ocean. The depth is 315 feet on the east side and 358 feet on the west side. WEB: 16029 Asking $375,000. Darrin.Sands@SothebysRealty.com 242.333.4590

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Airport Beachfront Exceptional 1-acre parcel, pink sand beach. New Price $265,000. Jonathan Morris.

11529

Banks Road Property is 20,293 sq. ft. lot opposite the famous French Leave Beach. $375,000. Jonathan Morris.

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Breezeway Estates Elevated 20,353 sq. ft. lot with 100 feet of prime waterfront. $295,000. Jonathan Morris.

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Eleuthera Island Shores Lot 4, Block 32. 9,600 sq. ft. One lot from the ocean. Sea views. $23,500. J. Morris.

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Eleuthera Island Shores Lot 18, Block 42, Section E. Corner lot 14,250 sq. ft. $25,000. Darrin Sands.

5861

Eleuthera Island Shores Lot 8, Block 44, Section E. 14,400 sq. ft., on Ocean Blvd. $30,000. Darrin Sands.

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Eleuthera Island Shores Lot 16, Block 64, Section H, Inner Circle Dr. Great building lot. $37,000. A. Bacchus.

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Eleuthera Island Shores Lots 25 & 26, Block 23, Section K. 19,800 sq. ft. Both lots for $99,900. J. Morris.

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Eleuthera Island Shores Lot 10, Block 12, Section C. 137 feet of waterfront, oversized lot. $110,000. J. Morris.

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French Leave Beach Stunning beach front property, 12,398 sq. ft. Lot D. $750,000. Angelika Bacchus.

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French Leave Beach Beautiful 24,935 sq. ft. residential lot with 75’ on the beach. $950,000. Jonathan Morris.

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Governor’s Harbour Airport Beach, elevated 2 acres, 504 ft. of pink sand beach. US$1.6m. Angelika Bacchus.

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Governor’s Harbour Stunning 18 acres sea-to-sea property. 200 ft. sandy beach. $2,500,000. Jonathan Morris.

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Governor’s Harbour Prime 25 acres, sea to sea, just north of Governor’s Harbour. $4,900,000. Jonathan Morris.

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Hut Point Two fully serviced lots with views of the sea and deeded beach access $50,000 per lot. J. Morris.

4000032547 Rainbow Bay Exceptional sea views, elevations over 100 feet. Lot 15, Block 11, Section. A. $25,000. J. Morris. 4938

Rainbow Bay Corner lot in a quiet section, elevations up to 125’. Lot 26, Block 3, Sect. A. $33,000. J. Morris.

4000030491 Rainbow Bay Estate sized lot, elevations up to 45 ft., sea views. Lot 14, Block 27, Section B. $40,000. J. Morris. 4953

Rainbow Bay Minutes from the beach, 9,600 sq. ft. Lot 27, Block 9, Section A. $45,000. Angelika Bacchus.

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Rainbow Bay Gorgeous waterview lot, 17,090 sq. ft. Lot 29, Block 52, Sect. D. $50,000. Angelika Bacchus.

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Rainbow Bay Hilltop lot, 10,800 sq. ft., 65'+ elevations, views. Lot 34, Block 19, Sect. B. $50,000. D. Sands.

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Rainbow Bay Elevations over 65 feet, 10,800 sq. ft. Lot 32, Block 19, Section B. $55,000. Angelika Bacchus.

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Rainbow Bay Double Waterfront Lots. Lots 84 & 85, Block 39, Section D. $70,000 per lot. Jonathan Morris.

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Rainbow Bay Waterfront lot, gentle slope to water. Lot 54 Block 39, Sect. D. New Price $88,000. J. Morris.

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Rainbow Bay Waterfront lot, 16,538 sq. ft., 90 ft. waterfrontage. Lot 30, Blk. 39, Sect. C. $120,000. D. Sands.

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Rainbow Bay Prime beachfront lot, 100' on the sea, 40' elevations. Lot 3, Block 20, Sect. B. $135,000. J. Morris.

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Russell Island Southside Waterfront. Approx. 16,000 sq. ft.with 50' of ocean frontage. $199,999. Darrin Sands.

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Russell Island Hilltop .49 acre parcel consists of 2 residential lots with water views. $215,000. Darrin Sands.

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Russell Island Schoolmaster Hole, 100 ft. of waterfront. WAS $380,000 NOW $250,000. Darrin Sands.

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Russell Island Southside Oceanfront. Property is 34,151 sq. ft. with 111' on the ocean. $375,000. Darrin Sands.

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Russell Island Ocean Views North .987 acre waterfront lot overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. $645,000. D. Sands.

