Governors Harbour, Eleuthera
Governor’s Harbour is a pretty town of timber houses set on the curve of Cupid’s Bay and Rock Sound to the south of the island. It’s the largest town on Eleuthera dotted with picturesque, gingerbread houses. Governor’s Harbour is enjoying a rejuvenation and influx of investment over the past several years and is quickly becoming one of the new it spots in The Bahamas. Not far off is one of Eleuthera’s famous `Blue Holes’, an inland lake connected to the ocean deep underwater. Bone Fishing is great in this shallow water harbor.
Airport code is GHB.
WHAT TO DO
- Haynes’ Library : A historical landmark and host to weekly social events. Also look for its internet café.
- Leon Levy Native Plant Reserve: Walk miles of scenic trails in this 25-acre nature preserve located on Banks Road. Funded by the Leon Levy Foundation and operated by the Bahamas National Trust, the preserve serves as an environmental education center with a focus on traditional bush medicine. Follow the boardwalk over a small waterfall and take the path to the Observation Tower to see hundreds of indigenous trees, plants, and wildlife such as mangroves, five-finger plants, and bullfinches. Group tours are available, or if you’d prefer to tour the preserve on your own, the welcome center will provide you with a map and a plant identification guide.
- Ocean View Farm: Horse Riding on the beach or on trails on their 12.5 acre property, a must do for all horse riding fans.
- Bonefishing is very popular here. Half day trip with guide for 2 people is approx. $250.00.
- Discover by car the many deserted pink beaches and snorkeling coves.
- Dining options include : Tippy’s on the beach, 1648 Bar & Grille, Pascals Oceanfront Seafood Restaurant, Bank Roads Deli, Waterfront Cafe
Governor’s Harbour & South Eleuthera Hotels:
We can assist with reservations and flights to the following hotel properties in Governor’s Harbour and South Eleuthera
- Cape Eleuthera Resort
- Squires Estate
- Pineapple Fields