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Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The Glass Window Bridge - Gregory Town, Central Eleuthera
Photo © Bahamas Ministry of Tourism - The Glass Window Bridge - Gregory Town, Central Eleuthera
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Eleuthera

Eleuthera is an island for adventurers; not just because English Puritans, otherwise known as the Eleutheran Adventurers, settled here in the 1600s seeking refuge from religious persecution. The island provides opportunity to crawl amongst the stalagmites and stalactites of inland caves, swim in seemingly bottomless blue holes, rock climb along limestone ridges, or free jump from cliffs into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Although its natural habitats are suited for daredevils, they just as well provide romantic vistas for easy-going sunset walks and scenic tours for structured itineraries.

 Festival or Event
Eleuthera Junkanoo Parade
   
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Eleuthera Junkanoo Parade

Junkanoo, the National Festival of The Bahamas, represents an important part of our culture....

 Outdoor Adventures
Starfish Bed
   
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Fishbone Tours

This tour operator offers unique outdoor adventures that can be customized according to your...

 Action Opportunities
Eleuthera Cancer Society Building
   
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Cancer Society of The Bahamas Eleuthera Branch

Eleuthera residents can: volunteer their time make financial donations participate in the...

 Festival or Event
A young boy eats a pineapple during a contest at the Pineapple Festival.
   
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Pineapple Festival

This event is held every year on the Bahamas Labour Day weekend. Bahamians and visitors from all...

 Natural Area
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
   
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Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Located in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, the Preserve is operated by the Bahamas National...

 Natural Area
Lighthouse Beach, South Eleuthera
   
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Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach is considered to be one of the most magnificent beaches in The Bahamas. It is...

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Quick Facts

Area: 187 sq. miles
Population: 8,000 persons
Highest Point: 168 feet
Location: 50 miles east of New Providence and approximately 200 miles east of Florida
Origin of the Name: The name Eleuthera can be traced to William Sayle. He used a modification of the Greek word for “Freedom,” as it was religious freedom that he and his group were in search of when they left Bermuda.