Governor’s Harbour, located in the center of Eleuthera, is an ideal locale for a summer, or winter, extended-stay getaway for families and friends. With its pink sand beaches, quaint shops, and colonial feel, a vacation to this Bahamian destination wouldn’t be complete with out a day trip to opulent Harbour Island, and Governor’s Harbour offers a mix of the best restaurants, nightlife, stores and services for a home-away-from-home feel, from grocery stores to banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, dive shop and medical clinic.
The area boasts a collection of 19th-century homes and churches overlooking the harbor; and for seafood lovers, fresh fish and lobster can be purchased every afternoon from local fisherman at the town dock.
Properties on Governor’s Harbour offering fall savings include the Peach Hilltop House, a 1-bedroom, 1.5 bath property that sleeps two. This property is located on the hilltop above Governor’s Harbour, in a small community of homes called Governor’s Estate. Rates are $1,350 per week; $193 per night from now to Dec. 20. Click here for details and reservations.
If you’re traveling with a bigger group, look into the Tir Na N’og Beachfront Estate, which offers five bedrooms on a 10-acre property of gardens and walkways with a private beach, immaculate lawns with coconut palms, flowers, fruit trees and a private tennis court. Rates are $3,950 per week from Sept. 3 to Nov. 22. For details and reservations, click here.
It’s go big or go home with the Lush Life Beachfront Estate. This massive property boasts 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and sleeps 27! Located on the pristine, pink sand French Leave Beach, this property goes for $11,000 per week from Aug. 25 to Oct. 25. For details and reservations, click here.
Eleuthera has three airports: Governor’s Harbour (GHB) in central Eleuthera, North Eleuthera (ELH) in the north and a smaller airport at Rock Sound in the south. Daily flights are offered from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Nassau. Non-stop flights to Nassau are available from many major gateways such as Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas and Toronto.