A long, thin island located in the Bahamas archipelago, Eleuthera is renowned for its picture-postcard pink sand beaches that provide the perfect remedy for travellers seeking rest and relaxation. The island also has a distinctively bohemian vibe, which combines with world class diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and boating opportunities to make it one of the Caribbean’s most desirable destinations.
There are plenty of places to stay on Eleuthera, ranging from charming guest houses to the very pinnacle of luxury resorts. If you’re looking for somewhere closer to the latter, but don’t want to break the bank in the process, then you may find use in our selection below of the island’s 5 most charming resorts.
From $478/ night
Valentines Residences Resort & Marina is an upscale, boutique resort in world-renown Harbour Island on North Eleuthera. The resort offers luxury suites that are unparalleled among Bahamas hotels, as well as providing the very best in waterfront dining, an on-site dive centre, fitness centre and spa, conference boardroom and much more. The location is ideal for indulging in the best Bahamas scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing in the beautiful turquoise waters. In short, Valentines is the heartbeat of Harbour Island.
From $357/ night
Set your sights on Cape Eleuthera and prepare to set sail for Bahamian vacation bliss at this exceptional resort. A longtime favorite of ocean enthusiasts and Out Island adventurers, Cape Eleuthera Resort and Marina lets you experience an authentic Caribbean escape. The well-appointed accommodations and modern amenities create the ideal atmosphere for guests to relax and recharge.The resort collection includes luxury two-bedroom villas and spacious one-bedroom cottages. Long favored by divers, sailors and fishermen, the marina is a top destination for ocean lovers. Situated between Exuma Sound and Rock Sound, it’s fully equipped to accommodate vessels up to 200’ LOA.
From €100/ night
Nestled on its own private beach, this resort is ideal for those keen to spend time relaxing on Eleuthera’s famous sandy shores. There are plenty of amenities too, including an outdoor pool, a beachfront lounge and a restaurant serving a mix of local and international dishes. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and come with cable TV, free WiFi, a balcony and a fridge, and some offer scenic views of the resort’s pool area or the expansive ocean. A number of restaurants and bars can be easily reached by car and Governor’s Harbour Airport is less than 14 miles away.
From $156/ night
Featuring a handful of well-equipped apartments, Pineapple Fields is one of the smaller of Eluethera’s resorts. There’s an outdoor pool and you can walk to the beach in just a couple of minutes. All of the apartments come with a TV, air-conditioning and a private bathroom, plus a kitchen, fridge and dining table for relaxing meals with your companions. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there’s also free on-site parking. Notable nearby attractions include the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and Governor’s Harbour Airport is a 15-minute drive awa.
From $380/ night
This renowned beachfront resort is spread across 20 pristine acres and features a freshwater pool, two tennis courts, a well-equipped gym, a gift shot and – in keeping with the resort’s name – its own private pink sand beach. Bright, spacious cottages each boast cable TV, a DVD player, an iPod docking station, a stocked minibar and a coffee maker. There’s a popular on-site restaurant serving fresh seafood and classic Caribbean dishes, plus a separate beach bar offering up a range of beverages and all-day food. You can book a range of exciting activities at the resort, including deep sea fishing, snorkelling, and boat rentals.