Travel Tips

Enjoying Eleuthera is Easy; Here are Some Tips that Will Make Your Visit Even Better!

Once you arrive by plane or ferry, here are some tips and information on things such as renting a car, getting cash, buying groceries and what to do if you need medical attention.

You can fly directly to Eleuthera from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami. Nassau is the shortest flight (just 20 minutes to Eleuthera) and has the most flights per day, so if you can get to Nassau easily – that may work best for you. (The Bahamas government also subsidizes many flights in and out of Nassau, so the fares are often advantageous.) Southern Air, Pineapple Air and Bahamas Air all fly from Nassau to Eleuthera multiple times a day, including flights to Governor’s Harbour at 8 a.m., noon, 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

IMPORTANT: These flights between Nassau and Eleuthera do not appear on websites such as Expedia, so you won’t find them in typical flight searches. You can view and book available flights from all three airlines at once by using the booking engine on this webpage:

Make sure you arrive in Nassau no later than 2:30 p.m., and you’ll be able to catch the last flight out. An important tip to breeze through customs in Nassau: There is a separate line if you are going on to Eleuthera, and there is never anyone in that line. To use that line, follow the signs for “Family Island Intransit” and “Family Island Connections”. On your return flight, allow 2 ½ hours between arriving in Nassau and your departing flight to the U.S. because you will be clearing U.S. customs in Nassau, rather than upon arrival in the U.S. Flights between Nassau and Governor’s Harbour cost just $65 to $70 each way.

If you don’t have a convenient flight to Nassau from an airport near you, you can fly to Eleuthera non-stop via one of the Florida airports. From Fort Lauderdale, Silver Airways has a flight several times a week to Governor’s Harbour (GHB) and a separate flight to North Eleluthera (ELH) almost every day. From Miami, American Airlines offers non-stop jet service to North Eleuthera (ELH) almost every day. Governor’s Harbour airport is just a few miles from the property and North Eleuthera airport is 50 minutes away. However, the drive from North Eleuthera is pleasant and scenic, with interesting stops to make along the way, so don’t let that deter you.

Eleuthera Checklist –

  • Sunscreen and Aloe Vera
  • Multiple bathing suits
  • Sunglasses and hats, if you’re fishing, bring polarized sunglasses
  • Bottle opener
  • Bug spray
  • Waterproof cases and bags to keep your things dry
  • Flashlight
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Cell phone service, check with your carrier to confirm coverage or consider renting a cell phone while you’re in Eleuthera, most U.S., Canadian and European cell phones will work on the island, but international roaming charges are steep
  • Sneakers, flip flops, sandals and water shoes
  • Jambox, if your hotel doesn’t include a radio, don’t forget yours if you want to set the mood with some reggae in the room and on the beach
  • Cash, avoid ATM fees, U.S. currency and the Bahamian Dollar are at par and both are accepted everywhere
  • There is a departure tax of $15.00 per person, which may be built into the price of your ticket, check with the carrier. If it is not built into the price of your ticket it is collected when checking in at the airport on the day of departure – only cash is accepted so set money aside for departure. Exact change is appreciated and will expedite the check-in process.

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