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Spanish Wells Lot 11, 24th Street. 11,200 sq. ft. lot with mature Mango Trees. $129,000. Darrin Sands.

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Ten Bay Beach Two elevated lots approx. ¼ acre each with deeded beach access $25,000 per lot. J. Morris.

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Ten Bay/Kemp’s Creek Large, elevated 1.6 acre parcel with 100' water frontage. New Price $130,000. J. Morris.

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Windermere Island Exclusive waterfront lot. Was $350,000. New Price $299,000. Jonathan Morris.

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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

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s New York Times Travel writer Denny Lee describes Eleuthera: “This 100-mile-long Bahamian fishing island, with its spectacular barrier reefs and lazy pace, is being groomed as the next big thing… But for everything that Eleuthera lacks, there is a beach with your name on it. Gaulding Cay Beach is so shallow that you can walk out 150 feet and still be waist-high in water. French Leave Beach is arguably the most beautiful, with pink-hued sands hemmed by crystal-blue water. Surfer’s Beach is for wave riders, but there are also beaches for snorkelers, swimmers and shell collectors.” This island has experienced celebrity glamour as early as the 1940’s when British royalty flocked to Windermere Island, a private gated island located a few yards off the Atlantic Coast of Eleuthera. Today to the north-east of Eleuthera, Harbour Island, a three-mile long isle with coral pink sand draws well-known fashion icons and supermodels to its shores. Eleuthera is being rediscovered so come to Eleuthera..... Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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real estate General Procedure

for Non-Bahamians wanting to own Property in The Bahamas. The International Persons Landholding Act passed in 1993 made it easier for non-Bahamians and companies under their control to own property. 1. A non-Bahamian or permanent resident who purchases or acquires an interest in a condominium or property to be used by him as a single family dwelling or for construction of such dwelling must apply to the secretary to the Investment Board to register the purchase following completion of the purchase. 2. Upon receipt of the above the acquisition is registered and a certificate of registration issued. 3. A permit to acquire property is required as a pre-condition to completion of the purchase if the property is undeveloped land and the purchaser would become the owner of two or more contiguous acres. A permit is also required in cases where property being purchased is not for use as a single family dwelling (for example if the purchaser is buying a resort, restaurant or other commercial venture). 4. Non-Bahamians who own homes in The Bahamas may apply to the director of immigration for an annual home owner’s residence card. This entitles the owner, spouse and dependent children to enter and remain in The Bahamas for the duration of the validity of the card. This is intended to facilitate entry but does not confer resident status. All applications for permits along with fees made payable to the Public Treasury should be submitted to the Ministry of Financial Services & Investments for consideration by the Investment Board.

Fee Schedule

Certificate of Registration fee.……$250.00 Permit Fee...................................$500.00 Annual home owner’s residence card.............................$500.00

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What is Stamp Duty?

Although there are no taxes on Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

capital gains, inheritance, corporate and personal income, dividends and interest in The Bahamas there are Real Property Tax and Stamp Duty. A one time Stamp Duty is payable on real estate transactions calculated on the value of property which is not always the sale price and is a prerequisite to having your ownership registered.

The Government Stamp Tax on Property Conveyances

The government Stamp Duty on the property conveyance or realty transfer is graded as follows: Up to & Including Stamp Duty $0-$20,000.00....................................4% $20,000.01-$50,000.00......................6% $50,000.01-$100,000.00....................8% $100,000.01-$250,000.00................10% Over $250,000.00.............................12% In property sales the vendor and the purchaser each pay half the Stamp Duty unless otherwise agreed. Real Property Tax In respect of owner-occupied property up to $250,000............................ exempt $250,000 - $500,000.......................3/4% $500,0001 - $500,000.00...................1% $500,000.00 +...................................¾% In respect of unimproved property up to $3,000......................................$30 $3001- $100,000................................1% $100,001 or more.........................1 1/2% In respect of any other property: up to $500,000...................................1% $500,001 or more.............................. 2%

5 Top reasons to invest here! Stable Economy - Moderate rate of inflation, rising employment and strengthened reserves all point to our stable economy. No direct taxes - on profits, income, capital gains, corporate earnings, sales, inheritance or dividends. Bahamian Currency - one-onone to BS and USD makes far easier transactions. Time - Eastern Standard Time - this makes work day transactions possible for those doing business in New York, London or Geneva.

Climate - the beautiful clear waters, sun, sand and beaches.


real estate Other Fees

The lawyer who prepares the conveyance typically charges a fee of 21/2% of the sale price. Real estate agents charge a 6% commission on the sale of developed and 10% undeveloped residential or commercial property.

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Real Estate Listings

Asa Bethel Real Estate (GH)...... 332-1305 Sky Beach Club............800-605-9869 www.skybeachclub.com 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 Sotheby’s International Realty... 332-2820 info.Bahamas@SothebysRealty.com SIRbahamas.com (GH) Jonathan Morris........... 557-7917 (GH) Angelika Bacchus......... 470-9019 (SW) Darrin Sands................ 557-7071 ERA Dupuch Real Estate....... 333-4046 Clay Sweeting, Realtor Eleuthera Properties.............. 332-2539 French Leave......................... 332-3616 www.frenchleaveresort.com 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 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

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 Misiewicz & Co.............. 242-328-0396 Counsel & Attorneys At Law www.misiewiczlaw.com

Sales Rentals Appraisals

GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR 242.332.3404 Sales@HGChristie.com HGChristie.com

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where to stay

where to stay

Enjoy your stay with Valentines, HI

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

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o you’ve figured out where you want to spend your two weeks vacation, but you haven’t quite worked out where you’re going to stay when you get there. Fortunately for you, the people of Eleuthera have thought ahead and planned pleasurable dwellings for you and the whole family. There are many resorts where you can rest your head on your trip. Ofcourse Eleuthera is not limited to hotels or resorts. Awaiting those who wish, are personal villas and cottages for a sense of undisturbed, uninterrupted pleasure and relaxation; all waiting for you! Adventurer’s Resort (SW)...........333-4883 Atlantic Suites (GH)...................332-1882 Bucanneer Club (GH).................332-2000 Barettas Seashell Inn (HI)...........333-2361 Cambridge Villas (GT)................335-5080 Cottages at George Street (RS) ...........................................334-2957 http://www.eleuthera-cottages.com Coral Sands Hotel (HI)...............333-2350 Dunmore Beach Club (HI)..........333-2200 Eagle One Motel (HI).................333-2667 Ethel’s Cottages (TB)...................334-4233 Green Castle Motel (GC)............334-6269 Guinep Tree Motel Inn (GH)......332-3074

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Hilltop View (RS).......................334-2123 Hut Pointe (GH).....................332--3530 http://www.hutpointe.com hutpointe@aol.com 760.908.6700 Reservations

This charming, family owned, eco-friendly resort featuring seven tastefully decorated suites on lush grounds near Governors Harbour on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. Each spacious, fully air-conditioned suite has two bedrooms, featuring a king size bed in the master and two twin beds in the second bedroom, a large living room, full-service kitchen (microwave, refrigerator/freezer, gas stove and oven), dining area and bathroom. We also offer satellite television, telephones, ceiling fans


where to stay and DVD players in each room and balconies on our second floor suites. 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

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! Royal Palm Hotel (HI)................333-2735 Runaway Hill Club (HI) ............333-2150 Sammy’s Place (RS).....................334-2121 Sea Side Inn (DC).......................334-8179

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where to stay Sea View Motel (TB)...................335-1287 Seven Gables Estates ..................335-0070 Sky Beach Club..........................332-3422 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 Quality Inn Cigatoo (GH)........ 332-3060 The Cove Eleuthera....................335-5142 The Duck Inn (GH)....................332-2608 The Landing (HI).......................333-2707 The Rock Sound Club (RS).........334-2700 The Villas at Gaulding Cay.........335-5688 Tingum Village Hotel (HI)..........333-2161 Tropical Dreams Motel Resort (PP)....................332-163 Unique Village Resort (PP).........332-1830 http://ww.uniquevillage.com 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. 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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information

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 Health The Ministry of Health operates the Government 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. 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, trav-

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

eling 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 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 Eleuthera Visitors’ Guide

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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 Major networks and news channels are available including ZNS1.

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

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.

Traffic Rules KEEP LEFT. Seat belts are mandatory. If you are walking where there is no sidewalk, face oncoming traffic.

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t was recorded that in 1648 Captain William Sayle led a group of Christians called the Eleutheran Adventurers on a voyage to seek religious freedom from Bermuda. Their voyage ended in a ship-wreck off of Eleuthera, in The Bahamas at the Devils Back Bone. There they discovered a huge cavern where they sought shelter. History has it that a large stone formation inside the cave served as a pulpit and it was here the Adventuers held the first Christian religious service in the Bahamas At present, this historical place is being investigated for evidence as to who the Arawak Indians really were. It is visited by domestic and international tourists, mainly for interest in the rich facts or to soak up the sun on an exotic pink sandy beach nearby.

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. 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.

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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